Episode 078 - Bob Hopkins - WB2UDC
Bob Hopkins, WB2UDC, joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO Today about the importance of ham radio Elmers, especially in the lives of kids, and how to pay it forward to future generations of hams. Bob is an active Elmer with kids through the New Jersey Boy Scouts of America as well as creating opportunities for kids to speak to astronauts first aboard the Space Shuttle and now to the International Space Station.
Allied Knight-Kit receiver
“The Old Man” - is Bob's reference to his father who wore this name with pride.
First Elmer: Ed Miller, WA6OXE
Swan 240 Triband HF Transceiver
First License: 1962, Novice, WN6GOS
Upgrade to General Class: July 11, 1963.
Russ Farnsworth Morse Code Course
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art? Bob is the Chief Technology Officer, of the school.
Mary Alestra, KB2IGG, former student and recipient of the Young Ham of the Year Award in 1990. Now the Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York.
Carole Perry, WB2MGP - former guest of the QSO Today Podcast
Don Lawshe, W2DL - Bob’s high school physics teacher and long time amateur radio Elmer.
Bob’s Tribute to W2DL:
A Mentor’s Story: Remembering Don Lawshe, W2DL. By Bob Hopkins, WB2UDC. CQ Magazine, September 2015. Page 28
NASA Space Shuttle Missions discussed in this podcast:
Straight Key Century Club?
Heathkit HW-30 Two’er - also known as the “Benton Harbor Lunchbox”. 2 meter AM portable.
Advice to new or returning hams: Make 100 contacts.
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Heathkit DX-40 Transmitter
Heathkit HR-10 Receiver
Elecraft KX3 with PX3 Panadapter
Heathkit SB-102 Transceiver