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QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Oct 15, 2021

Dr. Brian Callahan, AD2BA, has a background in music, anthropology, Japanese video arcade games and open source software leading him to amateur radio and his Extra Class license.  As a new and younger ham, as well as a college professor to younger potential hams, AD2BA shares his experience and insight on how we might...


Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Robert Nash, G4GEE, discovered early on that amateur radio is a social hobby that makes him a citizen of the World with friendships on every continent.  Working DX and dedicating time to his local club, the Coventry Amateur Radio Society, is his formula for ham radio success.  G4GEE is my QSO Today.


Oct 2, 2021

Alan Thompson, W6WN, was a volunteer rescuer to the Camp Fire in Northern California a few years ago.  This experience made Alan an evangelist for the deployment and  use of conventional radio communications and the training that saves lives and property, as a backup to the costly but fragile smartphone systems that...


Sep 18, 2021

Mark Beckwith, N5OT,  grew up in Southern California, with amateur radio’s most famous television producer, Dave Bell, W6AQ, who was his amateur radio mentor in the 1970s.  Dave opened a lot of doors to Mark, allowing Mark to build up his contesting and DX on-the-air skills. Mark was a professional opera singer for...


Sep 10, 2021

Augie, “Gus” Hansen, KB0YH,  always had an interest in radio, but did not get his first ticket until he was in his mid-thirties.  Gus enjoys operating the 80 meter nets and building antennas, now especially STL or Small Transmitting Loop, also known as magnetic loop antennas.  And as this is the 20th Anniversary of...