VOTE Tuesday November 8, 2016
On air name: Mac
The station in my loft consists of an Icom IC-7600, Heil PR 781 mic, Ameritron ALS-600 amplifier and LDG AT-1000ProII tuner used primarily for SSB. For the digital modes, including CW, I use an Icom IC-7300.
I also have a secondary station in my living room next to the wood stove, an FT-897D, MD-100 mic, Ameritron ALS-600 amplifier and LDG AT-600ProII tuner. I use a Yaesu FT-857D, Little Tarheel II and TurboTuner, 6 thru 75 meters, mobile.
I operate all modes and bands and you will often find me working with the IC-7300, JT65 using WSJT-X and JTAlert companion software @ < 20 watts, BPSK31 and CW using Fldigi. You may see me on WSPR 30 or 40 meters transmitting with 1 watt during periods I am not in the shack. While the digital modes are not for everyone the results can be very satisfying as shown by the 80 meter contact with VK6XT and the 160 meter contact with YV4DYJ, both confirmed on LOTW and the WSPR rx report by E51WL with me tx with 2 watts.
HF antennas include a NA4RR Hex Beam, 20, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters, 17 meter mono-band 3 elements on 20' boom, 75 meter dipole and a 160 meter full wave loop. I use the loop working digital modes on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters. It is resonant on 40 and 17.
The mailing address is Hillsboro but I am physically located in Seebert, 2 miles east on the Greenbrier River adjacent to the Greenbrier River Trail, Mile Post 45.8 and within the "National Quiet Zone."
Seasonal population: 43 winter & 85 summer
Lat 38.1281 N Long -80.1769 W 2072 ASL
Follow this link to learn more about Pocahontas County, WV. You might also want to visit one or more of the other WV State Parks.
I enjoy traveling around our beautiful county and especially the Monongahela National Forest as well as the remainder of Nature's Mountain Playground. Please support the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument.
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The Special Event Station W8W was on the air during the period Aug 7, 2016 through Aug 15, 2016 to highlight the Watoga State Park Mountain Trail Challenge, a 5K walk/run and 1/2 Marathon both held on Aug 13. Contacts were logged on QRZ.com and were uploaded to LOTW on Aug 15. All QSL cards have been mailed to those who sent an SASE. Look for W8W and the Watoga State Park Mountain Trail Challenge on Saturday, August 12, 2017
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news, upcoming events, HF and VHF nets operating within the State and more.
I am a Vietnam Vet (1966-1970) and life member of the VFW
I married my high school sweetheart in August of 1966 and we had 41 wonderful years together. Shelly died in November of 2007.
The picture of her was taken at the Miami Beach Marina, Miami Beach, Florida on Columbus Day, 1991 while we were living on our boat, "Shellsown". That guy on the left is me.
We returned to West Virginia in September 1992 after being gone for many years and after surviving hurricane Andrew on August 24, 1992. The picture of "Shellsown" below was taken a few hours prior to leaving her at anchor just off Star Island north of the MacArthur Causway, Miami Beach, Fl. She survived and was sold about a year later.
Cherish every day ..... we never know which one may be our last.
All contacts are logged on QRZ.com and uploaded to LOTW. I had so many BOGUS requests from people not in my log for confirmation on eQSL that I finally deactivated the account. If you need confirmation and do not use LOTW send me a card and I will return one. NO SASE required.
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