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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Interview with Paul Horowitz (W1HFA) -- A Giant In Radio Electronics (Video)



I've been hearing about this book for years, but until I watched this interview, I knew nothing about the author.  Thanks Lady Ada.  (And thanks to Farhan for the alert.) 

As a native New Yorker, I'm pleased to include in the blog yet another reminder that the Big Apple is not all fashion and finance -- a lot of solder has been melted in my home town. 

Paul Horowitz has a truly awesome bio.   He got his ham license at age eight.  QST tells us that lots of little kids do this, but unlike some of the youngsters we see in the magazine I suspect young Paul really mastered the theory.  Paul Horowitz has "The Knack."  Big time.

PhD from Harvard.   Author of "The Art of Electronics."  Pioneer in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.  Carl Sagan is believed to have  modeled the main character in "Contact" partly on Paul.  Check out the wiki  page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Horowitz

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3 comments:

  1. Great interview by Lady Ada with Paul Horowitz. I wish that he would be back into amateur radio because he has the KNACK!

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  2. Great interview by Lady Ada with Paul Horowitz. I wish that he would be back into amateur radio because he has the KNACK!

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  3. Paul authored the May 1979 QST article on DIY building a "then new" digital CW keyer using 7400 and 4000 chips.

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