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-- ITU 150th year anniversary has prompted the Spanish Amateur Radio Association (URE)  to sponsor special event satations to celebrate the ITU.  The stations will be on the air from May 1st to May 30th. 160 meters through 10 and 6 meters. SSB, CW and various digital modes.  Try to work all 11 stations and enjoy ! More info at www.itu150.ure.es --  

My Qsl shown is a reprint of the RCA Worldmap Tube box that 811A and 812A tubes were packaged in the late 1930's. Now  80 years later both tubes are still in service!  All my QSLs are printed by LZ1JZ Tony !

Greetings from New England. I have been in ham radio for 54 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 !

The equipment in CT.is now  (2) Icom 7600 and (1) Icom 9100 for vhf/uhf and 1.2 ghz. All woriking well and the amps are connected for use.. 3 new laptop computers added and all 8 station computers are networked.

I am married to Judy, N1JY  for 40 years. We have 3 children and 11 grand children.  Judy is also a extra class ham.

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. I am a big Rugby fan since our Grandson Kevin is a player for the West Hartford Black Hearts Team.

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 NY operating positions change but for now they are,  FT1000MP MK V, Icom IC 7000 . 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 and IC 7000/Atas 120 in the yellow Hummer H3.

All Qsl card can be sent to the home address above or the post office address below.

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,  AMSAT and ARLHS (# 212).  DXCC Honor Roll  334,  5 Band DXCC,  WAS and WAZ.

I work on amplifiers for other hams. Collins 30L1 and Ameritron 811, 800, 80A or B are the amps I enjoy working on most. I have a large supply of 811A , 572B and 3-500z tubes on hand and I am always looking for Svetlana 811A, 811HD and 572Bs. If you have any let me know...

Projects for 2015 are Long Delayed Echoes (LDE) observation and weak signal work on VHF and UHF bands including satellites. Laser communication systems are also a big interest. Picture reception from the NOAA weather satellites is done daily.

I am also restoring Western Union self winding wall clocks. I have three I have restored and looking for more of these wonderful large old wall clocks. Most date from the early 1900's.

I look forward to the changing nature of the hobby and to its furture.

73 to all who share this wonderful hobby. Bill - K1WY

Post office box address:

P.O. Box 2344
Hartford, CT 06146-2344


Enjoy some pictures of the places and things in my world.


K1WY - Bill at HF operating position West Hartford.

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.

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.

As forty meter CW fills the shack Ellie finds a nice warm place to rest.

Restored Western Union self winding wall clock circa 1931. Yuri Gagarin 80th celebration of his space  flight QSLs.

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.



My XYL's Qsl.. WE have been together for 40 years !!!!


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