Hello,most people call me "Pat". I'm in the town of Niskayuna,NY. I've been a licensed ham for almost four years but been interested in the hobby for many years. I did the CB (11 meter band) thing in the early 70's and been an avid shortwave listener before getting my ticket. I have a passion for chasing dx on 10 and 6 meters. I'm a member of Schenectady Amateur Radio Association and a member of Shortwave Amateur Radio Listening (SWARL) with a callsign WA2037SWL. I am also a member of the International SWL Registry with a callsign SWL-RN044. If you are in the Capital District of New York State you'll usually find me on the 147.060 repeater or on 10 meters when the band is open.
Favorite Bands:10 meters, 6 meters, 2 meters
Other hobbies: Fishing, Bowling (scratch bowler), amateur baseball umpire (little league to college age ball).
Station: Yaesu FT-950 w/MD-100 mic, Yaesu FT-920 w/MD-1 mic,Yaesu FT-857D,FT-8800R, Kenwood TS-440S-AT,Hallicrafters SX-122 with matching speaker, Radio Shack DX-394, Realistic DX-302, Realistic DX-200, Grundig SL-350, Tecsun PL-600.
Antennas: 3 element monoband yagi for 10m,Antron-99, Diamond X-200A, Cushcraft A50-5S 5 element beam for 6 meters, Cushcraft 11 element Yagi for 2 meters,homebrewed J-Pole for 1.25 meters and a inverted V for 10 meters.
Power: Astron RS-35M,Astron SS-30M, MFJ MightyLite and a Samplex SEC 1223.
Mobile: Radio Shack HTX-10,Kenwood TM-271A with a 5/8 wave Diamond M285S.
Portable: Wouxun (pronounced "oh-shing") KG-UVD1P 2m/1.25m version. Boafeng UV-5RA 2m/70cm
^Cushcraft A 50-5S 5 element 6 meter Yagi and 6 and 10 meter fan dipole.^
^ 3 element monoband yagi for 10m at 35 feet and an Antron A-99 for 17m,15m,12m and 10 m.Diamond X-200a for 2m/70cm FM.^
11 element yagi at 26 feet for 2m SSB. 5 element 6m yagi at 35 feet in the background.
Where it all started,well commercially anyway. Cape Cod Summer 2011.
The XYL and I mountain topping on Jay Peak Vermont Summer of 2011 (elv. 4000 ft.)
Working portable 2 meter FM simplex at Thacher State Park in the Helderberg Mountains Albany County,NY.
My good friend Abby, 12 year old Chocolate Lab, she never met a treat or tennis ball she didn't like.
C'mon Uncle Pat, take yur shoes off and stay a while. Dakota born July 1,2011. Sister-in-law and brother-in-law's new pup.
Hope to chat soon,
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