I would like to thank the 1900 Group for the Streaming Video setup.
I would also like to thank the secret Santa who dropped off several hundred CQ, ham radio and QST magazines in my driveway on Christmas eve dating back to 1953. The October 1953 issue of QST only costs 50 cents. And the October of 1975 has the following two interesting articles;The W5DS HULA-HOOP Loop antenna and the 160 meter two element beam antenna.
Anyway thanks for visiting my QRZ page so I can share with you information about my equipment, antennas and station. If the picture above is blank then I'm not on the air, otherwise you should be able to see streaming video from my shack above.
In September of 2009 I got back in the air with a general class license (KC2VWE) which I upgraded to an extra in December of 2009. In February of 2011 I acquired the W2VE vanity call sign.
Below is where I spend my time listening to the bands and and occasionally looking form some DX, but for the most part I just listen to folks chew the rag just like I'm doing now while composing this bio.
As you can see I'm operating with a modified Astatic D-104, Yaesu FT-950, Palstar AT2KD/DL2K (not shown) with a Ameritron AL-80B.
I have several HF Antennas, a combo 20M/10M/6M dipole, a 40M dipole and a 75M dipole, and a home brew 160 meter inverted L, and a EWE 160/80 meter. The inverted L is my favorite and I'm seriously addiction to 160 meters (1.9 MHz). Below is my back yard where the invert L is hidden, don't let that bird house post fool you, it is really is a bird house post and not part of my antennas, yet.
The inverted "L" is resonant1.9MHz and is configuredwith 16, 123 foot ground radials. I used aMFJ 259B to adjust the resonant frequency and to build a shunt coil to adjust the impendence to to 46 ohms resistance and 6 ohms reactance. The SWR is a 1.2:1.
Top side I also have 10 meter vertical and a VHF/UHF antennna, to the right you can see the75M dipoleup in the tree:
I served in the United States Coast Guardfrom 1969-1973 as a Second Class Telephone Technician (TT2), believe it or not back in those days a TT was an advanced Electronic Technician (ET). I also had the honor to serve aboard the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 772)
I'm also a member of the following organizations:
Middletown AT&T Amateur Radio Club
Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club (OMARC)
United States Coast Guard Amateur Radio Club (W5CGC)
Point Pleasant VFW (life member)
Brick American Legion
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