Episode 111 - Tom Vinson - NY0V
Ham radio jump-start: 8th grade shop industrial education - kits with component modules.
First Elmer: Don Thomas, W9HSD, now W0PEA. Don had a Heathkit Apache, Mohawk, Amplifier, and SB10 sideband adapter
Toms' father was high speed code operator during WW2
First License: WN9YZN, 1967, Champagne, Illinois.
Other call signs: WA9YZN, WB0OKQ, G0WVI, and NY0V
Favorite Ham Radio Activities:
Tom uses Writelog Contest logging software
First Field Day Station: Collins S Line
First Job: Collins Radio working KWM-2A, S-Line
Southern Illinois University in the early seventies.
Collins Radio Company
Collins Amateur Radio Club
B29 Radio project - Collins ARC members restored the radios on board “Fifi” was ARC5 and ART13 autotuner
Jules Yoder, KW0Y: expert who repaired the ART-13 from experience during the Berlin Airlift
FIFI B29 - restored B29 bomber with Collins radios on board.
Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra L10E
Dan Roesler, WD0HOJ
Coast Guard Cutter Itasca
Western Electric 13A 50 watt AM transmitter
Beach 18 Tricycle gear - similar antenna configuration to the Lockheed L10E
Pima Air and Space Museum
W0CXX - Art Collins old call now Collins Radio Club
Looking for Amelia
Woodstock School, India
STEM - Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Nauticos Corporation, CEO: Dave Jourdan, author of a number of books on the company’s deep sea discoveries:
ARINC Air/Ground system Rockwell Collins
VP5S 2013 - DXpedition, led by K0MD
Working the Grayline
“One call the DX station”
Shared apex receive antenna preamps
K9AY receive antenna
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Heathkit Apache Transmitter
Lafayette HA-350 General Coverage Receiver
Yaesu FT-2000 Transceiver
Restored radios in the B29 "Fifi"