Episode 247 – George Misic – KE8RN

George Misic, KE8RN, is an RF and analog engineer by training, a collector of vintage American amateur radio equipment, and an early pioneer in the development of MRI or magnetic resonance imaging machines and whose name is on 38 patents around this technology.  George is a frequent author of articles for QST and Electric Radio Magazines, and is my QSO Today.

QRP Labs QCX Transceiver Kit

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Father: John Misic, W8VRJ, radar specialist with USMC during WW2

XYL: Barbara, KB3MPF

First License: Nov 22 1963, Technician license, age 14, WA8LEM

First Rig:

Current Rigs:

Favorite operating mode: AM

Education: Case Institute of Technology, BSEE

9 Mhz IF filter

Plate modulator

on 2 Meter AM

Pioneer Standard, Cleveland

Dentron Radio

Dentron MLX Mini Single Band SSB CW Transceiver

Civil Air Patrol

Heathkit HW-18 SSB transceiver  for Civil Air Patrol

Johnson Viking Valiant Transmitter

Electronic Surplus, Cleveland, OH

Mizuho SG9 9 mhz SSB board

MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Picker X Ray

Planetary drives

Tesla – a unit of magnetic strength

Niobium alloy

Oxford Magnets, England

Helium wells

Electric Radio Magazine

One of George’s favorite rigs: Galaxy 5 HF Transceiver

Leo Myerson,  World Radio Labs

Neutronics vertical multiband antenna

Greatest challenge: Keep young people involved

Excited most by: Moon bounce communications or EME

8122 RCA Transmitting Tube

8072 RCA Transmitting Tube

Advice to new or returning hams: Find something interesting

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Gonset G50 Six Meter AM
Dentron MLX-Mini
Daveco DR-30 Receiver
SignalOne CX7 HF Transceiver
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