QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

Brain Short, KC0BS, is a busy amateur radio operator in Kansas City, Missouri.  He is actively involved in teaching ham radio and getting new hams involved in the many amateur radio activities that Kansas City hams enjoy.  In this episode, we discuss tower climbing and safety, APRS, emergency services, building up code speed, and Brian’s participation in the emergency efforts around the Joplin Missouri tornado that destroyed much of the city in May 2011.

Direct download: Episode_178_Brian_Short_KC0BS_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

Jeff Damm, WA7MLH, designs and builds his own amateur radio receivers, transmitters, and transceivers using the ugly construction method based on the work of his amateur radio mentor and friend, Wes Hayward, W7ZOI.  Jeff shares his ham radio story and his electronic construction philosophy with Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_177_Jeff_Damm_WA7MLH_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:47pm MST

Hal Turley, W8HC, is a veteran DXpeditioner who is headed for  Bouvet Island, perhaps the World’s most remote Island and DX entity, in a few weeks.  Hal tells his ham radio story, his discovery and the satisfaction that he gains from working DX,  and his personal preparations for his upcoming trek to Bouvet Island with the 3Y0Z DXpedition team.  W8HC is my QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_176_Hal_Turley_W8HC_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:03am MST

Bob Rosier, K4OCE, started his ham radio journey in the fifties, inspired by his father who built their first family television using a surplus radar screen and a broadcast receiver.  Bob discovered QRP almost by accident and from that point on realized that he could have reliable DX contacts based on good operating practice and technical expertise. Bob is the creator of the “OCE Minirig” QRP transmitter.

Direct download: Episode_175_Bob_Rosier_K4OCE_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:09am MST

Heading South to Australia, our QSO Today is with Rob Norman, VK5SW, who wanted to get away from the electronic noise of the his home city of Adelaide, in South Australia, by building a remote control HF station in the Australian bush some two hours drive from his QTH. We learn from Rob, what it takes to make this a great solution getting on the air.

Direct download: Episode_174_Robert_Norman_VK5SW_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:51am MST