I was first licensed in 1993 as a Novice with the call KB2OEQ. I worked my way up the ladder as a Technician,General and Advanced as N2TFMand finally N2ZL for my Extra.
I've been interested in radio since I was young. I loved to look through the Radio Shack and Allied Electronics catalogs my dad used to get. I started listening to SW on a Lafayette Explor-Air Mark 7 on a long wire out my bedroom window. During the "Cold War" days, it was great fun listening to Radio Moscow and Radio Havana. When I got out of college, I worked in the broadcast field as a DJ for 10 years. I took a job in law enforcement and retired after 25 years on the job as a Detective but my interest in radio never faded.
The XYL and I have a second home with 11 acres in Vermont. At some point we will relocate up there and I can put up a real "antenna farm"!
The shack consists of an IC-756 PRO II and a 5 band Hexbeam on top of the garage. I also have a Carolina Windom from Radio Works for 30,40 and 80 meters and a TenTec Hercules 2 amp. I love the Hexbeam. I've worked alot of DX with it and can hear so much more than with just a dipole. My main challange for 5 Band DXCC is 80 meters.---if only Cycle 24 would co-operate!
Thanks for reading! I'll see you down the band!
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