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Episode 347 Patrick Brown AK5TX

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Release Date: 04/16/2021

Episode 351 Henry Seidner WA2ROA show art Episode 351 Henry Seidner WA2ROA

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Henry Seidner, WA2ROA, like many of his contemporaries in the 60s, discovered amateur radio from Shortwave listening and was licensed in high school. Henry spent most of his professional life living and working in New York City, and travelling the world. Amateur radio was his door opener allowing him to make lasting friendships.

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Episode 350 Larry Tyree N6TR show art Episode 350 Larry Tyree N6TR

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Larry Tyree, or Tree, as he is known in amateur radio circles, loves to operate contests, work DX on 160 meters, from his 28 hilltop acres in the Oregon forest, near Portland.  Tree is a serious CW operator, where good antenna design, focus, skill, and patience bring the amateur radio rewards. 

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Episode 349 Roland Smith K7OJL show art Episode 349 Roland Smith K7OJL

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Roland Smith, K7OJL, entered ham radio almost 60 years ago after the launch of the Sputnik satellite. His ham radio activity paused for many years as a result of professional relocations and family commitments. Roland has since returned to amateur radio at a fast and furious pace, operating in just about every band and mode.

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Episode 348 Peter Shilton VE7PS show art Episode 348 Peter Shilton VE7PS

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Peter Shilton, VE7PS, became a lifelong chaser of meteor scatter and EME contacts because of a very early acquisition of a Drake receiver and a transverter, at the beginning of his ham radio career. VE7PS tells this story in our QSO Today.

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Episode 347 Patrick Brown AK5TX show art Episode 347 Patrick Brown AK5TX

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Patrick (Pat) Brown, AK5TX, has always had a love for radio leading to opportunities from Minnisota to Alaska. Amateur radio was the game changer for Pat when he suddenly lost his eyesight, almost 20 years ago. Pat is now “handycapable” and continues to contribute to his amateur community in Tyler Texas and to our amazing hobby.

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Episode 346 - Dan Marler - K7REX show art Episode 346 - Dan Marler - K7REX

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Dan Marler, K7REX, owes much of his professional opportunities and success to his amateur radio background. A people person, K7REX, likes to give back to the amateur radio community as an ARRL Section Manager and founder of the RATPAC.

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Episode 345 Tom Robinson G0SBW show art Episode 345 Tom Robinson G0SBW

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Tom Robinson, G0SBW, made a very interesting presentation at the Expo called, “Amateurs Research Poor Radio Communications at the Battle of Arnhem, in 1944”, where the British lost this WW2 battle because of poor communications. I urge you to go view Tom’s presentation at the Expo. I interviewed Tom back in September of 2017, because Tom likes to operate backpack mobile on the English Shore.

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Episode 344 Robert Zavrel W7SX show art Episode 344 Robert Zavrel W7SX

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Bob Zavrel, W7SX, is the author of the ARRL book, Antenna Physics - An Introduction. Through this book, Bob bridges the gap between “how to” antenna books, and calculus based antenna theory books for engineers. Bob has a long resume in radio and electronics, is the accidental creator of the Signetic NE602 mixer chip.

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Episode 343 Steve Hicks N5AC show art Episode 343 Steve Hicks N5AC

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

Steve Hicks, N5AC, VP of Engineering at FlexRadio. Steve will be a speaker at the Expo. Steve is a natural teacher in addition to leading a team developing the most advanced software defined radios for amateur radio. Of course, he also has a great ham radio story that he tells in this QSO Today.

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Episode 342 John Ackerman N8UR show art Episode 342 John Ackerman N8UR

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John Ackermann, N8UR,  was my guest almost 200 episodes ago and is a speaker in the upcoming QSO Today Virtual ham Expo.  John spends much of his time as a proponent of open source, freely sharing both hardware and software designs with the TAPR community. Join us as we discuss TAPR, SDR transceivers, and the issues around open source and the maker movement.

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Patrick (Pat) Brown, AK5TX, has always had a love for radio leading to opportunities from Chicago to Alaska to Texas! Amateur radio was the game-changer for Pat when he suddenly lost his eyesight, almost 20 years ago. Pat is now “More than able, I am Handi-Capable!” He continues his journey including contributing to our art, hobby, craft, sport, and science in the amateur community residing in Tyler Texas. He is a part of our amazing hobby. Today, my QSO is AK5TX!