Episode 452 – George Heron – N2APB


George Heron, N2APB, loves the design, collaboration, and building  of electronic devices for amateur radio, along with his friend and mentor, Joe Everhart, N2CX, now a silent key.  Together, they shared their discoveries live on their Chat with the Designers podcast, until October 2018. Every aspect of amateur radio interests George, from test equipment and restored vintage radios to stand alone SDR transceivers and  more efficient designs of magnetic loop antennas. N2APB  is Eric, 4Z1UG’s  QSO Today.



First License: 1969,  Age17,  WN2WVZ,  Novice
 First Rig: 

Education: Rochester Institute of Technology,  BSEE

Hollow State Design, by Grayson Evans

Electric Radio Magazine

Elmer: Joe Everhart, N2CX

Chat with the Designers.  – Live talk show and podcast with George, N2APB and Joe, N2CX

New Jersey QRP Club

American QRP Club

Teamspeak – audio conferencing software used for Chat with the Designers

Frontpage – web page editor – one of the original Microsoft web page design tools

Visio –  Microsoft Product.  You can learn it from Visio for Dummies

Midnight Design Solutions – George’s small business where he sells New Jersey and AM QRP kits.

SDR Cube Transceiver, at Midnight Designs

Softrock Receivers

NUE-PSK Modem Digital Mode, by Milt Cram, W8NUE, and George Heron, N2ABP

Minimalist Test Bench: 

Anderson Power Pole Connectors

QRP Guys

Test equipment that George would keep if given the XYL ultimatum: 

​“Midnight Loop Antenna”, by Midnight Design Solutions

Life Journey, creates professional mentors to high school students to pursue STEM programs

Excited by:
SDR – software defined radio
TAPR – Open HPSDR Transceiver
Moving up to microwave

Advice to new or returning hams:
Get your homebrew hands dirty with tools and soldering iron

Dave Benson, Small Wonder Labs

Pixie 40 meter transmitter

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Knightkit Star Roamer GC Receiver

Ameco AC-1 Novice Transmitter

SDR Cube Transceiver
By Midnight Designs

Tektronix 465M Oscilloscope

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