Episode 245 – Joe Everhart – N2CX
Joe Everhart, N2CX, is well known is QRP circles for his technical contributions and articles in the ham radio magazines. Along with George Heron, N2APB, my guest in Episode 151, of the QSO Today podcast, they produce a live talk show called Chat with the Designers, as well as present at the QRP Event, four days in May, that precedes the opening of the Dayton Hamvention in May. Joe is a builder and ham radio designer, and share some of his insight into homebrewing while enjoying amateur radio in this QSO Today.
First call: WV2MES
Upgrade to General six months later: WA2MES
Upgrade to Extra as high school senior
Favorite operating mode: CW
QRP: CW 5 watts or less, 10 watts SSB
Ultimate antenna for the QRP operator: Horizontal dipole antenna
“Money bands” now: 40 meter, 20, 30 meters
Rainbow Tuner in Altoids can – end fed tuner SWR bridge
Greatest challenge to amateur radio: Getting new blood interested
Advice to new or returning hams: Join a club, get active, build something
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Elecraft KX3 QRP Transceiver
Midnight Loop antenna
Micro 908 Antenna Analyzer
SOP Receiver for 80 and 40 Meters