Jeff Drew is a Birmingham Alabama Native with extensive history in Civil Rights. Also he works as an insurance agent and Jazz musician. He Plays the upright bass. His station is located at the highest point in North Birmingham at the historic top of Dynamite Hill (Center Street North).
CQ Magazine published Jeffs article on Ham Radio in China in the November 2007 issue. Article also has a sidebar on "Field Day" in the Balisia Mountains, China.
Effective July 13, 2012 Jeff Drew was elected to the office of President of the OMIK Radio Association, Inc., Website: www.OMIKRADIO.org
Other memberships include:
Birmingham Amateur Radio Club (BARC)
Shelby County Radio Club (SARC)
Birmingham DX Club
OMISS net #6816
10 XX 74355
Also a member of ALERT and volunteer radio operator for the National Weather Service.
Currently serving as President of Amateur Radio Advancement Group. a 501C3 Amateur Radio Educational organization. Website: http://aragroup.org
He has also served as BARC Field Day Chairman. A ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE),providing assistance for the Birmingham HamFest, Boy Scouts Jamboree, OMIK Convention VE and Club Tailgating activities.
December 2006 Completed a DX trip to Beijing China where he operated at the Chinese Radio Sports Association Station as N4JDU/BY portable. Please see photos taken by AnPing.
Birmingham, Alabama hosted the 2009 OMIK Amateur Radio Assn Annual Convention July 15 - 18th. Airman Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson was the featured Pilot and Speaker.
Jeff Drew was convention chairman.
Here is a shot of the station my "RF Therapy" shack:
Here is the EmComm rig :
Primary Station equipment is Elecraft K-3 w/t Panadapter, Acom 1000 Amp, Collins KWM-2 with 30-L amp, Antennas are M2 Log Periodic 7-10-30 Mhz, M2 6 meter,Zero-5 43 Ft. Vertical and True Talk Dipole as backup. Field equipment is Icom 7200HF/50mhz and Ic2820 VHF/ Dstar and field antennas Buddipole, Buddistick, and the Alpha Vertical
.In my pocket is the new Elecraft KX-3 QRP rig which works well with all my antennas.
Mobile station is Kenwood 480S withTarheel Scrfewdriver Antenna
E-mail can also be sent via N4JDU@yahoo.com
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