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QSO Today - The oral histories of amateur radio

Dec 29, 2018

Jonathan Naylor, G4KLX, pioneered the opening, to amateur radio operators, of D-Star and later other digital repeater modes including DMR and Yaesu system fusion by writing software that could be implemented on Arduino and Raspberry Pi hardware for the creation of multi-mode repeater and hot-spot controllers.  G4KLX...


Dec 21, 2018

AMSAT, the Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation, has launched over 95 satellites into space since 1961.  Keith Baker, KB1SF, former President and now treasurer of AMSAT speaks and write on amateur satellites, what is happening now, how to get started, and how to get involved.  Keith shares is wealth of satellite...


Dec 15, 2018

Joel Wilhite, KD6W, who has a long history in amateur radio, telephony, and amateur radio TV.  As you can imagine, amateur radio TV has advanced from the slow scan memories of the early 1970s to high quality digital television delivered by repeaters and internet linked networks.  Amateur radio digital TV and microwave...


Dec 7, 2018

Riki Kline, K7NJ, has a long and interesting ham radio career, from humble beginnings in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a teenage ham,  to his current QTH on over 40 rural acres in Utah. Riki also lives in Israel, part time, in the village of Na’aleh, overlooking Israel’s coastal plain and the Ben Gurion, Airport.  K7NJ...


Dec 1, 2018

Along with a successful career in California high-tech, Paul Gacek, W6PNG, became an amateur radio operator.  Finding that it challenged his mind and created opportunity to learn new things, Paul discovered SOTA, Summits on the Air, and outdoor operating.  California has over 4000 SOTA peaks, and that is a good start...