In this, the 75th installment of Ham Radio 360 Podcast we talk Community.
You hear me harp on community almost daily. It’s real to me, and I hope this program helps it continue to grow. While there are tons of negatives in our hobby, I always stretch to find the high points. One of those highs came to me a few months back. A gracious listener charged me with finding a New Ham that needed some help getting started with quality equipment. I assumed this would be an easy task with so many new hams flooding in…it was a little tougher than I had imagined!
It seems that most new hams are hitting the ground running and purchasing big items straight out of the gate. That was until I met Josh Hunley, KD9GOT. I won’t spoil the story because I want you to listen to him tell it! We surprise Josh with some really cool gear purchased by our Gracious Listener and supplied by MTCRadio.com!
We carry on to the #KX2forCale! Yes, I have an KX2 in the shack-sent over from Elecraft to demo this Spring as I begin to explore QRP/Adventure Radio (gonna be fun y’all!)
Finally, i discuss the loss of my first friend/elmer to go SK. Harold Kinley (WA4GIB) passed last week. In my short time in the hobby this was the first ‘Elmer’ I’ve lost. Harold was a great man, and the very epitome of the Community I hope to encourage in the Amateur Radio Hobby/Service.
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