• [QSO Today] KC8VKA

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    Episode 409 - Frank Roman - KC8VKAFrank Roman, KC8VKA, was born in Puerto
    Rico, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, enlisted in the Navy, and served in
    Vietnam. Frank is a successful business entrepreneur, now retired, who has continued to leverage his education and experience both professionally and
    in his pursuit of amateur radio. KC8VKA enjoys mentoring hams in Cleveland, Puerto Rico, and in Panama City, Florida in conjunction with the Panama
    City Amateur Radio Club. Frank 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. This list does not include "Buy Me A Coffee" donations.Resubscribe
    to the QSO Today Email ListsHometowns: San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, later Cleveland, Ohio

    First License: 1962, Age 19, General

    Second license: 2002

    Favorite operating mode: SSB on 80 Meters at night

    Current Rig:
    Kenwood TS-890 All Band Transceiver
    Icom IC-705 All Mode QRP Transceiver
    Icom IC-7100 HF Transceiver
    Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver

    US Army Panama Canal Zone
    Crystal Radio
    Variable Capacitor
    High Impedance Earphones
    Sugarcane Fields, Puerto Rico
    Ox Carts
    Hopkins Airport, Cleveland, OH
    American Melting Pot
    Christmas Story, Film
    Cleveland YMCA
    Fuse Box
    Basic Electronics Course, Community College
    Red Wagon
    Television Repair
    Pawn Shop
    Amateur Radio Handbook
    Weller Soldering Gun
    Simpson Multimeter
    Industrial Electronics Course, Community College
    G.I. Bill
    National Radio and Television Correspondent Course
    University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
    Machine Shop
    John F Kennedy Assassination
    Nuclear Submarine
    Navy Electronics Technician School
    Machinist Mate School
    Navy Ship Damage Control
    USS Alan M Sumner Destroyer
    Operation Sea Dragon, Vietnam War
    Strait of Gibraltar
    Mt. Vesuvius
    Hallicrafter Company
    Navy E5 Rank
    Naval Heating and Air Conditioning School, Norfolk, VA
    Mechanical Contracting
    Cleveland Indians Stadium
    Pipefitters Union
    Radio Repair
    Yeasu FT-101 Repairs
    Portable Go Box
    QSO Today Episode 30 Greg Lane N4KGL
    Panama City Amateur Radio Club
    Panama City ARC Beginners Academy
    West Park Radio Ops, Cleveland
    RDAR Ops - Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio
    Magnetic Loop Antenna
    Tuning Fork
    Smith Chart
    Cleveland Clinic
    Lathe- How To Use a Lathe
    Bridgeport Mill
    Amateur Radio Supply, Cleveland, OH
    Sheet Metal Brake
    DK-mod website
    Hurricane Michael

    Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: convincing the portable that cellular networks are fragile and subject to outages. Amateur radio can
    save the day.

    Excited most by: bouncing signals off of satellites, and learning about the digital modes.

    Advice to new or returning hams: Dont be afraid to try something new.The
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