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Posted: 01 Jun 2018 07:50 AM PDT

Episode 200 - Eric Guth - 4Z1UG / WA6IGR
In celebration of the 200th episode
of the QSO Today podcast, the QSO Today is with Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, creator
of the QSO Today Podcast as is guest hosted by Jim Wilson, K5ND. In this
interview, Eric tells his ham radio story, about his early exposure to
electronics, his Elmers, and how his amateur radio interest evolved over 40
years to the QSO Today podcast. Eric answers listener questions at the end
of the interview with Jim.
Show Notes Listen to Podcast
Amateur Logic Review of the Icom IC-9100
HF/VHF/UHF multimode transceiver Ultimate 3 WSPR
KHJ- channel 9 had The Great Zolar on Thunderbolt mountain

Engineer Bill in the early 1960s.

Heathkit garage door opener

Henry Radio Tempo 1 HF Transceiver

My Elmers:
Gary Parks, K6UIM
Mike Klein, WA6VLD
Robin Critchel, WA6CDR
Leroy Sparks, W6SYC

First Licensed: Age 16, 1973, Novice, WN6VHV
Upgraded to WA6VHF, General
Changed callsign to WA6IGR

My early clubs:
El Cajon Amateur Radio Club, WA6BGS
Newport Amateur Radio Society

Orange County Transmitter Hunt - used to go out with Milton Ronny, WA6FAT

Cactus Intertie - multi-state UHF interconnected remote base stations.

First Rig:
Heathkit HW-16 into inverted V using K6QXN coils for 80, 40, and 15 Meters

Later rigs:
Heathkit HW-202
Motorola Motrac
Motorola U43GGT Mobile
Motorola U44BBT Mobile
Motorola HT-220

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
University of California, Irvine
University of California,Santa Barbara
Jewish Theological Seminary, Jerusalem

Current modes:
UHF Allstar Link
DMR - Digital Mobile Radio

Current Rig:
Kenwood TS-520 HF Transceiver
Elecraft K2
Assorted Motorola and Tait UHF mobile radios for building Allstar nodes
Connect Systems CS-800 UHF DMR mobile

Israel Amateur Radio Club

Israel Ministry of Communications

City of Efrat, Israel

US Embassy, Jerusalem

Biggest challenges facing amateur radio:Out reach to the general public is
unknownFears of electromagnetic radiation by publicHOA problems, etc.
Excited by: everything in ham radio

Advice to new or returning hams: join a club and find an Elmer. Be an
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Novice Transceiver Elecraft K2 Transceiver Kenwood TS-520
HF Transceiver Connect Systems CS-800 UHF DMR Transceiver

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