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Thank you for the contact and visiting QRZ.com. My latest endeavor is JT9-HF.  Takes a little getting used to the process but more fun than you can imagine. There are many web sites about the mode. Try this ARRL site and move on from there.  http://www.arrl.org/have-a-great-time-with-jt9

My thanks to Joe Taylor, K1JT for all his efforts in creating a unique digital experience on HF.

The JT-65 crowd is starting to catch on and uploading the free software from WSJT-X web site. The new software copies both JT-65 and JT-9 simultaneously. Pick your mode and have fun.

Volunteered to help out with the future WRTC contest in 2014 with other members of the Norwood ARC. Participated in the IARU contest July 2012 and 2013 to help find equalized sites for the contest. A lot of effort by a lot of amateur operators and clubs. Please visit the many WRTC web sites for more info on this upcoming event, www.wrtc2014.org/

Mark your calendars for theWRTC event:

1200Z, Jul 12 to 1200Z, Jul 13, 2014

Also for 2014.

The ARRL has announced plans to hold its National Centennial Convention in Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday July 17 through Sunday July 20, 2014. The Convention will mark 100 years of the ARRL’s founding in Hartford. ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has also announced a theme for ARRL’s Centennial year: Advancing the Art and Science of Radio -- since 1914.

This follows the WRTC event in the Boston Area. Many amateurs involved in theWRTC are holding over and making arrangements for both the WRTC and the "BIG" 2014 ARRL Centennial Convention. Hope to see you there.


My favorite ham activity is contesting. Years back I operated W1AW at ARRL Headquarters and contacted several amateurs through the Russian RS-12 satellite. The pass duration was approximately 10 minutes over the US East Coast. I should also mention operating aero mobile on a few occasions while flying as a radio operator in the Navy. The P2V Neptune Patrol aircraft is shown in the photo above. A one hundred foot trailing wire at 5,000 ft on 40 CW is miraculous. This aircraft is now obsolete and was replaced by the Orion P3. The Navy has just recently taken ownership of the new P8A Boing 737s. Field Day is another of my favorite activities. I also discovered how much fun BPSK-31 is and have been spending time enjoying QSOs on HF.

My other hobby is fly fishing. Pulaski NY, Douglaston Salmon Run for steelhead, and fishing the Brewster flats on Cape Cod for stripers are two of my favorite spots.

My old calls; KN1IMH, K1IMH, W2GYX, W1HFM, K1CB

Now W1MA

Call history: KN1IMH ( first licensed at age 15 in 1958), K1IMH (General Class at 15) and then Extra at age 24 _ when the lower 25 Khz was designated Extra only. That meant it was time to upgrade. W2GYX ( transferred to Syracuse NY for 2 plus years - I did very little operating but managed to travel extensively throughout Upstate NY.) W1HFM (back to Massachusetts from Syracuse. - my understanding, Syracuse is one of the cloudiest cities in the continental US - My wife Anne could not stand all the snow - average 120 inches a year; K1CB when vanities were first offered to Extra Class and CB was the rage. When Ed O'Donnell, the original holder of the call W1MA past on, I tried convincing his son-in-law Red, W1SYA to upgrade and apply for the call. At the time he did not want to upgrade/apply for the call. Redmond went for his Extra a number of years later. Red and I worked together for many years. His wife Pat KB1CPG was one of my first contacts with the call W1MA. A very memorable QSO on 2 mtrs. Pat also received the first W1MA QSL card I sent out. I gave up the K1CB call ( now held by Charlie Bresnahan in Falmouth MA ) when I applied for the W1MA call.


73,s Ed

ARRL Life Member

Member / Trustee / Past President _ Norwood ARC _ K1JMR

Member _ Norfolk County Radio Assoc. _ W1AGR

Member _ Yankee Clipper Contest Club ( YCCC )

Member_ Barnstable Amateur Radio Club (BARC)


LoTW Triple Play Award #743 received July 2012 - DXCC - WAS - WAC - RCC


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