I was first licensed in 1967 as a novice. Later that year, I obtained my general and advanced license on the same day at the FCC office in Boston, MA. I upgraded to extra class in December 2010. This picture is by the fireplace in the shack.
I have a number of antenna. My primary antenna for 20M thru 6M is a K4KIO hex beam. I installed it in June 2013, father's day, with the help of my oldest daughter Amy. The hex beam replaced a Mosley CL33 tri-bander that was installed in 1974, when I put up the tower.
I am a fan of wire antenna fed with home made open wire line through homebrew 4:1 baluns. I use about 20 feet of coax from the Palstar AT2KD tuner to feed each balun.
My 80M delta loop is a triangle with one point facing down toward the ground. The top wire is up about 50 feet, hung between two pine trees. I feed the loop halfways up on the southern leg with open wire line.
I also have an 80M dipole fed the same way. All wire antenna are home made. You can see a picture of the Hexbeam and tower.
From left to right on the desk you have a ICOM-7200, a YAESU FTdx-3000, and a ICOM-756PRO. Above and next to the monitor is a PALSTAR AT2KD tuner with a Kenwood TS-570S above it, the ROTOR Control and an AMERITRON AL-80B amplifier.
I use Ham Radio Deluxe for rig control, digital and my electronic logbook. I enjoy all the HF bands. You can usually find me on 17M, 20M when open. In the evening, I'm on 40M and 75M.
I always QSL via LOTW and eQSL. I will send you a paper QSL card if requested.
Just before retiring from the Freetown Police Department after 35 years working as a reserve officer. I also spent 17 years as the elected Town Treasurer and I'm presently in my sixth year on the Board of Selectman. My full time job was working for Uncle Sam for 37years.
A PROUD MOMENT!
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary crew after rescuing three men in Buzzards Bay waters on 26 August 2009. (Rod Thomas, Leo Lake, Bob Joseph [KC1BEV] and yours truely!)
Later, the crew received the 2010 AFRAS Silver Medal Award in Washington DC.
Here is a picture of my shack in 2007. Amateur Radio, in my opinion, is a great hobby. 73's and Good DX to all!!!
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