Episode 381 – Kirk Kleinschmidt – NT0Z
Kirk Kleinshmidt, NT0Z, has spent most of his professional life working in amateur radio as an editor, author, and contributor to the amateur radio magazines that we have grown to love including QST, ARRL Handbook, Spectrum Monitor, and others. His own book, Stealth Amateur Radio, continues to advise us how to get on the air and enjoy our hobby, even when our living situation is against it. NT0Z is my QSO Today.
Stealth Amateur Radio, by Kirk Kleinschmidt, NT0Z
Catch a Falling Star, By Kirk Kleinschmidt
Hometown: Little Falls, MN
Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: young people not entering the hobby, spectrum encroachment, aging population, antenna restrictions from Homeowners associations, perfect storm for amateur radio problems. The dumbing down of amateur radio to attract kids does not create long term commitment.
Excited most by: building amateur radio equipment.
Advice to new or returning hams: find a mentor to help you pursue your area of interest, watch a lot of YouTube videos. Recognize that ham radio is much wider now than it was previously.
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