QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

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

Bob Heil, K9EID, is no stranger to ham radio, as a pioneer in audio systems, not only for the rock and roll stars in the 60’s and 70’s, but for ham radio as well. As the founder of Heil Sound, Bob’s injection of audio experience and know how has raised the bar of what is acceptable for good sounding voice communications on amateur radio. Bob shares his ham radio story with Eric, 4Z1UG, on this episode of QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_072_Bob_Heil_K9EID_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:38pm MDT

HF digital modes are synonymous with Murray Greenman, ZL1BPU, creator of MFSK, WSQ, DominoEX, MFSK16, FSK-Hell and S/MT-Hell, and most recently FSQ.  Murray is a ham’s ham, who creates, contributes, and shares in exhaustive detail the developments and discoveries that he has made during his 49 years in amateur radio.  Murray joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_071_Murray_Greenman_ZL1BPU_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Bill Tippett, W4ZV’s ham radio journey is a series of firsts. He was the first USA Novice licensee to achieve DXCC, first teenager to achieve DXCC Honor Roll, first 160 meter DXCC from “0” land, and the first amateur operator Worldwide to work 300 DXCC countries on 160 meters. Bill shares his ham radio story with Eric, 4Z1UG, on QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_070_Bill_Tippet_W4ZV_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:35am MDT

If you wanted to operate two meter EME or “moon bounce”, then you're Elmer should be Howard Sherer, AE3T, who has made over 700 contacts with a modest station and antenna array. Howard discusses his ham radio journey, travel and ham radio, and EME, with Eric, 4Z1UG,  on this episode of QSO Today.

 

Direct download: Episode_069_Howard_Sherer_AE3T_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm MDT

When it comes to hams making their own kind of music, one has to think of Don Huff, W6JL, who notes on his QRZ page that people who make things are happier than those who buy them. Don operates a completely modular home-brew HF station and power amplifier that is continuously variable in output power from 50 mw to 550 watts. Don loves to rag chew and share, and this is why he is Eric, 4Z1UG’s guest on QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_068_Don_Huff_W6JL_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

According to Nick Kennedy, WA5BDU, we live in the “golden age” of home brewing in amateur radio. Nick explains how this golden age is possible, what he does with a former AT&T long-lines microwave site, and highlights his amateur radio journey, with Eric, 4Z1UG, on QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_067_Nick_Kennedy_WA5BDU_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

If you want to meet a ham that works every contest and operates every mode, from 160 meters to 1296 Mhz, then John Thompson, K3MD, would come to mind. With over 350,000 contacts in his logbook since 1991, John is just a guy that loves operating, especially contests. At the same time, he collects classic rigs, writes articles, and mentors hams, and is active in many ham organizations. John joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in this week's QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_066_John_Thompson_K3MD_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

From the hills of Tennessee, Kirk Pickering, K4RO, operates a SO2R, single operator 2 radio, contest station and makes over ten-thousand contacts a year. Using Beverage antennas, Kirk is able to operate 160 meters, the “top band”, as solar cycle band conditions fade.  Kirk is Eric, 4Z1UG’s, guest on QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_065_Kirk_Pickering_K4RO_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:44pm MDT

Amateur Radio and The Boy Scouts of America merged in a new and strong partnership under the leadership of Jim Wilson, K5ND, through his promotion of the annual Jamboree on the Air, the largest single scouting event in the World. Jim is Eric, 4Z1UG’s, guest on QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_064_Jim_Wilson_K5ND_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:06pm MDT