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Middlesex County, FN31rn, CQ Zone 5, ITU Zone 8
N 41.574, W 72.569 (N 41 34' 26.9" W 72 34' 11.4")
Find more about Weather in Portland, CTK1DNR


My personal site: www.charlessocci.com 
  • I am located in the US State of Connecticut
  • My county is Middlesex
  • My city is Portland, Population 8700
  • My QTH is 34.5km North of Long Island Sound
  • 145km SE of Boston and 159km NE of New York City.


  • QSL= LoTW, eQSL, Direct and Bureau. I enjoy paper QSL - SASE not required. The best way to receive my QSL is to send direct, or email K1DNR at arrl dot net. Or visit the contact page on my website. http://www.charlessocci.com
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  • Former Callsigns: KA1DNR (1979-1995), KC2YWZ (2010), AE2CS (2010-2011)
  • Radio: TS-590, FT-857D
  • Amp: Ameritron AL-572, Mirage B-2518-G 
  • Audio: Heil Genesis, MC-50, or stock mic, with no outboard processing. Internal speech processing and EQ.
  • CW: K8RA(sk) paddle, or homebrew paddles and keys.
Low bands: verticals, QW Vertical on 40m, elevated 3m, home brew, 80/160m 65' top loaded, and/or base tuned, bandswitched remotely.
RX: Beverage, various verticals and MFJ-1025 Noise Canceller. Cushcraft R7. 
High bands: 20m long dipole with tuned feeder (20m, 12m) made of LadderSnap open wire line. 6m: homebrew 4 element quad fed with 75 Ohm hardline. 2m and 70cm:  11 element and 15 element single yagis.Various types of RX antennas, and MFJ-1025 noise canceller.
K1DNR Mobile Setup:I am using a screwdriver type mobile antenna with a 72" (1.8m) stainless steel whip. I also have a 12' telescopic whip for stationary use. I use an FT-857D barefoot, homebrew heaset and CW paddles strapped to the ashtray. I enjoy operating mobile with my FT857D.
I am a musician. I studied with jazz legend Jackie McLean from the time i was 17. I taught and played all over the world for many years.  Today i run my own computer consulting business and play the lead alto chair with Michael Palin and the Other Orchestra every Tuesday in Hartford,  CT. at Blackeyed Sallys on Asylum Ave downtown. Free music here, recorded with vintage Telefunken and RCA mics, and vintage preamps - (free tracks are full length mp3) http://www.socci.com/blog/my-music
I live in a rural part of central Conneticut on one of the highest hills in the area. We often hear Coyotes at night. Listen to the Coyotes sing. 






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