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Profiles in Amateur Radio

Ken Reitz, Features Editor for Monitoring Times magazine, has published a new eBook called, “Profiles in Amateur Radio.” It features stories and biographies from a lengthy list of radio personalities/figures (including  yours truly!). A common theme in many of these personal radio histories is an interest in amateur radio that was built on a foundation of  shortwave radio listening.


February 3, 2012

Profiles in Amateur Radio

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

A new Kindle e-book now available at the link below

Profiles in Amateur Radio” is a collection of nineteen articles taken from the First Person Radio series that appeared over the last three years in Monitoring Times, a national monthly magazine about all things radio, now in its 32nd year. It’s a three part look at the inspirational life stories as told in the words of those on whom shortwave and amateur radio has had a lifelong impact. The book is edited by Ken Reitz KS4ZR, a freelance writer since 1988, Features Editor for Monitoring Times, and author of the Communications and Beginner’s Corner columns which appear monthly in the magazine.

Profiles in Amateur Radio Table of Contents

  • The Uncommon Life of Charlie Gyenes W6HIQ — by Ken Reitz KS4ZR
  • In the Right Place at the Right Time — by Bob Heil K9EID
  • Life’s Been Good to WB6ACU — by Ken Reitz KS4ZR
  • How I Survived Self-Electrocution, Fame, Congress and the Publishing Industry — by Bob Grove W8JHD
  • Reading, ‘Riting and Radio — by Carole Perry WB2MGP
  • CQ at 51,000 Feet and Mach .85 — by Rick Dougherty NQ4I
  • If You’re Old Enough to Read, You’re Old Enough to Get Your License — by Mattie Clauson AE7MC
  • A Life of Service in Amateur Radio by Harry Dannals W2HD
  • My Half-Century in Radio — by Ron Walsh VE3GO
  • A Love of Listening — by Thomas Witherspoon K4SWL
  • My Lifelong Fight for Free Speech Radio — by Allan Weiner
  • Obsessed by Time and Shortwave Radio — by Myke Dodge Weiskopf
  • Crystal Set Leads to Lifelong Hobby and Career — by Maury Midlo
  • Shortwave from Both Sides of the Microphone — by Jeff White
  • A Most Unlikely Radio Career — Keith Perron
  • Radio Dreams of a Lifetime — by Jack K. Neal W8AQ
  • Amateur Radio and Education in America — by Ken Reitz KS4ZR
  • The LBJ High School Experience — by Ronny Risinger KC5EES
  • CQ DX from KC7OEK — by Nick Casner K7CAS, Cole Smith KF7FXW and Rayann Brown KF7KEZ
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