Let's keep in touch:
Celebrating my 38th year of HF DXing!!!
Need 2 more DXCC countries to have worked them all, and I personally worked them myself (No DXCC "Assisted" here!) from my home station.
First started as an SWL "KDX6T" in 1974 at age of 4, then became a ham in 1986. Inspired by my grandfather W6RII (SK), and my father N6EGC. Jim Rafferty N6RJ (SK) was my DXing and contesting elmer. I am forever grateful to these three individuals for teaching me the best of ham radio. Enjoy DXing and contesting from 1.8 MHz thru 50 MHz.
Past calls and/or DXpeditions: A35DD, S79DD, S92DD, T20DD, T31DD, V47DD, V63CG, ZF2RE, ZK1PEQ, 1S1DD, 3D2CQ, 5W0DD, 8P9EG, FM/N6PEQ, J37/N6PEQ, NH6/N6PEQ, PJ2/N6PEQ, PJ4/N6PEQ, P40/N6PEQ, KP2/N6PEQ, KP4/N6PEQ, XE2/N6PEQ & CO2/N6PEQ.
Member: ARRL A-1 Operator Club
Charter Member of the Pina Colada Contest Club (KP2AA) Previous PCCC Field Day operations: 2002: Puerto Rico as NP4A 2003: Cuba as CO0US/T42FD 2004 & 2005: St.Croix as KP2AA
Charter Member of the Yamon DX Federation (W6YDX) www.yamon.org
Member: Orange County Amateur Radio Club (W6ZE), Orange County DX (N6RJ), Southern California DX Club (W6AM), Indexa Life Member, ARRL Life Member, 10-10 International Life Member, Central States VHF Society Life Member, QCWA Life Member, OMIK, Western States Weak Signal Society, QRP ARCI & San Bernardino Microwave Society
All mode capabilities include:
HF Station "A": IC-7800 + SM-230 + Alpha 87A Amplifier + Alpha 77SX Amplifier + Alpha 4510 Wattmeter + Palstar AT5Kplus Antenna Tuner
HF Station "B": IC-7800 + SM-230 + Alpha 4520 Wattmeter + Alpha 77SX Amplifier + Palstar AT10K Antenna Tuner
Patio Station: FT-817 & IC-7000
Receiving Stations: IC-R9500 & IC-R71A
HF Antenna System:
10 meters = 7 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi
12 meters = 2 element mono-band yagi
15 meters = 4 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi
17 meters = 2 element mono-band yagi
20 meters = 3 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi
30 meters = 2 element mono-band yagi
40 meters = 2 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi
60 meters = Sloper
80 meters = Rotatable dipole
160 meters = Sloper
Stationary Dipole for 10/15/20 Meters
Vertical: Comet CHA-250B
Rotor: Yaesu G-2800DXA
50 MHz: IC-7800 + Alpha 6 amplifier (8 Element LFA Yagi 42' boom, Vertical & HO-Loop).
144 MHz: TS-790A (Vertical & HO-Loop stack).
222 MHz: IC-375A (HO-Loop stack).
432 MHz: TS-790A (Vertical & 4 HO-Loop stack).
1296 MHz: TS-790A (35 element yagi & Vertical).
Keyer Interface: MicroHam Micro Keyer 2R+
Phasing Unit: DX Engineering NCC-1
Dummy Load: Alpha 2100
Preamplifiers: Mini Circuits, Advanced Receiver Research & Mirage
Bandpass Filtering: Industrial Communication Engineers
Remote Antenna Switching: Industrial Communication Engineers
Keys: GHD GN407A+ single-paddle, Bencher Mercury dual-paddle, Schurr Profi 2 dual-paddle, Bencher BY-4 dual-paddle, Bencher BY-2 dual-paddle, Schurr Mini straight-key
Microphones: Heil Goldlines & Heil PR-780
Headsets: Heil Proset Plus's, Heil Prosets & Heil Quiet Phones
RTTY/Digital demodulator: Universal M-8000
KIWA MW Loop antenna
RF Systems DX-One Professional MK-2 Active Antenna (ELF/LW/MW/SW)
MAC's (of course!), plus a lone PC too :)
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