Episode 321 – Bob Inderbitzen – NQ1R

Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, discovered amateur radio as a kid, like many of the QSO Today guests.  One of his desires was to work at the ARRL, where he started his career and has been for 29 years.  Bob shares his ham radio story and speaks about the ARRL and what he has learned about amateur radio in this QSO Today. 

Bob’s Channels:

Hometown: Marlborough, NJ

First License:  1982, 12 years of age, KA2PZD, Novice

First Mentor: Steve Shifrinson, WB2URE, Vice Principle of the Middle School

Mentor: Skip Gracon, K3GNZ

Favorite Operating Modes: portable operating, contesting

Current Rig: Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver and Alexloop Antenna

Electronics Enthusiast
Basement Electronics Workshop
Heathkit Metal Detector
Heathkit Shortwave Radio
Drake TR7A HF Transceiver
Tri-band Beam Antenna
Morse Code
US Amateur Radio Novice License
Paper Route
Heathkit SB102 HF Transceiver
Heathkit PS-3 Power Supply
ARRL – American Radio Relay League
Boys Life Magazine
Raritan Bay Radio Amateurs
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Bob Taylor, NA1Q, WPI Club Trustee
Amateur Radio Hurricane Nets
Boston Marathon
Substitute Teacher
ARRL Volunteer Examiners
National Parks on the Air
ARRL Sweepstakes Contest
FT-8 Digital Mode
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Park
ARRL – What is Amateur Radio? 
ARRL Section Manager
ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative
ARRL Field Organization
ARRL Board of Directors
Disneyland,  The Magic Kingdom.  
ARRL Product Development
Ellen White, W1YL
ARRL Educational Activities Department
NASA Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment
Rosalie White, K1STO, AMSAT
ARRL Teachers Institute
Wireless Technology Literacy
STEM – Science Technology Engineering Math Literacy
Most exciting ARRL initiative: Learning
30,000 new hams are licensed every year
ARRL Learning Network, member based webinar series
New Book: Arduino for Ham Radio, by Glen Popiel, KW5GP
Arduino Microcontroller
EAA Airventure Airshow, Oshkosh
Life Long Learner
Civil Air Patrol
Boy Scouts of America
Covid19 Pandemic
Database of College Radio Clubs

Advice to new or returning hams: Find your place quickly. Join ARRL, find amateur radio in your own community, and find opportunities. Also find the college radio clubs in your community.  

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Drake TR7 HF Transceiver
Heathkit SB-102 HF Transceiver
Heathkit GD-48 Metal Detector
Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver

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