Episode 258 – Dino Papas – KL0S
Dino Papas, KL0S, leads the Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club in Williamsburg, Virginia, using the leadership skills that he acquired after 26 years in the US Army. Dino is a frequent contributor to amateur radio magazines, including QST, offering his unique and needed perspective on our ham radio hobby. Along with his wife Toby, KL0SS, Dino provides a ham radio maker space in his garage to share his knowledge and resources with his fellow hams.
Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club
First License: 1969, 15 years old
Favorite Operating Mode: DX on any mode and melting solder
Favorite Operating of All Time: Being fortunate to work P5 (North Korea) on SSB and RTTY. And of course, talking on the radio with my XYL Toby KL0SS at anytime!
Spouse: Toby Papas, KL0SS
Greatest challenge to amateur radio: getting younger folks into the hobby.
Most excited by: advances in technology today. Engaging in lifelong learning
Advice to new or returning hams: Don’t be afraid to fail at something. Everything is hard until you figure out how to do something.
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Dino in his ham shack
KL0S Workbench Left
KL0S Workbench Right
Icom IC-910H VHF/UHF All Mode