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Licensed in1962 at age 14. ex WA8FCM WV. ex DL4CM Bremerhaven 1967-1970.

US Navy CTR2 (Morse Intercept Operator) 1966-1970. In 1968, represented USA as Morse Reception competitor at the NATO Naval Communications Competition held in Bergen Norway. Pages 8 and 9 of the PDF file on the following link describe this contest and the selection process for USA competitors. A picture of the NATO CW Reception competitors is included. http://www.navy-radio.com/manuals/bull-6812.pdf

Retired in 2008 from a career as a mining executive, including operations, maintenance, facility and engineering manager, first in underground coal and the last 20 years in underground and surface rock salt.

Main radio interests: chasing DX and antenna building

Current Antenna Farm:

M2 20M5 5 element yagi for 20 meters

Force 12 C31XR triband yagi for 20/15/10

M2 17M5DX 5 element yagi for 17 meters

Hy-Gain 125CA 5 element yagi for 12 meters

Force 12 Delta 230/240 two element yagi for 30 and 40 meters

M2 6M7JHV 7 element 6 meter yagi at 68'

Low Bands: 160M Inverted L with elevated radials, 80M 1/4 wave wire vertical with elevated radials. Various receive antenna work in progress.

Radios:

Yaesu FTDX-5000 and FT-2000 with a Microham MK2R+ two radio controller.

Amplifiers:

Alpha 77DX and 76PA

Ameritron AL-1500; Ameritron AL-82 (2)

Amp Supply LK-800TNY

King Conversions SB220 for 6 meters

Custom built 8877 originally made by Jesse Paul Fox W4CBH (SK Nov 2012) for Zach Reynolds W4TXL (SK) http://www.zachreynolds.com/, grandson of tobacco tycoon RJ Reynolds. Paul Fox was a true craftsman knife maker who was well known in the knife collecting world. The mechanical construction of this amplifier is superb.

Thanks for the QSO. See you on the bands!

QSL via LoTW, direct or via the Bureau. Currently, I use Global QSL for Bureau submissions.

73, Charlie N8RR

 

 

 

 

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