Episode 232 – George Zafiropoulos – KJ6VU
George Zafiropoulos, KJ6VU, is the the co-host of the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast, one of the more popular ham radio podcasts. George has a long and interesting ham radio history as well as he is an accomplished home-brewer, builder, operator, and high tech executive. We touch on a few of our favorite subjects that include repeaters and repeater controllers, the Cactus Intertie, DMR, and building with Arduino micro-controllers. KJ6VU is my QSO Today.
George KJ6VU channels:
Website – Ham Radio Workbench Podcast
Hometown:Los Angeles, California
QSL Cards from Shortwave Broadcast Stations
BBC – British Broadcasting Company
Drake 2B Receiver
Realistic Shortwave Receiver DX 150
ARRL Handbook, 1971
First License: Novice, WN6CMM, 1972
Upgrade: Technician, WA6YPC
Now Amateur Extra
Sierra Radio Systems
Favorite Digital Mode: CW
Greatest challenge to ham radio: Recruiting new hams and getting them active
Excited most by: The Internet and the proliferation of digital modes,
Advice to new or returning hams: Don’t get locked into one thing.
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