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Hello from K3SOM, Rich in Beaver Falls, PA. It’s great that you’ve looked me up and I thank you for our contact. On HF I operate on SSB, CW, or one of several digital modes with either a Flex-Radio 6700 or Flex-Radio 5000, or an ICOM 7000.

Here's a screen shot from my Flex-5000:

 

Antennas include a two-element monoband 10 meter cubical quad on a 50-foot tower, a horizontal doublet 130 feet long and up 50 to 70 feet that is center-fed with 450 ohm ladder line, and a Pixel Technologies RF Pro-1B active-loop receiving antenna.  An SPE Expert 1K-FA linear amplifier helps when the going gets tough.

My "DX Spotter" keeps a hawk's eye on DX for me:

QTH is actually in Chippewa which is on the hill about 500 feet above Beaver Falls. No surprise there!

I was first licensed in 1962 and I enjoy making contacts with people across the world, contesting for fun, field day, designing antennas with software, ragchewing, chasing DX, building equipment and many other aspects of the amateur hobby. Some of my other hobbies include fishing, amateur astronomy, photography, camping, travel and spoiling my six grand children.

 

. . . from a recent primitive camping trip in the Allegheny National Forest:

 

. . . from a recent vacation in New Zealand:

 

. . . Field Day with our BVARA Club and I've just made a great 6-meter contact with the portable yagi:

 

. . . Below I'm surrounded by a few friends from Kruger National Park in South Africa:

With an electrical engineering background, my interest in amateur radio activities lets me continually learn and tinker as new technologies and challenges present themselves. On a recent Field Day, my weather balloon antenna that I designed . . . well, I’ll save the rest of that story for the next time we make contact.

Thanks for stopping by!

73, Rich

 

 
 
 

 

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