Originally licensed as WN1ALP in 1964 at Enfield CT.Held first and second class radiotelephone commercial license (with shipboard radar endorsement) obtained while in high school - summer job involved working on commercial radios.
Subsequently WB8WCV from Portsmouth, OH. (1975/76), then, WB2PSD Parsippany, NJ (1976) prior to upgrading to (20 WPM) Extra Class and KE2N in 1999. Moved to VA in 2001.
ARRL Life Member.
Operated as WB2PSD/IT9 (Siracusa) in 1981/2
OZ3KEN (Kalundborg) in 1994/5
G0VSN from May 95 (Surrey UK) and in Beaulieu (New Forest) in 2000/2001.
Also hold the callsign 7J1BBF (Yokohama, Japan) but never got a chance to use it.
Present location on Bull Run Mountain, Virginia (1080 ft asl, 500 ft HAAT) overlooking Dulles Airport (11 mi) and Washington DC (30 miles). QTH has a clear shot up to New England and down to the outer banks of North Carolina for UHF/VHF.
Antenna farm includes: 500 ' Beverage, 160m dipole for horizontal and shunt fed tower for vertical, 75 m dipole, 3-el 40 M (MAG340N), C31XR tribander @30m, Steppir 3-el fixed NE/SW @ 15m, 2x6 el 6 meter on 50 ft trailer-mast, two 3 el 6 meter fixed NE at 60', one 12-el 2 meter K1FO rotatable, 8x5 el 2 meter vertically stacked fixed NE, 16 el FO-16 for 222, 2x33 el loopers for 903, 2x44 el on 1296, 2x67 el on 2304 (WIMO) and an EME array of 16x28 elements on a separate tower. Also vertical polarized antennae in the attic for 146, 224, 440 and 1286 FM (small yagi's except 440 GP) plus a 6 meter J-pole suspended from a tree.
Active on WSJT modes via EME, MS and tropo.
My day job: Electrical Power Engineer for a major petrochemical company. I have Master's degrees both in Electrical Power Engineering and in Computing/Information Systems (RPI and NJIT, respectively). I am a Registered Professional Engineer in New York and Virginia.
Trustee for W4BRM analog and DSTAR repeater cluster.
One of my two daughters is AA7RF :-)
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