K9TRV

Episode 285 – George Byrkit – K9TRV

George Byrkit, K9TRV, was first licensed in 1966, in Madison, Wisconsin.  He returned to amateur radio as a licensee many years after letting that Novice license expire.  George has since jumped back into amateur radio with both feet that include a board position in TAPR, projects in TAPR, including software development, work with HamSCI, and his local radio club and emergency groups.  We touch on George’s many special projects in this QSO Today.


Hometown: Madison Wisconsin

First License: WN9RWB, 1966, Age 15, 

George’s YouTube Channel

Current Rig: 
Elecraft K3 HF Transceiver
TAPR Open HPSDR
Apache Labs ANAN-100D HF Transceiver

Favorite Operating Mode: SSB, using 100 Watts And Wires

PEOPLE:
George Gordon, Call Sign
Lord Robert Badin-Powell
Lady Olave Baden-Powell
Bob Burninga, WB4APR,  APRS
Phil Erickson, W1PJE
Nethaniel Frissell, W2NAF In Episode 262 

TERMS: 
Boy Scouts Of America
Boy Scout 1st Class Requirements Signals
Morse Code
Eagle Scout 
1967 World Scout Jamboree Host Corps
Collins 75A3 Receiver
First Class Radio Telephone
CB Radio
PDP-11 Computer
Dibol Computer Language
Restis E
Caterpillar Tractor Company 
IBM 360 Computer
PDP 11/70 Computer
Basic Program Language, Dartmouth
IBM Terminal Emulation
Z80 Processor
Skyloop Antenna 
Remote HamRadio
Ann Arbour Bicycling Touring Society, One Helluva Ride
APRS – Automatic Packet Reporting System
Winlink
APRS Cellphone App Android
APRS Cellphone App Apple Store
Different Uses Of APRS
Tucson Amateur Packet Radio – Tapr
Packet Radio TNC
Software Defined Radio
HPSDR
Lyle Johnson, WA7GXD
Open Hardware License
TAPR Kiss Konsole
Powersdr Software
HPSDR Hermes
Apache Labs Anon 
Hamsci Qso Party Solar Eclipse
Tangerine SDR Project
ADSB Receiver
Belgin Tervuren Dogs
Human Scent Tracking
Ring Steward Dog Show
ARRL – American Radio Relay League
Dayton Amateur Radio AssociationDayton Hamvention
School Robotic Team
Byrkit Zoo – George’s wife’s project
Feit LED Lights
GE LED Bulbs 

Greatest Challenge Facing Amateur Radio Now:  Being relevant and making non-hams understand how amateur radio can help them

Excited most by: All the new modes, and that we can contribute to actual scientists about how the atmosphere works. 

Advice to new or returning hams:  Get involved, give back to the hobby and get on the air. 


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Elecraft K3 HF Transceiver
Apache Labs ANAN-100 HF Transceiver
PDP 11/70 Mini Computer

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