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

Main Trading Company is out on the Hamfest Trail!

Richard and Christine want to Earn your Business!

 

Elecraft

Elecraft, Hands On Ham Radio!

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73

K4CDN/Cale Nelson

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