• [QSO Today] N5OT

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    Posted: 17 Sep 2021 11:00 PM PDT

    Episode 368 - Mark Beckwith - N5OT
    Mark Beckwith, N5OT, grew up in Southern
    California, befriended by amateur radios most famous television producer,
    Dave Bell, W6AQ, who was his amateur radio mentor in the 1970s. Dave
    opened a lot of doors to Mark, allowing Mark to build up his contesting and
    DX on-the-air skills. Mark was a professional opera singer for over 30
    years, leading to some interesting conversation both on and off the QSO
    Today microphone. N5OT is my QSO Today.
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    ometown: Pasadena, California

    First License: Dec 1971 WN6OTU Age 13

    First Contact: Bill Allbrant, K7JYE (now K6CU)

    First Rig:
    Johnson Viking Adventurer Transmitter
    Morrow MBR5 Receiver

    Current Rigs:
    2 X Icom IC-746 Pro HF Transceiver
    2 X Kenwood TS-930 HF Transceiver

    Shortwave Listening
    Dave Bell W6AQ
    Model Railroad Hobby
    Heathkit DX-40 Transmitter
    Hallicrafters HQ-170 Receiver
    Vibrator Power Supply
    Dave Bell, W6AQ, Worlds Best Hobby Acknowledgement.
    Dave Bell, Film: This is Ham Radio, from the ARRL
    Henry Radio 2K Amplifiers
    ARRL Field Day
    Pasadena Radio Club, W6KA
    CalTech Amateur Radio Club W6UE
    Opera A LaCarte - Gilbert and Sullivan
    Mikado character: Koko
    Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera
    Gianni Schicchi by Puccini
    Empire Lyric Players, Colorado, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company
    ARRL International DX Contest
    WRTC 2014 in Boston on North America Team 9
    Mike Wetzel, W9RE
    Southern California Contest Club (SCCC)
    Peter Grillo, W6RTP
    Robert Roaney, K6RR
    Darrell Bevan, N6DX
    Don Wallace, W6AM
    Caribbean Contesting Consortium, PJ2T
    ABC Islands
    Curacao Island
    Coral Cliff Hotel, Chet Brandon, Curacao
    John Thompson, W1BIH (SK)
    Cheech and Chong, "Daves not here"
    SO2R - Single Operator Two Receiver
    CW Ops
    CW Academy
    Ham Radio Boot Camp

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