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Posted: 13 Jan 2018 09:13 AM PST

Episode 180 - Brian Machesney - K1LI Natural disasters, especially the
most recent hurricanes, present us with opportunities to make a real
difference if we step up to the plate. As part of this amateur radio
story, Brian Machesney, K1LI, was presented his opportunity to make a
difference on the Caribbean Island of Dominica after it was wiped out by
Hurricane Maria in October 2017. Brian, his wife, and other hams stepped
up to the plate and provided relief with the Dominica Airlift as it was
called by the press. This story and so much more in this QSO Today with
K1LI. Show Notes
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Father: Ward Machesney, K1DXB

Code practice oscillator

Hometown: Avon, Connecticut

Elmer: Shelly Glick, WA1IUO, mentor ham radio program at the Talcott
Mountain Science Center, CT

First license: WN1LIR, May 1969, Age 10

First Rig:
Hallicrafters HT 40 transmitter
Hammarlund HQ-110 receiver
Mosley TA 33 triband beam

Upgrade: Swan 350C Transceiver

Dads rig: Collins S Line

Hatrey Electronics, Hartford, CT

Radio Row, Canal Street, NY

Harrison Radio, Canal Street

Light Bulb dummy load


Oscar 5 Satellite

K1ZZ Dave Sumner, QSO Today Episode 172
Dominica Amateur Radio Club

Current Rig:
Elecraft K3 with second receiver
Alpha 91 B amplifier with 4CX800 Tubes
KT36XA Antenna from M-Squared
Vertical gama fed tower

SO2R - single operator two radio

WRTC 2014 Beam Team Captain responsible for installing antennas on WRTC

Friendship Games, Seattle

N6RK, Falling Derrick System for raising towers

Dayton Hamvention Contest Suite

Quantum Mechanics

RPI - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear"

IBM Top 5 Patents 2000 include Brian Machesney

The Polar Explorer - also called "Polex"

Class AB amplifier

Class C amplifier - nonlinear, not good for SSB.

Leonard Kahn SSB transmitter - envelope
elimination and restoration

David Cripe, NMOS - QSO Today Episode 77

Tony Brock-Fisher, K1KP, QSO Today Episode 108

Fritz Raab, W1FR - high efficiency amplifiers


Class E amplifier design software

Jim Tonne, Tonne Software

Zolotarev Topology

ELSI - LC Filter Design

K1LI Tri-Mox antenna

ARRL DX Phone Contest

Les Moxon, G6XN Antennas

Hexbeam Antenna

2015 ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications

Dominica Airlift

NPR Coverage of the Dominica Airlift

Dominica Volcanoes

Hurricane Maria 2017

St. Lucia 2 Meter Repeater

Dominica Amateur Radio Club Facebook Page


Yasme Foundation

Youngsters on the Air Movement (YOTA)

Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN - airlift to Dominica

Icom ALE Transceivers

"The time to be ready is to be ready before a hurricane", Brian, K1LI

Hamsphere - ham radio simulator on the Internet

Most excited by: Maker movement

K5BCQ Website

Analog Devices Sigma DSP Processors

Hilbert Filter

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Transceiver Dave, N1AHF and Brian, K1LI
Triband Moxon Beam Polex Prototype Hardware

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