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Hello I am W4PRE my first call, in 1977, was WD4KTG thank you for looking me up in QRZ. I live in Ooltewah, TN just outside of Chattanooga, TN. My interests include homebrew antenna building, homebrew HF amps, working local VHF and UHF stations. I am a manufacturing engineer in the metalworking industry and have been using CAD, CNC Programs, and PLC since the late 70's. I enjoy working Field Day, the November Sweepstakes contests, and rag chew. I wish to always remember one of Elmer's, "Pappy" K5PRE and thank him for the kind help and patanice in getting me on the air during my novice period. Active in the the local Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club, TN, and ALA phone nets.

Currently I have up a 40' fold over tower witha home brew 5 band 2 element boomless quad HFbeam for 20m thru 10M. I have a second 55' tower for VHF and UHF operation with a Cubex KingBee III quad with 4 elements on 6M, 8 elements on 2 meters, and 8 elements on 440 Mhz quad all on one 8' boom. I run a fan dipole with wire elements for 160, 80, 60, and 40 meters wire antennas. Got up my 160M full wave loop feed with 450 ohm balanced ladder line; experimenting on 160, 80, 60, 40, 20 17, 15, 12, & 10 meters to see how it compares to the fan dipole and the 2 element boomless quad (got the 160M loop up August 2014).

The current HF station is a Yaesu FT-950 with Heil PR-40 microphone; or a Kenwood TS-2000, and Kenwood TS-733 on VHF/UHF. I run a ALPHA 76A that was convderted to (2) 3CX800's or only the rig with 100 watts. I use a Palstar AT2K as my HF antenna tuner if needed. I run the RigBlaster Plus for digital CW modes PSK31/125 and JT65; just getting started into the the digital communications. I will post more photo's of the antennas as they are completed and up on the towers.

Below is a picture of my home brewed 2 element 5 band boomless quad antenna at 40 feet; the surrounding trees are 60'

Below is me in front of my fireplace, W4PRE� (aka Whiskey 4 Peter Rabbit Ears)

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