Steve Kremer will discuss short wave radio at UST Radio Club meeting tomorrow
The University of St. Thomas Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 7, in Room 155, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.
Steve Kremer will present a program titled “Update on Short Wave Listening.” His program will be a basic guide to shortwave (SW) radio and include what can be found in the SW spectrum. He chose to speak on some of the basics because many of the newer hams didn’t get their start with SWLing, but rather with CB and the like. This opens up a whole new perspective of the radio hobby for them.
Kremer started listening to SW when he was 9 years old with a Hallicrafter’s Sky Challenger receiver and a wire cut for 40 meters. This was back in the '50s when propagation was probably the best he has ever experienced and he was hooked. He built several SW sets and has kept up his listening through the years.
Kremer likes listening to just about everything, including SW broadcasts, aircraft, utilities and Radio Amateurs. He has held shortwave seminars at local club meetings and also at Hamfest Minnesota. He holds an Extra Class Amateur License, KNØF, and is active on both HF and the repeaters. He writes an SW column for the Quarterwave, a Twin City FM Club newsletter.
Kremer is a professional singer and guitarist and performed with several famous people in the folk era. He has written and performed commercials and toured, off and on, for about 20 years in the '60s and '70s. He still plays locally, mostly at churches and private events. He also manages a distribution sales network for a local electronic manufacturer’s representative firm.