Originally licensed as VP9NNL on June 4, 2012. Upgraded December 13, 2012 to VP9NL. Working now on FCC licenses. I have wanted to be a HAM since the mid 1970s. While deer hunting with my father in Arizona as a child, I watched as an Extra fighting cancer autopatched from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in the Kaibab National Forest to a station in Utah, to a station in Colorado, to a station in California who called the HAM's wife on the next block relaying that he was not feeling well and was going to start the drive home the following day. I wish I had had the forsight to take note of who that Extra was at the time. I would like to thank him, or at least his family. He took the time to show me what he was doing, how the equipment worked and why it was important for others to learn how to do what he was doing. While late, I finally did it. What better place than the middle of the Atlantic! I am an American citizen married to a Bermudian. We live in Bermuda full-time.
Yaesu FT-950, RadioSport Headset and SignaLink USB. Learning to use my Bencher Hex Key will have to wait until I pass my Technician, General and Extra Class exams. I am active on SSB and digital modes HF 40m through 10m, and 50m. Also 2m and 440 locally.
Beyond amateur radio, my hobbies include family, cooking, zymergy, Closed-Circuit Rebreather diving up tp 100m/333ft, fishing and when home in the US; hunting, target practice, and precision reloading.
Current Antenna- G5RV Jr in an inverted "U"
Former antenna used as VP9NNL- "The Big Bamboo", a homebrew dipole tuned for 28.400.
The ORIGNAL VP9NNL antenna (Look closely in the photo below):
VP9NNL: "Should I cut a little more?"
VP9NNL: "snip . . . snip . . . How's that?"
Sorry, exact quotes have somehow been misplaced . . . .
Hope to work you on the bands soon!
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