I was introduced to ham radio at age 8 by my uncle and a neighbor W2FU. I learned to copy morse code on a Collins 75S-3 receiver. I lost interest during my teens but returned to radio in my early 20's. I met W1JBV who got me started back in ham radio. He was the Chief Engineer at our local broadcast radio station out of Bridgeport CT. (WICC 600) . I would go to the transmitter sight on the weekends with him and accompany him to field strength measurement sights to check the phasing of their 2 element vertical tower array located on Long Island Sound.
He taught me electronic and antenna theory and helped me build my first receiver and transmitter and rf linear amplifier.
I operate mostly 40 meters and enjoy experimenting with antennas. I found that the full wave loop to be the most effective antenna at my QTH. I live on a 700' ridge with clear views in most directions. I have used single loops both vertical and horizontal, phased loops, 2 and 3 element fixed directional and now having fun with a 4 element array directed towards ZL and VK. I QSO with Mike ZL1BVB on 7.009.6mhz. and Page VK3RP (over 500 QSO's) when morning conditions allow. The antenna also has a forward lobe towards Europe and North Africa and works great when I QSO with my good friend CT1ZQ.
Thanks for stopping by.73
My 40M double Delta Loop Array directed at VK/ZL
One half of the delta loop array
Home brew 160 Meter Mobile whip My station from 1979, still have same Collins S line 34 yrs
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