I have been an amateur for 27 years and earned my Novice when tested by WD8QFC (my elmer). One week later, I upgraded to the Technician license. I passed the General & Advanced Class in 1990 and the Extra class licensed in 2000.
I retired from the US Navy Reserves with 24+ years (1965-1989) with 2 years (1966-1968) active duty.
I retired with 36+ years from the US Army Corps Of Engineers. The first 25 years as a Hydrographer mapping the navigatable waters of Virginia and the last 11+ years as an Electronics Technician.
I work part-time (2003-2012)as a bench & field service technician with a local Motorola Service Center.
Rig: Icom IC-7800 & Icom IC-756Pro3
Amp: Alpha 87A, SB220, Drake L75
Computer: 2 Homebuilt 2.8GHz Dual-Core
Interface: microHam microKeyer
Software: N3FJP, MMSSTV, EasyPal, MMTTY, Fldigi, VE7CC Cluster Software, HRD
The Antenna Farm consists of the following: Sat Antennas to be added:
TOWER 1: US Tower TX-489 89'
7el - 10-30MHz LPDA by KLM
2el - 40 Meter Discovery Yagi by Hygain
160m Special - Carolina Windom by Radio Works
TOWER 2: 35' Homemade Bolted Steel structure
4el - 6 Meter homebrew
7el - 2 Meter Yagi by Cushcraft
7el - 440 Yag1 by Cushcraft
2 Meter RingoRanger II by Cushcraft
SHACK AS OF NOVEMBER 2012
INSTALLING THE KLM 10-30MHz LPDA (2003)
LOG @ 90' AND 40M YAGI @ 100' (2003)
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