I was always interested in radio since I can remember. I used to sit in the living room at my Grandmothers house twisting the mechanical dial of an old tube AM receiver writing down all the stations I could hear. Later I convinced my Grandmother, who let me do these strange things, to let me take the cover off to see how it worked. I inspected the different glows of all the tubes and all the point to point wiring to the many different parts. I wondered what function each part played in the process of radio reception. A few years later my Dad brought home a general coverage solid-state HF receiver to "keep me entertained". It included all of the Broadcast and Ham bands, plus some VHF where I could listen to airport beacons. I still have that receiver today and expect to never part with it. Interestingly I was not interested at the time in Ham Radio (I was about 13 at the time). Later however, with some coaching from some of my Dads friends, the HAM Radio Bug bit. Now I could transmit ! This was 1975 when I was 15. This opened up a whole new world.
Active DXer and part-time contester. In the DX world I have a modest station. But I have been fortunate enough to achieve 5BWAZ with 247 out of 250 zones worked and confirmed. Still looking for Zones 20, 34, 37 on 80 meters If you can help, let me know!
Active all bands 160m through 2m
Active in Digital Modes (RTTY, JT65A, PSK, WSPR, etc, more to come)
Active 6 meters, Grid-square chaser (250+)
Interests include the science of radio propagation
Professionally I work in the electronics industry --- in a career related to radio communications !
See my home page, includes on-line log, QSL cards, and analysis of contacts
I am also a member of Clublog. I find it a valuable resource for log/contact analysis, etc.
My entries into Clublog are now real-time except for major contents
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