Thanks for stopping by: busy time preparing for Haiti trip in November. We may need to go in October to prepare the guy anchors. Going to assist N3BNA erect an AM tower for station in Menelas Haiti. Hope to have some operating time while there.
Busy time: the ARRL ballots have gone out. Please check k3tuf.com
Preparing for ARRL Sept VHF contest this 9/13 weekend. Will be going up the tower to replace the newly weatherized feed system for 5 and 10 GHz. They keep taking on water, not a good thing for those bands (any bands). (9/15) Wow, contest was really fun. Even though couldn't be around for the whole test, the bands were really hopping. PA > TN on 432 & 902 SSB, what fun. 6m treated us with Es and Trans Equitorial. 222 Sprint Tuesday night 9/30, snagged 35 qso's in 18 grids.
Just returned from fun venture giving SDR talk in State College PA.(9/9) Heading to Harrisburg 9/10 Off to campaign picnic tonight (9/15) Tuesday (9/15) meeting in Harrisburg Wednesday (9/16) meetings in Frederick MD & Lycoming County Sat thru (9/20-22) Monday @ PEMA conference. Mid Atlantic VHF Conference this coming weekend. (9/26-9/28) What a great Conference we had. Active hams from Maine to MD were on site for one of our best set of presenters. Another Conference this past weekend in Harrisburg: PARC. 10-8 432 Sprint tonight
Helping my Son refurbish his new 90 year old house for move in at the end of September. Moved in now, but still lots to do.
Oh and did I mention that I'm running for ARRL Atlantic Division Director? If you came for that, and you are in the division, please be sure and return your ballot when it arrives. They are going out Oct 1, 2014. Please check k3tuf.com for more info
Testing Alpha Software for Flex SmartSDR. Cool stuff.
Currently active on 160m thru 6mm (1.8 MHz - 47.088 GHz). Have four grown children and seven grandchildren consisting of 6 granddaughters and one grandson. Recently added 155 foot rotating 55G tower, finally above the trees. Active in HF and VHF sweepstakes and other contests. Just starting (2003) to work DX, particularly on lower bands. Love UHF Contest. Member Packrats, FRC and SPARC. Newsflash: Completed 5BDXCC early 2014.
Licensed as Novice in 1962 KN3TUF; Married to KA3TUF
Upgraded to Technician, then General (9th grade in high school) then Extra
Took (and passed) the 20wpm at the Customs House under Joe Welsh in 1967
ARRL Member since 1968; VE; Assistant District Emergency Coordinator; RACES/ACS Officer for Lancaster County
ARWG / SCTF Chairman (Amateur Radio Working Group / South Central Task Force
I give talks at local radio clubs on: SDR, Solar PV, Tower Climbing Safety & Rescue, LOTW, Weak Signal, Meteor Scatter, Contesting, ExpressPCB for Ham projects, Arduino for Ham projects.
See k3tuf.comfor more history.
Emergency capabilities: Off Grid Solar system driving 48 VDC battery string which powers 5000 Watt UPS; backed up with 5K Onan on LP gas.
10-10 #71971 ECARS # 3406
K3 and Flex 6700
KPA500 and Acom 2000A HF Amps
DEMI Transverters > 10GHz
Lunar Link Amps 50-432
902 400 watts
1296 500 watts
2304 180 watts
3456 40 watts
5760 20 watts
10368 8 watts
24192 2 watts
47088 .25 watts
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