Episode 054 - Pat Barkey - N9RV
Becoming a top contester in the World of amateur radio is about skill, practice, experience, and a great station according to Pat Barkey, N9RV. Pat combines all of these attributes, including his SO2R, single operator two radio, station, to be one of the top contesters in the World. Now he is the editor of the National Contest Journal, a professor at Contest University, and Eric, 4Z1UG’s, guest on QSO Today.
First Elmer: John “Jack” Evans, K8DGK
First License: Age 11, WN8YVR, Novice
General Upgrade: WA8YVR, 1969
Extra Upgrade: 1972, Chaged to N9RV, 1996
First antenna: Windom
First Rig: Heathkit DX60 Transmitter, HR10 Receiver
Profession: Economist and Professor at Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Previous Rig: Icom IC-765
Current Rig: Operates SO2R (Single Operator 2 Radio)
Other Contest Logging Software:
Favorite Contest: CQ Worldwide CW Contest
Favorite Contesting Mode: CW
Regular contest operator at Tim Duffy’s K3LR Multi-Multi Contest Station.
WRTC 2002 team member with Tim Duffy, K3LR - the olympics of ham radio
Editor of the National Contest Journal - the voice of contesting in the USA. Published by the ARRL.
NCJ North American Sprint
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Heathkit DX60 Novice Transmitter
Heathkit HR10B Receiver
Icom IC-7800 Transceiver
Icom IC-781 Transceiver
One of Pat's four towers. This one is at 180 feet.