Episode 243 – Bob Sumption – W9RAS
Bob Sumption, W9RAS, was raised on Popular Electronics and Popular Mechanics magazines, learned how to fix anything from his father, and became a ham radio operator in the 1950s. Bob was an electronics technician at Heathkit who assembled the prototype SS9000 synthesized HF amateur radio transceiver. Now a collector of everything Heathkit, he has restored one of the three original Heathkit SS8000 HF transceivers that never made it to market. Bob is a consummate long term, big project builder and radio restorer, who shares his success, knowledge, expertise, and history in this QSO Today.
Bob Sumption, W9RAS Links:
Midwest Classic Radio Net Webpage
First License: 16 years age, 1958.
Advice from W9RAS to improve on the air skills: Make one contact a day
1929 Ford Touring Phaeton Car
Excited most by: All the new things
Advice to new or returning hams: Take it slow.
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Hart 25 Novice Transmitter
W9RAS at Heathkit assembles SS9000
Heathkit SS9000 HF Synthesized Transceiver
1929 Ford Touring Car