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Paul Harden, NA5N

Paul Harden, NA5N, was first licensed in 1963 as WNØNOW/WAØNOW in Pueblo and Alamosa, CO. After eight years in the submarine service, he moved to New Mexico in 1977 as part of the initial construction crew of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array (VLA) radiotelescope near Socorro. Paul's work at the VLA was primarily analog and RF electronics, including the recent design of the VHF/UHF receivers used for 74-400 MHz radio astronomy, ionospheric research, and solar observing. Paul recently retired after nearly 40 years at the observatory.

His ham-radio interests and hobbies include QRP CW and field operating and homebrewing ham/QRP gear, in addition to amateur radio astronomy, solar activity, and propagation.  He is a member of the QRP Amatuer Radio Club International's QRP Hall of Fame.  Paul's interests in local history and photography have led him to publish articles on the history of New Mexico and the Southwest.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 22

2:00pm MDT