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First licensed in 1962 as K3VDH in Philadelphia. 

Now active as AB1QP in South Central Connecticut.

Rig is a Yaseu FT-950 , and  Ameritron ALS-600,  into wire antennas - a 66 'OCF dipole on 6, 10, 17, 20, 30 and 40 meters, a G5RV,  (with the help of a MFJ 989 tuner on 17 and 30) and a single band wire dipole on 15 , all about 25 - 35 feet high. I operate about 70% CW , the rest SSB with some RTTY and very  little PSK thrown in. I like to get in about 10 or 12 hours in major contests, although I have mostly been sitting out 2016.

I enjoy paper QSL cards, and will QSL via any method, but I still like paper. Buro requests are a running a little behind, thanks for your patience.

I have worked in CATV and RF/Telecom engineering and operations since 1983. Currently I am an Application Engineer in the Communication Test and Measurement field, specificly in Network and Service enablement, working with software and hardware for RF and Optical applications, as well as developing operational plans and methodology for "cloud " based "S-A-a-S ( Software As a Service) applications. Prior to 1983 I built and operated recording studios and sound reinforcement systems ....and a few other thngs:-)

I have held a pilots certificate since 1989, and have been sailing, mostly blue-water, since the 70's.


  • FISTS #15747
  • QCWA
  • Society of Cable TelecommunicationEngineers ( SCTE) since 1984,
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • FCC General Class Radiotelephone
  • National Skeet Shooting Association

DXCC Mixed, Phone, CW, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m

Tnx for looking and hope to hear you on the air...


73, Frank

A very long time ago...(1964)
Sometimes I wish I still had the DX-40 and VF-1...and the bug, too
The bug and I got along prett well. My new keyer and I often armwrestle.

Yes, the reciever is an Echocraft EC-3 or EC-4 circa 1949.


Decided to try and recreate my card from 1963 -64 using my old version of PageMaker.
Pretty close. I like the Deco look.



This is what the license looked like in 1962. This one is a little the worse for wear due to laminating, and being dragged around in my wallet for years.
Note the signatures of the famous Ben F. Wafple and C.B Plummer. Todays license seems much more impersonal. The issueing officer was a laser printer.



A piece of ARRL SS history from the 63 Sweepstakes, in honor of the legendary Larry Le Kashman. He was my #35, I was his #908!

Remember, no SO2R, no computer logging, no spotting, no cluster. Just ears, mind and bug. And he always QSL'd.Terrific QSL cards, too.

Another piece of Ham nostalgia from 60's era Philadelphia is a QSL card from W3TKQ, the Amateur Radio Station in the Franklin Institute Science Museum's Hall of Electricity. Sadly, there is no longer a station there, and the exhibits seem to have been greatly dumbed down from the golden era of the 60s and 70s.

Note the wonderful full suite of the then new and top of the line Collins S-Line. The large circle above the operating desk is a global map, with the beam direction indicated by an illuminated wedge. Nifty looking for the time. Museum visitors could listen in on telephone handsets outside the glass. Visiting hams could come in and guest operate. Chief Op Nelson Schurr (W3DYP - SK)was my first Elmer. Besides operating W3TKQ, and teaching ham classes on the weekends , Nelson would run the half million volt Tesla coil, Van de Graff generator, and lightning shows at the museum. Nelson was a little strange, due in part, no doubt, to the daily high voltage dousing he was exposed to. He introduced a LOT of people to Ham Radio. -...- -...- -...- -...-


Another current hobby is Skeet Shooting:
( Yes, I am left handed)













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Aileron - my Catalina 30
























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QRZ Logbook Summary for - AB1QP
Latest Contacts for AB1QP at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KS9W 2015-02-15 20M RTTY EN52sh United States ROBERT W STOLBERG
KN5TX 2015-02-15 20M RTTY EM12km United States SANDRA D PANNELL
LZ1JZ 2015-02-15 20M RTTY KN22jd Bulgaria TONY STEFANOV
R7DA 2015-02-15 20M RTTY KN95lc Russia Alex Isajchenko
SO4M 2015-02-15 20M RTTY KO03fs Poland Raźny Mirek
VC7G 2015-02-15 10M RTTY JJ00aa Canada CQ-WW-WPX 2015 Multiop
AK6R 2015-02-15 10M RTTY DM13ic United States ROBERT C BREHM
KA7PNH 2015-02-15 10M RTTY DN72ct United States WILLIAM W BLACKBURN
W6WRT 2015-02-15 10M RTTY DM14sh United States WILLIAM R TURNER
P49X 2015-02-15 10M RTTY FK52al Aruba Ed Muns
AA5AU 2015-02-15 10M RTTY EL49xu United States DONALD A HILL
N5MOA 2015-02-15 10M RTTY EM10gx United States TOMMY T DENIO
N5MEG 2015-02-15 10M RTTY EM30wg United States SCOTT A MENARD
HI3CC 2015-02-15 10M RTTY FK49rn Dominican Republic Constantino Carlo (TINO)
W6LED 2015-02-15 10M RTTY CM98je United States VALDEMAR THOMSEN

Book Totals: 16488 qso's   9456 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#3988
Granted: 2015-02-15 16:05:04   (AB1QP)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
United States Award#638
Granted: 2015-02-15 16:05:04   (AB1QP)

Grid Squared Award#3379
Granted: 2015-02-15 16:05:03   (AB1QP)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#752
Granted: 2015-02-12 22:10:03   (AB1QP)

  • 10 Meters CW
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 40 Meters CW
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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