Episode 438 - Paul Topolski - W1SEX
Paul Topolski, W1SEX, was my guest in Episode 133, in February 2017, six years ago. I wanted to reprise this interview as well as point out that Paul is always one of the first to help as a speaker or Expo moderator. Paul was just meters from ground zero working the communications center, when terrorists struck the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring hundreds of spectators and participants. Paul shares with me his ham radio story, his experience, and how he continues to make a difference to his community in this QSO Today.
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Knight Kit Star Roamer
Realistic DX 150
Q-multiplier for Star Roamer for SSB
Favorite operating modes: SSB and RTTY
Favorite contest: January ARRL RTTY Contest
W1SEX’s favorite lab instrument:
Motorola Motrac Mobile Radio - 1960 trunk mount mobile radio
Adam 12 Police Show
ARATS - Amateur Radio Association of the Tonawandas, W2SEX
Columbus McKinnon Company
Gardner Civil Defense Agency
Cold War - the state of military tension between the USA and the former Soviet Union after WW2.
CERT - (Community Emergency Response Team) helped to revise RACES
Homeland Security CERT Program
Winlink System - global HF email system
Boston Marathon, 2013, terrorist attack
"Ham radio is a social hobby", W1SEX
Burgess Batteries Dry Cell Kit
10 Dollar Test Bench - from the You Tube channel, "The Radio Mechanic"
Most excited by: Innovation in digital communication in HF including JT65, and Icom’s new IC-7300.
Advice to new and returning hams: Find a good amateur radio club
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Motorola Motrac Control Head
with Siren and PA accessory
Knight-kit Star Roamer General Coverage Receiver
Heathkit HW-101 5 Band HF Transceiver
Kenwood TS-690S HF Transceiver