Hi, the name here is Joe, first licensed as a Novice in 1973. Never lost interest, just got distracted, and returned to ham radio with a Tech Plus in 1991, General and Advanced in 1997, then Extra in 2000. A four-letter last name starting with a "K" just begs to be a callsign, and yes I did pretend to be a DJ for a "KATZ-FM" as a kid even though I lived in W-land. Previous calls were WN2SWQ, KD6ALY, and KQ6MM.
In the shack are an Icom IC-9100 (which replaced three older Icoms, HF-23cm), an Icom IC-375A (for 222), an Icom PW1 amp, and a Palstar HF-Auto tuner, plus mobiles and HTs that also go out on the road as needed. Mics are a Heil GM-4 (usually analog, but via USB with RoMac software during contests) and Heil HM-iC. The software heart of the shack is the DXLab Suite with DX Atlas, plus WSJT-X with JTAlert-X and JTMacros.
Preferred modes are voice & data DX, contesting, weak signal, and satellites, plus occasionally analog and D-STAR repeaters. I still know some CW too, but don't test me, hi hi. I support local emergency communications groups however I can, and have a solar-powered backup battery bank ready and able to serve.
For more pictures and info on my crank-up tubular tower project, a flagpole antenna I made awhile back, and the rest of my antenna farm, rigs and radio interests, see www.k6atz.us and follow @K6ATZ on Twitter.
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73 es gud DX de Joe K6atz
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