Episode 465 – Jack Mandelman – K1VT
Dr. Jack Mandelman, K1VT, was my guest in 2018, after meeting him on a DMR talk group. As my head is down in preparation for the upcoming QSO Today Academy Event, I wanted to bring back this great interview with Jack. Jack is on the short list for holding the most patents, over 700 Worldwide, in the area of semiconductor physics, while at the same time a successful ham radio operator working DX and CW. Jack is exploring satellite communications and DMR. K1VT shares his ham radio story episode of QSO Today.
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Started with shortwave listening
Vacuum tube kit with fahnestock clips
W2IRS – Irish Radio Shack
Hometown: Queens, NYC, Maspeth
First License: Novice, Age 14
Elmer: Norm, W2KVG
Education:City College of NY, BSEE, MSEE
Microstrip distributed P nu in Diode
IBM, Burlington Vermont, K1VT repeater
DRAM -dynamic random access memory
Lazy H antenna – two stacked doublets
4NEC2 – antenna modeling software, Arie Voors
Favorite operating mode: CW
Bluestack DVMega – BlueDV
ThumbDV – from Northwest Digital Radio
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Advice to new or returning hams: Prepare for a shock. Don’t be overwhelmed and use what you know already. Do more listening than talking.
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Hallicrafters S-38E Receiver
Heathkit DX-60 Novice Transmitter
Icom IC-7100 HF transceiver with VHF/UHF
Pneumatic Tennis Ball Launcher