Thanks for searching my call. Please take a second to click on the web button above and let me know you were here. I enjoy learning and working in so many aspect of amateur radio. You are just as likely to find me operating CW with various keys, using Digital Modes, or checking into SSB, NTS or SkyWarn Nets. I get a kick out of QRP CW work, stringing wire antennas in the backyard, and bulding an occasional kit when the weather is not inviting. I like sending and receiving QSLs, no SASE required. Please support LBOTW. I also upload to eQSL, and QRZ.com logging system. 73 Phil
SKCC #6482T, NAQCC #4072, QRP-ARCI #13797, Polar Bear #234, Flying Pigs #2441
Born 1963 and licensed in 2008. My undergrad background is in biomedical engineering, and I now work in health care. I am a native of Huntsville, AL having the priveldge of growing up in a town heavily influenced by the Army, NASA, and the Von Braun Rocket Team. I've also called New Orleans, Chicago, and now near Hartford, Connecticut my home. Amateur radio has been a great way to revisit the fun I had in earlier years working with circuits, bread boards, and oscilliscopes.
West Hartford, Connecticut
My Home QTH, West Hartford is located in central Connecticut, about 95 miles (155 km) from New York City. We are only 35 miles from the coast line (Long Island Sound) and experience the extremes of weather Southern New England is known for. West Hartforfd served as the original home of the American Radio Relay League, with ARRL HQ now in the neighboring community of Newington, CT. This is a great community to live and work in. As an amateur radio operator, I'm very lucky to have a SOTA peak (Talcott Mountain) just up the road, and W1AW near by.
My home station includes a Flex 3000, Kenwood TS-590, Yaesu 857d with YT-100 auto tuner, Cobra UltraLite Senior dipole antenna, and 80 meter off center dipole. I'm a registered user of Ham Radio Deluxe and N3FJP's suite of contest logging programs. I spend a lot of time on the CW portion of the band and have several keys that I swap out from time to time: J-38 (ebay find!), Bencher Iambic, Viz Vertical Bug, and Navy Flameproof Key. I also use a Yaesu FT-817 to monitor for beacons. I've recently gotten active with PSK31 using the SignaLink USB, DM780, and an IMD Meter by kk7uq.
10 meter Beacon - 28.2840 MHz
I enjoy learning about radio propagation, and have established a 10 meter CW propagation beacon. The beacon transmits on a coordinated frequency of 28.2840 MHz All reception reports are greatly appreciated via e-mail or postal mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
And Here's More of What I've Been Up To Lately.
Very Modest Accomplishments
August 30, 2009 - First HF contact with Bob, K9UDX on the OMISS 80m net
ARRL - WAS CW Endorsement #57,389
OMISS - Membership Award, Kings and Queens Award, 2010 QSO Party #2 in Connecticut
Outside of Family and Profession, I'm proud to say I know a little about many things, but don't profess to have expertise in any! My interests include Weather, Hiking, Astronomy, Cichlids, Orchid Horticulture, and Trail Biking. Let me know if you share any of these and I'd be happy to strike up a QSO.
Thanks to my Elmers:
1972 -Mr. Cornelius, the older ham across from my childhood home in Guntersville, Alabama. I don't know your call. You showed me a real radio station and offered to be my elmer. I was too scared to accept. Many regrets!
"These are a Few of My Favorite Things"
I enjoying making and swapping QSLs!
I have a knack for watching the weather!
As a casual "citizen scientist" I contribute daily observations of precipitation from my station located in grid FN31ot to the CoCoRAHS Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network. I also contribute regular observations to the PING Project, a program of the National Severe Storms Labaratory.
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