I'm currently doing most of my operating from an antenna restricted location at my winter QTH in Turnersville,NJ. Located 12 miles SE of Philadelphia,PA, FM29ks. My primary modes of operation are HF DX, HF Digital modes, and satellite operations.
For HF DX I'm running an Elecraft K3/KAT500/KPA500, AKA the K line into a 5 band Diamond 8010 Dipole, apex up about 14 meters. For the Satellites, digital HF modes, and HF DSTAR I'm running an Icom IC-9100. Along with the 9100 the satellite system is composed of a Yaesu 5500 rotor, LVBtracker, Landwehr preamps for 2m and 70cm, and a Cushcraft AOP-1 crossed Yagi pair for 2m and 70cm. I run my satellite operations under SatPC32 control. For a SATGATE I'm using APRSIS32 with a Yaesu FTM-400DR as an ISS packet groundstation.
I recently remodeled my shack, and moved in some more radio equiptment that used to be at my shore home, that had been in storage. I now have NaP3, a version of PowerSDR for the K3 running on a desktop, replacing the laptop I was using for logging purposes. It's good to once again have the panadapter display to work with, along with the DXLab suite of DXing, and logging software.
As of 02/2015 I have worked 182, with 118 confirmed from this location. My overall DX from all locations is 331/276, all verified via LoTW only. As I traveled for work over the years I have acumulated several thousand QSL cards that I didn't have the time to enter into my log as verified. I'm retiring in the near future and will finally have the time to enter the QSL cards as received into my electronic log, verifing some if not all of those 55 contacts.
Most recent addition's to my shack is the satellite antenna system, and an Elecraft K3/K3/0 mini/RRC-1258 pair, that I'm now using for remote HF ops. Both pictured below. I can control remotely my K-line setup, as well as other remoted K3 stations around the world over the internet.....
A picture of my shack at my home in Turnersville, NJ.....
Here are a couple of pictures of my small scale antenna farm at this location.
Close up of Radio's
Complete and ready to go Elecraft K3/0-mini remote control system
One of my all time favorite modes of operation is satellite. My Bio picture was taken at the Eastcoast VHF convention a few years ago while manning the AMSAT booth. I work the AMSAT booth a few hours a day at Dayton every year. Stop by and say hi. The picture below is me with a group of Houston Texas area satellite operators working an FM bird from a restaurant parking lot in Houston around 2005. Before I retired, I used to travel quite a bit for work, and would visit with sat ops around the country. In the pictures are on the left N5AFV, KK5DO, KB2M, in the right side picture far right, K5OE. All well known satellite operators.
Here is a picture of my last shack, before I downsized.....
Thanks for working me....
73 Jeff kb2m
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