Hello and TNX for the QSO.
HF :Elecraft K3/100, 10M/12M/15M/17M/20M meter TA-53 Mosley 4 ele beam, 3-500 amplifier
40M/80M Hy-Gain Hy Tower full size 1/4 vertical on both bands, 3-500 amplifier
160M full size 1/4 wavelength Inverted L mounted off side of Hy Tower, 3-500 amplifier
6 meters EME : Yaesu FT-847 / Elecraft K3. 2 X 7 ele Single band custom GS35B amplifier
2 meters EME : Yaesu FT-847 / Elecraft K3 4 X 10 ele with full polarity rotation Single band custom GS35B amplifier
432 MHz EME:Yaesu FT-847 / Elecraft K3. 8 X 28 ele with full polarity rotation Single band custom GS35B amplifier
1296 MHz EME : Yaesu FT-847 / Elecraft K3. SSB Transverter. 3 meter dish Single band custom water cooled GS15B amplifier
2304 MHz EME : Yaesu FT-847 / Elecraft K3. Downeast Microwave Transverter. 3 meter dish 200 W SSB Spectrain Amplifier
10 GHz Terrestrial : Yaesu FT-847 / Elecraft K3 Downeast Microwave Transverter, 3 watt SS Amp, 4 Foot Dish
I began my interest in Amateur Radio when I was 12 years old when I also became interested in electronics and as a shortwave radio enthusiast. My first shortwave receiver was a Hallicrafters S-107 that I received when I was 8 years old from my father who was at that time working as an engineer at the Hallicrafters Company in Chicago. My first transmitter was a Heathkit AT-1 ( and a drifty knight VFO ) before I upgraded to a Heathkit DX-60B and then a pair of Kenwood Twins. I acquired the advanced class license in high school and also at that time began serious interest in VHF/UHF weak signal operation. While in high school, I enjoyed building VHF and UHF yagis out of stock material from a local hardware store. My favorite yagi at that time was the long boomed quagi where I acquired the info to build from a late 1970's QST article. At that time and to this very day, I always have been fascinated with antennas and RF in general. I began my professional electronics career in the U.S. Air Force as an electronics technician working both in the electronics shop and out on the flightline on strategic and tactical aircraft and served there for about 5 1/2 years. I was very fortunate to land my first job right after the Air Force as a RF Microwave Engineering Technician and then as an Associate RF Engineer at a space satellite telecommunication company in the Silicon Valley. After 21 years and very fortunate to survive the ups and downs of the economy and the dot com bust, I am still currently employed in the RF Microwave Space Satellite Telecommunications Field in the Silicon Valley. Currently my main interest in Amateur Radio is EME and VHF/UHF weak signal operation
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