Received my first ticket on April 1, 2010. Prior to that I was a SWL for 50 years. I'm retired following a 35-year career as a electrical engineeer (BS/MS EE - Purdue University) and engineering division manager with the US Navy. My primary area of work was the Fleet Ballistic Missile System deployed on TRIDENT submarines. My other activities include woodworking, working on computers, watching team sports involving a ball, fishing, and watching four grandsons grow up. I'm active in both the Daviess County Amateur Radio Club (KC9SFL) and the Vincennes Old Post Amateur Radio Society (W9EOC) in Knox County, Indiana:
Daviess County Amateur Radio Club
Bill (N9SEH), Paul (KB9TUO), Leo (N9LEO), Jim (KR9E), Bruce (KC9HTC),
Todd (N9EY), Jim (W9JDW), Ken (KC9TTR) and Gene (KC9TXZ)
March 11, 2013 - photo taken by Mary Jo (KC9TTS)
Mosley TA-33 mounting on a 40' Rohn 25 tower (at 12' off the ground with Hazer lowered)
Crew (left to right): W9DP, KC9LDK, KR9E, W9JDW and N9LEO + friends (not in photo) Joe and Steve
Home QTH (600' ASL) with Mosley TA-33/WARC at 22' - it's now at 42'
Shack includes a Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark-V Field, Kenwood TS-590, Kenwood TS-830S, Ameritron AL-811H linear amplifier, Palstar AT1KM tuner, Heil Goldline and Heil HM-10 dual microphones. Antennas are a Mosley TA-33/WARC (tri-band Yagi for 10m, 15m and 20m plus a rotatable dipole element for 12m and 17m) on a Hazer at 42', 40m dipole, 80m OCF dipole (80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 12m, 10m and 6m) and a 4-band (40m-20m-15m-10m) Hy-Gain ground-mounted vertical with 24 radials. Locally, use an FT-2900 (2m), Yaesu FT-60R and BaoFeng UV-5R HTs (2m-70cm), and a Diamond X300 dual-band vertical antenna. That's a Japan Radio NRD-525 in the lower right corner above - excellent shortwave receiver.
Yaesu FT-1000MP MkV Field (2004)
Kenwood TS-590 (2010)
Kenwood TS-830S (1984)
I have been enjoying the contests, working DX, and especially look forward to rag-chewing. I'm a semi-regular on the Over the Hill Gang net weekdays at 1430-1530 Z on 14.321 - stop in and say hello.
Will send you a QSL card if you send me one - SASE or Green Stamps NOT required for either USA contacts or DX.
Hope to meet you on the bands.
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