Station Conditions:Kenwood TS-590, Kenwood TS-2000X, Palstar AT4K antenna tuner, And an Icom IC-751A with DEMI Transverters for 222 and 902 MHz HF antenna is a Trap Dipole for 75 and 40, 1/8 wave Sloper for 160 and a Mosley TA-63N for 20 thru 6 meters. Antennas for VHF/UHF are from Directive Systems for CW/SSB on 144/222/432 and a Directive Systems Loop Yagi for 902 and1296. For FM I use a Icom IC-2820 and an Alinco DR-235 with an Austin SUBURBAN TRI-Band Vertical.
I was first licensed as W1LVL in the mid 50's and operated from Gardner Massachusetts until graduation from high school. While in the US Coast Guard I operated from W1CGS at the USCG Training Station, Groton Connecticut from 1963 until 1965. I changed my call to KU4VQ for a couple years but later changed back to my original call W1LVL.
My Bands of operation are 160 thru 1296. I enjoy weak signal operating on VHF/UHF including 222 MHz. I monitor 50.125 SSB, 144.200 SSB, 222.100 SSB, 432.100 SSB, 902.100and 1296.100 SSB almost every day and evening from EL99 LF. I am an active member of Florida Weak Signal Society, (FLWSS). While I consider my self a pioneer for amateur FM operation in the late 50’s and early 60’s, I very seldom use FM any more.
Presently I live in Holly Hill,(Daytona) Florida. I am Semiretired as a contract/ consulting engineer and mostly worked with nuclear and conventional power plants developing maintenance programs and plant improvement projects nationwide. My other hobby is Flying, I belong to the American Legion Post 267 and Daytona Beach Moose Lodge 1263.
FLWSS (Florida Weak Signal Society)
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