a Happy Holiday Season, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year = from our Winter QTH in Port Saint Lucie, Florida
We spent the summer of 2014 in Gilford , NH, and we are now at our Winter Snowbird Home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, because I am enjoying my retirement since April 2014, but I am still working as a Manufacturer's Representative and as a High-Tech Consultant: Look up
As a matter of fact, my client Anaview www.anaview.com is hiring! They are looking for a Class-D Amp OEM Business Development Manager for the US, working from home in the US. Let me know if you are interested and send me an email.
My Email remains the same (see above). Mailing address: 11361 SW Olmstead Drive, PSL, Florida 34987 but NH also works.
I did put up a 2-Band Butternut for 40M and 80M during early November at this Port Saint Lucie Location (left to the patio door):
We have great antenna restrictions. My shack is behind the left window of the house. Next to it is the Butternut HF2, for 40M and 80M, and a 10M dipole is strung broad side East/West. And we are getting out with a well established (high ground water level) ground system. First contact on 80M was my good friend Mike, OE6MBG, with just 100W. The 10M dipole also works well into Europe, talked to DM9EE and DJ7WW today. Now, the station is complete with 1,500W @ 50 Ohms.
Hello from my Winter QTH at the Atlantic Side of Florida, in Port St. Lucie. North of West Palm Beach and south of Orlando.
My name is Rolf Seichter, call KE1Y, and I was born in Berlin, Germany, in December 1943, 70 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 am employed with VTech's Contract Mfg Division since 1999 as the President of the global Business Development. 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.expertpatentservice.com for further details.
As of today, 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, Jill "Karate Kid" (7) and Drew Hockey, Baseball and more(6),3 year old Daniel James, and our Elise, 3 years old now , and Menderina who is three years old. On October 31st, Lydia was born !! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year, see the picture of all Grandchildren further down.
Here is Menderina's great story: Our youngest son Tom (who also works for VTech) and his wife Anne flew to Ethiopia on Feb 26, 2010 to embrace our 5th Grandchild, bringing her over to New England on March 6th when they all landed in Boston, MA. She is a cute 3 year old little girl now, her name is Menderina, or "Mendee", and we are proud to having her join our ever growing family! Another Grandchild was bornin November 2012. Now they have also Lydia and Mendee enjoys beingher "older" sister.
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.
...and last but not least: All Six Grandchildren (picture taken in 2012):
I am also available on the great GERATOL NET (3.668 MHz) as # 2043.
73 Rolf, KE1Y , and thank you for looking up my QRZ.com info.
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