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Live in Fresno, Ca. I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and retired in 1976. "Visited" places such as Thailand, Bermuda, Japan, and Viet Nam. At Da Nang, I was in the 366th A&E, home of the Gunfighters. I worked 17 years for Digital Equipment Corporation; worked for Netswork in Fresno, maintaining bank teller line equipment, servers, printers.

Ham license was issued in 1960 while at George AFB, CA with the call of WA6NIF. I met my present wife, Nora, WA6BDE, at our 15th year high school reunion. We had both graduated from Tulare Union, Tulare, CA. in 1955. We were friends then but went our different ways. Later, we started communicating with each other and as things go, we got married.

I help maintain the WINSystem site at Meadow Lakes, CA, Frequencies are 146.79 and 444.25. One can find info on the WINSystem at www.winsystem.org. The IRLP node, 3847, is at my house, connected to reflector 9100, 24/7.

I chase DX on 6 meter and 10 meter bands. `I am on JT65 all the time! 

My Ten-Ten number is 75669. Also have a SMIRK number of 6886.

I use a Kenwood TS-570D for SSB, PSK-31 and JT65. Use an Alinco DX-70TH for 6 meter. Antennae are 3 elements on 10, 3 elements on 6; a TH-3Jr beam for 10-15-20 mounted 10 feet above the roof. My HyGain AV-620 is used mainly for JT65 contacts. I also use 2, 220, 440, and 900 here at the house.

I have 2 beacons. One on 10 meter at the house. Frequency is 28.291.5Mhz. Using a Uniden HR-2600 with an ID-O-Matic beaconer. Antenna is a ground plane up 25 feet. On only during daylight. The other beacon is on 6 meter at 50.072.5 for now. I use a Freakin' Beacon for beaconing. Antenna is either the AR-6 or the 50-3 beam. I use the Alinco DX-70TH for this when not chasing DX.

I put up a small solar system of 160 watts that now runs my ham station during daylight. It charges 2 105ah AGM batteries. Off the grid!

I'm always listening!

73,

Jim, W6NIF, ex WA6NIF

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W6NIF
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IU1FLZ 2016-03-13 17m JT65A JN45fs Italy Fabio Leoni
VA2BAE 2016-03-06 10m JT65A FN46is Canada Juan Pablo Font Lavagna
F4HER 2016-03-02 17m JT65A JN06cl France Philippe DENIS
BV2FB 2016-02-11 30m JT65A PL05SC Taiwan Ralph Yang
CA3ECM 2016-02-07 10m JT65A FF46rq Chile EDUARDO A CARREO
KF8YO 2015-09-16 17m JT65A EM88JX18 United States Randy N Groves
KF8YO 2015-07-12 30m JT65A EM88JX18 United States Randy N Groves
AK3GR 2015-06-11 30m JT65A DM43ch United States John P Wolnisty
E6ZS 2015-05-17 10m JT65A Niue Tug Mori
8R1AK 2013-11-06 10m SSB JJ00xa Guyana ESMOND JONES
PY3PA 2013-10-22 15m SSB GG30ch Brazil PAULO SANTOS
KG4WV 2013-10-22 15m SSB FK29kv Guantanamo Bay WILLIAM (BILL) VEREBELY
CK3NOO 2013-10-21 15m PSK31 FN14nd Canada Michael Bell
PU4GOL 2013-10-20 10m PSK31 GH61mb Brazil RICARDO PERES
PU4GOL 2013-10-20 10m FSK31 GH61mb Brazil RICARDO PERES

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