This is how Gene's station is equipped in 2016
KX3/KXPA100/KPA500/KAT500 Running 500W into Vertical and Dipoles for HF.
Using Win4K3Suite Software for a pure Elecraft SDR Experience with a lot of knobs thrown in !
"Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler"
re: Albert Einstein
Anytime you can read a quote from Einstein, you know you are having a fine day ! re: K5PA
Greetings my friend, please call me Gene, a short name for Eugene. Thank you for looking up my call sign and hope we are currently having a QSO on the ham radio.
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My lovely XYL (Carolyn, AD5HP) and I live in the community of Grand Mesa, Crystal Falls that is West of Leander, Texas. We live at the start of the Hill Country in Central Texas. Leander was first settled in 1845, the same year the Republic of Texas was Annexed into the United States (December 29, 1845). Leander was established as a town in 1882, and today, has a population greater than 30,000.
Leander is a good 10 miles West of Austin, called the "Live Music Capital of the World." That is because Austin is home to some of the largest music events including "South by Southwest (SxSW)" and the "Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL). Austin's unofficial motto is "Keep Austin Weird," and it is in many, many ways. (hi hi)
Photo Caption: Various facets of ham radio and boating with our 3rd harmonics on the Highland Lakes.
My favorite operating modes are Morse CW, low bandwidth digital signaling and working DX. My XYL and I always enjoy participating in ARRL Field Day and the Texas QSO Party. You can also find me tuned in to the 7163 kHz Net to keep up with 40M DX in the wee hours of the morning.
You are invited to visit my website http://www.k5pa.com for a closer look at my interests.
I was originally licensed as WN5KPG, then WA5KPG, in San Antonio, Texas, but upgraded many years ago to Amateur Extra, whereby, I selected my current callsign. I have always been excited about the mysteries of radio propagation which led me to a career in RF engineering. Many of our family members have also become hams over years including my lovely XYL (Carolyn, AD5HP), daughter, sons-in-law, my father (a silent key), sister, brother-in-law and someday, Lord willing, our grandchildren.
I am a co-founder and Club Trustee of the Hill Country Mountain Topper Association (HCMTA), an Amateur Radio Club in the Central Texas Area. We use the club call sign N5MTA.
The "Purpose" of HCMTA is:
1) to foster an environment for learning Radio Science and Communications System Engineering and further develop radio communication systems design and implementation and henceforth, to further the state-of-the-art;
2) to provide the necessary tools for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills to club members of all ages;
3) to further the fraternity of radio amateurs interested in establishing and operating amateur radios in mobile, temporary or remote locations during Special Events, Experimental Radio Demonstrations and Radio Sport Contesting;
4) to provide portable radios operated in remote locations for the study of radio propagation across the radio spectrum.
5) to teach radio system setup and operating procedures during special club events.
My interests include working ham radio satellites, the International Space Station (ISS), low power digital modes (lately JT65 and JT9), DX, State QSO Parties, ARRL Field Day, QRP to the Field, and HF mobile.
Since the inception of the FCC/VEC program I have been a Volunteer Examiner (VE) and "give back" to amateur radio by helping others achieve their goals of becoming radio operators.
I recently retired as a Systems Engineer from a radio communications technology company specializing in radio-geolocation and its applications.
Professionally, I hold the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from The University of Texas at Austin, I am a Life Senior Member of the I.E.E.E. and a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas (Retired).
In addition to ham radio, my XYL and I are most excited about our 11 grandchildren and watching them grow. We love leisure boating on our beautiful Highland Lakes located in the Central Texas Hill Country. We are also active in tennis and, related to this, we volunteer with The Special Olympics Texas program by serving as Certified Tennis Coaches.
Photo Caption: Ham Radio to the Field from Texas State Parks with Lovely XYL, AD5HP. Logos of organizations I enjoy.
Ham Radio Tech Notes/Designs
A few modest awards
The 7163net Group members were responsible for leading the effort in activating Cuba in this joint activity. The 4V1TL callsign from Radio Club D'Haiti is a Special Event Station.
My current log from Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) Web Log Book
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Photograph of the DXW4030VA1, 40/30m vertical in the backyard with 40, 33-foot radials on the ground.
Below is shown the V/UHF stack located just outside the ham shack. The beam antennas point to dominate population centers to reduce complexity of having to provide rotation.
I support the DX Code of Conduct
... and to all my new friends,
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