Episode 077 - David Cripe - NM0S
Radio kit design for the Four State QRP Group is one of the passions of Dave Cripe, NM0S. As a amateur radio generalist, with a strong discipline and technical background, Dave enjoys a wide range of operating modes and power levels, and home-brewing in addition to mentoring prospective hams through the Boys Scouts of America. NM0S is Eric, 4Z1UG’s guest on QSO Today.
Alfred P Morgan - First Electrical Book for Boys
First Elmer: Jeff Fisher, AB5E
First License: Novice, KA9MCV
Upgrade to Extra Class: AI9E, later to NM0S
Baltimore Science Center
73 magazine code practice
First Rig: Yaesu FT-101 Transceiver
CQ magazine QRP Special Edition Projects
Breadboards and Perf boards - for building one off projects or prototyping
Mosfet - 3 terminal semiconductor device
Primary Operating Mode: HF SSB in public demonstrations, such as Field Day or JOTA (Jamboree On The Air)
Boy Scout Troop 40, Mt. Vernon, IA
Electronics Merit Badge BSA
No User Serviceable Components Inside - this sticker on electronic devices does not stop a determined ham radio operator.
Science Nights at local elementary schools
Maker Movement - getting in touch with building and making things
Dean Kayman - First Inspires Program to get kids into technology
Kit Companies Mentioned:
Ozark Con, Branson, MO - QRP convention in Branson, MO
73 Magazine - Wayne Green’s ham radio magazine, now defunct.
NM0S Vintage Gear:
Ears to our World - non-profit founded by Thomas Witherspoon to put short wave radios for educational purposes into the hands of people living in the third World.
Humana Light - LED light that uses up the remaining energy in a AA battery. Kit proceeds support Ears to Our World.
ICQ Podcast - Amateur radio podcast out of England
Voice of America
WBCQ Shortwave Radio
Arnie Coro, CO2KK Radio Havana, Cuba
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Yaesu FT-101E HF Transceiver
WRL Globe Scout Transmitter
Ten-Tec Triton lV Transceiver