Hello and thanks for stopping by! I was originally licensed at 14 with the call sign WN9KFD. Ah but girls got in the way and I lost interest in ham radio. The bug bit again and then upgraded all the way to extra class as a surprise to my dad and Elmer, (WA9YEQ/SK). Too say he was happy would be an understatement. In the shack are: an Apache w/ an RME 4350, a Kenwood TS 820, a Globe Champion 350 w/ an HQ 180, an Icom 2100, a Kenwood TS 850 w/ the Heathkit SB 200, a Kenwood TS 870 into a Kenwood TL 922a, not pictured is the Yaesu FT 847 for 2 meters, 6 meters and 430 MHZ. The XYL says, "You've got too many radios" I was quick to point out that her observation was faulty as I still have room on my countertop to add more! It didn't work. Anyway, all the equipment has separate center fed dipoles or Delta Loops, with the exception of the 2 meter rigs having homebrew J-poles and a homebrew 7 element yagi at about 40 feet on 2 meters with a Mirage B2516 amp and a M2 6m5xhp on 6 meters at about 30 feet. The 70 cm antenna is an old Cushcraft 424 at about 35 feet with a RF Concepts 4-310. Work all modes, well, AM, SSB, SSTV, RTTY, PSK31, CW (as long as you don't mind a slow fist!!) oh yeah FM once in a while.
73's Dave QSL: LoTW, here or eQSL
Telescoping mast for the mobile operations. 20' while stationary and 12' while rolling.
Homebrew 7 element 2 meter at the top, Cushcraft 424 minus the reflector array in the middle, and an M2 6m5XHP at the bottom. All supported by a customized heavy duty 5' tip over tripod that was modified with a custom built rotor plate and upper support sleeve.
My homebrew generation 3 Halo. Made from 5/8" and 3/8" refrigeration tubing. I've made several 350 mile+ contacts from the mobile running about 150 watts.
My "Other car"
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