Greg Algieri, WA1JXR, was interviewed by Eric Guth, 4Z1UG for QSO Today, episode #357. Greg lives in Lancaster, MA, and is a member of the Central Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association. WA1JXR serves as ARRL Technical Coordinator for the Western MA section.
“Greg began his ham radio journey by asking his dad for a Gillette Blue Razor Blade to make this first receiver, leading to amateur radio licenses, higher electronics education, and an entire career with Raytheon, where he worked in radio and antenna design. WA1JXR is active in his amateur radio community as a teacher of new and existing hams, restoring boat anchor vintage radios, and getting on the air.”
QSO Today is a podcast about the international hobby of amateur radio also known as ham radio. Every week, Eric interviews hams to hear their ham radio story and what they are doing now. Many of the technologies that we enjoy today including television and radio, cell phones, computers, and the Internet were born out amateur radio hobbyists experimenting with electronics and radio in their basements and garages. Amateur radio was and still is the frontier where hams conducted electronic experiments in order to make that wireless contact around the World.”