Please use my common name "LEE"
I use LOTW and highly recommend it.
You can watch my Live Video ( when broadcasting)at the bottom of this page.
My Logger is MacLoggerDX.
If you're using anything else - you're missing out!
Real Time Weather at the Shack:
** LOG SEARCH **
Check to see if you are in my log - enter your call.
You can request a QSL via Club Log
DX Code Of Conduct
Below you can see my primary station. At the center is an FT-2000D with DMU-2000. The DMU and power supply are hidden behind the monitor. The rig has 3 uTuning units. It's a great CW station but on phone the FT-747 gets far more remarks. The 32" widescreen monitor makes viewing much easier for these tired old eyes. Note the additional LEDs on the CDE rotor cortroller. I have installed the digital option with RS-232 port. This station can be fully operated remotely. The 10 element yagi will move to the direction of the station just logged automatically. The DS-4R remote antenna switch comfortably handles 4 different antennas. Thanks to the great internal tuner on the FT-2000D - the MFJ-986 3KW tuner is rarely used. The ComSpkrs never show any signs of RFI. Computer ( behind the monitor ) is an Quad Core Intel / Mac at 3 GHZ with 16GIG Ram, Snow Leopard OS running 8 real-time windows. It is connected to the WWW directly thru a T1 trunk. On top of the antenna switch is an MFJ paddle key and to the left is the Signalink USB interface for digi modes. Above that (barely visable) is an intercom to the house. I have an automator script running so that whenever I enter a callsign into the logger it also enters the same thing in QRZed page so I get that info also. As you can see on the local weather radar it's a rainy day in Tampa (not so common this summer).
My Backup Station
My backup HF Station (Pictured Above):
Yaesu FC-757AT Autotuner
Yaesu FT-747GX Rig
Yaesu FP-757HD Power Supply
CDE Ham IV Rotor and Controller (with Serial interface installed)
LDG DTS4 Remote Antenna Switch
Heil Goldline mic w/ Vintage element & HC5
What was once an El-Cheapo wattmeter is now an RF Sampler for viewing output signal
MFJ-422 Paddle Keyer
Bencher BY-1 Paddle key
Homebrew OCF 135 ft x 67.75 ft
Gap Challenger DX
10 element Yagi for 10m thru 20m. 1 feedline - no traps) ***
Started as a Novice Class in 1965. First rig was a homebrew 40 watt CW transmitter and a donated Hammerlund Receiver. Upgraded to General Class in 1967 and then Advanced Class in 1970. Next rig was a Heathkit, assembled over 3 weekends. In 1979 bought a Tempo 2020D and a Palomar 300 amp fed into a 132 ft dipole. My QTH was 1800 ft ASL. Never a dull moment! My career (teaching) led me away from Ham Radio but semi-retirement in 1999 eventually brought me back. At the Orlando Hamcation I went into the testing room and took elements 2 and 3 for a General Class License, then at Palmetto Hamfest filled an unexpected vacant seat for the Extra Class License. Semi - retirement means 60-70 hour weeks and can be extremely tiresome.
I sometimes monitor local VHF and UHF repeaters (never talk), but you may very well hear me on any HF band sending CW, PSK31, SSTV (14.233) or ragchewing with SSB. Meanwhile, waiting for Cycle 24 to brings us 250 sunspots daily and an SFI of 300 so I can have a QSO with some Ham on a small uncharted Island using a coat hanger for an antenna since the island is too small for a dipole. RACE YOU TO HIM!!!
Please send Paper QSLs Direct or thru the bureau.
I will QSL direct if I get your QSL via direct.
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