Episode 250 Bill Brown WB8ELK Transcript
QSO Today Episode 250 Bill Brown, WB8ELK.
This episode of QSO Today is sponsored by Icom America, makers of the finest HF, VHF and UHF transceivers for the radio amateur who are demonstrating the new IC-9700 VHF, UHF 1200 megahertz all mode transceiver this weekend as a Dayton Hamvention. If you're in Dayton, be sure to check it out. More on this later and by QRP Labs, Hans Summers, G0UPL's QRP radio Kit Company Hans has an amazing catalog of radio kits and parts for every budget. QRP Labs and Hans are in Dayton this weekend. When the podcast posts, be sure to find Hans and visit him as well. I want to thank both Icom and QRP Labs for sponsoring the QSO Today Podcast.
Welcome to the QSO Today Podcast. I'm Eric Guth, 4ZIUG your host. I want to take this moment to wish condolences to the family and friends of Joe Everhart N2CX who was my guest in episode 245 of the QSO Today Podcast just five weeks ago. Joe passed away suddenly this week. Joe Was a major contributor and mentor to the amateur radio community. He will be missed, may his memory be for a blessing.
Exploration of the edge of space; first by astronaut Jordan Kittinger in Project High-Man began Bill Brown, WB6ELK, his fascination with and adaptation of amateur radio to high altitude weather balloons and later to smaller pico balloons that Bill tracks around the world using amateur radio beacons that he fabricates himself for his balloon launches with over 600 launches. To his credit, it's easy to say that WB8ELK is an expert in high altitude ballooning and amateur radio, Bill may have the hook to lure youngsters to our hobby and he is my QSO Today.WB8ELK. This is Eric, 4ZIUG, are you there Bill?