QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

 

For John Langridge, KB5NJD, amateur radio is a way of life, like the martial arts. He demonstrates that our amateur radio license privileges give us the real world opportunities to explore the science of radio.  He does this now in the 630 meter band with an experimental license. John takes us on his amateur radio journey and shares with Eric, 4Z1UG, the discoveries he has made along with way on this QSO Today. He urges us to get out of our comfort zone to really experience the thrill of our hobby.

Direct download: Episode_41_John_langridge_KB5NJD_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:37pm MDT

Joe Moell, K0OV, discovered his love for amateur radio transmitter hunting as an 11 year old Novice in the 1950s. This passion for the hunt has led Joe to become the leading expert in transmitter hunting of all kinds including popularizing the European “fox hunt”, or on foot direction finding contests in the USA. He is an author of over 200 articles on “T hunting”,  and is Eric’s guest on QSO Today.

 

Direct download: Episode_40_Joe_Moells_K0OV_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:14am MDT

 

The launch of the first satellite, Sputnik, by the Russians, in October of 1957, inspired Don Keith, N4KC, to become a ham radio operator as a kid. Since then, Don has followed a path through radio broadcasting and is now the author of over 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction. A series of non-fiction books on World War II submarines has made Don an expert in this area.  Don joins Eric, 4Z1UG, to discuss his passion for amateur radio, on QSO Today.

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Direct download: Episode_039_Don_Keith_N4KC_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:58pm MDT

Tim Duffy, K3LR operates one of the most prestigious amateur radio contest stations in the United States with twelve operating positions, two for each band.  Tim shares his ham radio journey, from his early entry into ham radio as a twelve year old, to a career in cellular telephony, and culminating in his position as COO of DX Engineering.  Join Tim and Eric, 4Z1UG in their QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_038_Tim_Duffy_K3LR_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:12pm MDT

 

Amateur radio was the key driver that led Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, to a MSEE in Electrical Engineering and then a career as an RF design engineer with both Motorola and later Magnavox. When the hobby bites us at an early age, doors open to a bright and successful future. Carl has written hundreds of articles on the propagation of radio signals over the years.  He shares this knowledge with Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today. #QSOTODAY

Direct download: Episode_037_Carl_Lutzelschwab_K9LA_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:36am MDT

Sixty years in the hobby hasn’t diminished Frank Fahrlander’s, N7FF, enthusiasm for amateur radio and the exploration of new technologies and operating modes.  With a solid foundation in electronics that began in grade school and through a career in computers, Frank continues to build projects and kits, elmer new hams, lead his DX club,  and volunteer in his community.  N7FF joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_036_Frank_Fahrlander_N7FF_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:07pm MDT

In California, San Bernardino County Fire has a unique program that includes over 200 amateur radio volunteers to provide auxiliary communications to the county during disasters and special events. Tracy Lenocker, WA6ERA, heads this group of ham radio volunteers that is one of the most comprehensive public services by hams to the largest county in the United States. Tracy joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_035_Tracy_Lenocker_WA6ERA_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:16am MDT

 

After spending a career working on the railroad, Jerry Buxton, N0JY, is sending satellites into space with AMSAT, as their new VP of Engineering on the FOX-1 cube satellite project.  Amateur radio opens doors to new experiences and opportunities. Jerry shares his amateur radio story and his busy ham radio life with Eric, 4Z1UG, in this episode of QSO Today.

Direct download: Ep_34_Jerry_Buxton_N0JY_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:59am MDT

Amateur radio has its renaissance men that include Greg Latta, AA8V. By day, Greg is a university physics professor and lecturer, an avid homebrewer of vacuum tube transmitters and receivers, and metal fabricator. By Night, he is an award winning musician and folk artist. An attention to detail and organization, in perfect harmony, is the successful formula that Greg discusses with Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_033_Greg_Latta_AA8V_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:41pm MDT

Ron Milliman, K8HSY, has spent over 60 years in ham radio only to still find satisfaction, connections, and opportunity from the hobby he has loved all this time.  As a boy who lost is sight, Ron was fortunate to have a father, friends, and schoolmates who supported his ham radio projects and interests.  Join Ron and Eric, 4Z1UG, in their QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_032_Ron_Milliman_K8HSY_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:08am MDT