Episode 282 – Andras Bato – HA6NN
Andras Bato, HA6NN, or “Andy” is coming up on his 50th anniversery as an amateur radio operator in Hungary, growing up in what is now the Former Soviet Union, or “FSU”. Andy is active at every level of amateur radio from his involvement in Hungary’s national radio club and as a representative of Hungarian hams at the IARU.
Hometown: Oroshaza, Hungary
First License: HA6NN, 1970
Greatest challenge to amateur radio: Teach young people amateur radio
Excited most by: Solar activity and band openings on 10 and 15 meters, Solar cycle 25, FT-8 Digital Mode, DXCC Award, Working All States using FT8 and FT4.
Advice to new or returning hams: Buy a cheap radio with an antenna tuner, build a vertical antenna, a PC and JT software
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