DE RICK W3BI
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I was born in Kansas City MO in 1937 and moved to Prairie Village KS at age 4. Graduated Shawnee Mission HS in 1955 and joined the Navy the same year. Was a control tower operator for 4 years before changing over to Aviation Electronics technician. Flew aircrew on P2 type aircraft as radio operator and sensor operator and C-118 aircraft as radio operator and loadmaster/second mech.
I have 4 sons and 1 daughter, grandkids out the wazoo and 5 great grandkids.
I'm making a strong effort to spend all the kids inheritance and have a little to go. I plan for the last check I write to bounce.
All computers are off lease "specials" and monitors bought on close out specials. Home network is Network Magic .. a super easy way to network several computers and share components. Now building new multi core computer and using Win7.
I retired from the Navy in 1976 and went to work for a hot oil pipeline doing electronics flow control and measurements amongst other repairs and installations. Was on call 24/7/365 for 25 years, so am now sleeping late in the mornings (0700).
I learned Morse in the Boy Scouts but didn't see much use for it as I wasn't lucky enough to have an Elmer at that age. I was listening to an old Zenith TransOceanic radio and heard Morse .. asked another person what it was and he translated it for me. I was hooked and learned the code. That enabled me to become an airborne radio operator and earn an extra $55/month "hazardous duty" pay. Now I must pay out of pocket for my travel.
My Elmer, K0EDX, talked me into taking the test for Amateur Radio. I did and passed quite easily as I was in electronics already and had code up to 20 wpm and became KN0WEU. I took the test and received my Extra as soon as it was made known I would lose my favorite 25kc of each band.
I was quite active doing Navy MARS traffic for some years but that has slacked off and I am now back to the Real Ham Radio ... CW & JT65.
If you hear me calling, please stop by for my daily CW fix.
Current interest besides CW is JT65 and WSPR (10% of radio time). Very interesting modes.
WSPR is on 24/7 on 30 meters.
Health and Happiness to you and yours.
------------My Wireless------------Radio 5 (L) and Radio 3 (R)--------
Radio 3 - Elecraft K3 / Elecraft KPA500 / Elecraft P-3 Panadapter with P3SVGA/ Elecraft KAT500 /Elecraft W2 Wattmeter HP 3.2Ghz computer WinXP SP3 / Begali CW Machine keyer / Begali Sculpture mono single lever paddle / SKCC straight key / Winlog32 software
Radio 5 - FT-897D / LDG AT-200Pro autotuner / SignaLink USB interface / 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 computer / FlDigi v. 3.20.28 / Winkeyer USB w/Begali Signature paddle
Radio 4 - Kenwood TS-450sat / IF-232 / LDG AT-200 Pro Autotuner / 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 computer / WinLog32 Set up for JT65-HF at the present time.
Radio 1 - TS-870s / Navigator interface / 3.2Ghz computer / HRD + DM780 v.5.0 / LDG AT-1000Pro tuner / LP-100A Digital Vector RF Wattmeter / THP HL1.2Kfx amp / Bencher paddle
Radio 2 - TS-870s / Tokyo Hy Power HL1.2Kfx / LP-100A Digital Vector RF Wattmeter / Navigator interface / 3.2Ghz pentium 4 computer Using HRD/DM780 software / LDG AT-1000Pro tuner / Timewave 599zx DSP audio filter / Brown Brothers paddle
Radio 6 - FT817nd / HL-45B @20W / SignaLink USB / Comet CHA250bx 3db loss dummy load vertical / 3.4Ghz HP 7700 computer set up for JT65
Radio 7 QRP Chinese version HB-1A 3 band transceiver / LDG Z-100 plus autotuner / GHD GT-502 mil Straight key / Scheunemann SP-2 Single Lever paddle
Antennas are a Comet Cha250B (3db loss antenna), Off Center Fed Dipole sloping from 20' up to 50', G5RV at 40' and a home brew 6 meter ground plane at 15'.
30MDG #2360 CWops #794
FISTS #14621 FHC #423
EPC #7666 SKCC #4657
NAQCC #4061 OOTC #4572
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