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Memberships: American Radio Relay League (#2000337110), Collins Collectors Association (#AC08-12133),
Quarter Century Wireless Association (#35791)
QTHs: Houston (K5WDW), Hilton Head Island (K5WDW/4) or Zurich (remote as HB9/K5WDW)
Studied and passed Series 7 and Series 66 licenses given by FINRA in 2002.
Present position is Vice President of Investments at Merrill Lynch, Senior Financial Advisor.
I was originally licensed as a Novice class operator (WN5AKK) in the summer of 1962 while in college. The Novice license expired in 1963 but I became relicensed in May of 2007 after completing an exam for Technician class (KE5OQV).
The units shown in the photos below are my personal Collins S-Line collection. Both Round Emblem and Winged Emblem type units are represented. Also represented in the collection are different types of microphones as well as various accessories such as dummy loads, novice adaptors and noise blankers (both WE and RE). The collection has been maintained in excellent cosmetic, electrical and mechanical condition thanks to the efforts of Dutch Maurer, WB7DYW, now a silent key.
RE 180S-1 Antenna Tuner
RE 30S-1 Linear amplifier
WE Matched pair 51S-1 and 55G-1
RE Matched pair 51S-1 and 55G-1
Mosley MP-33 Yagi beam
The Collins station in Houston, TX consists of a KWM-2A transceiver, 75S-3C receiver, 30S-1 linear amplifier, 312B-4 control station, SB-610C-3 scope, 516F-2 power supply and an ElectroVoice Model 664 microphone. The scope and receiver are from the estate of WB7DYW.
Operating position at Houston, TX QTH.
Closeup of operating position at Hilton Head showing the Collins S-Line (KWM-2 Transceiver, 312B-5 VFO and 30L-1 Linear Amp with a SM-3 desk microphone). Power output and SWR are continously monitored by a WaveNode system
View of Port Royal sound and the beach in front of the house on Hilton Head Island. The Delta Loop antenna is suspended parallel to the ground in the trees on the right side of the photo. It's approximately 30 yards from the water and stands 35 feet above sea level. It resonates at 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters with an SWR of less than 1.5:1 on all bands. The wires terminate in a 4:1 Balun; low loss 52 ohm coax is used to transmit the signal inside the shack.
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