QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

Have you ever wondered what effort it takes for the ARRL to process up to ten thousand DXCC applications per year, not to mention the all of the other contests and awards that once required QSL cards from each side of a contact to confirm it.  My QSO this week is with Bill Kennamer, K5FUV, who used to be the guy responsible for DXCC and other ARRL awards.  We hear Bill’s ham radio story in this QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_160_Bill_Kennamer_K5FUV_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:10am MST

When Rick Dougherty NQ4I isn’t operating single sideband at 51 thousand feet in a Gulfstream jet, he may be preparing for the next big contest at this super multi-multi station in Griffin, Georgia.  A career jet pilot and ham radio contester, NQ4I shares his amateur radio story with Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_159_Rick_Dougherty_NQ4I_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Amateur radio is a big tent with an appeal for every amateur’s special interest.  Once a QRO DX operator, the new magic of ham radio  for Don Minkoff NK6A, came from turning down the power to QRP levels and getting out of the QTH to the great outdoors and working SOTA, or Summits on the Air.  Don shares his ham radio story and so much more in this QSO Today.

 

Direct download: Episode_158_Don_Minkoff_NK6A_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:13am MST

Someone said some place, that if you want to get stuff done, give it to a busy person.  My guest this week is Dave Prestel, W8AJR.  Dave is a busy person who as a volunteer for many ham radio organizations in Howard County, Maryland, just gets stuff done to the benefit of the amateur radio community and his larger community.  He is my QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_157_Dave_Prestel_W8AJR_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:18am MST

1