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.
Mel Swanberg, WA6JBD
Mel Swanberg, WA6JBD, has a love of radio that goes back to his childhood. Growing up in Southern California, Mel found his Elmers and Mentors that led him into a career in the land mobile business and public safety radio. Other interests include microwave communications and he is a leader in the San Bernardino Microwave Society.
Clint Turner KA7OEI
Clint Turner, KA7OEI, is an experimenter, builder, and operator on all bands and modes. He shares his background in microwave communications, EME or Moonbounce, and his involvement in the Northern Utah Web SDR Project, an amazing on-line resource hams who want to listen to all of the lowbands with waterfall display at the same time.
Tim Deagan KJ8U
Tim Deagan, KJ8U, loves to build just about anything to try out a new tool, and he has an amazing assortment of tools to support his construction of amateur radio antennas as well as Burning Man like propane powered visual displays. KJ8U is a maker, and since ham radio operators were the original makers.
Joe Reisert, W1JR
Joe Reisert, W1JR, continues to pay forward, the kindness of his early ham radio mentors, with his contributions to our amazing hobby. Amateur Radio paved the way to a successful career and amazing encounters, Worldwide, with people and technology.
Wayne Yoshida KH6WZ
Wayne Yoshida, KH6WZ, is a home brewer, especially microwave equipment on 10 GHz, and has taken our amateur radio hobby to the Maker Faire in the Bay Area for live demonstrations. As a technical writer and Contributing Editor to CQ Magazine, Wayne is in one of the best places to experience just about everything in ham radio.
Michelle Thompson W5NYV
Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, is a third generation amateur, beginning her ham radio journey in elementary school. Her interest in microwave circuit design and computers led her to a successful engineering career and now a board member of AMSAT. Michelle is an advocate for open source applied to satellite design fueling future generations of amateur spacecraft.
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I Wish I Could Do What Eric Does....
This guy...wow....Eric has taken the time and put in so much effort to reach out to interesting amateur radio operators, many of whom have made noteworthy contributions to this hobby/public service/passion/affliction. It comes off so well. I find myself looking forward to the answers to the questions I know he asks (I like the somewhat structured format), to see what his guest has to say and how that compares to the views and opinions I’ve heard previously. The show notes and research are unlike most podcasts- very substantive.
So I’ve listened to them all- and I’m glad they’re all still available. Keep this up as long as you can, 4Z1UG- fine business...
Really enjoy Eric’s podcast
I’m thrilled to be one of Eric’s interview subjects (Episode 117). I enjoyed his style and his genuine curiosity about my life in ham radio! Some of my many friends in the hobby have been interviewed by Eric and those “QSOs” have brought me a lot of listening joy. This hobby has tremendous diversity and this really shines through in the podcast. Guests from all around the world have told their stories in the more than 200 episodes. BTW, his show notes feature is really a lot of fun to view.
Keep up the great work, Eric! 73 DE N2GJ
I stumbled upon QSO today a couple of months ago. Eric is very skilled at directing the interview but still allowing his guest to speak. He interjects questions at just the right time without dominating the interview.
I really have enjoyed the cross section of guests that have been on QSO Today, all which have brought their talents to the hobby. I especially enjoy hearing each persons story as to their start into their hobby and how it may have played, added or affected their professional and /or personal lives. Some of their stories remind me of my start into the hobby.
QSO today allows the listener to hear different perspective as well as different aspects of the hobby that we may not have been familiar with. Keep up the good work, Eric!