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I'm a retired engineer - worked for General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin in RF and IR electronic warfare 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!

My main rig is a Yaesu FTDX-3000 going into a homebrew fan dipole at the top of the house, mounted by the chimney, cut for 40 (15 on 3rd harmonic), 17, 12, and 10 meters. A second homebrew fan dipole at the side of the house operates on 20, 30, and 40 meters. 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. I also use a Par Electronics OA-50 Omniangle antenna for 6 meters. Sometimes I operate the FT-450D along with the FTDX-3000 using JT65 / JT9 on two different bands simultaneously using two instances of  WSJT-X.

For VHF / UHF I have two Yaesu FTM-100D System Fusion radios, two Baofeng UV-5R HTs, and an older Yaesu FT-8800. In the evenings I use an FTM-100D and an FT-891 for digital mode HF to run a Man Cave station while watching TV.

My other side-hobby is buying used test equipment and refurbishing it, some of which you can see below, and also repairing and restoring ham gear and shortwave receivers.

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 DXpedition / DXCC ATNO's

2016

S9YY - Sao Tome & Principe .:. V6Z - Micronesia .:. H40GC - Temotu Province

 T31T - Central Kiribati .:. 4S7AB - Sri Lanka .:. E6AC - Niue

VP6J - Pitcairn Island .:. CY9C - Saint Paul Island .:. RN2F - Kaliningrad

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

7P8C - Lesotho .:. MI6USC - Northern Ireland

K5P - Palmyra Atoll .:. C5YK - The Gambia

2015

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

2014

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 DG1032Z 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
  • HP E3610A Lab Power Supply
  • GPS Disciplined 10 MHz frequency standard

Man Cave Station - JT65 on the PC / FT-891 HF / FTM-100 2m 70cm digital FM

GPS Disciplined Oscillator - Lab Frequency Standard

DXCC

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

Restored Kenwood TS-120S System

 

Restored Drake SSR-1

Restored Kenwood R-2000

Restored Yaesu FRG-7700

DX Card wallpaper

 

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N5INP
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dedateband mode grid Country op
FR4OO 2016-12-05 40m JT9 LG79 Reunion R-PAUL / RP PAYET
XE2JS 2016-12-05 40m JT65 DL68 Mexico JULIAN SALAS
WB0RPF 2016-12-03 40m JT9 EM19 United States Larry G Conrad
W0GN 2016-12-03 40m JT9 EN42 United States John M Ely
VE7NBQ 2016-11-25 30m JT65 CN89 Canada Peter T. Burt
DP1POL 2016-11-21 40m JT9 IB59UH Antarctica Felix Riess
N3MBH 2016-11-21 40m JT9 FM19 United States Aaron B Crawford
K4TFT 2016-11-18 40m JT9 EM70 United States Richard Tenety
TI2EMG 2016-11-17 40m JT9 EJ79 Costa Rica Eduardo Morua G~mez
N9AJL 2016-11-15 40m JT9 EM79 United States Charles M Holzer
VE4RK 2016-11-14 40m JT9 EN19 Canada Richard Edward King
KB1KKE 2016-11-14 40m JT65 KG43 United States Luis M Mencia
HI8/KB1KKE 2016-11-13 40m JT65 FK48 Dominican Republic Luis M Mencia
KE7EZ 2016-11-13 40m JT9 CN88 United States James F Kephart
FG5LA 2016-11-12 20m RTTY FK96EF Guadeloupe Philippe Bournat

Book Totals: 1861 qso's   1050 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#634
Granted: 2016-07-19 12:05:02   (N5INP)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#1310
Granted: 2015-01-23 01:48:45   (N5INP)

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

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