By: Donald Nelligan, (KI4MZC)

(Cleveland) – Rob Sherwood, one of the best-known names in amateur (Ham) radio, will give a
presentation on “Transceiver Performance and Selection for the New Ham” focusing on what makes a
good radio for the shortwave bands.

The presentation will be held at the regular meeting of the Gateway Amateur Radio Club on Tuesday, November 8, and will provide background on radio performance and the tradeoffs between radio affordability and quality.

Mr. Sherwood, who received his first Ham license in 1961 at age 14, publishes technical reviews of Ham
radios. He founded his own company, Sherwood Engineering, in 1974 which develops and sells upgrades
to older, but still capable, radios. Since then, he has given hundreds of presentations to clubs and Ham
radio conventions including many talks at the premier amateur radio event, the Dayton Hamvention.

“Rob Sherwood has the unique ability to translate the heavily technical aspects of radio performance
into the plain language of a non-technical Ham, or anyone else for that matter,” said Craig Bailey,
President of the GARC. Bailey, who himself mentors young people in the Ham radio club at Gainesville
Middle School, continued, “Even the more experienced Hams and anyone interested in science and
technology will learn a lot from him.”

Currently holding the amateur radio call-sign NC0B, Mr. Sherwood has built a ham radio station at his home in Colorado with 13 antennas, several radios, and regularly communicates with other Hams world- wide.

For more information about Rob Sherwood, visit his website at For more information about the Mr. Sherwood’s presentation or amateur radio, visit the Gateway Amateur Radio Club’s website at, email or call 678-207-6773.

The presentation will be held at the Gateway Amateur Radio Club’s monthly meeting at the White County Senior Center on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 7:00 pm. The Senior Center is located at 1239 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, Georgia. The public is invited.