Bio: Law enforcement retired Chief, currently Professor of Law teaching constitutional criminal procedure. Attorney, active member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice before the United States federal courts. Sworn as a Deputy District Attorney since 1993, handling a number of major homicide cases and murder trials over the years. Doctorate of Law (J.D.) Cal Northern School of Law (1993) I am currently also working part time on a death penalty murder case which is being appealed. Hobbys in addition to amateur radio include traveling in the RV, Harley motorcycle, playing with the tractor and the quad, shooting, and sport cars (C-5 Corvette and Mazda Miata). I recently completed a three (3) day high performance (racing) driving school for ZR-1 and Z06 Corvettes at Spring Mountain road course in Nevada. ... GREAT FUN AT 135 MPH!!!
Amateur radio operator since 1976, tested at the good 'ol 555 Battery St., S.F offices. Active DX'er on the low bands, mostly long path to Europe during the winter season. I do not chase paper or QSL cards, but If you want a QSL card from me, please send SASE to me direct and I will QSL 100%
Station: Yaesu FTDX 5000D, Kenwood TS-950SDX; Icom 7600;Mics are a Radiosport headset for the 500, and a Heil on the 950SDX. 4 Sq. vertical array for 40 / 80 meters, four (4) element monoband yagis at approx. 65' on 20 and 56' and a log periodic on 17 through 10 meters. Currently have two towers, 63' and 54', and the four square on five (5) acres. Amplifiers include a Tokyo Hy-Power HL-1.5 SKFX solid state, and a Commander 2500. I operate RV mobile frequently in the summer, and have a second radio in the shop connected to the attenna system. All antennas are remotely switched with the towers located about 300' from the shack. Located in Nr. California. As of June 2014, have worked 280 countries
Photo on the left taken on day of retirement in 2008
2015 marks 40 years of combined Peace Officer and prosecutorial experience, and 8 years as a professor of law
Photo on the right taken in 1977
40/80 meter 4 square. Hygain hightower sections with home-brew top elements. Free standing with the standard tilt over base. Radial system is buried and approximately 60 radials per antenna connected electrically in a grid. The array is fed with 75 ohm military hard line. Phase network by Comtek. The four square has worked 199 countries on 80 as of April 2014, mostly SSB
20 meter 4 element mono-band yagi on front tower. Back tower has a 4 element 15 meter yagi. Wire inverted V 's for 160,6, 40 and 75 (for local contacts)
Kenwood TS950SDX on left, Yaesu FTDX 5000D on right. The Yaesu FTDX 5000D has the best receiver and filtering I have ever heard.
C-5 Chevrolet Corvette. No room for radios, but who cares.
85 mph right hander at Spring Mountain Roadcourse in NV. Car is a race prepared 2013 Z06 Corvette. Great fun
Hot air balloon ride in New Mexico in 2011 which ended in a crash into a street light pole and a pick up truck
DX OPERATING RULES IN PLACE FOR ALL RARE DXPEDITION OPERATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
1. If you come upon a pileup, find the exact DX frequency and slowly tune up your KW right on his frequency. Take your time doing this as it has maximum effect this way. The longer you take, the better. It lets others know that YOU are going to call the DX.
10. If you are an east coast licensee operating in another call area, be sure to never call just "CQDX" Always further announce that you are "checking propagation" to a specific part of the world. If any other DX or stateside station calls you, either ignore them, or respond in as rude a manner as you can provide, chiding them for calling you when you are clearly only interested in working stations from a particular part of the world. If anyone has the gall to tell you that you are interfering with an existing QSO or emergency net, DO NOT QRT OR MOVE. This will ensure everyone knows you are smarter than everyone else, and only YOU can decide where and when you operate.
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