I got a nice message yesterday from Brad Smith, WA5PSA. Brad told me that he had listened to both of the Pete Juliano podcasts...TWICE. As a result, he is planning to build a phone rig.
In the message Brad reminded me that he was the source of the very first feedback that Mike, KL7R, and I received about the SolderSmoke podcast. I remember it very well. We had uploaded SolderSmoke#1, and were wondering if ANYONE had listened. Then came this message from Brad (was it an e-mail?) saying that he'd listened to the show AS HE JOGGED THROUGH TULSA, OKLAHOMA. Wow! Tulsa! Our voices from London and Juneau had been heard in ear-buds by a jogger in Tulsa, OK. It was a bit like when you were a kid and you ran into the kitchen to tell your mom that you had just talked to a guy in TULSA. Somehow, that day, Tulsa seemed as exotic as Tokyo.
Thanks Brad! Good luck with the phone rig. Hope to work you on 17.
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
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For the print version:
For shipping from a printer in the U.S. (probably better for N. American buyers) Click here: SolderSmoke USA Version
For shipping from a printer in the UK, Spain, or the USA (probably better for UK and other European buyers)
Click here: SolderSmoke EU Version
The two versions are identical, except for a minor difference in the paper used. That's why the prices are a bit different.
Bill's OTHER Book (Warning: Not About Radio)
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