QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

Keith Kaiser, WA0TJT, works every single day to bring kids into the Boy Scouts and amateur radio and has been doing it since 1988. He shares his love of digital modes, ham radio operations, high altitude ballooning, the Boy Scouts, and geocaching in this episode of QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_082_Keith_Kaiser_WA0TJT_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Propagation, especially in the HF bands still remains a mystery for many amateur radio operators. Eric is joined in this QSO Today by Tad Cook, K7RA, author of the weekly ARRL Propagation Bulletin to discuss our hobby and the effect of Space weather on low band propagation.

Direct download: Episode_081_Tad_Cook_K7RA_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am MDT

If you were stranded on a desert island with Mike Rainey, AA1TJ, and a compact fluorescent light bulb, the chance is good that Mike could build you a low frequency QRPP transceiver to send your distress messages. Eric, 4Z1UG, discusses with Mike his approach to amateur radio and the satisfaction that he gets from his home brew projects and operating at the 50 milliwatt level.  

Direct download: Episode_080_Mike_Rainey_AA1TJ_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Bob Allphin, K4UEE, has traveled to 126 countries and has gone on forty DXpeditions to the far corners of the Earth to active exotic and remote locations. Bob discusses his early amateur radio beginnings, his love of our hobby and DXing, and provides some advice on how to attract new hams to the hobby in this episode of QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_079_Bob_Allphin_K4UEE_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Bob Hopkins, WB2UDC, joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO Today about the importance of ham radio Elmers, especially in the lives of kids, and how to pay it forward to future generations of hams. Bob is an active elmer with kids through the New Jersey Boy Scouts of America as well as creating opportunities for kids to speak to astronauts first aboard the Space Shuttle and now to the International Space Station.

Direct download: Episode_078_Bob_Hopkins_WB2UDC_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:55am MDT

Radio kit design for the Four State QRP Group is one of the passions of Dave Cripe, NM0S.  As a amateur  radio generalist, with a strong discipline and technical background, Dave enjoys a wide range of operating modes and power levels, and home-brewing in addition to mentoring prospective hams through the Boys Scouts of America. NM0S is Eric, 4Z1UG’s guest on QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_077_David_Cripe_NM0S_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Doug Crompton, WA3DSP’s, interest in ham radio began as a kid in Pennsylvania in the ‘60s. Doug’s careful attention to detail and documentation of his projects make him an Elmer’s Elmer.  Doug joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO Today about boat anchors restoration, Allstar linking using the Raspberry Pi, and WSPRnet.

Direct download: Episode_076_Doug_Crompton_WA3DSP_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

What is a DX contact on 10 Ghz?  Paul Wade, W1GHZ, tells his ham radio story, about his ham radio operations in the amateur radio frequencies above 1 Ghz, and how these contacts are made. Paul is a regular contributor on amateur radio microwave subjects to both QST and QEX magazines. He joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in this week’s QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_075_Paul_Wade_W1GHZ_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Don Greenbaum, N1DG, comes from a ham radio family and started in the hobby as an eleven year old Novice, over fifty years ago. A veteran of the some of the most challenging DXpeditions and co-founder of CW Ops organization, Don shares his insight and experience on amateur radio,  with Eric, 4Z1UG, on this episode of QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_074_Don_Greenbaum_N1DG_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Alan Wolke, W2AEW, is a master mentor and elmer who uses YouTube to produce and share his electronic and ham radio educational videos. This is in addition to being a an active ham, volunteer examiner, and advisor to the “maker movement” of things.  He his Eric, 4Z1UG’s, guest on QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_073_Alan_Wolke_W2AEW_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT