I'm currently operating from an antenna restricted location at my winter QTH in Turnersville,NJ. located 12 miles SE of Philadelphia,PA. My primary modes of operation are HF DX, HF Digital modes, and satellite operations. For HF DX work I'm running an IC-7100 with a 500 watt PA, into a 5 band Diamond 8010 Dipole, apex up about 14 meters. I just added an Elecraft KAT500/KPA500 pair to my HF station, this has helped me a bit in pile ups. Also running a SATGATE here from grid FM29ks. For the SATGATE I'm using APRSIS32 with a Yaesu FTM-400DR as an ISS packet groundstation. Interesting thing about my station here is that it's all touch screen operatable,from the touch screen Win8.1 Ultrabook laptop, to the touch screen IC7100, and FTM400DR. I didn't plan it that way, but along with the right software, it is a pleasure to operate :-)
Here are a couple of pictures of my meager antenna farm at this location.
One of my all time favorite modes of operation is via 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 Texas satellite operators working an FM bird from a restaurant parking lot. in Houston TX. In the pictures with me are on the left N5AFV, KK5DO, KB2M, on the right N5AFV, KK5DO, and K5OE. All well known satellite operators.
To see pictures of my main station, which consists of several HF and satellite operating positions, located in Ocean View at the New Jersey Shore goto
Thanks for working me
73 Jeff kb2m
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