Hello all fellow Hams!
My name is Don KB9UMT and I (like many of you) enjoy the fun and challenges of Amateur Radio.
My station is located 3 miles SW of the city of Peoria IL in grid EN50dp a top one of the highest bluffs in the local area over looking the Illinois river. My rigs are Icom ic-756ProII, ic-746, ic-706Kenwood ts-2000, ts-930, ts-520Yaesu FT-920 (the FT-1000mp had to go to purchase the 756 darn it). I don't think anyone can pick out one radio as the best radio, we all have differnet tastes and the rigs all have different features.but the 1000Mp and ICOM ic-756ProII are hard to beat on HF in my book, and the ts-2000 for all mode all band hf/vhf/uhf rig is another one I would suggest and if had to just pick on 'do it all' rig the ts-2000 would be it. Antennas are: for HF 3 element Mosley TA33jr (10,15,20), homebrew 30m 2 element yagi and homebrew 17m 2 element yagi.wire antennas are 80 270' loop feed w/ladderline to tuner, OSF wire 4:1 coax, and 6BTV Huster Vert 10-80 +17/12 mod wires A99 vert for CB/10/12/15/17.for 6m 3 element yagi and for vhf/uhf 440 11e beam (SAT), 270-10 144/440 beam vert, 11 ele 2 mtr horz beam, (also have many wire antennas around in the attic or basement etc for testing qrp w/limited space or restrictions). Tuners are MFJ and main tuner an old Dentron MT3000 that can load just about anything.
The things a am interested in as a Hamhummmeverything!! I'm on bands 160-440 and active on all! My main interest currently is a 'push' for more digital activity on the 30 Meter Band.please join us on 30 Meters and the 30 Meter Digital Group!
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My secondary interest is trying to help others so please check out:
and be a good Elmer or get Elmered! I work mostly digital modes like PSK31, MFSK17, HELL, RTTY, SSTV, WSJT,etc.but some voice from time to time on REPEATERS, SATELLITES, and DX when I find time. I hope to see you on the bands and would welcome an on air rag-chew or any email. We have such a great ham community and I think we all should be proud! Thanks QRZ for this fine website.73 and see you on the bands!
de KB9UMT (DON)
30MDG#0001 EPC#2557 070#1227 FH#864 DMC#671 NDG#305 NAQCC#5277
ps: Don't forget your wife, kids, and family with this addictive hobby. They will not remember your last country for DXCC but they will remember your spending time with them and your kind heart.GOD BLESS
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