Episode 294 – Bob Nagy – AB5N

Bob Nagy, AB5N, is having the time of his life in retirement. He teaches technology and the Russian language in his adopted community of Hot Springs, Arkansas, creates You-Tube instructional videos, builds solar powered devices for hiis house and ham shack, and operates the digital  modes. His expertise and improvements of the audio characteristics of the microphones on amateur transceivers is unmatched. AB5N is my QSO Today.

AB5N Resources: 
YouTube Channel
QRZ Page
QTH: Hot Springs, AR
First License: WN2TMD, 1970, age 16
Favorite Digital Operating mode: Olivia

Father was: Robert Nagy, Opera Tenor
Joe Taylor, K1JT
Nick Browling, W5FUA
Wayne Green, WA2NSD
Heddy Lamar 

Rigs and Radios
Mosley TA33 Antenna Senior
Heathkit DX-60B Transmitter
Hallicrafters  HT37 Transmitter
Astatic D104 Microphone
Yaesu FTDX101D HF Transceiver
Icom IC-7610 HF Transceiver
Icom IC-705 HF, VHF, UHF Transceiver
Icom IC-9700 All-Mode VHF/UHF Transceiver
Yaesu FT897 All-Mode HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver
Elad FDM Duo SDR Transceiver
Ameritron ALS 600 RF Amplifier
Icom R7100 General Coverage Receiver
SDRplay RSP Devices
Yaesu FT-301 Transceiver
Hallicrafters SX100 Receiver

Vintage Walkie Talkies
Citizens Band Radio
WCBS New York
Radio Shack Store
7.165 Mhz 
Radio Row, New York City
Harrisons on Radio Row, New York City
Knowledge Is Power
 MSK144 Digital Mode
WBAI Pacifica Radio
Austin, TX
Austin City Limits, PBS
First Class Radiotelephone License
Biological Sciences, University of Texas
KOOP Community Station, Austin
Cittern Irish Double Mandolin
FT8 Digital Mode
PSK31 Macro Exchange Mode
Icom HM151 Microphone
KUHS Radio in Hotsprings, AR
Allstar Linking 
STL – Studio to Transmitter Link
Cambium Long Haul Internet Link
Barix TCIP Link
Amateur Mesh Networks

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: Death of Amateur radio as users get older

Excited most by: Digital modes

Advice to new or returning hams: If you are young, get involved and seek professional guidance for older hams. If you are an older returning ham, remember where you came from. 

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AB5N Operating Position
AB5N RF Design Lab
SDRplay RSPdx SDR Receiver
Yaesu FT-301 HF Transceiver

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