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Posted: 06 Sep 2019 11:00 PM PDT

Episode 266 - Ralph Fedor - K0IR
Ralph Fedor, K0IR, has participated in at least 15
DXpeditions to the most remote parts of the World. Ralph shares his amateur
radio story leading up to his DXpeditions, the opportunities, the lessons
learned, and the avoidance of fate off of Bouvet Island in 2018. K0IR took
a break from preparing for the upcoming Pitcairn DXpedition in October for
this QSO Today. Show
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Pitcairn Dxpedition
Bouvet Island DXpedition 3Y0Z

Hometown: Lakefield, MN

Current QTH: Waite Park, MN

First License: WN0ABU, Novice, 1961
Upgrade to Conditional, WA0ABU

Favorite operating mode: CW

Other Hobbies: PhotographyWoodworking
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DXPedition Lessons learned: The team has to have respect for feelings,
space, and unique talentsEgo is the worst enemy of any DXpeditionPlanned
and based on propagation predictionsAdaptable plan as necessaryPlan for
possibilitiesAsk What IF? What is the backup plan
Pitcairn DX Propagation Prediction K6TU

University of Minnesota, BA, MD
"Vietnam Doctor Draft"
Teleradiology System to rural hospitals
HCJB Voice of the Andies
Radio Canada
Understanding Radio Electronics, By Milton Kaufman, Herbert Watson
A Course in Radio Fundamentals, by George Grammer, ARRL
Operating an Amateur RAdio Station
Continental Morse Code
ARRL National Traffic System
FT8 Digital Mode
FT8 Dxpedition
Marty Laine OH2BH
Captain Cook about South Sandwich Island: "The most awful place in the
National Science Foundation
Bravehart, New Zealand ship
Peter the 1st Island
Amsterdam Island
Pitcairn Island
Transit of Venus observed - Captain Cook
Breadfruit tree
Mutiny on the Bounty, by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
Fletcher Christian, Pitcairn Island

Movie reference: Fate is the Hunter, with Glenn Ford.

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: Attracting young people to our

Excited most by: Dxpeditions, new technology like digital modes

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