I was issued my novice call KC4MER in 1988, after seeing local hams help out in a Triathlon I was in. I upgraded in 1990 to Technician and received my current call N4XGI.After further study I upgraded to Amateur Extra in 2000.
In the shack my station is a Yaesu FT-450AT with a folded dipole at 50 feet. I use Ham Radio Deluxe V6 for control and logging. Mobile operation In the Jeep with a Yaesu FT100/ATAS 100 antenna.You will find me operating on the Phone and Digital bands from 80M to 70cm. I also enjoy tinkering with wire antennas.
2 Band DXCC and WAS with 100W or less using a dipole antenna. It only took me 20 years!
As of October 2013, I have worked 200 DXCC and have 175 countries confirmed on the Phone and digital bands.
I have owned and maintained a 2M (145.330- @ 20W RF) and now Echolink (node 383305) repeater at 490 ft on top of the Sidney Lanier bridge since 1995.
When not on the radio you will find me tending to the Lighthouse (WLOTA 4115) on St. Simons Island Georgia (IOTA NA-058), where I have been the Lighthouse Keeper since 1994.
I have been working for 35 years as an Electrical Engineer designing and building industrial process equipment and controls.
Hope to make contact with you on the air. Happy to confirm all QSOs.
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