I have been licensed since 1965 when a science teacher in my high school and a local ham, Jack, W2FW (SK) helped me get my ticket back in my hometown of Schenectady, NY. Since then my QTHs have included Troy, NY, Laingsburg, MI and Jenison, MI. For the past 28 years I have lived in Plymouth, MA with my wife Linda, WB2BYO. Here, we raised our children Bill, N1YWW who is married and lives nearby and my daughter Christina who lives here in Plymouth.
I have been active for the past 47 years and enjoy CW ragchewing, DXing and contests. You can find me many evenings on 40 or 20 CW around 0300Z.
My shack includes an FTdx5000MP, IC706MKIIG, my trusty old TS520 and an equally old SB220 linear. For antennas I have a Force 12 C3 up 15 meters, a delta loop for 80 and 40 and a dipoles for 160 and 30. My QTH is 2km west of Plymouth Harbor and 50 meters in elevation. I have a very good take off to EU from here.
My domestic calls have included WN2ROT (1965), WB2ROT (1965-1976), WD8NLN (1976-1978), KC8SR (1978-1986), NO1J (1986-1996) and now, K1TH.
Perhaps the high point of my ham radio career was being part of the J3A team in Grenada during the 2000 CQWW phone contest. We came in 6th in the world with 24 million points.
In addition to ham radio, my interests include the arts, global understanding and aviation. I serve on the Development Commitee of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Parents Council of Semester at Sea, one of the most respected global studies programs in the world. And I am a licensed pilot and President of the Plymouth Aero Club.
Whether its flying, or contesting, or helping the orchestra or participating in a study abroad program, my interest is working on a team for the common good of all.
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