From the virtual “Chris Knight Interview” tour bus, today I have a new interview to share with you from article writing & marketing questions asked by Todd Strait of WM8C.com, an amateur (ham) radio website and more. Read Part 1 and then Read Part 2
Off Topic Trivia: Growing up as a teen, I always wanted to be a ham radio operator, have my own little radio shack (with postcards from all over the world from long distance CQ DX connections made) and monster antenna tower so that I could reach out and learn from people all over the world with shortwave bands. Didn’t have much interest in the 2 meter FM stuff most of the local Hams here in town use… but guess which major shift or technology completely displaced my interest in being a ham radio operator?
If you guessed the INTERNET, you win.
Mostly I played with 10 and 11 meters and had a 10 watt Galaxy rig & Penetrator brand antenna for trying to make radio connections with people in different parts of the planet. The oddest thing I ever experienced was in the early 1990’s when my FM radio picked up an FM radio station in Duluth Minnesota… some 600 mile distance that shouldn’t have been possible until I looked it up and learned that I experienced what’s known as Sporadic-E (also known as E-skip or the phenomenon of a scattering of FM frequencies in a single or multi-hop bounce off the ionosphere).
Anyway, check out the new interview with my answers to Todd’s article writing & marketing questions.