QSO Today - A conversation for amateur radio operators

Chris Burger, ZS6EZ, believes that if we have lofty goals, like winning DX contests, and measure our results against other contesters, then even South African amateur radio operators can be winners. Chris is a contest winner and a contributor to our ham radio hobby through his articles and website.  ZS6EZ is Eric, 4Z1UG’s  QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_152_Chris_Burger_ZS6EZ_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:33am MDT

For George Heron, N2APB, the love of amateur radio comes from the design, collaboration, and building electronic devices for amateur radio, along with his friend and mentor, Joe Everhart, N2CX - and then sharing this live on their Chat with the Designers podcast. All of it interests George, from test equipment and restored vintage radios to a stand alone SDR transceivers and  more efficient designs of magnetic loop antennas. N2APB  is Eric, 4Z1UG’s  QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_151_George_Heron_N2APB_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:15am MDT

One of the major players in the “top band” , or 160 meters is Bob Garrett, K3UL, who as a blind ham has never let his visual impairment get in the way of his ham radio hobby.  I first learned about Bob from an article where he was described as working on his own towers and antennas to build a first class HF ham station.  Bob is a friend and mentor to many hams, with an open door policy.  Just knock.  K3UL is my QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_150_Bob_Garrett_K3UL_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:52am MDT

On my recent trip from Israel to the USA, to attend the Dayton Hamvention,  I stopped in the Bay Area to visit with Wayne Burdick, N6KR, a long time and childhood friend, and co-founder of Elecraft, to catch up, discuss the KX2, and working HF from the field.  That evening Wayne and I attended the QSO Today Bay Area Meetup where I asked the participants their name, callsign, and the most exciting thing that they think is happening in ham radio. 

Direct download: Episode_149_-_N6KR_and_the_Bay_Area_Meetup_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:23pm MDT

Richard Fisher, KI6SN, after a 40 year career in newspaper journalism, is now an editor and contributor to many of the most widely read amateur radio magazines including Popular Communications, WorldRadio Online, CQ, and QRP Quarterly.  As a feature writer, Richard’s digs deep into every area of amateur radio producing a prolific body of work that informs and educates us.  KI6SN is Eric’s QSO Today.

Direct download: Episode_148_Richard_Fisher_KI6SN_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am MDT

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