Greetings from New England.I have been in ham radio for over 50 years.I was first licensed in 1961 as KN1TRS. First rig was a BC 342 and ART 13 feediing an off center fed wire. I spent many a night working cw on 80 and 40 meters. What a thrill those days were to me as a 12 year old and the hobby still is more than 50 years later !
I am married to my wife Judy for 38 years and we have 3 children and 11 grand children. Judy is also a extra class ham and her call is N1JY. I retired very early from the work force (at 45) and enjoy radio, sports cars, hunting and fishing along with computers, space science and race horses.
We have four dogs. 2 Dachshunds (Otto and Luther) , 2 Basset Hounds (Olllie and Chloe) along with 2 Manx cats (Ellie and Liam both tailless cats from the Isle of Man) , 2 Flemish Giants (rabbits) and a bunch of Koi pond fish.
The rigs at the CT and NY operating positions change but for now they are, (3) FT1000MP MK V, FT1000MP MK V FIELD and IC 756PRO III using alpha amps and ameriton amps. 2- 3 ele tri banders at 25 meters and dioples for 160, 80, and 40 meters. VHF/UHF rigs are 2- FT 847. Several satellite dishes for weather and space work. Mobile rigs are IC 7000/Atas 120 in the black Hummer H3 andIC 7000/Atas 120 in the yellow Hummer H3.All Qsl card requests can be sent to the home address above or the post office address. K1WY Post Office Box 2344 Hartford, CT 06146-2344 USA No need for SASE, IRC, or Green Stamps. I will be happy to mail any card you need for our contact. SWL reports always welcome and Qsl card sent ! All Lighthouse operations and Satellite operations get cards mailed from the log. No card needed to request qsl just send an email. My log is uploaded every 2 weeks to LOTW, Clublog, HRDlog, and Hamlog.eu
I am an Offical Observer (OO) in the ARRL/FCC program. Membership in the ARRL, RSGB and ARLHS (# 212) DXCC = 332
Projects for 2013 are Long Delayed Echoes (LDE) observation and weak signal work on VHF and UHF bands. Laser communication systems are also a big interest,.I look forward to the changing nature of the hobby and to its furture.
73 to all who share this wonderful hobby. Bill - K1WY
Enjoy some pictures of the places and things in my world.
Ollie and me at the Connecicut River in Hartford.
The walk along the river. We do it most every day.
K1WY AND N1JY New London Ledge Lighthouse 2011
The winter walk along the river. Looking north up the river to Hartford.
Late spring or early summer and the walk is wonderful !
Two of our geese with babies at the NY operating location. Mom and Dad are proud and protective !
West Hartford after several major winter storms.
Harttord insurance companies The Phoenix and The Travelers.
H3 Black Hummer in Hartford with the Colt's Firearms dome in background.
H3 Yellow Hummer in Upstate NY
The Capitol building in Hartford at dusk.
Blue Heron fishing along the Connecticut River. He does better then I do most of the time.
One of my favorite fishing spots in West Hartford!
Another great walking area near home that Ollie and I walk many afternoons.
Old stone railroad bridge over the Farmington River.
New London Ledge Lighthouse at sunset. K1L operation was from here.
Tobacco drying in a barn. Still an important crop here in Connecticut.
Tower at Hartford with Satellite, HF, 144 mhz, 432 mhz, and repeater antennas.
Doing some antenna work !
Deck (enclosed hot tub)and back yard of Hartford QTH spring 2010.
Operating position in Hartford.
As forty meter CW fills the shack Ellie finds a nice warm place to rest.
Farmington River just north of Hartford.
An american bald eagle sitting along the river. What a treat to see him !
Summer at the upstate NY operating location.
Ghost and Champion out for a run in upstate NY. Some of our BIG four footed friends.
Ellie, Luther and Otto always sleep together.
Ollie enjoying a sunny day !.
The cards of LZ1JZ none better and he is a great guy to work with.
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