NEW K3XR 10 METER BEACON ON 28.2868 see below for more information.
Having been licensed in 1960 enjoyed many years in the hobby. My main interest is CW, some digital modes and phone, including AM. Enjoy contesting but not nearly as active as in years past. Operate on all bands up to 432.Use a number of wire antennas, mostly vertical quad loops, including a vertical quad loop for 80 meters. Also a 3el steppir and beams for 6,2,432. Have a large collection of vingtage gear that needs to be culled, let me know what you are looking for.
APRSMarch 2014 started in APRS mode after having been on Packet in the late 70's early 80's. Home station(K3XR-15)is Packet Engine Pro and Signalink USB soundcard interface to Yaesu FT 3000M. SUV setup(K3XR-9) is Kenwood TM 710D and Green Light GPS. Portable and hiking set up (K3XR-7) is a Kenwood TH D72 on when hiking or camping. The radio part is fun the computer part a head scratcher. Can be tracked on the site APRS.fi by searching the above identifiers.
Other interest include hiking, rails to trails bike riding, ride a recumbent bicycle. Enjoy fishing, have a bass boat that I use mostly on our local lake, Blue Marsh Lake, http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=E501780
Also do a great deal of hiking there with my dog Jake, a German Wirehaired Pointer who replaced my deceased Vizsla Scout. Hockey fan and take in many of the Hershey Bears games in nearby Hershey, Pa., yes, that Hershey, as well as, the East Coast Hockey League Reading Royals team in Reading, Pa.
Retired, second-in-command of a 50 man municipal police department in New Jersey having served over 30 years.
Live alone on 1.5 acres on the side of small mountain at about the 700 ft. above sealevel with a good shot to the NW around to the SW.
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JANUARY 2014 UPDATED SHACK PHOTOS
PANORAMIC VIEW FROM THE SHACK
WITH DAUGHTERS STACEY AND MARCI GRANDDAUGHTER JACQ ROOTBEER
BELOW MY "OFF ROAD" RECUMBENT
DRAKE TR4CW RIT RESTORED 10/12
THIS IS A RECENTLY COMPLETED TR4CW RIT TRANSCEIVER
NEW WHERE NEEDED:
SERIAL NUMBER 45246
BELOW: Heath HW-16, Off the shelf to warm up the shack for the winter, a real golden oldie.
Below feedpoint for open wire line made from plastic conduit junction box. Spreader from http://www.73cnc.com/category_s/42.htm.
Below is the Small Wonder Labs Retro 75 QRP 75 meter AM transceiver kit. See their web site for great QRP kits.
ADDED DEC. 2010
SUMMER (2010) PROJECT.11 Mtr. 23 Ch transceiver converted to a 10 Mtr. CW transceiver. Added a Ten Tec BFO kit to the 455kc IF along with an on board keyer. Converted to the low end of 10m with a crystal change. Photos follow:
CENTER KNOB IS THE BFO CONTROL
yes, where I mounted it is a little tight.
K3XR 10 METER BEACON INFO:
The K3XR Beacon is on the air. The new 10 meter beacon is a co-ordinated beacon on 28.2868 MHZ.
Transmitter: converted Midland 13-863B 11 meter fixed transceiver.
Output: 4 wtts
Beacon Message: VVV DE K3XR/B K3XR/B PA.FN10 VIEW QRZ.COM K3XR DE K3XR/B VV
J-Pole Antenna 1/2 inch copper tubing at 55 Ft.
Keyer: UNIFIED MICROSYSTEMS XT4B
Location: Grid FN10XH Sinking Spring, Pa USA
Elavation 700 ft.
Reports: If you copy this beacon please send a report(s) to K3XR@ARRL.NET
MIDLAND MODEL 13-863B BUILT IN AC PS
OLD FRIENDS AND NEW2012 TIMONIUM HAMFEST
THE WORK BENCH READY FOR THE NEXT PROJECT
SEPTEMBER 2012 NEW GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTER JAKE
LOCAL RED FOX OUT FOR A WALK
IN MEMORY OF SCOUT A GREAT FRIEND 2003-2012
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