Episode 273 – Steve Adler – VK5SFA
Steve Adler, VK5SFA, is a lifelong lover of radio and electronics, worked in the broadcast industry, and has recently retired. Steve developed a skill set and relationships that helped him to create a 160 and 80 meter magnetic loop antenna that won him first prize in the 2018 QST Antenna Design Competition. The process of building this antenna and its documentation is representative of VK5SFA’s dedication and attention to all of his previous ham radio projects that he mentions in this QSO Today.
Steve Adler, VK5SFA Links:
VK5SFA Home Page
First License: 1976, Novice VK3VGK
Favorite operating mode: everything along the way, but CW in the end.
First Rig: KW2000A English Transceiver
Greatest challenge: Pressure for our spectrum from competing interests. Use or lose it. Man Made noise and our declining numbers.
Excited most by: Digital modes that work into low signal to noise. Digital techniques that do analog things in a digital way.
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VK5SFA 160 Meter Magnetic Loop Antenna
KW Electronics KW-2000A HF Transceiver
Flex Radio Flex-6600 HF Transceiver
Acom 1000HF Amplifier