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Dx Summit Users: If you see my callsign listed as a spotter it is NOT me. Like many hundreds of other amateur radio operators my callsign was hijacked by somebody.  I am NOT a spotter on Dx Summit or any other service - user yes, spotter no.

Age is 65 and have been a ham radio operator since 1980.

Professions: Urologic Surgeon and retired Airman Medical Examiner for the FAA

Other occupations: I was part of the player development staff for the Columbus Clippers Baseball team when it was the AAA team of the New York Yankees. From 1990-2000 I was one of the PA announcers at the ballpark.

Other hobbies: I am a private pilot IFR rated and have owned an American Champion Explorer 7GCBC, Cessna 182 and 210. I also fly R/C airplanes and operate R/C power boats.

Sports: Fly fishing (partipant) and ice hockey (former participant, now on permament DL)

Musicality: Bass and guitar player - G&L Legacy 4 string P Bass autographed by Nathan East; Washburn BB4SJK Skin and Bones Jazz 4 string Bass; 40th Anniversary Gibson Les Paul; Fender Stratocaster; Fender Acoustic.

Expert at: Time Managment

Member of: ARRL, Madison County Amateur Radio Club of Ohio, SKCC (#3941),  FIST (#10930). OMISS (#6808), NA QRP CW Club 6749, and Flying Pigs #2911.

  • Base station is an Elecraft K3 (SN 1179) K Line with the Elecraft P3, Elecraft KAT500 Tuner, and Elecraft KPA 500 Amplifier into a KLM KT34A tribander up 60 feet or "Windom" Dipole (64%/36% ratio with Balun Design 4:1 ocf balun) up 40 feet.

  • Portable station is an Elecraft KX3 (SN 1962) into a Super Deluxe Buddipole system.  I also use the ICOM 7000 portable and plug it into an Eagle One Vertical antenna with an ICOM AH4 tuner at the base.

  • Mobile station is an ICOM 7000 into HamStik during winter and High Sierra Side Kicker during the non-salt on the road periods of time.

  • For CW on the K3 I use as my main key a Begali Magnetic Signature that I inherited from close friend K8WDN after he lost his battle with cancer in December 2013. I also use a P-4 Iambic Brass Key made by K8RA (SK) as well as a Vibroplex Iambic.For CW on the KX3 I use a Vibroplex Code Warrior Junior.

  • For CW for special events like Straight Key Nite I use a WW2 Key and Plug Assembly NR 8 with leg straps or a Vibroplex Champion bug from 1945 or a Monarch KY 102 (AKA Hi Mound BK 100).
  • A CW HAM RADIO OPERATOR CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH KEYS !!!
  • I use the Timewave Navigator for CW (Winkeyer) and the Digital Modes (FSK RTTY, PSK, JT65, SSTV - digi and analog).

 

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KD8JSR 2016-06-18 40m LSB EN83aw United States DARWIN D GROH
KM4FVF 2016-06-18 40m LSB EM95hg United States PETER A MC KEE
KB6NU 2016-03-31 40m CW EN82ch United States Daniel M Romanchik
KC1CDX 2016-03-28 20m SSB FN43pc United States Bruce F Wiggin Jr
ON6NG 2016-03-25 40m JT65 JO20iw Belgium Marc Van Meerbeek
KB0PPQ 2016-03-11 80m JT65 EM29od United States CARY T HOUCHINS
WB1EAZ 2016-03-11 30m JT65 FN42po United States RONALD B RICHARDS
WD8LJP 2016-03-11 40m JT65 DM65vt United States James F Rabold II
ZS6ZA 2016-03-04 40m JT65 KG43cw South Africa Etienne Nieuwoudt
XE2A 2016-03-04 17m SSB Mexico ARARM ASOCIACION DE RADIOAFICIONADOS DE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA A.
VE3GRG 2016-01-04 160m CW EN92gv Canada John Walter Clark
KD0BSX 2016-01-01 40m CW DM79lo United States Michael R Dube
9K2HN 2014-11-27 40m CW LL39xi Kuwait HAMAD ALNUSIF
4Z4KX 2014-10-11 30m CW KM71jx Israel MARK STERN
W8IRT 2014-09-19 160m CW FM17eu United States Paul Boller

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