AB3CX was issued in April, 2005. My previous callsigns were WN2PTS and WB2PTS from 1963-1973. I was QRT all the years in between. I am basically a DX and contests op. Another part of my radio interest is restoring, repairing and collecting classic radios of the 1930s. The ham shack has about 90 vintage 1930-39 era radios displayed. Station gear is a Yaesu FT-2000 with the NS roofing filter, with added RF Space IF-2000 IF output and SDR-IQ used for panadaptor display, Alpha 99 Linear, and Ten Tec 238B tuner. Antennas are a HyGain HyTower vertical (with 160M base loading toroidal coil for 160M), a Cushcraft 40 meter rotary dipole, an 80 Meter Inverted Vee suspended from the tower, and a Tennadyne T-8 log periodic antenna on a 55 foot tower. I belong to the HVCDX contest club. Software is N1MM for contesting, Spectraview for the SDRIQ and N3FJP for day to day logging. So far the DXCC totals are 318 worked, with 317 confirmed. 100% of QSO's since 5/10/2009 are being confirmed on LOTW. I reply to all bureau QSLs received.
You can search my log here: http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/AB3CX
The newest project in progress is a new radio QTH, 30 acres located 10 minutes from home, on a hilltop at 2100 foot elevation. So far, the only antennas up are three Beverage antennas, SW NE, NW. A 117 foot Rohn 45G tower is up, and the base and anchors for a second tower are in place, and I have accumulated several monobander yagis (all M2 antennas, a 40 MLL4, a pair of 20M5, a 6M7, and a 10M7), and a big Tennadyne T12 log periodic. Getting all the antennas in the air will take a while, but most will go up summer 2013 for the 2013-4 contesting season. Terrain is extremely favorable to EU, JA and AF. I hope to be very competitive in the contests from this location by 2013 Fall season. See:
You can see some photos taken 9/27/2009 of my Cooperstown shack and some tower work by following this link:
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