The U.S. Post Office no longer issues IRC's so please consider using the LOTW system. Due to rising postal costs, lost mail, theft and a BURO delay of at least 2 years, adopting LOTW makes sense.
I strongly support the DX CODE OF CONDUCT
I support the NCDXF with financial donations
Past Secretary and Board of Director for the Northern California DX Club.
The Northern California DX Club sponsors DXpeditions through countless donations as well as financial donations to the NCDXF.
Yaesu MTU for 20-30m
Yaesu DMU-2000 (Data Management Unit) and external LCD monitor
Yaesu G-1000 DXA
SteppIR 3 element beam with the 40m add on
80m full loop
Palstar AT1KP manual tuner
Heathkit SB-220 amp
RigExpert Standard USB interface
Heil Pro-Set PLUS headset
Icom IC-2710 2m/440
All of my QSO's are done with 100 Watts. I consider it a challenge against a pile up with high power stations - just more satisfying for me.
I am a VE (Volunteer Examiner) for both the ARRL and W5YI
I really enjoy the thrill of the confirmation of a new entity. RTTY is my favorite mode for contests but really love CW for DX.
At 8 years old, my parents wouldn't let me have a ham radio, but I did enjoy SWL and my love for DX AM skip turned into a great AM radio career.
Obviously I did become a ham and stayed with radio since then. My love for radio extended into college as I was voted "Station Manager" for the college radio station. I then worked toward obtaining my F.C.C. First Class Radiotelephone License for my career of broadcast engineering.
I worked for 50KW AM radio staions WBZ-AM and WRKO-AM in Boston, MA and KNBR-AM in San Francisco. I left commercial broadcasting to run both an industrial security company and a LMR commuications shop.
My XYL is an author of adventure/fiction. If you have a moment, please visit the website I created for her www.mronagersbooks.com
I am a webmaster and editor when not on the radio.
Here's a list of my awards and accomplishments:
May 5, 2014 ARRL CHALLENGE AWARD - May 5, 2014
IARU HF World Championship First Place Single Operator Phone Only High Power EB Section CQ Zone 6
2011 FIRST PLACE RTTY ROUNDUP Multi-Operator, HIGH POWER - East Bay Section
FIRST PLACE Single Operator Low Power ARRL DX Assisted Phone Contest
FIRST PLACE Multi-Operator High Power East Bay Section
2012 FIRST PLACE RTTY ROUNDUP - LOW POWER - East Bay Section
2013 ARRL DX CONTEST - FIRST PLACE EB SECTION - SINGLE OP UNLIMITED, LP Score: 35,100
WAZ: SSB #5192
WAZ: RTTY #229
DXCC: MIXED MODE #44,028
DXCC: CW #13,406
DXCC: 40 meters Sept 29, 2014 #6,611
DXCC: 20 meters
DXCC: 17 meters
DXCC: 15 meters
DXCC: 12 meters
DXCC: 10 meters #35,134
WAS: 40 meters
WAS: 20 meters
WAS: 20M RTTY
Triple Play Award #853 issued 4/26/2013
RTTY Roundup Award *First Place* Multioperator, Low Power - East Bay Section Score: 10,400
This is a photo of me working with the N6A team during the California QSO Party(CQP) 2011 from Alpine County