I particularly enjoy guests that played a role in or witnessed history first hand. Examples are
- Laurie Margolis, G3UML who reported and scooped the invasion by Argentina of the Falkland Islands starting the Falklands war in 1982,
- Vjollca Belegu, Z61VB, Kosovo’s first YL ham radio operator, who survived a dark period in Kosova’s history when lives and ham radio were derailed, and
- Dennis Vernacchia, N6KI who gives his story of Army Mars during the Vietnam War.
Likewise, I am in awe of accomplishments of sight-impaired hams like Ron Milliman K8HSY and Jim Kutsch KY2D. I learned about contributions of YLs like Carol Perry WB2MGP and Ellen White W1YL. Don't miss Dennis Blanchard's K1YPP story of ham radio and the Appalachian Trail. Explore the philosophy of life and ham radio with Mike Rainey AA1TJ. Also, learn the origins of RaDAR with Eddie Leighton ZS6BNE.
|Eric Guth 4Z1UG QSO Today's host|
I missed out on the hobby for 25 years and never had Elmers in the realm of DXing, Contesting and homebrewing. Now I know what Mult-Multi, SO2R, and WRTC are about. I previously had no clue. If you want to enjoy these podcasts for their Elmer value, you will just have to find the time. I take advantage of time in my vehicle. Frankly, I am guilty of binge listening. I pick up more gold nuggets on the second listen. I am on a quest to recall the stories from just the name and call. It is my memory exercise.
Thanks to Eric and his guests, for these podcasts. Please accept my congratulations in advance for two hundred episodes. They are enhancing my ham experience immensely.
Panama City, Florida