Hi thanks for looking me up, I am Drew "Drewski" McCarsky, KB2SEO and run KB2SEO/B on 28.238MHz. 10-10# 66712 and SKCC# 8110. I am a supporter of the DX CODE OF CONDUCT. (Click on the Conduct picture for more information)
I am part of a proud Amateur Radio family! My wife Teri (Tech) is KG4UBD and "QRM" (Kids) Mitchell(General),KG4GQY and Stephanie (Tech) is KG4GQX.
The Shack consists of an ICOM 718 for mostly AM/SSB contact and a ICOM 725 for Digital or CW. I also use a Yeasu FT101ZD for phone and CW . Also to be repairs/restored for the shack is a nice old Tempo one, Silver case For 2 Meters, I use the ADI AR-147 mobile.
In the mobile, I have a Yaesu 757GXII and Ham Sticks for all the popular Bands: 10,15,17,20,40 and 75/80 and for 2 meters I use the IC 2100 H. fed to a Motorola 5/8 wave on the Driver side mirror bracket.
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0
Antennas for the Shack are; VHF- a ARX2B on a Guyed 30 foot mast. On the 40 foot crank up tower is a Antron-99 cut to the 10 meter band which can be used with good results down to 17 meters. Also for 10 meter nets and DX, I have a 10 meter Moxon Rectangle beam that is on a small Televison rotator up about 30 feet. It has great F/B rejection and good band width! It was easy to build and I did the entire project for about 65 dollars!
For lower HF I have choice between the All- Band Doublet, 234 ft.long, fed with 400 Ohm window line to a Tokyo Hy-Power HC-2000 tuner, A 40 meter, 1 wavelength long "Longwire Dipole Antenna" (not to be confused with end fed Random Wire or Inv L) - Great for local comms when the other station is on a horizontal beam or Dipole and long haul DX. The Longwire antenna can be used on other bands if needed- the 40 meter version is dynamite on 15 M , . if fed with 300 or other twin lead- It would be a great antenna to use for All bands and with the right material can be setup as a stealth antenna! (email me for details or look in the ARRL.Org website for their article)
At this point I have worked Just about "every corner" of the globe. I have worked a station camping above the Arctic Circle, as well as 2 stations located in Antarctica, I have spoken to Hams in Siberia, Israel, at the very tip of Argentina, Most of the European Countries, Australia, and New Zealand. I also have worked many Islands in the South Pacific. My next area of serious concentration is Asia- China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and countries within the area of Indonesia.
I am a Net Conroller for the North GA Laryngitis Net , on 28.320 Thursdays nights starting at 2000 Local (0100 z summer 0000z winter) If you see me in the mobile, or just looking to see if I am around- locally- I am monitoring 147.510 and 28.400 if the beacon isn't on. If mobile try 7.197, 28.400, 147.510 or 520. You can also "find" me most Sunday Mornings on 40 meters AM talking to my friend Brad,WS4B in FLA and Tim KI4QVX in GA, around 8 AM Eastern time.
My other hobby is fishing! As the some of the photos show, I love to fish in saltwater as well as fresh. I enjoy Striper Fishing, Trout and Largemouth bass- I get as big a kick out of getting a fat Sunfish or Crappie on my flyrod. I fish as much as time will permit and love to fish with my wife Teri- Who can really work a flyrod! She is as good as anyone I know when it comes to fishing!
I build custom fishing poles, as well as restore heirloom, and cherished fishing rods for people. Some of my favorite fishing rod projects involve restoration of a old fishing pole that was handed down from one generation to another. Below, is an example of a Diamond Wrap I did, It was my Dad's rod, I originally had it built for him in 1977, When I was still in High School while growing up on the NJ shore. I rebuilt the Pole and presented it to my Son Mitchell (KG4GQY) as my Dad passed in 1985. I know Dad would have wanted to pass this wonderful fishing rod on to his Grandson one day. Dad is missed to this day, He taught me a great deal about fishing, how to fix reels as well as Rod wrapping and supported my interests in Science, Music and Radio as well.
I am a Field Services engineer with a great company based in Grand Rapids, MI. I work in our Chattanooga,TN Location. Since I am in my Jeep a lot, I can often be found during the day on 28.400 give or take, and 145.230 FM
The very first award I got in Ham radio was RCC- ARRL Rag Chewer Club. If you hear me on any mode, expect a conversation , not just a canned QSO! So-If you happen to hear me on , Don't hesitate to give me a call, I enjoy a good rag chew- SSB, AM CW or Digital!
Good DX, 73 and CU on the bands!
ARS KB2SEO and KB2SEO/B
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