Bob Heil is Back!

Dr. Bob Heil, K9EID,
Founder of Heil Sound;
Host of the video podcast Ham Nation,
is returning to Pacificon.

Bob speaks at two (2) different times:
10:00 am and 2:00 pm

Bishop Ranch Ballroom, Salon E

Topic to be Announced    10:00 am – 10:50 am

Topic to be Announced    2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Bob Heil

Bob Heil, licensed in 1956 as KN9EID, began his entrance into Amateur Radio as an avid experimenter designer and builder of VHF equipment.  He was one of the first 6 and 2 meter SSB Kilowatt stations back in 1958.  Bob became the editor of the VHF SSB column in CQ magazine in 1962.

At the age of 15, Heil became the substitute organist at the St. Louis Fox Theatre.  He learned to voice and tune thousands of pipes in this massive Wurlitzer organ which taught him how to listen –mentally dissect what he heard.  That and his equipment building skills learned from ham radio was the foundation for his career in building the first large arena sound systems for such artists as Joe Walsh, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Peter Frampton and many others.  Heil Sound is the only manufacturer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1980, Heil turned his focus towards designing more articulate microphones, headsets and audio gear for Amateur Radio, commercial broadcast and live concert stages.  Heil continues to develop new technologies and exciting microphone products for the live concert stages, broadcast and amateur radio stations.

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