Episode 223 - Denny Berg - WB9MSM
Denny Berg, WB9MSM, has a fascination for old rigs, including the Swan 500 HF transceiver, ham shack software that enhances his on the air user experience, and a love for just getting on HF and operating. One of the first to get DXCC operating FT8, Denny has a positive, “can-do”, attitude that brings success to his personal, professional, and amateur radio life.
Denny's "Public Service Announcement"
While at no risk or history of a major heart attack, a
Coronary CT Scan for Calcium, revealed major blockages to Denny's heart. A Nuclear Stress Test, revealed blockages in Denny's Left Aortic Descending Artery. Denny had two cardiac procedures and five stints installed. This complication if undetected results in a major heat attack and death. This is often called by doctors, the Widowmaker Heart condition
Hearth Healthy Advice for Radio Amateurs, By Dr. Scott Wright, K0MD
First License: Novice 1970, WN9DKW
Upgrade to General, 1973
Elmer: Bill Bailey, WB9CYB
Brown Institute of Radio Broadcasting
Military Service: US Navy as Hospital CorpsmanGreat Lakes Naval Station
Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego
Travis Air Force Base
MARS - Military Auxiliary Radio Station KH6BGS
Education: University of Wisconsin, Whitewater under GI Bill
Six Sigma Black Belt
Swan 500 Transceiver - SX16B Filter
Collins S Line
FT8 digital mode
5 Band DXCC
Logbook of the World
VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition
DXCC using FT8
Watertown Amateur Radio Club
Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts
Excited by: FT8 and the technology that is happening in amateur radio at lightning speed. “Ham radio and computers is a good marriage”
Advice to new or returning hams: Embrace a lot of different things and be open to learn.
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