Episode 329 – Rick Miller – N1RM

Rick Miller, N1RM’s ham radio story began at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and weaves its way through Russian submarine hunting to operating APRS on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, on a grand tour of the United States.  N1RM fills in all of the open spaces in this QSO Today.

N1RM Grand Tour of the USA Unabridged Article
N1RM Grand Tour APRS Map

Father was a: US Navy Cargo Pilot 
First License: 1968 Novice WN6CGR
Upgrade: 1975 Advanced Class License

First Rig:
Heathkit DX-60B Transmitter
Heathkit SB-301 Receiver
Dipole Antenna

Current Rig: 
Elecraft K2 HF Transceiver
Yaesu FT-857 HF Transceiver
Elecraft K3 HF Transceiver
Tri-Ex DX70 Tower
SteppIR DB18 Antenna
Acom 2000A Amplifier

QST Magazine
McMurdo Station 
Naval Air Station Lemoore
Collins S Line
Heathkit DX-35 Transmitter
Collins 75S3B Receiver
Purdue University, Amateur Radio Club Station, W9YB
Lemoore Naval Air Station 
Dilbert, The Knack
Computer Punched Cards
Purdue University, BSEE
Differential Equations
ROTC Scholarship
US Navy 
Naval Flight Center
Naval Submarine Hunter
W1AW Code Practice
Advanced Class Amateur Radio License
USS Saratoga AirCraft Carrier
Collins 30L1 Amplifier
Drake TR4C HF Transceiver
Henry 4K Power Amplifier
Aircraft Notch Antenna
Anti-submarine Sonobuoy
US Navy Unrestricted Line Officer
General Dynamics Electric Boat
MS, Computer Science
Finite Math
Atlanta Hamfest
Power Spectral Density
Morse Runner Software
“See Spot Run”
Iambic Keyer
Bencher Iambic Keyer Paddle
Mike March, N9VV, Magnetic Paddles
Ten-Tec Omni 7 HF Transceiver
K4VB Superstation
Stepper Motor
Potomac Valley Radio Club
Reston Applied Technology – Rick’s company
Harley Davidson Motorcycle
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
X-15 Inventor 
Scott Crossfield
Maxwell’s Equations
ARES – Amateur Radio Emergency Service

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Heathkit DX-60 Novice Transmitter
Heathkit SB-301 HF Receiver
Collins 75S3 Receiver
Ten-Tec Omni VII HF Transceiver

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