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I'm a retired engineer - worked for General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin in RF and IR simulation labs. Originally got my Novice way back in 1974 and worked 40 meter CW with a crystal-controlled Heathkit. I was not active for many years, but got back into the hobby during the summer of 2013, a year before my license expired!

I am running a Yaesu FTDX-3000 into a homebrew fan dipole at the top of the house, mounted by the chimney, cut for 40 (15 on third harmonic), 17, 12, and 10 meters. A second homebrew fan dipole at the side of the house operates on 17, 20, 30, and 40 meters. And, yet a third near the same location is set for 17, 15, and 10 meters - this one is for my FT-450D which I leave on all day decoding JT65 looking for that next ATNO. Sometimes I operate it along with the FTDX-3000 using JT65 / JT9 on two different bands simultaneously using two instances of  WSJT-X.

For VHF / UHF I have the Yaesu FTM-100D System Fusion radio, two Baofeng UV-5R HTs, and an older Yaesu FT-8800. In the evenings I use the FTM-100D and a first gen FT-450 for digital mode HF to run a Man Cave station while watching TV (for pic scroll down).

I'm also interested in software defined radio and use it to visually augment my HF SSB operating with a band spectrum/waterfall display using HDSDR. I use the cheap SDR dongles and upconverters (see pics below) to extend the dongle's range to HF. The SDR is integrated with my HF radio and Log4OM logging program using Omni-Rig.

Lastly - I caught the DX bug and most of the time that's what I'm chasing. In between DX, I was able to complete two addidional WAS using JT65 & JT9 digital modes.

I QSL via direct, eQSL, LoTW, and QRZ. No need for SASE for direct - just send 'em and I will reply 100%. If you want a Texas Horned Frog QSL - I'm your guy! Logs uploaded to QRZ, eQSL, LoTW, and Club Log frequently.

73, Mike


Most recent ATNO's

RN2F - Kaliningrad .:. LU1ZI - South Shetland Islands .:. 3XY1T - Guinea

7P8C - Lesotho .:. MI6USC - Northern Ireland .:. K5P - Palmyra Atoll

C5YK - The Gambia .:. T2TT - Tuvalu .:. PZ5W - Suriname .:. VK9WA - Willis Island

TX3X - Chesterfield Islands .:. E51MKW - North Cook Islands .:. V51B - Namibia

 9Q0HQ - Dem. Rep. of Congo .:. 3G0ZC - Juan Fernandez Island

TI9/3Z9DX - Cocos Island .:. FJ/W2RE - St. Barthelemy

K1N - Navassa .:. HS0ZBS - Thailand .:. FK8HG - New Caledonia

FR1GZ - Reunion Island .:. BV7RE - Taiwan .:. T88HZ - Palau

ZD8X - Ascension Island .:. 9H1SS - Malta .:. TX7G - Marquesas Islands

9W6ZUL - East Maylasia  .:.  J35X - Grenada  .:.  VK9DLX - Lord Howe Island

ZK3Q - Tokealu Atoll  .:.  YJ0X - Vanuatu  .:.  T30D - Western Kiribati


Station

Lab Bench & Equipment:

  • Rigol DM3058 DMM
  • Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope
  • Rigol DG1022 Signal Gen / Arb Gen
  • Rigol DSA815-TG Spectrum Analyzer
  • Agilent 8648A RF Signal Generator
  • Coaxial Dynamics 81000-A Power Meter
  • HP 5334B 1.3 GHz Frequency Counter
  • HP 5384A 225 MHz Frequency Counter
  • HP 3457A Multi Function DMM
  • Agilent U8001A Lab Power Supply
  • GPS Disciplined 10 MHz lab frequency standard

GPS Disciplined Oscillator - Lab Frequency Standard

DXCC

Screen Capture of simultaneous WSJT-X sessions on 2 bands using Yaesu FTDX-3000 & FT-450

Restored Drake SSR-1

Restored Kenwood R-2000

Restored Yaesu FRG-7700

DX Card wallpaper

 

 

 

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W7DRW 2016-05-17 20m JT9 DM44 United States Dennis R Wilkes
K4TFT 2016-05-16 30m JT65 EM70 United States Richard Tenety
4A1DX 2016-05-11 17m JT65 DL80 Mexico Grupo DXXE 11th Anniversary Special Event Station
K2MOB 2016-05-10 30m JT65 EM60 United States Richard D Wolf
YN/TG9IIN 2016-05-07 30m JT65 EK62 Nicaragua ilias Nikolaidis
HH2/VA3MPG 2016-05-06 30m JT65 FK38um Haiti James Nat
F1USC 2016-05-06 20m JT9 JN18 France Jean Philippe Pugliese
FK1TS 2016-05-05 40m JT65 RG37 New Caledonia Phillip Hardstaff
K9WKD 2016-05-04 40m JT9 EN52 United States William K Davies
WV7T 2016-05-01 40m JT9 DM78 United States Michael L Anderson
AB4LX 2016-05-01 30m JT65 EM73mw United States Dennis R Heaton
N5YHM 2016-04-30 40m JT9 EM40 United States Brian E Wetzel
ON6SX 2016-04-30 20m JT9 JO20hv Belgium Axel Van bellingen
K2AK 2016-04-29 40m JT9 DM41 United States Jeffrey R Thomas
W0JMP 2016-04-28 40m JT9 EN34JS United States Danny M Dantzler

Book Totals: 1576 qso's   908 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#1310
Granted: 2015-01-23 01:48:45   (N5INP)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 12 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
United States Award#254
Granted: 2015-01-23 01:48:42   (N5INP)

Endorsements:
  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#1194
Granted: 2015-01-23 01:48:38   (N5INP)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 30 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#319
Granted: 2015-01-23 01:48:34   (N5INP)

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