Episode 396 – Jordan Makower – WA2BRV


Jordan Makower, WA2BRV, was first licensed as an adult and young teacher, “elmered” by a student whose high school radio club needed a faculty trustee.  Jordan spent his career influencing kids in the sciences as well as supporting their amateur radio interests.  Now retired, Jordan is a frequent contributor to the K9YA Telegraph magazine, telling his own ham radio stories.  WA2BRV is my QSO Today.


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First License:  Novice WN2BRV, 1971
Upgrade:  Advanced  

First Rig: 
Eico 720 Transmitter
Hammarlund HQ-180AC Receiver

Current Rig:
Icom IC-703 HF Transceiver
Elecraft KXPA 100 Watt Amplifier
8 Band Vertical Antenna

Favorite Operating Mode: Rag Chewing on SSB

Jordan’s  books:  
The Night Sky, by Jordan Makower
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, by Jordan Makower

Theodore Roosevelt HS , Bronx
Lafayette Radio
Popular Electronics Magazine
Sears Roebuck
SWL Cards
Lafayette Explor-Air Regen Shortwave Radio
David Spitz, Photographer
K9YA Telegraph
Hunter College, Journalism Major
Pilots License
University of Massachusetts
Leica Camera
Columbia,  Connecticut
Danbury State College, Willimantic, CT
Southern Connecticut State College
Coventry School System
Pearl River, New York
Henry Seidner, WA2ROA, student at Pearl River High School, Episode 351 QSO Today Podcast
Colpitts Oscillators
Pi Network Filters
FCC Office Manhattan
DeVry Institute of Technology, Electronic Technology
Bell and Howell Electronics Course
Rolnick Observatory, Westport CT
Western Connecticut State College Planetarium
Radio Astronomy
STEM – Science Technology Engineering Math
The Lone Ranger – Old Time Radio
Old Time Radio
Star Trek,  Gene Roddenberry

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: getting people to “communicate” is our human challenge 

Excited most by: exploration of digital modes, getting the next soul to answer my CQ. 

Advice to new or returning hams:  Get a good antenna, a beam that you can rotate to send and receive a signal. 

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Eico 720 Novice Transmitter

Hammurlund HQ-180 GC Receiver

Icom IC-703 HF Transceiver

Elecraft KXPA100 100 Watt Amplifier

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