Episode 453 – Chris Cancilla – W4CEC


Chris Cancilla W4CEC is a relatively new ham, and has a long history in the Boy Scouts, especially teaching the radio merit badge, Jamboree on the Air, and training young scouts to eventually become amateurs themselves.  Chris is also a professional Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI expert and a seasoned author of science fiction and technical books on EDI.  W4CEC is my QSO Today. 


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The Proposal/ The Night Was Alive from the Broadway Musical Titanic

Chris’s Websites:
W4CEC – Amateur Radio Site
Chris Cancilla Author Website
LinkedIn Page
Substack Blog

Hometown: Cleveland OH

QTH: Raleigh, NC

Elmer: Elden Morris N1MN (SK)

First Rig: Baofeng UV-5R

Current Rig: 
Yaesu FT-891 All Band Transceiver
Yaesu FT-900 Transceiver
Anytone AT-5888UV Mobile Transceiver

Morse Code
Boy Scout Flashlight
Boy Scout First Class 
Morse Code Translator Strip
Jamboree on the Air
Code Practice Oscillator
ARRL QST Magazine
Occoneechee Amateur Radio Society
Semaphore Flags
Vacuum Tube Caddy
Calibrations Military
AirForce Calibrations Lab
EDI – Electronic Data Interchange
F15 Aircraft
Appalachian Trail
The Beauty Spot on the Appalachian
Baofeng UV5R
BT-Tech DMR Portable
American Legion
POTA – Parks on the Air
Scout Camps on the Air
Folded Spindled Mutilated
Spring Blast (Merit Badge Blow Out) – an intensive Boy Scout merit badge workshop
Byonics Microfox Transmitter
Speed of Light
Tape Measure VHF Yagi Antenna
John Portune W6NBC Antenna VHF Cube
Camp Durrant Boy Scouts
The American Legion Amateur Radio Club
Fox Hunting or Transmitter Hunting
Volunteer Examiner for Laurel VEC
Commodore 128 Computer
Amazon Kindle Print on Demand
Catch 22
Excited most by: People are getting more creative with what they are trying to accomplish with amateur radio. 

Advice to new or returning hams: For returning, It’s not the same amateur radio.  For new hams: It doesn’t matter what you use and just talk, learn something new. 

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Baofeng UV5R VHF/UHF Transceiver

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