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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 63 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 pilot and fly an American Champion Explorer 7GCBC. I also fly R/C airplanes, R/C electric fan jets,and operate R/C power boats.

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

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 or Classic Windom Dipole both up 60 feet.
  • Portable station is an Elecraft KX3 (SN 1962) into a Super Deluxe Buddipole system.
  • Mobile station is an ICOM 706 MKII 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 as well as a Vibroplex Iambic.
  • For CW on the KX3 I use a Bencher Iambic.
  • 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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