Currently work 160m thru 1.25cm. 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.
Licensed as Novice in 1962 KN3TUF
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
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.
K3 and Flex 5000A
RM1200 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
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