Episode 469 – George Fremin – K5TR
Today’s podcast is a reprise of my interview with George Fremin, K5TR in April of 2017. George is a world class contester and DXer, with years of experience building and maintaining first class multi-operator contest stations. George gives some important advice on tower safety and working on antenna towers. We also touch on the “flow state” that is achievable during intense contesting rounds in this QSO Today.
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George’s website: http://www.kkn.net/~k5tr
First License: Age 13, 1976, WB5VZL, Waco, Texas
ARRL Field Day, Contest Elmer: WB5KTD who coached making contacts
CQ Worldwide DX Contest, 1982
W5KFT contest station, Lubbock, TX
K5TR advice before tower climbing:
Up the Tower – The Complete Guide to Tower Construction, by Steve Morris, K7LXC
VHF/UHF Transverter – allows a HF rig to operate in VHF and UHF ranges
Alan Sias, WB0DRL (Now N0OY) – operates VHF, UHF, and microwave contests
Lauren Libby, W0LD – 10 Ghz radios
“Troposcatter is about power and antenna gain, not affected by propagation”
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Excited most by new technology including SDR and digital modes
Advice to new and returning hams: Get on and operate. Try everything
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