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    Episode 410 - Dave Mackey - K1KADave Mackey, K1KA, like many amateurs of
    his generation, was influenced by broadcast radio, broadcast hosts like
    Jean Shephard, and the magic of radio in the late 50s and 60s. Dave went
    on to work with companies like Multitone, Microwave Associates, and
    Cushcraft before spending a generation in his own manufacturing company. Amateur radio played a serious role in Daves career choices and personal successes. K1KA tells his story in this QSO Today.Show NotesSponsor TranscriptListen to PodcastOur Listener SponsorsThis list is the total
    amounts contributed as sponsorships and/or donations since Episode 1 in
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    to the QSO Today Email ListHometown: Elizabeth NJ

    First License: WN2TMD, Age 12, 1956

    With Radio Amateurs, Brother Team is Active, 1957, by Carl W. Erbacher W2EKU

    Sand, Wind Plague Radio Contestants - Pose Test for Little "Emergency"
    Station - Bill Smith, Cape Code Standard-Times, 1968

    First Station:
    QST Novice Transmitter with 807 Final
    Hallicrafters S-38 Receiver
    Heathkit DX-40 Transmitter

    Current Rig:
    Elecraft K3S HF Transceiver
    Elecraft KPA-1000 Amplifier
    Icom IC706 All Mode Tranceiver
    FlexRadio FLEX5000 HF SDR Transceive

    Favorite Operating Mode: whatever works best for getting the contact

    K1KA Family Members:
    Wife Sandy - W1SPM. (WB2URY, WB1HCG)
    Brother Keith - W4LDP (W2FDL)
    Sister in law Renda N4LPM (SK)
    Father Joe - WB2CSI (SK)
    Father in law Charlie - K2TSD (SK)
    Mother in law Pearl - WB2YZU (SK)

    Vintage Transistor Radio Kit
    CK722 Transistor
    Vintage Philco Tabletop Radio
    Popular Electronics Magazine
    Junior High School Electric Shop
    Crystal Radio
    WOR New York City
    Jean Shepherd Radio Host
    Civil Defense
    Gonset Communicator 2 Meter AM
    ARRL Field Day
    Newton County Amateur Radio Club
    Union County Amateur Radio Club
    Tropospheric Inversion
    VHF Handbook, by William Orr, W6SAI
    Radio Shack TRS-80 Computer
    Port of London
    College Physics Major
    Radio Astronomer
    Rutgers, Marketing MBA
    ABC Network Summer Student Internship
    Vintage Video Tape Machine
    ABC Wild World of Sports
    Radio Paging System - Multi-tone Electronics
    Motorola Wide Area Paging History
    Microwave Associates
    STL - Studio to Transmitter Link
    Fred Collins W1FC
    Foursquare Antenna 80 Meters
    EME History First Contact 1960
    Sam Harris W1BU
    1296 EME to W6HB
    Microwave Associates Gunplexer, 10 GHz
    Microwave Associates Contest Club
    ARRL AdHock VHF Committee Historical
    What is an Amateur Radio Sprint Contest - 2 to 3 hours on each band on successive nights
    Maidenhead Grid System
    F-Layer Reflections
    Meteor Scatter
    PSK-31 Digital Mode
    Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver
    Meteor Scatter on 6 and 2 meters
    National Traffic System

    Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: how to be more relevant.

    Excited most by: DMR, Digital Modes and to get to learn something about
    it. Time is a precious commodity. We have the opportunity to become more relevant in the World - the potential of digital communications.

    Advice to new or returning hams: find a club and it may not be the first
    club you find, support the National Organizations, and subscribe to ham
    radio magazines. newspaper_article_1957.jpgFile Size:6755 kbFile Type:jpgDownload Filefield_day_1968.jpgFile Size:4568 kbFile
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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, 4Z1UGSubscribeElecraft K3S HF TransceiverElecraft KPA-1000 1500 Watt AmplifierIcom IC-706 MK2 HF/VHF/UHF All Mode TransceiverFlexRadio
    FLEX-5000A HF SDR Transceiver

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