Ham Radio 360: A New Ham Surprise, Our Community and a SK

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!)

the KX2forCale has arrived, and It’s Impressive!

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.

WA4GIB (SK)

Harold’s Website

Harold’s books on Amazon.com


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Thank you for listening!

73

K4CDN/Cale Nelson

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