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QSO Today

QSO Today is a weekly conversation between Eric Guth, 4Z1UG and an amateur radio operator guest.

  1. Episode 304 - Tim Carter - W3ATB Tim Carter, W3ATB, was the first home remodeling media personality, even before it was popular.  Tim’s ham radio journey was enhanced by his understanding that expert mentors are the best and fastest way to success in any subject, especially amateur radio.  Tim shares his interesting story in this QSO Today. Show Notes [...]
  2. Episode 303 - Bob Fontana - AK3Y Bob Fontana, AK3Y’s, ham radio and electronic career was a friend’s broken shortwave to AM downconverter.  Bob shares his ham radio story, his past and current ham radio interests, and the ultra wideband technology that he developed over his career. Show Notes Sponsor Transcription [...]
  3. Episode 302 - Jim Andrews - KH6HTV Jim Andrews, KH6HTV, has spent a life in amateur radio and technology, and is known for his contributions to amateur radio television and now amateur digital television. Jim and the Boulder Amateur Radio Club use this technology  to support emergency communications in and around Boulder, Colorado.  KH6HTV shares his ham radio story in this QSO Today. [...]
  4. Episode 301 - Rick Dubbs - WW9JD Rick Dubbs, WW9JD, spent four years at sea in US nuclear submarines, retired as a teacher of junior high school kids, flies drones professionally as a part of his small business, and now has time for his ham radio projects.  WW9JD shares his ham radio story and his project details in this QSO Today. Show Notes [...]
  5. Episode 300 - The Panel Discussion George Zafiropoulos, KJ6VU Eric Guth, 4Z1UG Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE Hans Summers, G0UPL Bill Meara, N2CQR Pete Juliano, N6QW Show Notes Sponsor Transcription Listen to Podcast [...]
  6. Episode 299 - Don Banta - K5DB Don Banta, K5DB, is a ham’s ham, because of his generous nature, his contributions to the local ham community, and his being ready to mentor any amateur or would-be amateur that needs help.  Don is the organizer of the Arkansas QSO Party, active in 80 meter nets, and likes to work DX.  K5DB is my QSO Today. Show Notes [...]
  7. Episode 298 - Paul Taylor - VK3HN Paul Taylor, VK3HN, loves to operate QRP, SOTA, or Summits on the Air, with his homebrew pocket-sized multi-band transceivers that he designs and builds in his home workshop.  Paul enjoys a weekly 160 meter AM net using his homebrew 200 watt solid-state AM transmitter. VK3HN is my QSO Today.  Show Notes [...]
  8. Episode 297 - Sam Birnbaum - W2JDB Sam Birnbaum, W2JDB, has a background in computer science and programming that led him to first develop a software logging program called Quick Log, or QLog for operating and logging the digital modes more easily while doing National parks on the air.  Answering the call from Rich Zwirko, K1HTV, to adapt QLog for allowing blind hams to operate FT8.  Sam tells the rest of the story in t [...]
  9. Episode 296 - Charlie Morris - ZL2CTM Charlie Morris, ZL2CTM, builds his QRP rigs, the old fashioned way, starting with a paper and pencil, combining basic components to make each stage of a receiver or transceiver.  Once the radio is made, he adds an Arduino micro-controller, touch screen, and other advanced components to bring his masterpiece into the 21st century. Charlie is a prolific creator of You-Tube videos to docume [...]
  10. Episode 295 - Bry Carling - AF4K Bry Carling, AF4K, is an old boat anchor radio collector, co-founder of the Novice Rig Roundup, and keeper of thousands of old-time crystals, for sale, for your next rig restoration, or a new build of Bob Heil, K9EID’s, pine board project.  Bry is an eclectic kind of guy and we get into most of it in this week’s episode. Show N [...]