Episode 067 - Nick Kennedy - WA5BDU
First Elmer: K5IVT, Father Andrew Wewer
Highway Patrol, Broderick Crawford
First License: Novice, Jan 1962, WN5BDU
First Rig: Later:
National Traffic System
Education: University Arkansas at Fayetteville, BSEE
WA5BDU on the Web:
Dan Tayloe detector - quadrature output used on SoftRock receivers.
Don Huff, W6JL - mentioned in the podcast and will be a guest in episode 68.
Construction Method: Manhattan Style - you can just jump in and start.
Now using: Chuck Adams Muppet Style
Nick’s minimum test bench for home brewing:
LT Spice - software to simulate electronic circuits and analyze them
Bill Meara, N2CQR, in episode 40 of the QSO Today podcast
AT&T Towers - originally for AT&T long lines, now abandoned by AT&T.
Map of AT&TLonglines Sites
American Tower is responsible for getting rid of 20,000 Longlines microwave sites.
Some electronic parts suppliers:
Antenna Replacement Story
Antenna Hazer - antenna elevator that wraps around the tower to allow working on the antenna at ground level.
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The K5IVT 1 Tube Transmitter on 40 meters
WA5BDU, Age 12, at his first rig
Upgraded WA5BDU Station, Circa 1969
Hallicrafters HT-40 Transmitter and Hallicrafters SX-111