Episode 053 - Wayne Mills - N7NG
For some hams, amateur radio provides an opportunity to not only work DX, but to travel the world on DXpeditions of all kinds. Wayne Mills, N7NG has visited over 60 countries during his ham radio career, and he was inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame. Wayne is the founder of DX University. He is Eric, 4Z1UG’s guest, this week, on QSO Today.
First exposure to radio from Boy's Life magazine crystal set that used pencil lead and a razor blade
First License: KN6ALH, March 1953
Upgrade to General: K6ALH, 1956
Home QTH: Redwood City,
First Ham Clubs:
Hartley Oscillator - tuned circuit consists of a single capacitor in parallel with a single tapped inductor
Colpitts Oscillator - feedback for the active device is taken from a voltage divider made of two capacitors in series across the inductor.
Sputnik 20.002 Mhz.
Education: UC Davis, BSEE, MSEE
New Horizons Spacecraft from Pluto.
ARRL Field Day
DXCC Award - Wayne confirmed 100 countries by 1959.
DXpedition, Clipperton Island, 1985
Martti Laine, OH2BH, with the aid of Wayne to establish ham radio in Albania, 1991.
ARRL - American Amateur Radio League - Wayne was the manager of member services including the QSL bureau
DX University, founded in 2011.
Roger Western, G3SXW - Books
Yasme Foundation - originally established to support the travels and exploration of Danny Wail in his boat of the same name, where he attempted to sail around the World. The Yasme Foundation now supports educational and scientific projects in amateur radio. Based in Northern California.
Dick Spencer, KV4AA, saw an opportunity to activate rare Pacific islands using Wail’s travels.
K1TN book Yasme story
Remote control of amateur radio stations
CQ DX Hall of Fame -- Induction in 1999
DXpeditioning Basics, Wayne Mills, 1994. Wayne Mills, publisher.
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Crystal Set AM receiver
Yaesu FTDX5000 Transceiver
N7NG ham shack