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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Possibly the Best Ham Radio Interview Ever: Farhan on "QSO Today"

Stop what you are doing.  Run -- don't walk -- to the "QSO Today" website of Eric Guth 4Z1UG.   There you will find his interview with Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE

There is so much great information, inspiration and wisdom in this interview.  I was so captivated by it that -- even with the availability of the pause button -- I was unable stop listening even for the time it would take to walk to the kitchen to refill my coffee cup.  But at the same time, listening to Farhan describe the joy of bringing a new receiver into operation compelled me to go over to the bench -- in mid-podcast -- to tweak a receiver that I am working on.

In this podcast you will hear about how Farhan got started in ham radio, about his Elmers about the origins of the BITX, about the Minima and the new HF-1 rig, about Farhan's spectrum analyzer project and about a new goodwill effort to send BITX circuitry to aspiring hams around the world, especially in developing countries.

Throughout you will hear Farhan speak of the importance of the book, Experimental Methods in RF Design. 

I really do think this is the best ham radio interview I have ever heard.  Congratulations and thanks to Eric and Farhan.

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1 comment:

  1. Seconded! Thanks all 'round ... A twinge of nostalgia at the scavenging, and at not knowing what the bits were or did at first! That dredged from memory my strapping a piece of wood to the handlebar of my bike, with nail-holes to fit a rubbish-tip trophy B7G valve (yes, we were brought up British here in NZ :) ) to simulate a transciever, even though I didn't even know that term until *much* later (likely a comic-book inference/influence from Dick Tracy).


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