PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT I AM A MOBILE/PORTABLE STATION ONLY.
I am now a DTAR user since the Orlando HAMCATION in February 2013. I am the proud owner of an ICOM ID-51a and a DVAP installed on multiple computers. I am having a lot of fun with it and listen to REF37C and 50C continuously. Looking forward to meeting you on DSTAR!
Previous Job: US Navy Submarines ETCS(SS) Navigation Electronics Technician. 1980-2002.
Current Job Positions: IT Director City of Kingsland, Fire Captain/Paramedic Kingsland Fire Rescue, and Paramedic with Excelsior Ambulance Service Inc.
I currently serve as the President of the Board of Directors for the St Marys Submarine Museum in St Marys, GA
Hometown: North Tiverton, RI (Newport County)
Current Residence: Kingsland, GA (Camden County)
My hometown is Tiverton, Rhode Island and was originally licensed as N1NFC in Portsmouth, RI in 1992. In 1993 I was transferred with the USS Maryland SSBN 738 Blue to Kings Bay, GA, and moved my family here (Kingsland,GA) in 1993 and have yet to leave. I retired from the Silent Service (USS Rhode Island SSBN 740 Gold) in 2002 as an ETCS(SS) Assistant Navigator 14NV NEC. I changed my call to the vanity call W1KFR representing Kingsland Fire and Rescue where I currently serve as a firefighter/medic responsible for FD communications. I work part time for the Excelsior Care ambulance service on the weekends. My main job function is Information Technology Director for the City of Kingsland, so I wear three hats. Recently, I decided to get off my butt and earn my Extra class license. I completed an extensive self study program and made it happen in 8 weeks. I had help from a few people and it was worth the effort. I thank them for getting me motivated!! I now have a Kenwood TS480 SAT and Tm-D700A in the mobile and find myself sitting in the vehicle playing radio and enjoy DX. I am very active on APRS and can be found on 144.39 and 145.825 ISS APRS. I hope to set up a HF rig in the house and throw up a vertical, but that will not be until the kids graduate from college. The POV will suffice for now! If you travel down I95 in Kingsland, GA just before you get into Florida (Exit 3 and 1) jump on 444.625+ PL 118.8 or P25 or 147.270+ PL 127.3 I work for the city and always have a radio turned on in the office and in my city Jeep.
I have been listenening and playing on 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meters. I have recently jumped into the following nets:
So far I like what I hear. I have had a great time on each net. Looking forward to getting on more often in the evenings. I now have 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, and waiting for a 6 meter antenna. I have been mobile stationary in the driveway making contacts on the new bands I have antennas for. Thanks to all of you that were my first contacts on the new bands. I will eventually get down to 75 and 80 meters to see what is there, but right now the ones I have are a handful enough for me. I now have an Ultimax100 end fed 24' wire that I installed in my front yard. So far it works fine for me but I find myself moving it around so I can make contacts in different directions. Looking forward to making many contacts in the future as time permits. I now have HRD 6.00 running on my laptop and have the sound card configured in my TS-590 to operate digital modes on HF. I just started a few days ago and am addicted to it. So between the P-25, DSTAR, and HF digital modes I will have no time to to anything except work and play on the radio. I have made numerous contacts on the HF digital over the past few days and will keep going as much as I can!! It is a great mode hope to find you on the air on one of the many different modes available.
People ask me why I keep the 1 call since I now live in southeast GA. My answer is: I earned my Technician in 1 land and was born in 1 land. Having said all of that I decided to keep the 1 call for sentimental reasons. Email email@example.com if you have any questions or suggestions.
Now a member of the Navy Amateur Radio Club (#887), American Legion Amatuer Radio Club, South CARS (#9554) and 10-10 club (#76516)
Thank you and 73 hope to QSO with you soon!
The boat I retired from in 2002.
My qual boat: USS Daniel Webster SSBN 626. I qualified on the Gold Crew in November 1983. Years onboard 1983-1987 Holy Loch Scotland.
My Mobile shack.Here is where I operate daily after work!! Radio Equipment installed is a Motorola MCS 2000, Kenwood TM-D700A, and Kenwood TS-480SAT. I now have a 12V Power supply in the jeep that I plug into AC for extended operations. Next will be a portable vertical on a tripod.
Portable SuperAntenna MP1 and the Ulitmax 100 End Fed wire in the front yard.
My new rig!!!!
My TS-480 SAT that is installed in the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
New addition to the radio collection ID-51 DSTAR dual band radio and VHF DVAP. So far I am hooked on DSTAR! Just added a Raspberry Pi!
Here is my HF, UHF, VHF, and APRS IGATE station I use for both 144.390 normal and 145.825 ISS contacts. I am running UI View 32 on the D610 Dell Latitude on the right. The other equipment in a KPC-3 TNC and Yeasu FT2500 mobile. The antenna is a 5/8 wave Larsen in the gutter. In this picture is a Motorola Astro Spectra, Motorola CDM 1550 and a Jetstream Power Supply which works very well!
Public safety Motorola APX 7000 UHF/VHF portable.
Latest addition to the Motorola collection XPR6550.
Here is my Kenwood TH-D72A APRS portable with the ICOM IC-V82 VHF Portable and a Motorola XTS5000 UHF Portable. The radio on the right is a Uniden BCD-996XT that I use to feed radioreference.com and PROSCAN to listen to the scanner feed on-line. Link is :
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=427 Camden County, GA Scanner
and then I have another scanner in Rhode Island at my Dad's house:
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=6502 Rhode Island, CT, MA Scanner
Some more of my Motorola collection.You might think I like Motorola.
Here is the rest of it. I do however, have a number of Mobiles in the closet not depicted here. (i.e. MCS2000's Spectras, CDM's and so on)
2006 Harley Ultra Classic Firefighter edition. Any idea where I can put the radio? LOL!!!
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