Episode 014 - Steve Johnston - WD8DAS
First License: WD8DAS, Age 12
First Rig: Galaxy 300 Transceiver
Elmers: Peers and Friends who started at the same time
Steve sponsors his own hamfests as a way to turn over his equipment. Here is an example of a hamfest advertisement that Steve created.
Hamfests and Ebay are the best sources of military radios and equipment
Chinese Military Receiver - a new, tube type general coverage receiver.
630 Meter Experimental Station - inverted "L" antenna on a city lot
Advice: separate your operating position from your work bench. Steve has his ham shack operating positions, his test equipment and soldering bench, and his rough work area for painting, drilling, punching, etc.
Don't put your operating desk against the wall. Leave enough room to get behind the desk to keep the wiring neat. Click Here
CW Key Collection
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association
The Martime Radio Historical Society
Vintage SSB Net
Home Brewers Association
The American Radio Relay League
The Society of Broadcast Engineers
Two Restored Gates BC1T AM Transmitters, 160 and 80 meters
Galaxy 300 HF Transceiver
WD8DAS AM Operating Position