Episode 386 – Dave Jensen – W7DGJ


Dave Jensen, W7DGJ, found his way into amateur radio from volunteering to help disabled Korean War veterans, who were active amateurs,  in a Cleveland, Ohio, Veterans Hospital.  From that interaction grew a love of radio and communications that has lasted a lifetime.  Dave likes to work CW on 17 meters and build his own equipment.  W7DGJ is my QSO Today.



This list is the total amounts contributed as sponsorships and/or donations since Episode 1 in July 2014.  Only those who agreed to be publicly recognized are on the list below. 


Hometown:  Cleveland Heights, OH

First Receiver: Allied Knight Kit Star Roamer

First License: WN8VDY, Age 15, Novice, 
WA8VDY, Upgrade

Novice Rig:
Heathkit DX-60 Transmitter
Heathkit HR10 Receiver
Heathkit HG10 VFO

Current Rig: 
Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver
Icom IC-7100 HF Transceiver
Xiegu G-90  HF QRP Transceiver
Icom IC-705 HF/VHF/UHF QRP Transceiver
Vertical HF Antenna
Yaesu FT-857 HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver
Mercury 3S Amplifier
Mercury Antenna Tuner
Buckmaster 7 Band Dipole

Favorite Mode:  20 Meter CW, Loves 17 Meters

Science Fiction
Neela Park Institute, Cleveland Oh,  General Electric
Stamp Collector
Boy’s Life Magazine
“Big Ear” ad in Boys Life parabolic microphone
Vintage Walkie-Talkies
CO2 Cartridge
AM Radio DX 
Clear Channel AM Stations
Clearasil Commercial
Ionospheric Skip Radio Listening
Shortwave Listening
SWL Card
Allied Electronics Catalog
Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scout Merit Badge
Wade Park Veterans Hospital, Cleveland
Korean War
CW Bug
National NCL-2000 Linear RF Power Amplifier
Collins S Line
General Class License Manual
Ohio University, BA Communications
Teletype Newsroom Bells
Students Shot at Kent State University
(RCrum) SCrum Comic Books
Tokyo Shapiro Electronics, Cleveland
Audio Technica
Audio Technica ATR-2100 Microphone
Audio Technica Magnetic Transducer
Ted Nugent
Linda Ronstat
Shure SM-10 Microphone
Shure SM-58 Microphone
Tele Records Label
Executive Recruiter (Head Hunter)
Dale Carnegie Course
Science Magazine,  Science Careers Org
STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math
17 Meter Activity Group  18.1575
David Jensen W7DGJ and Stephen Bennion W7DJ – Build Your Own Linear Amplifier – Our Experiences with the Mercury IIIS – Live Q&A
146.52 MHz 2 Meter Calling Channel
September 11, 1958, Citizens Band Radio service approved by the FCC
FreeWheelers Net
Spectrum Monitor Magazine
CQ Magazines
Electric Radio Magazine

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: lack of courtesy on the air

Excited most by: POTA and solid state amplifiers

Advice to new or returning hams: Learn CW and go to CW Academy. Don’t wait to build your dream station to get on the air on HF.  Join the ARRL and subscribe to the publications. 

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W7DJG Ham Shack

Allied Knight-Kit Star Roamer GC Receiver

Heathkit DX-60 Novice Transmitter

Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver

Icom IC-705 HF/VHF/UHF/ Transceiver QRP

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