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QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

Feb 17, 2017

Paul Topolski, W1SEX, was just meters from ground zero working the communications center, when terrorists struck the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring hundreds of spectators and participants.  Paul shares with Eric, 4Z1UG, this experience, his ham radio story, and how he continues to make a difference in...


Feb 10, 2017

Beginning as a scanner listener, Gary Hoffman, KB0H, discovered amateur radio shares his love of it with his wife, Nancy, N0NJ.  Gary is focused on emergency communications where he is the assistant emergency coordinator, operations for St. Louis County ARES.  He writes about amateur radio and the human condition on his...


Feb 3, 2017

My guest today, Brian Clarke, VK2GCE, has been a ham since his childhood in New Zealand, went on to get advanced degrees, built a recording studio in London for Pink Floyd, and now resides in Australia.  Brian is a collector of ex-military radios and is a promoter of amateur radio in his spare time.  VK2GCE is my QSO...


Jan 27, 2017

My QSO Today with Mike Myers, VA3MPM, a very active ham in Ottawa, Canada, and enjoys ham radio through rag chewing on 80 meters, collecting old rigs, participating in his ham clubs, and helping new radio amateurs become successful hams.  Mike is also a musician and shares his interest in tube type guitar amplifiers....


Jan 21, 2017

David White, WN5Y, is a home-brewer from the beginning of his ham radio story, and loves to build receivers for ham radio.  Originally inspired by the designs of the late Lew McCoy, W1ICP, and later Wes Hayward, W7ZOI,  David’s latest receivers are called electroluminescent because he incorporates LEDs as components...