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QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

Mar 31, 2018

Mike Bohn, KG7TR, has been building his own amateur radio equipment since he first entered the ham radio hobby over 50 years ago. Mike builds around the parts he has on hand creating beautiful vacuum tube transmitters, receivers, and high power amplifiers that rival the look and feel of early Collins radio equipment. We...


Mar 24, 2018

DuWayne Schmidlkofer, KV4QB, is one of the amazing creators of homebrew projects from conception to the finished package.  He uses microcontrollers combined with RF circuitry to make some pretty cool and mostly inexpensive projects. His blog is a great read where he documents each of his projects from beginning to end....


Mar 17, 2018

Glen Popiel, KW5GP, author of  two popular books on Arduino for amateur radio and a book on mesh networking for amateur radio joins QSO Today once again.  Glen told his ham radio story in Episode 49, almost three years ago. We catch up with Glen to get an Arduino update and to hear about his current and future...


Mar 9, 2018

Richard Newstead, G3CWI, as an avid outdoor radio enthusiast, co-founded SOTA or the Summits on the Air program. When he needed the right gear to take to the mountaintop, Richard had to create and import his own equipment, ultimately resulting in the creation of his company, Sotabeams, our new sponsor on QSO Today....


Mar 3, 2018

Rick Karlquist, N6RK is a long time amateur radio operator who likes contests, DX, and over the years acquired a large square of property in California‚Äôs Central Valley to have enough room to build his antenna farm.  In this episode we discuss building 90 foot vertical antennas with irrigation pipe, and using the...