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I was first licensed as KA2AEW in 1978 as a Novice class operator. My rig consisted of a Kenwood TS-520S, a converted 11 meter beam, and a paddle keyer. Since that time I have upgraded my license to General, Advanced, and eventually to Amateur Extra (20 WPM CW). I changed callsigns to KG2GT after earning the Advanced license and finally settled on my current callsign KG2S after passing my Extra class license.
 
Station Tower
From my station in Camden, NY I operate all bands from 160 - 10 and 2 meters. At the top of my US Tower TX-455 I have a Tennadyne T-6 log periodic, a Cushcraft D-40 rotatable dipole, and a Cushcraft 13B2 2 meter beam. My newest addition to the antenna farm is a homebrew fan dipole for 160 and 80 meters. With this antenna, I now have resonance across a good portion of 160 and 80. I recently added a new coax wound RF choke (on a 4" PVC pipe) and now I can use my RF amplifier on 160 meters. This is the view of the tower and three of the antennas.
 
 
Another change a few years ago was the addition of a homebrew vertical antenna. I removed my 30 meter sloping dipole off the tower and replaced it with a ground mounted quarter wave vertical. Despite only having four radials, my first contact was with P29NI on Papua New Guinea. The DX operator was on Nuguria Island (OC-257). Since this contact, I have doubled the number of radials and hope to add more in the future.
 
Ham Shack
The picture of the shack shows my Kenwood TS-570D, Kenwood TM-261A, MFJ-989D antenna tuner, Ameritron AL-80B amplifier and a Uniden HomePatrol-1 scanner. I turn the antennas with a Yaesu G-450A rotor and switch antennas via an Ameritron RCS-4 switch box.
 
 
I am active on LoTW and eQSL.
 
 
73 de KG2S!
 
Scott

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