Episode 267 – Burt Fisher – K1OIK
Burt Fisher, K1OIK, raised a stir and perhaps the ire of many hams with a 2008 YouTube video critical of amateur radio operators and their operating practices. While it is easy these days to have conversations with anyone who shares our opinions and beliefs, it is more difficult to have conversations with people who do not share our views. K1OIK tells his ham radio story and shares his opinions that led to the controversial video and the rest of the story in this QSO Today.
Burt’s YouTube Channel
“The Truth Revealed about Ham Radio”, YouTube Video, 2008
First License: Age 14, 1959, WV2JNH
First Elmer: Dan Carter, WA2EKC, elmer
Hometown: Englewood NJ
Favorite operating mode: CW
Would be favorite operating mode: AM 3.885 using Johnson Viking Ranger
Most significant event: fall of the Berlin Wall
Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: Tests are too easy
Excited most by: Speaking and learning about the people on the air.
Advice to new or returning hams: Get on the air and TALK to people. Ask them about themselves. Show an interest in the other guy.
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