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QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Nov 21, 2020

Ralph Haller, N4RH, started his ham radio journey as a nine year old with a knack for electronics leading to his first amateur license at age 9.  Within a few years, Ralph earned broadcast engineering licenses, radio station jobs, education, and a career at the Federal Communications Commission.  N4RH was the driving...


Nov 14, 2020

Stan Johnson, W0SJ, started his amateur radio career in high school.  A scavenger of junk, and a kid with the knack,  led Stan to electronic project building with his collected parts.  These skills filtered and honed through the Air Force and the Bell Telephone Laboratories.  Stan would say that his involvement in...


Nov 7, 2020

Bob Weed, W7SCY, was born and raised in the Oregon Cascade Mountains over eighty years ago.  In this retirement, Bob has returned home to an area that has always been subject to fire, mudslides, earthquakes, and active volcanoes.  W7SCY shares his seventy plus years as a radio amateur that includes his interest in...


Oct 30, 2020

Ria Jairam, N2RJ, discovered amateur radio on her native Caribbean Island of Trinidad back in the 90s.  As an immigrant to the United States, Ria pursued a degree in Electronic Engineering and learned from great ham radio mentors.  Now an electronic security professional, mother, active ham radio operator and contester,...


Oct 23, 2020

Keith Schlottman, KR7RK, is not only a mountain goat, he is also a super sloth.  Terms like this are not endearing, however if you are a SOTA activator or chaser, then you know how important these terms are to SOTA operators.  KR7RK tells his ham radio story in this QSO Today.