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    Episode 381 - Kirk Kleinschmidt - NT0Z
    Kirk Kleinshmidt, NT0Z, has spent
    most of his professional life working in amateur radio as an editor,
    author, and contributor to the amateur radio magazines that we have grown
    to love including QST, ARRL Handbook, Spectrum Monitor, and others. His
    own book, Stealth Amateur Radio, continues to advise us how to get on the
    air and enjoy our hobby, even when our living situation is against it.
    NT0Z is my QSO Today.
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    Stealth Amateur Radio, by Kirk Kleinschmidt, NT0Z
    Catch a Falling Star, By Kirk Kleinschmidt

    Hometown: Little Falls, MN
    First License: Novice license, Age 15, 1977, WD0BDA
    Advanced Class License Upgrade, 1978
    Mentor: Dale Richie, WD0BAC
    Mentor: Dan Soderlund, KB0EO - Hams ham

    Current Rigs:
    Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver
    Elecraft KX-3 QRP Transceiver
    "Death Ray Antenna" - Hex Beam Antenna

    ShortWave Listening
    Public Auctions
    Zenith Transoceanic Receiver
    ARRL QST Magazine
    Farnsworth Morse Training
    Koch Morse Code Training
    Sunspot Cycle
    J37 Straight Telegraph Key
    Drake C Line Twins
    Henry Tempo 1 HF Transceiver
    Atlas 350 HF Transceiver
    Drake 2C Receiver
    Drake 2NT Transmitter
    Courage Kenny Handi-Hams
    TCS-6 Military Surplus Transceiver
    Dynamotor Power Supply
    Tuna-tin 2 QST
    Collins KWM-2 Transceiver
    "DJ" - Disk Jockey
    ARRL Contest Branch
    Mark Wilson, K1RO, ARRL Book Team Editor
    ARRL Book Team Editor
    Popular Communications Magazine
    Popular Electronics Magazine
    Monitoring Times Magazine
    Spectrum Monitor Magazine
    Spectrum Monitor in February 2018 called, Did Joe Taylor K1JT Destroy
    Amateur Radio?
    FT-8 Digital Mode
    PSK-31 Digital Mode
    Propagation Hams - Hams who build stuff and get on the air only to test it. JS8Call Digital Mode
    THROB Digital Mode
    Worked All States QRP RTTY
    Low Profile Amateur Radio, Jim Keirman, KR1S
    Hex Beam Iced Cords
    CQ Worked All Zones
    9 Band Worked All States QRP

    Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: young people not entering the hobby, spectrum encroachment, aging population, antenna restrictions from Homeowners associations, perfect storm for amateur radio problems. The
    dumbing down of amateur radio to attract kids does not create long term commitment.

    Excited most by: building amateur radio equipment.

    Advice to new or returning hams: find a mentor to help you pursue your area
    of interest, watch a lot of YouTube videos. Recognize that ham radio is
    much wider now than it was previously.
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    4Z1UG. Subscribe Henry Tempo One
    HF Transceiver Atlas 350 HF Transceiver Drake 2C General Coverage Receiver Drake 2NT Novice Transmitter

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