Episode 416 – Rod Hardman – VA3ON
Rod Hardman, VA3ON, is one of the hosts of the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast, and while a relatively new ham, has a love for hands on radio, technology, and tools that goes back to the 1970s. Rod played an interesting role with his company in New Orleans just after Hurricane Katrina that renewed his interest in amateur radio, finding his community, and eventually building his own tribe. VA3ON tells his story in this QSO Today.
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Hometown: Oakville, ONT
First License: 2006, Canadian Basic Amateur radio license, VE3RHF
Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: being clear in the communication about how we are relevant.
Excited most by: change, change, change – new protocols, new technology
Advice to new or returning hams: look at the learning curve for the hobby and embrace the education process. You have a license to learn!
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