QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

One of the original founders of the Amateur Radio Service in Israel, Amnon Bar Giora, 4X1DF, joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in a conversation about his early beginnings as a radio operator for the pre-Israel Haganah, his training of Yugoslav partisans in the use of radio behind the Nazi lines, his pursuit of the Nazi doctor of Auschwitz across South America, and his co-founding of the Amateur Radio Service in Israel. At 91 years of age, Amnon has a rich history of radio, service to his country and people, and entrepreneurship.

Direct download: QSO_Today_Episode_008_Amnon_Bar_Giora_4X1DF_rev1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:44pm MDT

 

Yehuda, 4X1TQ, survived the electic shock of his life at the tender age of 13, while working on the high voltage power supply for his homebrew transmitter.  Fortunately, for all of us, this led Yehuda on a life of innovation, teaching, and paying forward on his ham radio journey.  Join Eric, 4Z1UG, on his QSO Today with Yehuda Cern, 4X1TQ.  

Direct download: QSO_Today_Ep_007_Yehuda_Cern_4X1TQ.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:03am MDT

 

Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, has Plasma dreams and chanrges up the ionosphere using high power transmitters based upon his years of experience in ham and broadcast radio.  Starting in 1972, as a high school senior in Southern California, Eric first earned his Novice Class Amateur Radio license, WN6TEE.  Upgrading to General Class, two years later, and adding a First Class Radio Telephone license, Eric made his way to North Pole, Alaska where he spent over 20 years as a broadcast engineer. He shares his ham radio journey through his contribution of over 150 published articles in QST, QEX, eHam and other publications, and even a ham radio novel, Plasma Dreams. Join Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today, with Eric Nichols, KL7AJ.

Direct download: QSO_Today_Episode_006_Eric_Nichols_KL7AJ.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:27pm MDT

Ron, W6OM, carries on the tradition of “paying it forward” by “Elmering” neighborhood teenagers, Donnie and David to their Extra Class ham radio licenses.  Beginning in the Summer of 1957, at 10 years of age, Ron started his ham radio journey under his Elmer, the original W6OM, George Hutchins. Going on for his Novice license the following September, Ron’s first contact on 15 meters was another 10 year old, Andy Chesnioff, UA3AB, of the former Soviet Union.  That original contact created an international friendship that has lasted over 50 years and survived the “Cold War”.  His second contact was Stan, F05IW, another ham to become a lifelong friend and business partner. Follow with me on Ron’s ham radio journey.

Direct download: QSO_Today_Episode_005_Ron_Weaver_W6OM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15am MDT

Rich's ham radio journey began, in the suburbs of Detroit, on a bicycle, when he was sixteen years old, in search of the source of ham radio conversations heard on his portable all band radio.  Looking for "big" antennas on the neighborhood houses, he found his Elmer, Charlie, W8LVR, who led him through his first Novice license in 1964. This led Rich on a 40 year career through General Motors, slow scan televsion, working DX, and developing antennas. Rich is the developer of the "fractional wave loop antenna", a theme and variation on the magnetic loop antenna. Listen in on Eric's, 4Z1UG, QSO Today with Rich, K8NDS.

Direct download: QSO_Today_Episode_004_Rich_Fusinski_K8NDS.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:07am MDT

 

Angel Santana, WP3GW travels around the World, from his home on the island of Puerto Rico, not by ship or airplane, but on the wings of ham radio. Angel says, “the magic for me is speaking to people in other countries”. He likes to meet people, make connections from different countries, from different backgrounds.  Join Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO with Angel about his beginnings in ham radio, his “wall paper”,and the contributions he has made and continues to make to amateur radio as the Public Information Office in his ARRL section for Puerto Rico.  

Direct download: Episode_003_WP3GW_Angel_Santana_Final1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51am MDT

Bob Greenberg, W2CYK, is a third generation ham radio operator, whose "Elmer", was his grandfather, Art Greenberg, the original W2CYK.  Follow Bob's ham radio journey from its beginnings almost 40 years ago.  

Direct download: Ep_002_W2CYK_Bob_Greenberg_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm MDT

Join Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO with Arie Kliengold, PA3A on QSO Today.  Arie discusses his early beginnings in radio as a Merchant Marine radio operator and how he went on to do DXpeditions in Africa in conjunction with Mercy Ships, hospital ships that bring advanced medical care to Africa. 

See the show notes at www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/pa3a

 

Direct download: Arie_Kleingeld_PA3A__23_June_2014_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25am MDT

This is the first podicast of the new QSO Today weekly program where Amateur Radio operators are interviewed by Eric, 4Z1UG. Our audience are prospective, new, and returning members of the ham radio community who wish to learn more about the hobby though conversations, or QSOs, with experienced hams.  The goal of the podcast is to introduce the wide range of ham radio options by experts in these areas. 

Direct download: Episode_000_Eric_Guth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm MDT