Episode 136 - Bob Eshleman - W4DR
First Elmer: Tim Benner, W4NZD
First License: 1950, General, W4QCW. Novice license was not yet available
Favorite band and operating mode: 60 meters running JT65
Medical College of VA, Dr. of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
DX Determination, by J. Robert Eshleman, W4DR, article written by Bob for QST, October 2012.
First DXpedition: 1954, Navassa Island, the first DXpedition after World War 2
Navassa 1954 Equipment:
DXpedition before: Bob Denniston, to Clipperton Island, 1953.
DXpedition Navassa Island, 1969 one of the first mega DX peditons
RL Drake Company supplied equipment
Most interesting DXpedition:
YK9A DXpedition Syria, 2001 running: Icom 756 proIII
Islands on the Air Award (IOTA)
VUCC ARRL - work 100
FM17 Maidenhead Grid Squares
Most exciting QSO in 64 years was to JT1CO in Mongolia on 160 meters from Zone 23,
Auroral Zone shrunk, 1969
Bob inducted into CQ DX Hall of Fame, 2011
Bob awarded the ARRL Clinton B DeSoto Cup
Most excited by:
Favorite Hamfest: Dayton Hamvention “Mecca of amateur radio”
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