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{Updated 07/18/2015}


Hello! I go by my nickname Rob on the air and in-person.


















HF: TS-450S AT with an MC-60 mic, a 75' Windom that tunes 80-6M. Speakers are Behringer MS16 Studio Monitors, Headphones are AKG K240 Studio Headphones.


Logging & Rig Control: HP EliteBook 8540P, 32 bit 16Mb Ram, i7 Core Processor, Windows 7 Pro. N1MM Plus Logging software, FLDigi for Digi Modes with a Tigertronics Signalink USB.


2M/440/220: TH-F6 mobile & portable, UV-5RE+ connected as a Base with a Mirage B-34-G amp driving a homemade aluminum J-Pole.


Satellite/ISS: UV-5RE+ with an Arrow-II for Satellite Op's. My youngest, Stuart & I love catching 'The Birds'. SO-50 has been a fun Bird to work and reliable. Looking forward to the Fox Series Satellites.


Portable HF: Same HF rig but it drives a Buddistick mounted on a 2" fiberglass tripod, up abt 15m depending on locale.


Restoration Projects {updated 07/28/2015}:


Moseley TA-33 is 80+% complete. Director elements are refurbished and complete. Next is the Driven Element then finally the Reflector element. I will add the WARC Kit for 12/17 Meters upon completion.


The Uniden Tempo 2020 restoration is in-abeyance just now, the Moseley is more important to me.  







Interface: The W3YY Interface is comletely assembled. Box has been modified and CB is installed. Connectors & cables are in-fabrication.


Me: I love to read. I took a hiatus from Radio during mid-winter when I fell ill with influenza. Crawled up into my easy chair with several books and stayed there, took some time off work too. But radio was always lurking in the back of my mind and now I'm back. I still both love and hate those pileups but mostly love just being alive on God's Green Earth. I still enjoy spending time catching Satellites with my partner Stuart, my youngest son. Chaperoned his Spring Band Trip to Virginia/Washington DC & Maryland. Just missed the Cherry Blossoms but Spring in DC is still a pleasant trip. Yes, I am Blessed and Saved and am thankful to God for His Blessings in my life.


Recently made WAS Basic. Now onto Band-by-Band WAS and DXCC. I really enjoy Contesting and am assisting our Club (W1NRG) regaining traction in Contesting. Our Club is in the process of selecting a New Club Radio. We recently had three Utility Poles installed there for our Antennae and a new radio room construction is underway. I've accepted the Club position of Station Manager. We'll see how that goes.


Family: I married my Best Friend Dawn some 28 years ago. She's still The Love of My Life. God Blessed Us with three children. I work with Joshua, my eldest at EDAC AERO. An Eagle Scout, the guy is a Wiz with cards and Sleight Of Hand, a true expert. Middle child is Mallori. She has moved to another Store as Manager. She now manages a Dunkin Donuts in Durham. Any my youngest, Stuart I've already referenced. He's my gearhead, loves cars of all types, loves projects, gets into The Hobby with me, rides bikes with me, goes hunting & fishing with me.


The Vegetable Garden is now growing, Stuart is taking care of that, his first effort. Corn, Snap Peas, Tomato, Beans and Cucumbers will be on the menu soon! My wife is maintaining two Flower Gardens, one in front (a barrel seemingly tipped over with flowers 'pouring out') and another garden in the back.


That's all for now. God Bless You & Catch you on the bands…


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