Rick Miller, N1RM’s ham radio story began at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and weaves its way through Russian submarine hunting to operate APRS on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, on a grand tour of the United States. N1RM will fill in all of the open spaces in this QSO Today.
1 hr 11 min
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.
1 hr 2 min
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 amateur radio resulted in a life of curious exploration.
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.
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, Ria was recently elected ARRL Hudson Division Director.
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.
1 hr 3 min
Jim Moss, N9JIM, portable 6, spends his ham radio life above 50 Mhz. He has made contacts on every band above 50 MHz and is now working in the 122 Ghz band. If you are considering a new and different frontier, N9JIM tells his amateur radio story and how to make the transition to VHF and Microwave in this QSO Today.
1 hr 7 min
Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, discovered amateur radio as a kid, like many of the QSO Today guests. One of his desires was to work at the ARRL, where he started his career and has been for 29 years. Bob shares his ham radio story and speaks about the ARRL and what he has learned about amateur radio in this QSO Today.
1 hr 6 min
Steve Masticola, WX2S, took a 30 year vacation from amateur radio to pursue his life. Now he is back. WX2S loves to operate in the field, necessitated by living in an HOA. This has created a new passion for SOTA, Parks on the Air, and QRP Fox Hunting.
Jim Heath, W6LG, has been a ham for over 56 years. Jim is an Elmer’s Elmer with an amazing You-Tube channel, with over 30,000 subscribers. Jim not only reviews the basics of amateur radio, and he makes that content up close and personal, reflecting on his years of experience as an amateur radio operator.
1 hr 4 min