QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

One of the most unusual ham radio operating modes is meteor scatter or bouncing signals off the ionized trails left by space dust the the earth’s atmosphere.  Shelby Ennis, W8WN has operated this mode for over 50 years, first on CW using tape recorders to send a high speed burst, then using the K1JT digital modes. We learn that meteor scatter is a reliable mode and much more in this QSO with W8WN.

Direct download: Episode_181_Shelby_Ennis_W8WN_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:16am MST

Natural disasters, especially the most recent hurricanes, present us with opportunities to make a real difference if we step up to the plate.  As part of this amateur radio story, Brian Machesney, K1LI, was presented his opportunity to make a difference on the Caribbean Island of Dominica after it was wiped out by Hurricane Maria in October 2017.  Brian, his wife, and other hams came stepped up to the plate and provided relief with the Dominica Airlift as it was called by the press.   This story and so much more in this QSO Today with K1LI.

Direct download: Episode_180_Brian_Machesney_K1LI_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:35am MST

Steve Murphy, N8NM, builds most of his modern equipment using the Manhattan and “ugly” construction method, or he refurbishes old tube transmitters, receivers, and transceivers.  Steve is not afraid to try a new design or component to further his love of home brewing.  We follow the ham radio career of N8NM in this episode of QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_179_Steve_Murphy_N8NM_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:30am MST