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, East and West beverage antennas for receive. Up near the front tower is a 1/4 wave vertical for 10 MHz.
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