Episode 468 – David Casler – KE0OG


I interviewed Dave Casler, KE0OG, in September 2017, at a time when 10 meters was dead, and the discussion of ham radio education was as important then,  as it is today.  Dave creates ham radio Youtube videos from the Western Slope of Colorado to educate and inform his ham radio audience.  Beginning with videos to aid in obtaining ham radio licenses, Dave has created a catalog of how-to videos for ham radio that are interesting and well produced.  Dave is a retired project engineer from the aerospace industry and a self published author of both fiction and non-fiction works.  KE0OG is my QSO Today in this reprise of the earlier interview, now re-mastered and cleaned up.



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First SWL Receiver: Hallicrafters S20R

Brigham Young University Amateur Club Station

First License: 1975, Novice, Age 19  WN7AIU
Upgraded a year later, General WB6UBT

First Rig:  
Heathkit HW16 Novice Transceiver
Yaesu FT-201, Like the FT-101 without 160 meters

First DX contact: Johnston Island DX contact

Current Rig:

Favorite mode: SSB rag chewing

Brigham Young University, BS, Mathematics
Satellite communications
MS Degree – machine decoding emphasis
Profession: Systems Engineer, based on mathematics and satellite background

Radioddity GD77 DMR Radio

David Casler KE0OG You-Tube Channel

MFJ Antennas 

Green Screen – also called chroma key

Youtube Audio Library – no copyright music

Powerdirector version 13 software

DMR Tier 2 – Digital Mobile Radio

Scientific American editorial approach

Maker community and movement

Elie VanWinkle, N0QCX SK, founder of BARK, Jr.

BARC – Boulder Amateur Radio Club

Vinyl records make a comeback

Fox Hunting RF direction finding

Mt. Sniffles Press – Dave’s publishing company

CreateSpace – book publishing

Dave’s Website

Dave’s Books:

Otto Mears – Colorado Pioneer

Otto Mears Liberty Ship

Ridgway Railroad Museum

Excited the most by: Software Defined Radio SDR

Advice to new or returning hams: Get on the air

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​Hallicrafters S-20R Sky Champion

Heathkit HW-16 Novice Transceiver

Yaesu FT-201 HF Transceiver

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