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I was originally licensed in 1954 as a novice (WN2POX) at the age of 13. My station consisted of a home brew transmitter, (2 tubes, osc + amp) and a home brew regenerative receiver straight out of the amateur radio handbook.

With two crystals I must have called CQ for a month before one winter night I heard my call and finally realized someone was answering my CQ. I can’t remember his call but my first QSO was with a station in Madison, Wisconsin and I was so excited I woke up the entire family!!

My novice license expired a year later and I was a teenager more interested in playing music and teenage girls than amateur radio. In 1957 my interests were rekindled by a visit from my great uncle Thomas F. Gibson , KZ5TG. After a some conversation my uncle offered to loan me a receiver so that I could hear stations and a Heathkit AT-1 so they could hear me! Actually he wanted me to keep him in touch with the family in New Jersey. At about the same time I enrolled in the Camden County Vocation School to begin a career as an electronic technician. My math and electronics physics teacher was Bernard Peltz (K2SRP) and when he learned that I didn’t renew my license he began pushing me back into the hobby. So, in 1957 I rode the bus to the FCC office at 2nd and Chestnut street in Philadelphia and passed the technician license examination with flying Colors… Thanks to Bernie.

1957 was the year I joined the South Jersey Radio Association. I was 17yrs old and rehearsing with a band for a recording session at a studio in Philadelphia. The Guitar player in the band was Eddie Farmer and his father was Ed Farmer Sr. (K2OSV). His Amateur Radio station was in their downstairs recreation room and it looked like the local Heathkit Store. All that HF radio equipment and me with a Technician License.

Since I began working and had some pocket change I was able to buy a 25 watt six meter transmitter and Johnson 6n2 receive converter at the SJRA hamfest. A month later I had everything set up in my grandparent’s basement at the top of “Pole Hill”on Rt 561 in Gibbsboro, NJ. What a great location for VHF, I could see the Philadelphia skyline on a clear night, 15 miles to the north. The elevation was 203’ASL and not bad considering most of Southern New Jersey is under water! I can’t remember how many six meter contacts I made from that location but I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. In 1959 I graduated from the Vocational school and passed both my General class amateur and 2nd class Commercial Radio Telephone license examinations... Thanks to Bernie.

In 1961 I enlisted in the US Air Force and after basic training in San Antonio, Texas I was assigned to the electronics training center at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. While at Keesler I operated from my barracks and from K5TYP, the Keesler AFB club station. After graduation in 1962, I was assigned to Yokota AFB, Japan where I spent the next two and a half years. I was licensed as KA2RG and along with my good friend Larry Hamm, K6VFF (KA2FF) we operated a station from our room in the barracks.

In 1965 and 1966 I was a forward air controller in Viet Nam - no time for radio hobby!!

1966 - Discharged from USAF and moved to Phila, Pa. - WA3JXR

1970 - Chase DX, Contesting - Joined Frankford Radio Club

1971 - Extra class - N3RG

1986 - Back to New Jersey - N3RG

2005 - Moved to Voorhees, NJ - got bit by weak signal bug!! 50 mhz to 432 mhz

2009 - Moved to current location Southern New Jersey - FM29ki now 50mhz to 3.4ghz + 10ghz

Joined Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club "Packrats"

2012 - latest interests include WSJT modes on 6/2 mtrs.

2012 - May 1st - made my first EME contact (I2FAK) with single 15el hm brew yagi and 300w.

Bitten by EME Bug!!

2012 - June 1st - started building a pair of 15 element antennas (K1FO design)

2012 - Sept 12th - 2x15 el yagis, LNA, and moon camera moved to 50' tower.

2013 - Jan 15th - 2x15 el home brew yagis doing better than expected! Purchased a used Flex1500 + Demi 2m transverter - on the air soon.

EME antennas seem to work well for a small array...polarity rotor really helps. Also running solid state (W6PQL) 2 meter KW amp.

It's a pleasure to operate EME and not have to run out in the rain to allign the antennas!!

Latest update: 2 meters - Worked 212 initials in 51countries and 49 States. A lot of them are big stations but some of them are single yagi...

EME Worked: K7ULS single 7ele + 350w JH0BBE single 17el +250w

If you haven't tried 2 meter EME or Meteor Scatter you're missing a lot of fun!

Stay tuned... Pictures of EME station coming soon.

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