Thanks for checking my QRZ page. I go by my middle name Henry.
After retiring from Lincoln Financial Media (the old Jefferson Pilot Communications Company) in 2008, my XYL (Debbie) and I now live on the water near the Chesapeake Bay in the Northern Neck area of Virginia. I spent my whole life in Richmond, Virginia, but I am now where I have always wanted to be, having spent many summers on the Potomac River at my Grandmother's cottage when I was a young boy. It's a great place to now enjoy my lifelong hobby! The salt water really helps!
I am active on most all amateur bands from 1.8 through 1296 MHz, where my first love is contesting, chasing DX on CW and the technical side of the hobby. I have two sons, Ryan, W4RCB, Will, KR4OI and my XYL is WA4QOC.
Awards:9 Band DXCC, DXCC Challenge (1500), WAZ, WPX, 6 Meter WAS, 160 Meter DXCC and WAS, VUCC: 50, 144, 222, 432 and 1296.
Main Station Transceivers : Ten-Tec Orion II w/Demi 144 MHz transverter and SSB mast mounted pre-amp, Ten-Tec Omni VII, Yaesu FT-1000MP w/ Demi 222 MHz transverter and Kenwood TS-2000X.
Amplifiers: Ameritron AL-80B for 160-10 meters, King Conversions, SB-220 for 6 meters, Henry 2002A for 2 meters; various brick amps for 222 and 432 MHz and a Demi, 60 watt solid state amplifier for 1296 MHz.
To the left, Tower #1: 50 feet of Rohn 45G , Cushcraft X-7 at 52 feet for 14 through 28 MHz: Hygain VB-66DX at 56 feet for 50 MHz: K1FO, 12 element yagi at 60 feet for 144 MHz.
To the right, Tower #2: 38 feet of Rohn 25G, Cushcraft Boomer at 40 feet for 222 MHz, K1FO 33 element, 432 MHz yagi at 45 feet: 45 element loop yagi on 1296 MHz at 49 feet: 144/450 MHz FM vertical.
Below you can see the 1/4 wave 40 meter vertical with it's salt water ground. Out of the picture to the right is the 175' inverted "L" on 1.8 MHz with NE, SW, E and W beverage antennas for receive. Up near the front tower is a 1/4 wave vertical for 10 MHz.
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