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Hi friend of the Amateur Radio Community.

Greetings from our Winter QTH 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 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 my clients and services:

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

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 here in this community quite some 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, some radials are in the water and terminated with ground rods, 8 ft deep. First contact on 80M was my good friend Mike, OE6MBG, with just 100W. Now, the station is complete with 1,500W @ 50 Ohms generated by the Command Technology amp. (see on the right).

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.

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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