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Good Day! My name is Ross Comstock and I have been a HAM since March 2009. I started in radio as a kid experimenting with shortwave listening. Once I realized that I was receiving stations from all over the world with a simple receiver and wire, I was hooked. My Dad and I were involved with a local CB radio club in East Central Oklahoma (Sallisaw) and would talk everynight on Channel 31 with the guys just to ragchew. Many of those CB'rs were also HAMS which got me interested in the field but getting a license seemed difficult at the time. Fast forward several years and I joined the Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician. There, I was shovel-fed six months worth of electronics theory and troubleshooting classes. I was stationed on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower during her Refueling and Complex Overhaul evolution, meaning I never left the dock nor worked on a single piece of electronic gear the whole time I was assigned there. Once out of the Navy, I joined the Coast Guard and "struck"  Boatswain's Mate. Once at my new station in North Carolina, I got a renewed interest in radio and started again with CB. I was badly disappointed, however as there were few professional operators out there. Thankfully(?), after a catastrophic failure of my radio that I could not fix I turned my attention to the mysterious amateur radio. I found that the license was not difficult to obtain and immediately began studying. About 2 months later, I drove over 2 hours to the nearest test session and acheived my Tech ticket. In July 2009, I was stationed closer in Corpus Christi, Texas where I acheived my General and then finally my Extra ticket and went wild with my base station. I joined Navy-Marine Corps MARS as NNN0INM, ARES, RACES, and participated in several events aboard the USS Lexington Museum Ship (W5LEX).

My new base station is up and running with a RemoteRig setup!  While my QTH and mailing address is correct as displayed here, my transmitter position is in Willis Wharf, VA in grid FM27cm, Northampton County.  The base station consists of a Kenwood TS-2000 plugged into a 80m-6m off-center fed dipole suspended at 35 feet.

My mobile station is a Yaesu FTM-350AR with APRS (KE5BM-9) using a Comet SBB-224 antenna. When portable, I generally utilize OpenAPRS on my iPhone (KE5BM-5) or portable radio (KE5BM-7) with the icon showing my mode of transportation.

Portable operations are done with a Kenwood TH-F6A 2/220/440 HT, and an ICOM IC-706MkII.

Lastly, I maintain a 24/7 weather station that reports to APRS/CWOP by internet only (KE5BM-13) which consists of a Davis VantageVUE station reporting through Sandaysoft Cumulus software.

Thanks for taking a look! 73!

 

 

 

 

 

 
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