Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by!
I spend part of my time in Georgia at the address listed above, and part of my time in Las Vegas, Nevada. At this time, I’m only active from the Georgia home, but future plans may be in place for operating from Las Vegas. If you’re looking for a QSL card between the months of September through April – send me an email. Depending on what state I’m in, I can tell you what address to send the card to. I keep a stack of QSL cards in Las Vegas to allow for a quick response to any QSL requests I may receive.
If we’ve worked each other and you’re ever in Las Vegas – send me an email. I’d love to meet up and share a meal. It’s always great to see a friendly face.
Amateur radio activities include a lot of DXing as well as some contesting on the side. I currently hold DXCC as well as WAS. I’m also working on 5BDXCC and 5BWAS. I’m a member of the ARRL, Southeastern DX Club and the South East Contest Club. I operate both CW and SSB and have begun working digital modes as well.
The station is always a work in progress. I love the design and thought process that goes into solving station problems. Currently, I’ve been putting together an SO2R contesting station. At the moment the station consists of (2) FT-1000MP’s with Inrad Filters and Mods, a DX Doubler two radio control box, (2) Top Ten Devices Band Decoders, (2) Rigplaster Plus II digital interfaces, as well as other odds and ends. I’ve still got a few for things to build and buy before I’m fully operational in SO2R, but this will all come in time. The amplifier is a Ten Tec Centurion. Also active on 6M with an FT-897D.
The antennas are a bit of a compromise in order to not upset the neighborhood homeowners association. Current antennas include a heavily top loaded vertical for 160M at 75 feet, an inverted vee for 80M @ 85’, a dipole for 40M at 75’, a full size 20M Extended Double Zepp Lazy H @ 75’, a full size 15M Extended Double Zepp Lazy H @ 55’, and a full size 10M Extended Double Zepp Lazy H @ 55’. WARC bands are accomplished by one of the Nye Viking MB-VA’s in the station. The RX antenna for 80M and 160M is a home built K9AY loop. All antennas are fed with a mixture of low loss coax and hardline.
Other than amateur radio, I also have interests in rodeo, animals, and aviation. I'm also an avid team roper. I attend the National Finals Rodeo and Professional Bull Riding World Finals every year in Las Vegas. I might like to retire one day to a nice sprawling horse ranch out West with ample room for towers and receive antennas – but then again, retirement is a long way away.
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