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Posted: 01 Mar 2019 11:00 PM PST

Episode 239 - Jay Slough - K4ZLE
Jay Slough, K4ZLE, has over 60 years in the
amateur radio hobby and still enjoys CW as his primary operating mode. An
accomplished DXpeditioner, having operated in over 40 DX entities including
South Sandwich Island. Always ready to extend the hand of friendship,
either by knocking on the doors of houses with amateur antennas or sharing
his own station through RemoteHams. K4ZLE is my QSO Today.
Show Notes
Listen to Podcast
QRP Labs QCX Transceiver Kit
Y9C DXpedition members interviewed by Tim, K3LR
at DX Engineering

Crystal Radio cat whisker

Galena crystal detector

First License: 1958, Age 14, KN4ZLE, Novice
General upgrade to K4ZLE

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times", A Tale of Two
Cities, Charles Dickens, 1859.

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Childhood friends: Ray Rider, K4RCZ and

Mentor: Bill Lagrone, K4BMO
DX Mentor: K4OSE Pensacola Florida

Novice rig:
BC455 Receiver
6AQ5 CW transmitter

Rig upgrade:
Hammarlund HQ-110 Receiver
Heathkit DX35 Transmitter
Folded Dipole

Remote Hams Rig:
Elecraft K3
Alpha 87 Amplifier
Hy-Gain TH-11DX Beam Antenna

Main Rig:
Icom IC-7300
SPE1.3K amp
2 element 40 meter beam
2 element 30 meter beam

QRP rigs
Yaesu FT-817
Elecraft KX3

Favorite operating mode: CW

First contact: KN4OXJ

Link Coupling

PI Network Coupling

USMC Aviation Electronics

US Naval Academy Engineering

Electronic countermeasures

ORB Control Device for RemoteHams

Four Days In May - FDIM


US Marine Corps

Berlin Wall

Vietnam War

DXpedition: South Sandwich, Island, South Georgia Island

Ernest Shackleton - South Pole explorer

Saba Island, near St. Martiin Island

Tuvalu, part of the Elise Islands

DX Magazine called "DXegesis"

Advice to new DX chasers: "Listen, Listen, Listen", do contests to learn
how to work pileups

Most interesting antenna: Cubical Quad

Most durable antenna in ice and snow: Yagi antenna and vertical antennas

Favorite 40 meter antenna: 40 meter phased vertical antenna

On workbench now: W8TEE AC8YG Microbitx board

Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE - creator of the Bitx transceiver kits

Micro Bitx 40 Meter Rig

Workbench test equipment:50 mhz oscilloscopeRigol function generatorPower
supplySpectrum analyzer -QST WB9LVI sound card spectrum analyzerAIM4170 VNA
Manhattan electronic construction

QRP projects

NORCAL 38 Special HF Transceiver

Manhattan Style Electronic Construction

Dead Bug Construction

Ten-Tec 418 Amplifier

Four Days in May QRP Seminar

Visalia DX Convention

Appalachian Trail

Section Hiker - of the Appalachian Trail

Century Ride

Greatest challenge to ham radio: "It's a dying hobby".

Most excited by: Continued growth of the computer and communications field

FT8 Digital Mode

Advice to new or returning hams: Carpe diem, seize the moment The
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