NEW QTH: 20 PEASE AVE. MONSON, MA 01057 I joined OMISS # 8851
160 METERS THRU 432Mhz I'm new to RTTY on HF !
I was first licensed at age 22, 1994 as Technician N1TQP. Got the bug for CW and went to take my 5 wpm and passed that in 8-29-95, That got my station on HF. With some practice and using computer aided CW generated practice test I was up to 20 wpm, in 12-05-95 got my General License witch got me on 160 meters . And still love very much, Just got to get an antenna back up for 160M. The bands I enjoy are 2 meters SSB, 6 meters when they are open and 17 meters and 160 meters.
The Equipment that I'm using know is doing the job ok for now.
Ground Elevation here above sea level is only 410 feet, Compaired to my old QTH at 860 feet.
Rohn 25g Tower at 70 feet.
ICOM IC-746Pro on 2 meters with RFC-2-315 at 160 watts to 7/8 hardline to a LNA Pre-amp on the tower 68 feet and Flex 400 up to a M2 2m5wl at 88 feet. Soon to have a LO-LO Larcon converted to 2 Meters and that should do a 1KW . And for ragchewing on 2 meters I use a homebrewed Turnstill at 78 feet. On the Six meter port on IC-746 I use a M2 6M HO LOOP mounted just above the M2 2m13wl for ragchewing on a extra pc. AL pipe at 92 feet.
ICOM IC-756PRO 3 I use on 6 meters mainly and use a LO-LO Larcon at a 1KW, to 7/8 hardline flex 400 up to my M2 6M7JHV at 79 feet. On HF I also have a small AL-811 that will do 500 watts to my Mosely TA-53M at 71 feet. And a Butternut Vertical out in the yard 80M thru 10M with 16 radials And 40M and 80M wires hung between the tower and trees in the yard looking Northeast and Southwest .
YAESU FT-847 I use it on 70CM SSB with a Mirage D1010N to 7/8 hardline flex 400 up to a M2 432-13WLA at 83 feet, And the 6 meter port I use it for 6M FM to MT.Graylock Repeater MA, CT and some others in the area, The Comit GP-15 at the top of the tower at 92 feet
Icom IC-V8000 75 watts for 2m FM simplexe on a 4 element vertical beam fixed at 200 deg.
ICOM IC-207 2M/70CM FM to a 6,2,70cm Comet GP-15 vertical mounted to extra piece of AL pipe about 4 feet higher then the main mastpipe at the top 92 feet to get into local repeaters.
I'm working for my DXCC on 160m, 80M, 40 meters,20 meters,17 meters, 12 meters, 15 meters,10 meters and 6 meters when its open. And working on WAS on all band and want to say thanks to the OMISS NET (7.185.0 )& Tripel H net (7.190.0) net for that to get that award on the wall.
I'm still looking for GRID SQ's 432 MHz & 6M,2M to get a 100 work on 6 meters award on the wall.
What got me in this Hobby was from my Electronics background and schooling. My related Teacher RICHARD R SYRIAC, SR (W1IWV) was a HAM and SK now. And was always full of information on all topics of ham radio.
I do use LOTW for confirming contacts but also like the old fashion method of chasing paper cards, Hope to work you on one of the bands.
Thanks for looking at my QRZ page and I'll try to get more PIX of the station and antennas.
Dave, N1TQP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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