I was first licensed in 1978 as KA2DFO. I am an active DXer, DXCC CW, RTTY and SSB, 5BDXCC with 30, 17 and 12 meter endorsements and DXCC Challenge. In April I made DXCC Honor Roll via LoTW. I am an Island Chaser and Contester.
I operate all modes/bands. My favorite modes are RTTY and CW. I am now active on Digital modes.
QSL - LOTW prefered, direct, W2 BURO, and eQSL [AG].
I have helped coordinate and participated in various Special Event Stations from the Long Island area such as Montauk Point and Fire Island Lighthouses, The Long Island Air Show, National Weather Service/ARRL SKYWARN Recognition Day and ARRL Field Day. Field Day and Lighthouse weekend are my favorites.
National Asscociation for Amatuer Radio - ARRL
Great South Bay ARC - GSBARC
Long Island DX Assoc. - LIDXA
Order of Boiled Owls of NY - OBONY
Yankee Clipper Contest Club - YCCC
New York City – Long Island Area manager for (YCCC)
HF and VHF awards manager for the Great South Bay ARC.
(Worked All States (WAS) and VHF/UHF (VUCC) award programs)
VP – Long Island DX Assoc.
Ham Radio University Committee 1999 - 2016
Ham Radio University Chairperson 2011 - 2016
VP LIDXA -current
ARRL New York City-Long Island Section Emergency Coordinator 1998 - 2006
ARRL New York City-Long Island Assistant Section Manager 1998-2006.
ARRL New York City-Long Island Section Manager 2006-2008
Served on the 2006 ARRL National Emergency Response Planning Committee.
Past President, treasurer, director and ARRL Volunteer Exam Liaison for the Great South Bay ARC.
Past VP for South Shore ARC.
CU -Tom KA2D