• [QSO Today] WA6CDR

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    Posted: 01 Apr 2022 11:00 PM PDT

    Episode 394 - Robin Critchell - WA6CDRRobin Critchell, WA6CDR, had a
    profound influence on many young hams operating in the VHF and UHF bands in Southern California in the 70s and 80s. He and Alan Burgstahler, WA6AWD,
    at the time and now a silent key, created the Cactus Intertie, now the
    Worlds largest full duplex radio linked amateur radio network. "Top band"
    or 160 Meters is Robins favorite band, and he has participated on DxExpeditions, had an incredible career in the communications industry, and
    can fix just about anything. WA6CDR, is my QSO Today.Show NotesSponsor TranscriptionListen to PodcastOur Listener SponsorsThis list is the total amounts contributed as sponsorships and/or donations since Episode 1 in
    July 2014. Only those who agreed to be publicly recognized are on the list below.. Father: Howard Critchell, W6IHP, W2HPK
    Mother: Iris Critchell, now 102, Licensed Pilot, member of the "Ninty-Nines" First License: Novice 1958, General 1959, WA6CDR
    First Rig:
    Johnson Viking Ranger Transmitter
    Hammarlund HQ-140 Receiver

    160 Mentors:
    Nilan Kinkaid, W6EIG
    Roy Dunann, K6HXT
    Wilbur Alexander "Alex" W6KIP

    Airline Pilot, Western Airlines
    North Atlantic Air Ferry Command, WW2
    Women involved in Aviation, the "Ninty-Nines"
    Bates Foundation Harvey Mudd College
    USC Flight Training
    CW - Morse Code
    160 Meters or "Top Band"
    Cal Poly Pomona
    General Dynamics
    McFarlane Communications, "Macomco" - Southern California Two-Way Shop
    Kellogg Hill, Pomona, CA
    KCBS Channel 2, Los Angeles
    Herbert Hoover, Jr. W6ZH
    CQ Magazine 160 Contest
    Stu Perry W1BB
    Loran Beacons on 160 Meters
    Transmitter Input Power
    Douglas DC-7 Airplane
    Bush Gorbachev Summit, Malta
    XZ0A DXpedition to Myanmar
    160MHz Beverage Antenna
    Marti Laine, OH2BH
    Milt Jensen, N5IA
    Four-Square Antenna 160 Meters
    Radio Propagaion Skew Paths
    Greyline Ducted Propagation
    Ducie Island VP6DX DXpedition
    N5IA 9 Circle Antenna Array, 160 meters
    San Bernardino Microwave Society
    X-Band Transverter for Amateur Radio 10GHz
    LNA - Low Noise Amplifier, 10GHz
    TWT Microwave - Traveling Wave Tube
    Cactus Intertie
    Cactus Intertie History
    Alan Burgstahler WA6AWD
    Toroid Based Tone Decoders
    Cathode Follower Audio Mixer
    Fred Daniel, W6FNO
    Remote Base - an alternative to repeaters
    Television Translator
    6C4 Vacuum Tube
    12AU7 Vacuum Tube
    RDL - Resistor Diode Logic
    Op Amp Audio Mixer
    Wire Wrap
    Cactus Intertie Jacks Peak, New Mexico
    DTMF - Dual Tone Multi Freq

    Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: finding new hams to take over
    and maintain the amateur radio "systems" built over the last 60 years.

    Excited most by: 440Mhz and Xband, digital modes are interesting.

    Advice to new or returning hams: use the tools that you have to know how to handle an emergency when cellphones disappear.
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    Please join our QSO Today community by pressing the button below. It is the best way to suggest guests and topics, and provide feedback to Eric, 4Z1UG.SubscribeWA6CDR X-Band RigCactus Intertie WA6AWD Control System Circa 1970s.
    VP6DX DXpedition 2008Cactus Intertie Remote Base Station with Duplex 420
    MHz Links

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