QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

Israel’s most notable amateur radio operator might just be Dov Gavish, 4Z4DX.  First licensed in Israel with his dad over fifty years ago, Dov has made a career of operating from wherever he happens to be in the World, always ready to get on the air.  While CW is is favorite operating mode, Dov just likes to get on the air with whatever mode works, including DMR.  4Z4DX is Eric’s guest on this QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_166_Dov_Gavish_4Z4DX_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:22am MST

Dave Casler, KE0OG, creates ham radio Youtube videos from the Western Slope of Colorado to educate and inform his ham radio audience.  Beginning with videos to aid in obtaining ham radio licenses, Dave has created a catalog of how-to videos for ham radio that are interesting and well produced.  Dave is a retired project engineer from the aerospace industry and a self published author of both fiction and nonfiction works.

Direct download: Episode_165_David_Casler_KE0OG_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:06am MST

Burt Weiner, K6OQK, Los Angeles repeater pioneer and creator of the second repeater to serve Los Angeles in the late 50’s through the late 1970s is my QSO Today.  Burt’s proximity to Los Angeles area broadcast radio stations and station engineers who served as his mentors, created for Burt a lifetime amateur radio and professional path that he is still on today.

Direct download: Episode_164_Burt_Weiner_K6OQK_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:41am MST

Steve Herman, W7VOA’s, love of amateur radio and media led him into a career as a news correspondent for the Associated Press, freelance overseas journalist,  and ultimately with the Voice of America (VOA) as its White House correspondent, traveling and reporting on the President of the United States. Even with his 24 X 7 busy schedule, W7VOA has time for amateur radio and this QSO Today with Eric, 4Z1UG.

Direct download: Episode_163_Steve_Herman_W7VOA_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:45am MST

When Tom Robinson, G0SBW, wasn’t getting satisfactory results from his HF station at this home QTH, he decided to move his operation to the English shore, on his back while walking. As a single-sideband operator running QRP, Tom has had amazing success with this “man-pack” radio, refining its operation and ease of use, and taking it on DXpeditions abroad.  GOSBW is Eric’s QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_162_Tom_Robinson_G0SBW_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:25am MST

From an early age, the love of radio broadcasting brought Lauren Libby, W0LD, to amateur radio and DXing by meteor scatter and moon bounce.  Lauren has made a career of radio broadcasting and is the CEO of the World’s largest international shortwave broadcasting network.  W0LD is my QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_161_Lauren_Libby_W0LD_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:59am MST

Have you ever wondered what effort it takes for the ARRL to process up to ten thousand DXCC applications per year, not to mention the all of the other contests and awards that once required QSL cards from each side of a contact to confirm it.  My QSO this week is with Bill Kennamer, K5FUV, who used to be the guy responsible for DXCC and other ARRL awards.  We hear Bill’s ham radio story in this QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_160_Bill_Kennamer_K5FUV_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:10am MST

When Rick Dougherty NQ4I isn’t operating single sideband at 51 thousand feet in a Gulfstream jet, he may be preparing for the next big contest at this super multi-multi station in Griffin, Georgia.  A career jet pilot and ham radio contester, NQ4I shares his amateur radio story with Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_159_Rick_Dougherty_NQ4I_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Amateur radio is a big tent with an appeal for every amateur’s special interest.  Once a QRO DX operator, the new magic of ham radio  for Don Minkoff NK6A, came from turning down the power to QRP levels and getting out of the QTH to the great outdoors and working SOTA, or Summits on the Air.  Don shares his ham radio story and so much more in this QSO Today.

 

Direct download: Episode_158_Don_Minkoff_NK6A_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:13am MST

Someone said some place, that if you want to get stuff done, give it to a busy person.  My guest this week is Dave Prestel, W8AJR.  Dave is a busy person who as a volunteer for many ham radio organizations in Howard County, Maryland, just gets stuff done to the benefit of the amateur radio community and his larger community.  He is my QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_157_Dave_Prestel_W8AJR_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:18am MST