After a very short short time in Alaska, I am back in Utah. Things did not work out there as planned, so I will be relinquishing my new callsign AL1V and getting a new 7-area call sign. I really really like my new callsign, but I know it will probably cause some confusion now that I am on HF.
I've been a ham since 1992. My elmers were Bill Fleming N6WPG (SK) and Jim McCauley AB6EU (SK). I was heavily involved in local 2-meter packet as well as 2-meter voice. I was also a former member of the Fresno Amateur Radio Club, Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers, and the Tulare County Amateur Radio Club. I ran a local Packet BBS (MSYS) in the San Joaquin Valley that offered NASA bulletins and satellite/shuttle tracking passes for the area. I was a net control station for Northern California's 2-meter VHF traffic handling net in the mid-1990s as well as an Official Relay Station. When not doing ham radio, I can be found traveling or going to the symphony/opera. I am also the humble servant of 3 annoying feline creatures that allow me to reside in their house.
I recently became certified to be a volunteer examiner. Hopefully I will put that to use soon! I would like to become an Official Relay Station again. But since there are no formal NTS nets on VHF/UHF here like there were in California, I will have to wait until I get antennas for 40 and 80 meters.
As of 28 August, 2014, I will send all QSL cards in an envelope instead of as a postcard. Being new to HF and QSLing, I only recently found out that most hams prefer receiving them in an envelope. My apologies to anyone who received my AL1V QSL cards as postcards instead of having them inserted in an envelope. I will now spend the extra postage to make sure the card is protected for those of you who don't want the stamp/postmark on them.
>>>> USA stations:
>>>> DX Stations (including Canada):
Kenwood TS-450S w/Ant Tuner
I spend most of my time on HF.
Kenwood TM-V71A 144/440
I am not active on VHF/UHF except for occassionally loading up the APRS program and watching the map screen. The hams I've heard on the local Utah repeaters are not very inclusive to "outsiders", so I really don't feel comfortable operating on VHF/UHF. Once I relocate out of the state, I'll get active again on VHF/UHF.
These are my 20 meter and 17 meter inverted-V antennas. I can't wait to move so I can get these higher and looking better.
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