QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

When is comes to homebrewing QRP HF radios with simple parts and test equipment, then one of the go-to  guys is Tony Fishpool, G4WIF, current membership chairman of the G-QRP group in the UK, and frequent contributor to its quarterly SPRAT magazine.  Tony is also a co-author with Graham Firth, G3MFJ, of Simple Test Equipment for the QRPer, and numerous articles on equipment building with attention to detail and budget.  Tony believes, along with his co-hearts at G-QRP,  that ham radio does not have to be expensive to be fun. G4WIF is my QSO today.

Direct download: Episode_138_Tony_Fishpool_G4WIF_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:29am MDT

Randy Hall, K7AGE, has been a ham for almost 50 years and is well known for his You-Tube channel with his hundreds of ham radio videos.  Randy is also a regular contributor to Ham Nation on the TWIT network where he works with George, W5JDX, on the Smoke and Solder segment videos.  He works just about all bands and modes.  Randy is a ham’s ham and elmer, and a popular guest on a number of the ham radio podcasts. K7AGE is my QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_137_Randy_Hall_K7AGE_Final1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:25pm MDT

In 1954, at 19 years of age, Bob Eshleman, W4DR, and two buddies decided to put Navassa Island back on the ARRL DXCC list, the first activation of Navassa since the end of World War II.  Prepared with a National Receiver, Harvey Wells transmitter, and an old generator,  the three lads pulled off their first DXpedition.  This would be the first of many DXpeditions for Bob.  W4DR is my QSO Today where he shares his amateur radio story as a DXer and now grid square chaser.

Direct download: Episode_136_Bob_Eshleman_W4DR_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

Bob Wilson, N6TV, is a bay area contester and CW operator.  Having developed his CW craft on the National Traffic System as a teenage kid, he now enjoys the North American Sprint, a four hour contest and using the latest SDR receivers to see what’s up on the bands during a contest event.  A professor at Contest University in Dayton and a member of the World Radiosport Team Championship, Bob shares what he know about this and more on this QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_135_Bob_Wilson_N6TV_Final1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:03am MDT

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