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Found a great tool, THE GROUND ROD PULLER "JACK JAW", great for Field Days - just remove the 8 ft ground rod after you have won!

See more on the Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6mw24gkboM

IF YOU NEED MORE INFO, send me an email or call me.


From ARRL, VEC Section

KE1Y Rolf, You have been approved as an ARRL accredited Volunteer Examiner. 

Congratulations and welcome aboard! 

You may begin serving as an ARRL accredited Volunteer Examiner immediately, using this email as proof.

Signed by WY1O  June 12th, 2015


Hi Friend of the Amateur Radio Community, mainly on 40M and/or 80M. I am not on the higher bands, because the antennas are too small...

I am now back in New Hampshire !! Until early October...

We (Ilse and I) are back in NH, to enjoy the Summer of 2015 in NH.

Until this April 24th, 2015, the Winter QTH was in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, (ZIP Code 34987), north of Palm Beach, south of Orlando, and about 15 mi inland from the Atlantic Ocean. We will return for the Winter by mid October.

Although being retired for a year now, I am still working as a Manufacturer's Representative, a Management Consultant, a USPTO Patent Agent, and as a High-Tech Consultant:  Look up my clients and services:

                                        Here is the link to my Rep Web Site:  www.HTConsultingServices.com

In NH, I am using currently just a 3-element horizontal wire beam for 40M, up 25 meters above ground (thanks to the nice, high Pine trees, aiming SW. A 40/80M Butternut Vertical, like the one in Florida, has been installed. I also use a 2-element half wave dipole up 100 ft, with a reflector vertical drop below at 60ft as a reflector. It creates a heart shape curve, each lobe at 35 degrees, NE and SW.

Accomplishments on 80M and Contesting in the '90's, from the previous QTH in Tewksbury, MA.


We have here in this Florida community quite some antenna restrictions. Currently not active from this QTH in Florida.

KE1Y in Port St. Lucie in Florida




My name is Rolf Seichter, call KE1Y, and I was born in Berlin, Germany, in December 1943, 71 years old now- and counting.

I graduated in 1968 with a MS Degree in RF Electronics and moved to Munich, got married, and started my first job with Rohde & Schwarz, a famous company in RF Electronics. Two years later, somebody at Rohde & Schwarz told me about Digital Equipment, an upcoming, fast growing computer manufacturer in early 1970. To make a long story short, I started working for them, was transferred to Maynard, MA, in 1976 and have been here in the US since, residing in Tewksbury, MA, and Gilford, N.H., held various Management positions with other high-tech and computer companies after leaving DEC in 1979.

I got the first HAM license in 1977 and upgraded to Extra in 1981, just because of peer pressure (the DX window at that time was only for Extra's, such as W1FC and W1 CF), in my favorite 80M DX portion of the 80M Band.

I was employed with VTech's Contract Mfg Division since 1999 as the President of the global Business Development and retired from VTECH CMS on April 1st, 2014. I strongly believe in Life-Long Learning and graduated from Suffolk, Boston, as MBA in 2006 - at the age of 63 at that time-and had a lot of fun with my classmates (and great parties and drinking!). My employer, VTech Contract Manufacturing www.vtechcms.com , a HK based company, paid for the tuition in full. That's what I call LIFE LONG LEARNING !! I also passed the Patent Bar Exam in 2008 with the USPTO. I am Patent Agent # 63,542. Look up my web site www.htconsultingservices.com  for further details.

My wife Ilse and and I have three boys, they are all married, with three enjoyable daughter-in-laws and we have SIX enjoyable, cute Grandchildren.

The Station in Gilford, close to the Gunstock Skiing area,has a kW into a 3-element wire beam on 40M and a 2 -element wire beam for 80M, at about 80 feet. You can see the nice high pine trees and oak trees, wonderful natural towers. But you can't see the antennas! Elevation here is about 900 ft above Lake Winnipesaukee.Behind the sliding door at the front, left balcony is my radio room, with a beautiful view to the West and even better sunsets.

The station in Gilford is simple, but it works!! Can you hear me now?


You can meet me on 40M after my work-from-home day, mainly in the springtime and summer and, in the winter seasonwith other 80M DX'ers, starting with the gray line in the evening, around 3790 +/- somewhere in the 80M DX window when the day lightis shorter in the fall and winter. Hope to meet you soon in the pile up's.

You might find me some mornings on the 7.163 net on 40M which starts at about 5:30 am East Coast time. For details, please look up www.7163net.com , Ask for Jim, WB2REM.

I am also a very frequent visitor of the nice, daily Treasure Coasters net, at 8:AM sharp on 7.153 MHz. This net has been operating here for 60 years.

I am also available on the great GERATOL NET (3.668 MHz) as # 2043. 01:00 GMT from October to April.

Last but not least, some pictures from the past (around 1961/1962): We were the "Twangy Gang" in my hometown Berlin, Germany, and copy-cats of Cliff Richard and the Shadows (you might remember the song APACHE). Since, I am a big FENDER Guitar friend.

73 Rolf, KE1Y , and thank you for looking up my QRZ.com info.

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SP9QZW 2011-10-06 40m SSB JO90kk Poland Zbigniew Wilk
K1KXN 2011-09-28 40m SSB FN42gx United States RAYMOND W NINNESS
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YY5KTM 2011-09-28 40m SSB FK60nj Venezuela (TONY) Cornelius Moller
IT9BZG 2011-09-27 40m SSB JM68qc Italy Giosi (Giuseppe) Amante
IZ2USP 2011-09-26 40m SSB JN62ks Italy Nicola Frandoli
G4BVB 2011-09-24 80m SSB IO70vm England R.S. (STEVE) PRIDHAM
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