Episode 010 - Stan Levandowski - WB2LQF
Stan, WB2LQF, built his amateur radio journey on the motto "doing more with less". Never operating more than 100 watts in his ham radio life, Stan's first QSOs, as a novice, were made with a single tube, 50LC, transmitter into the springs of his bed. A short time later, on the air with a Heathkit "Twoer", the Benton Harbor lunchbox, Stan met the Elmers who would change his life. This lead to a lifetime of amateur radio, service to his country, contacts, interests, and friends. Stan does more now with less with just an Elecraft KX3 as his rig of choice. He advises new hams to keep it simple, and that it is possible to get on the air for under $100.00.
Warren Waterman, W2JRX
Grif Griffin, W2LOR - "clean up and go Navy",
"get your foot in the door and prove yourself later"
John Gottlieb, WB2OJK
Pete Smith, was WA6DUI, now W6PTS
WPE2KSU (Popular Electronics issued SWL call sign)
WN2LQF - Novice 1963
AL2LQF - Army Mars
First Contact: WA1BVN
First Rig: National NC60 Receiver, 50L6 Transmitter into bedspring
Heathkit "Twoer" - 2 meter AM transceiver known as the Benton Harbor Lunchbox
Current Rig: Elecraft KX3 running barefoot and QRP on a 44 foot attic doublet and SG237 automatic antenna tuner.
Sideswiper telegraph key - Stan's favorite CW key
USS Slater - its ham radio station
Italian Naval "Old Rhythmers" Club
Veteran Wireless Operators Association, Inc.
Old Old Timers Club
Quarter Century Wireless Association
Straight Key Century Club
Society for the Preservation of Morse Code "Fists"
North American QRP CW Club
QRP Amateur Radio Club International
Personal Web Site - Stan's website has lots of links to articles that he wrote for QST as well as pictures of his CW keys, bug, and sideswipers.
National NC60 General Coverage Receiver
Knight Kit T60 Transmitter
Heathkit Twoer - Benton Harbor Lunchbox