Episode 106 - Bob Leo - W7LR
XYL: Cobi Leo, wife of over 60 years. Married in Florence, Italy, October 1949
1 Tube #30 receiver
Hugo Gernsback - inventor, writer, and futurist
First License: W6PBV, Age 16, 1937
Bob and friend, Bud, W6PBI, took the ham radio exam in San Francisco
First DX contact: MX2B in Manchuria
Favorite band in 1930s: 40 meters
211 tube transmitter, 110VAC on the key.
3 tube amateur receiver
First contact to New Jersey: QSL card
Elmer: Cam Pierce W6HJT, at Stanford, gain antenna for 160 Meters
Current operation and modes: What is your favorite mode and band?
Has 251 countries on 160 meters
Favorite mode: Prefers CW, concentrates on 17 meters
MSU ARC Callsign: W7YB, was 7YB, Bob recommissioned the MSU ARC
US Naval Reserves
Katakana Japanese radio code.
Bainbridge Japanese code school
Battle of Midway - decisive battle in the Pacific during World War 2
Gatti/Hallicrafters Big DXpedition - to British East Africa, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda
Bill Halligan, Owner of Hallicrafters
Simon Ramo, Founder of Hughes Aircraft Company.
Stanford Research Institute, Palo Alto
HS1L - Bob’s Thai callsign
HS1I - King of Thailand
Founder of the RAST, Radio Amateur Society of Thailand
Max Planck Institute, Germany
Advice to to and returning hams: Get an Elmer.
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One Tube Regen Radio using a #30 vacuum tube