I received my Technician "no-code" almost 20 years ago, when I was an undergrad at UF with the Gator Amateur Radio Club - W4DFU . Back then the "cool" thing was to do an autopatch with an HT on 2 meters.
After graduation, my priorities shifted to work and other things and have lost touch with HAM radio. After Hurricane Sandy hit NJ, I thought it might be a good time to get back into it again. I've recently upgraded to general. HF and a lot of these digital modes are new to me, so please forgive me if I make any mistakes.
Recently, I changed my callsign. My original one was KE4IED. During the QSO party I quickly realized that by the time I said, "Kilo Echo 4", it was too late. W1AW was already on the next station! I changed it to N3IED to make it shorter. After about a month, I decided I wanted something completly different, and after seeing the options available, I decided to go with W3TEC. Mainly because ham radio is a TEChnical hobby, I am also a TEC diver, and my base station is a Ten TEC radio, so it seemed to fit.
My home station consists of a Ten Tec Omni VII, 100w into a G5RV Jr Antenna. I also have a Kenwood 2m TM-281 connected to a J-Pole.
My mobile is a Yaesu FT-857D on an ATAS-120 screwdriver antenna.
I'm a member of the Deleware Valley Radio Association, located in West Trenton. NJ. The club dates back to 1930, and our charter is signed by Hiram Percy Maxim himself!
I'm also a member of the David Sarnoff Radio Club in Princeton, NJ.
I know the price of postage is out of control, but I do like to collect QSL cards. If you send me one, I'll send you one back. No SASE needed. Direct is preferred, but bureau is ok too.
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