Have been a ham since 1963. Spent 17 years teaching high school science and 25 years employeed in the computer industry. Retired in September 2006. Still teaching a summer graduate level course in Aerospace Education for teachers at the University of Tennessee. (See www.capae.info)
Active ham on HF through UHF. Most active on 2 Meter and 432 SSB weak signal dx work. Active on digital modes,JT65HF digital and FSK441 meteor scatter. Located in EM75wv, SW of Knoxville, TN in Farragut, TN. Also interested in AM operation and sometimes active on 3885 and 7290 AM. Have several AM rigs, including Johnson Ranger,Hammarlund HQ 170. Also interested and sometimes active DX'er, mostly 20M., see my website at www.vhfhamradio.com for more information. Member of ARRL. Member of Southeast DX Association, Past President of the Middle East TN Emergency Radio Service, METERS; and member of the Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville, RACK, serving as Public Information Officer of RACK. ARRL contact person for Knoxville area. Involved in STEM outreach educational program to local schools via RACK promoting ham radio to students.
Member of Civil Air Patrol, rank of Lt. Colonel, currently on TN Wing Headquarters staff as Director of Communications and External Director of Aerospace Education. Also AF MARS. Retired reserve officer from Knox County Sheriff's Department with 17 years experience, rank of Lt. Active in AF MARS and CAP communications mission.
Equipment here is Ten Tec Orion II HF, also Ten Tec Eagle for HF. Icom 910 and Icom 756 Pro II and 7000 for HF and VHF/UHF. HF antennas are full wave 160 meter loop for low band, and 4 element 20M yagi at 90 feet for 20 and 17m; and various wire antennas. VHF antennas 2m yagi 13 element at 95 feet and 432 yagi and 1296 yagi at 30 feet. See www.vhfhamradio.com for photos of antennas. I am located in grid EM75wv near Knoxville, TN in Farragut, TN.
Manager and broadcast engineer of radio station WUCP LP 99.9 FM, broadcasting from Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Farragut, TN. WUCP streams on the Internet at www.wucplp.com. Member of East TN chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. See www.wucplp.com , Streaming audio on Internet, connect from www.wucplp.com
I enjoy motorcycle riding and am a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Chapter III, Knoxville, TN. www.blueknightstn3.com
Also enjoy boating, aviation, and amateur astronomy.
I QSL via Log Book of World, direct, or bureau, and EQSL. Tnx for looking me up and the contact.
73, Hope to meet you on the air......
Dave Garner K4YRK
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