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Bio: 

Got my first exposure to radio through AF MARS, while stationed (1976/77) at AIA4MI, Mindano, Phillippines.  After coming back to the US in 1977, I got my Novice, KA4DMC in 1978.  My Dad, KA4DUK (SK now) and my brother (KA4DVM) now N4JTP also got their ticket in 1978.  We had a great time. 

I upgraded to Technician in early 1979.  General in Sep 1979, just before being assigned to Lindsey AS, Germany.  In Germany, was involved in AF MARS as AGA7LI, Lindsey AS Germany.  Received a reciprocal license as DA1JO and an individual MARS call but don't remember it anymore.  First Contest was the 1980 ARRL DX PHONE while in Germany.  Upgraded to Advanced in 1981.  Returned to US in 1982.  Was inactive from 1984 to 1991.  Got back to Ham Radio in 1991 and have been active every since.  Upgraded to Extra in 2013.

Mostly enjoy Contesting and Dxing. 

Some of my favorite contests are:  ARRL RTTY RU; ARRL DX; CQ WW; CQ WPX; ARRL NOV SS; ARRL 10m; and the Alabama, Georgia and Florida QSO Party(s)

Currently have 296 LOTW confirmed DXCC Mixed entities.   

Member of the A-1 Operator Club, Alabama Contest Group; Florida Contest Group; Wiregrass ARC Dothan AL and also a member of the Wiregrass VE Team, Dothan, AL; Geneva (County) ARS Geneva AL, Platinum Coast ARS Melbourne FL.

Station:

  • Yaesu FT-2000D with MTUs
  • Ten Tec Centurion Amp

Antennas:

  • 2m F9FT Tonna
  • 6m: Homebrew 5L on 18' boom
  • 10m: Cushcraft CC 10-4 @ 78' and a homebrew 4L fixed NE @ 39' both are stacked.
  • 15m: Hy-Gain 155CA @ 70'
  • 20m: Hy-Gain 204BA @ 108'
  • 40m: Cushcraft CC 40-2CD  @ 118'
  • 40m: Delta Loop apex @ 65'
  • 80m:  Inverted Vee @ 105'
  • 160m: Inverted Vee @ 65'

Above is a picture of the current HF antennas.  Coming in late 2015 are some improvements for 15m and 20m.

 On the left is the driven element that was rebuilt for the F9FT and on the right is the 2m and 6m antennas on a 43' tower.

I am thinking about a vertial for 30m later this Fall (2015)

Here is some "sloper" hardware that Orrin, WO4D and I came up with for 80m.  Normal installation is to fasten the u-bolt around the tower leg and the coax into the SO-239.  In restricted space it worked OK. 


This is an old pic of the station from 2012.  It has changed a good bit since this time.  This past May 2015 had a lightening strike on the power line that damaged a good bit of the station.  So when I get it all back together, then I will put up a new pic.

 

 

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