Jerry Taylor, KDØBIK is the founder and host of the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast.
Licensed: Technician 2007, General 2008 and Extra 2011.
Callsigns held: KD0BIK
Favorite mode: JT65A and PSK-31
Favorite band: 20 meters
Favorite radio: Elecraft KX3
My name is Jerry Taylor and I would like to thank you for visiting my podcast website. As a small child, I would listen to my Uncle talk on his radio. I was fascinated, even if I didn’t understand how it worked. I loved to sit on his chair wearing his headphones and tinker with his radio pretending to be a ham – just like him.
The years went by, and I had forgotten about amateur radio. Then one day I was visiting my uncle. He was in his ham shack, and I was standing in the doorway listening to him operate and I remembered. I remembered being that little boy and I realized that the desire to be an amateur radio operator never really left me.
I began studying for my technician class license, and was granted my license in August 2007 and upgraded to the general license in January 2008. Finally, in August of 2011 I upgraded to extra. I am a member of the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Radio Association, a life member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and regular member of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).
You can follow me on Twitter @KD0BIK. I’m also active on Facebook and Google+. Additionally, I also have an Echolink node which I activate when I’m in the ham shack. You can connect via KD0BIK-L or node number 350298. If you are in the local Denver area, you can try 147.450 FM. Finally, I also often keep Skype active. You can find me under KD0BIK.
In keeping the traditional spirit of ham radio alive, don’t forget to turn on your radio.
Jerry Taylor, KDØBIK