Episode 076 - Doug Crompton - WA3DSP
Doug Crompton, WA3DSP’s, interest in ham radio began as a kid in Pennsylvania in the ‘60s. Doug’s careful attention to detail and documentation of his projects make him an Elmer’s Elmer. Doug joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO Today about boat anchors restoration, Allstar linking using the Raspberry Pi, and WSPRnet.
Tesla Coil Science Project
Elmer: Mike Foster, K3WQQ
Ham radio store - Ham Buerger’s W3BAH.
John Lopez, W3GHF, aquired store from Howard Burger
Knight kit Span Master receiver
First License: June 1965, Novice, WN3DSP
Earned: First Class Radiotelephone License
Navel Air Development Center
Hewlett Packard HP35 calculator
Hewlett Packard HP9835 desktop computer
The Digital Group - one of the first computer companies to build a computer around the Zylog Z80 microprocessor.
TAPR 20 meter WSPR-PI project
Elmac PMR 67
Antique Wireless Association
Amateur Radio Internet Linking:
Beaglebone Black - single board computer for control applications including Allstar
Raspberry PI2 - small single board computer that is used with Doug’s Allstar solution.
Working with Doug on Allstar Project: Weather Underground - Website that tracks information from privately owned weather stations.
Allison Smith - The voice of Asterisk
WSPRnet - Very slow speed digital mode
QRP labs - WSPRnet kit
Pacrats - Mt. Airy VHF radio club
Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club -
Bucks County Historical Society
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
Vibrating sample magnetometer
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Knight Kit T-60 Transmitter
Heathkit HR-10 General Coverage Receiver