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QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio

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QSO Today is a weekly conversation, or QSO, between amateur radio operators about ham radio. Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, hosts a new guest every week to talk about their ham radio journey, their specialized expertise in ham radio, and how amateur radio has impacted their personal and professional lives. QSO Today is targeted at anyone interested in amateur radio who wants to learn more about this fascinating hobby.

QSO Today is a weekly conversation, or QSO, between amateur radio operators about ham radio. Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, hosts a new guest every week to talk about their ham radio journey, their specialized expertise in ham radio, and how amateur radio has impacted their personal and professional lives. QSO Today is targeted at anyone interested in amateur radio who wants to learn more about this fascinating hobby.

Location:

United States

Description:

QSO Today is a weekly conversation, or QSO, between amateur radio operators about ham radio. Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, hosts a new guest every week to talk about their ham radio journey, their specialized expertise in ham radio, and how amateur radio has impacted their personal and professional lives. QSO Today is targeted at anyone interested in amateur radio who wants to learn more about this fascinating hobby.

Twitter:

@qsotoday

Language:

English

Contact:

+1-323-521-5359


Episodes

Episode 323 Jim Moss N9JIM

10/16/2020
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.

Duration:01:07:10

Episode 322 Bob Inderbitzen NQ1R

10/10/2020
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.

Duration:01:06:32

Episode 321 Steve Masticola WX2S

10/2/2020
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. All this and more in my QSO Today with WX2S.

Duration:00:53:26

Episode 320 Jim Heath W6LG

9/25/2020
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.

Duration:01:04:26

Episode 319 Bill Salyers AJ8B

9/19/2020
Bill Salyers, AJ8B, had a great ham radio start as a kid in the Seventies. Bill loves to work CW to pursue DXCC and just to ragchew and communicate. He hones his skills with the help of CWOPS and is open to the opportunities afforded by all of the new digital modes.

Duration:00:59:52

Episode 318 Eric Silverthorn NM5M

9/12/2020
Eric Silverthorn, NM5M, has a great ham radio story, especially at the beginning with the support of his family for this ham radio interest. Eric was a speaker at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo and gave a fine talk on CWOPS. You can tell in these weeks that I want to make sure that you know the Expo speakers and that is why NM5M is my QSO Today.

Duration:00:54:30

Episode 317 Marcel Stieber AI6MS

9/5/2020
Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, contributed three talks to the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo earlier this month, on topics that included remote administration of amateur radio exams, wireless networks for emergency communications, and lithium batteries and their care and feeding. He uses his amateur radio license and the opportunities it affords to advance the state of the art, contribute to his community, and to share with all of us. AI6MS is my QSO Today.

Duration:01:00:15

Episode 316 Michael Walker VA3MW

8/29/2020
Michael Walker, VA3MW, joins me from the Canadian State of Ontario where he started his ham radio journey. Getting into ham radio as a kid, Michael’s interest in amateur radio and technology led him through a technical career. He is now widely known as FlexRadio’s inside sales person, and he is a frequent guest host on the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast. VA3MW is my QSO Today.

Duration:00:59:28

Episode 315 Mark Smith KR6ZY

8/22/2020
Mark Smith, KR6ZY, has been a ham since the mid-nineties and finds problem solving and building electronic equipment his special area of our ham radio hobby. A trained and graduated computer engineer, Mark resides near the Central California coast. Mark is a frequent contributor to the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast, and has his own YouTube channel. KR6ZY is my QSO Today.

Duration:01:14:17

Episode 314 Dr. Scott Wright K0MD

8/15/2020
Dr. Scott Wright, K0MD, was my guest on this podcast in October of 2016, in Episode 116, almost 200 episodes ago. I asked Scott to be the keynote speaker at the first QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. Even as busy as he is, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was willing to prepare and share with all of us in his keynote address. I thought it appropriate that if you heard the Keynote, but didn’t know Scott, that now would be a good time to let Scott tell his own ham radio story, once again.

Duration:01:08:19

Episode 313 Carole Perry WB2MGP_a reprise

8/1/2020
Carole Perry, WB2MGP, was my guest in episode 51, five years ago this week. Carole leads a Youth Forum at the major hamfests every year including Dayton and Huntsville. This year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, she will lead it at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. I thought to introduce Carole again before the Expo to put her and the Youth Forum into context. Be sure to visit Carole at the Radio Club of America booth in the Expo.

Duration:01:04:37

Episode 312 Don Minkoff NK6A

7/25/2020
Don Minkoff, NK6A, was my guest in episode 158, in August of 2017. Don has a love for QRP and SOTA, and will be a speaker in the upcoming QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. I reprise Don’s interview to set the stage for his upcoming presentation in this remastered audio version.

Duration:01:15:17

Episode 311 Riley Hollingsworth K4ZDH

7/17/2020
Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, started his ham radio career in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1960, proceeded through law school to a career at the Federal Communications Commission, or the FCC. Riley was a part of the evolution of the FCC as it dealt with paging, cellular, PCS, and amateur radio. K4ZDH tells his amateur radio story as well as his impact on the amateur radio service through his career at the FCC.

Duration:00:58:25

Episode 310 Al Brogdon W1AB

7/11/2020
Al Brogdon, W1AB, was licensed almost 70 years ago, has made significant contributions to our hobby through his writing for QST magazine over the years including the “100, 50, and 25 Years Ago” column, and articles for both 73 and Ham Radio Magazine. W1AB can head copy CW at 55 words a minute and is my QSO Today.

Duration:00:59:57

Episode 309 Carl Lutzelschwab K9LA_reprise

7/4/2020
While I am busy working with my team on the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, I am reprising some older episodes of guests who will appear as speakers in the Expo. Carl Lutzeswchwab, K9LA, is one such speaker who was interviewed in episode 37 of this podcast five years ago. Of course, Carl’s story is timeless, but now the audio is remastered by Ben Bresky.

Duration:00:50:08

Episode 308 Doug Millar K6JEY

6/26/2020
Doug Millar, K6JEY, grew up in Southern California, is a teacher of teachers, and like to operate EME or Moon Bounce on the sidewalk in front of his home. Doug likes everything about ham radio and operates on a range of rigs from boat anchors to the most modern QRP, all modes in all bands. K6JEY is my QSO Today.

Duration:00:56:36

307 Curt Kinghorn W6OEA interview

6/20/2020
Curt Kinghorn, W6OEA, grew up in a ham radio household and was already a builder before his first amateur license. An education in physics and exposure to a cosmic ray detector kindled an interest in radio astronomy. It seems that ham radio operators make great radio astronomers and it is in this area that we will jump into the deep end in this QSO Today.

Duration:01:10:53

Episode 306 Julius Jones W2IHY

6/13/2020
Julius Jones, W2IHY, had an early interest in electronics and radio as a teenager growing up in Boston, in the early 1960s. Like many young hams, in those days, the intoxication from the space race and the evolving electronic technology led young Julius into an engineering career and the ultimate establishment of his own company based around solutions he created for his own ham shack. W2IHY is my guest in this QSO Today.

Duration:01:02:51

Episode 305 Anthony Luscre K8ZT

6/6/2020
Anthony, Luscre, K8ZT, has a love for cataloging all of his interests and sharing with others. In this episode, I find some great websites, built by Anthony, that are not only amazing resources for ham radio operators, but also for teachers who want to master the on-line resources that they now need to support their students during this pandemic. K8ZT is my QSO Today.

Duration:01:01:37

Episode 304 Tim Carter W3ATB

5/30/2020
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.

Duration:01:10:19