I was first licensed in 1963 and enjoyed contesting with the Frankford Radio Club in Philadelphia. I became inactive in ham radio in 1970 due to family obligations, although we're still actively raising children. Our large family can be seen in the bottom photo, and includes our 8 children (3 are adopted) as well as myself and my XYL (and 3 spouses of my eldest children).
I continue to use the QSL card below that was designed by my father, Ed (my Elmer) in 1963 when I was a novice at 12 years old.
I finally got back into amateur radio in 2009 and am using a Yaesu FT-1000D with an Alpha 76PA linear amplifier. I discovered Hudson Valley Towers, who set me up with a 4 element 20 meter M2 yagi at 75 feet and a 2 element 40 meter Cushcraft yagi above it at 85 feet. A 30 meter sloper towards Europe, Inverted V's for 17 and 80 mtrs and an inverted "L" on 160 mtrs.
A 720 ' Beverage is aimed at Europe and is used on 160 and 80 and 40 meters. A link to a youtube demo of the Beverage can be heard on the link below:
I am also active at our holiday location in Eastham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It is the Easternmost part of Massachusetts, and we are on top of an 80' cliff overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Operating on 40 through 10 mtrs signing K3FGO/1
At this location I use a Yaesu FT-890 and Ameritron AL-80B. Antennas there are a full-size 40 meter vertical, and an OCF dipole for 40-10m at 30' on the cliff
QSL 100% via Bureau or to address on QSL card above
Below are pictures from K3FGO/1 holiday location in CAPE COD, EASTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
1966 CQ DX contest at W3YUW: Spotting at left is K0ZX (ex WB2OAE) and K3FGO with headphones
Not shown is Steve, W3BGN, who did a fabulous job on both 80 and 15 meters.
73 from Monson Massachusetts U.S.A.
Gary, K3FGO and family
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