• [QSO Today] VE3TWM

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    Episode 403 - Tracy McKim - VE3TWMTracy McKim, VE3TWM, believes in the effectiveness of low power communications to communicate across town or
    around the World. Tracy uses his YouTube Channel, Outdoors On The Air, to first demonstrate the use of fiberglass poles to install wire antennas, and then to successfully demonstrate outdoor ham radio operation using those
    full size antennas to operate QRP single-sideband. VE3TWM 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.
    Tracys Channels:
    Outdoors On The Air - YouTube Channel

    Hometown: Burlington, Ont
    Friend: Randy, VE3OZR
    First License: 1991, Age 30, Basic with Morse Code

    Current Rig:
    Yaesu FT-991A All Band Transceiver
    Yaesu FT-891 Multiband Transceiver
    Yaesu FT-897D Multiband Transceiver
    Yaesu FT-817ND (Favorite rig) - it is tiny, all band, and runs forever on batteries
    Ground Plane Vertical Antenna 40-10

    Field Antennas:
    Tim, N9SAB, Dipoles
    Mini Wyndham Antenna
    Off Center Fed Dipole Antenna
    Linked Dipole Antenna

    US Forces in Germany
    Grundig RF260U Table Radio
    ShortWave Listening
    WWV - NIST Radio Station
    BBC World Service
    Archer Space Patrol Base Station
    Citizens Band (CB)
    Channel 14 CB Net
    Smokey and the Bandit, Movie
    Radio Shack Store
    Radio Shack Project Kit
    Paper Delivery Route
    Burlington, ONT, Community College, Electronics Engineering Technology
    Sales Profession
    Minor Baseball Coach
    Coaching Techniques for Baseball
    Intel Building Har Hotzvim, Jerusalem Israel
    Parks on the Air
    Code Quick CW Training
    CQ Magazine
    73 Magazine
    QST Magazine
    Telescopic Fiberglass Pole
    End-Fed Wire Antenna
    Boy Scouts of Canada
    Canadian Adventure Scouts
    CQ Worldwide SSB Contest
    Yaesu FT-817 HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver
    Par End-Fed Antenna
    Random Wire End-Fed Antenna
    Resonant End-Fed Antenna
    Call of the Wild, by Jack London
    Ticks and Lyme Disease
    Icom IC-7410 HF Transceiver

    Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: loss of spectrum by other services, real estate prices block home ownership to young people.

    Excited most by: variety of operating interests, affordability of ham gear, increased interest in HF portable operation.

    Advice to new or returning hams: join your national association for
    spectrum defense, join your local club if they are encouraging and active,
    you dont need the latest and greatest gear to enjoy ham radio, and focus on antennas.
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