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I've been a ham since 1988 at the age of 13. My science teacher taught an after school ham radio class. By 1989 I was an extra class ham. Over the years I was mostly active with a few years where I didn't have a station due to living someplace I could not get a decent antenna up. In recent years I'm on the air almost every day.

Some of my interests in Ham Radio include CW, QRP, building radios, operating portable QRP, vintage radios, low earth orbit satellites, digital modes (rtty, hellschreiber, sstv, jt-65, psk-31), chasing DX (8BDXCC, WAZ, Challenge & 316/312 current entities), D-Star, EME, 6 meters, building antennas, and more. I'm always looking at new things to try in the hobby.

My wife and I bought our first home a few years ago so I've been enjoying having outdoor antennas again. Antennas here are 102ft dipole with 600 ohm feedline up about 60-70 feet, M2 3el 6m yagi on the roof, and a 1/4 wave 2m/70cm vertical at the peak of the roof. I am working on getting a 23cm setup for EME together.

23cm EME is slowly in the works. I have a 10 foot dish, 300w amp, kl6m feed, kuhne transverter, g4ddk preamp, w2drz controller, custom plates and brackets for the tower. I had a slight project setback with the neighbors so I will revisit the dish install in spring 2016.. otherwise everything is here and built. I may need to make some alterations. Stay tuned.. 

Hope to see you on the air!

73,

James

This is the current shack photo (above)

This was my 2m EME setup (above). I had it setup at a friends house (it would not fit in my yard). I was QRV in 2012 for about 6 months. 1kw via 8877 amp on the right on cw and jt-65b.

 This was my 2m EME array from 2012 (above). 4 x 9el yagis (yu7ef design) that I built. My friend Andy WA2DKJ loaned the tower and provided much help in getting everything up. Also a thanks to Bob, ZL1RS who provided much help via email for the array construction

 

 Pixie II transceiver (above). I've made exactly 1 QSO with it so far. Building QRP rigs and putting them on the air is a lot of fun.

Picture from 2016 Straight Key Night (above).. the "rockbound" Heathkit HW-16 is the rig of choice. I used an HW-16 as a first rig back in my Novice days!

Boo! My 2013 Halloween pumpkin carving (above). Look for it in the 2014 October QST in the "Up Front" section! 

My wife Kieran (KC2TOP), my daughter Bridget and myself, taken June 2015 while on vacation in Kitty Hawk, NC

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KB2FCV
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dedateband mode grid Country op
K5ENS 2012-08-16 20M SSB el61pf United States KEITH L ENNIS
VY2BM 2012-03-19 80m SSB FN86lf Canada Walter Bruce MacLean
KD8OAH 2012-01-12 20m SSB EN66el United States MICHAEL D BYERS
VE2PID 2012-01-07 40m CW FN45bj Canada Pierre Desjardins
A65EE 2011-10-07 20m SSB LL73ep United Arab Emirates Adil Usman
C21YY 2011-07-14 20m SSB RI39ll Nauru Pekka
FK8IL 2011-07-14 20m CW JJ00aa French Polynesia LIVI BRUNO DIRISI
7Z1HL 2011-05-19 20M CW LL34jr Saudi Arabia HERIBERT LENNERTZ
HZ1BL 2011-04-22 20M SSB LL56ce Saudi Arabia Maher Al Dazaz
N7CSO 2011-04-08 40m RTTY DN71od United States RALPH ZAUNER
MW0ZZK 2011-03-29 40m SSB IO72ru Wales Steve Redmond
A61BK 2011-03-13 17M SSB LL75qg United Arab Emirates Khalid Khamis
HZ1BL 2011-02-17 40M SSB LL56ce Saudi Arabia Maher Al Dazaz
KC2WUF 2011-01-22 6m SSB FN20sq United States David A Bean
KC2WUF 2011-01-15 20m HELL FN20sq United States David A Bean

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