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Received Novice Ticket June 3, 1977 with callsign WB3IFJ. Upgraded to Extra Class October 1987 with present callsign.

Primary HF rigs are an Icom 7000 and Icom 746. Favorite mode is CW and enjoy building QRP gear including an OHR 100, OHR 500, Elecraft K1, Tuna Tin II for 40 meters and Tuna Tin II for 20 meters. For Digital Modes rig is an Icom 751A. Vintage gear includes a Hallicrafters  HT-46, SX-146, Kenwood TS-520 and Heathkit SB-104A. Primary HF antenna is a 80 meter Double Extended Zepp and backup is a 40 meter double extended Zepp.  For six meters use and Arrow ground plane. Two meter gear an Icom T70A and two Baofeng handhelds.  For satellite mode run an Icom 910H. Satellite antennas are 2 meter five element circular polarized and 70 cm 8 element circular polarized beams. For portable satellite work have an Arrow handheld yagi mounted on a camera tripod. AMSAT 38883 member number and VUCC certificate number 241. Spent two weeks July/August2013 vacation/satellite DXpedition and worked from seven Grids while in VO1 land. Portable HF antenna is a homebrew Vertical using same design as Vertical for the shack. Member of the Elk County Amateur Radio Association. Military time was USN and last two years was stationed at the U.S. Naval Base in Argentia, Newfoundland. My wife and I made four trips to Newfoundland. First trip in July of 1992 then in July 2005, July/August 2010 and last trip July/August 2013. Had HF rig along on first three trips and was fun operating VO1. Live in the country and have three grown children, two girls and one boy, ND3R, four grandchildren and recently became a great grandfather. Retired July 30, 2004 from Osram/Sylvania after thirty seven and a half years of service where they manufacture Sylvania light bulbs. My last thirteen years was a mechanical maintenance mechanic. Recently uploaded a video to YouTube of the gear/equipment at the primary operating position.  This video can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9r45V3kkdk

 

 

Operating from Newfoundland July/August 2013.Was able to work from seven Grid Squares. Equipment included an Icom 910H, Arrow 146/437 portable yagi on camera tripod, laptop for tracking and Optima Battery as power source.

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