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QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

Oct 13, 2018

Ken Oelke, VE6AFO, stepped up to the plate for his local amateur radio club and ended up making leadership in local and national Canadian amateur radio organizations the major focus of his ham radio activity.  Ken is now the president of the QCWA, the Quarter Century Wireless Association, when not operating both CW and...


Oct 6, 2018

Stephen Hicks, N5AC, is vice president of engineering for Flex Radio, is deep in to SDR or software defined radio, likes to chase grid squares in his microwave rover, and observes the growth and trends in our amazing amateur radio hobby.  From Steve‚Äôs position on the cutting edge of technology, he has a lot to say in...


Sep 28, 2018

Tom Wright, NN2X, grew up in the sixties in the foster care system.  Amateur radio provided a way out of the system and into the US Army and a career in satellite communications.  Tom loves his family, the digital modes, especially the new FT8Call, and helping kids escape poverty by training them for careers in...


Sep 22, 2018

In addition to his may hobbies and interests, Ray Poularas, VK2GRP, restores vintage military surplus radios back to new condition by carefully tearing down the chassis to the bare metal and rebuilding, sometimes remanufacturing the parts by casting, milling, or 3-D printing.  Ray goes into great detail on his processes...


Sep 15, 2018

Mike Bryce, WB8VGE, collects and restores the old Heathkit and Drake rigs that we remember from the 60s and 70s, works QRP on his favorite Ten-Tec transceivers, and has enough solar electric power to run everything.  WB8VGE shares the background of all of these things and his current view of the state of ham radio in...