Episode 031 - Kevin Custer - W3KKC
Age 5: Father Ken Custer, used little Kevin to change out bypass caps in a Gates broadcast transmitter.
First electronic kit: Radio Shack 101 project kit, age 7
Father/Elmer: Ken Custer. Ken was first licensed as W3WGX in 1934 Other calls: W8DMC and W8WGX relicensed in 1937.
Dayton Hamvention 1974 - Kevin's first trip to Dayton.
7400 series integrated circuits
Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood 1977
General Radiotlephone License now replaces the Second Class Radiotelephone License
First Rig: Heathkit HW8
Fred Welsh - KQ3M, elmered Kevin on CW
Target Technical Information Page - Kevin's first website for technical information.
The Target Link System
Repeater Builder Website - Kevin's amazing resource for hams wishing to build repeaters from surplus Motorola, GE, RCA, etc. business band radios.
Astron Power Supply - linear power supplies great for repeaters.
WAN Repeater System - a number of repeaters tied together using Allstar link. Forty to sixty repeaters tied together
Allstar Link - the brainchild of Jim Dixon, WB6NIL, based on the Asterisk "PBX" used to link repeaters and base stations together over the Internet.
Salisbury, PA Tornado Disaster, 1998
September 11th, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 - the crash was 1.5 miles from Kevin's house. Kevin was deployed by RACES to the crash site.
The Cable Television Technology & Information Page - Kevin's website for CATV technicians.
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Heathkit HW8 Transceiver
Radio Shack 100-in-1 Electronic Project Kit
Gates Broadcast Transmitter
GE Master Pro Repeater
Motorola Micor Repeater