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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.

QSO Today Podcast - Interviews with the leaders in amateur radio Eric Guth, 4Z1UG

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    • 4.7 • 133 Ratings

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.

    Bob Phinney K5TEC

    Bob Phinney K5TEC

    Bob Phinney, K5TEC, created a new and dynamic afterschool science and amateur radio program called New England Sci-Tech, Inc, after his private school, where Bob taught, closed his program from their lack of vision.  K5TEC refocused his energies and built an amazing after school program for kids that re-enforces STEM learning and makes new and exciting amateur radio operators.  Bob, K5TEC, tells this fascinating story on this QSO Today.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Stuart Watchman, ZL2TW

    Stuart Watchman, ZL2TW

    Stuart Watchman, ZL2TW, hails from New Zealand where he began his early career working for the New Zealand Post Office on telephone exchange equipment, then made the transition to medical school, becoming a physician.  Ham radio was an early passion leading Stuart to work in technical positions to pay for medical school and later to leadership positions with the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitter (NZART), New Zealand’s “League”.  ZL2TW shares his amateur radio experience in this QSO Today. 
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Rex Monkur VK7MO

    Rex Monkur VK7MO

    Rex Moncur VK7MO, holds the world record for the longest 10GHz EME contact using a 50 watt transmitter to a 70CM satellite TV dish.  Since his retirement over 20 years ago, Rex has garnered expertise, contacts, and equipment for operating VHF and above for EME, meteor, aircraft, and now lighting scatter from his modest home in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.  VK7MO tells his ham radio story and his microwave exploits in this QSO Today.

    • 52 min
    Ian Kahn NV4C

    Ian Kahn NV4C

    Ian Kahn, NV4C, with the encouragement of his father in law joined the amateur radio ranks in his mid-thirties.  He hit the ground running, operating on his local club’s repeater and involving himself in the North Fulton Amateur Radio League to aid its resurgence the the introduction of new programs attracting new and old hams.  NV4C discusses his ham radio journey, his operating passions, and what excites him about our hobby in this QSO Today.

    • 1 hr
    Todd McKenney KN4TPG

    Todd McKenney KN4TPG

    Todd McKenney, KN4TPG, found his way into amateur radio through a teenager’s deep dive into YouTube and discovering  meteorological balloon launches leading to Bill Brown WB8ELK and Pico Ballooning. Todd’s entry into ham radio may be the key to attracting young people into amateur radio by using our hobby as a tool to complement and extend the usability of their other STEM or Maker  projects and hobbies.  KN4TPG tells his ham radio story through his high school ballooning interest leading to graduate work at the University of Alabama, Huntsville  in this  QSO Today.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Louis Hammer 4Z5OT

    Louis Hammer 4Z5OT

    Louis Hammer, 4Z5OT, is a good friend here in Israel and has taken outdoor and park operations to a new level.  Faced with antenna challenges and inflexible neighbors at home, operating events, like lighthouses on the air, and other portable operations has opened new opportunities for Louis to be active, gain better operating experience, and to be ready with his portable rig in a flash when necessary.  4Z5OT is my QSO Today.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

wild bill kamuela ,

4X4BB-excellent and thank you

Though perhaps not a lot of ham radio specific, this interview was appropriate, timely, and necessary…. I hope every radio amateur hears this. In the USA and much of the world is never facet with such challenges… at least not yet…perhaps we should consider such circumstances. Best wishes nor better times. Excellent QSO. 73, Bill AH6FC, Kamuela,HI

Gravestone Myth ,

Fascinating

I’m always fascinated by the guests. I see elements of my life story interwoven in nearly every episode. Ham radio is not an addiction. It’s the only rational course of action for those of a certain “bent”. Eric does a great job reliving all of our childhoods when he digs into the guests’ beginnings. Like Branches in a tree, the stories diverge immensely, but the foundational elements are all virtually alike. While the ham radio podcast selections are rich, no other podcast captures the hobby in quite the same way.

Kc2bkm ,

Great show with a great goal.

Sadly a lot of our Hams are getting older and when they are gone the knowledge, and interesting lives lived around this hobby are gone with them. Eric is preserving and letting us into the lives of some very smart and interesting people we otherwise may never have gotten to know or share in their passion. Thanks Eric for a fun and interesting show that will hopefully preserve some of that knowledge and fuel the passion of a future generation of hams.

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