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Amateur radio has been my principle hobby since 1966 when at the age of 14, I was introduced to the airwaves via Nevin P. Otis, W6MXL (now silent key). I will always be grateful for his kind assistance and interest in promoting this international fraternity of radio enthusiasts.

Ham radio "moved" with me through High School (Needham, MA), college years (Class of '74 at Colgate University Hamilton NY) and graduate school (Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Class of 1976).

As a marketing manager, I have remained "mobile" -- working for Gillette Personal Care Division, (Boston, MA) Johnson & Johnson Personal Products, (Milltown, NJ), Shulton Toiletries (Wayne, NJ), Alberto Culver (Chicago, IL), Maybelline Cosmetics (Memphis, TN), Beatrice Meats - Swift/Eckrich (Chicago, IL), Land O Lakes (Arden Hills, MN), Bongrain North America Field Packing Co. (Owensboro, KY) where I served as Vice President of Marketing. In 1999, I organized First Coast Hospitality Group, a seafood restaurant company DBA Johnny Leverock's Seafood House-Jacksonville, Florida. More recently, I served as Vice President of Marketing for Marietta Corporation and am currently Vice President of Marketing for Colorado-based Clean Energy Collective which builds, operates and maintains community-based clean energy (solar) facilities. CEC is the national leader in community owned solar. Nothing on your roof -- Savings on your electric bill.

Carol, my XYL (KA9SOF) and Ivy--our miniature schnauzer (K9DOG) complete my family. Carol is an occasional "ham radio" author. Look for the June, 1999 issue of 73 Magazine (Cover Story). We enjoy travel to other countries and the opportunity to meet other amateur radio families.

1931 Atwater Kent  "AK92" AM broadcast  receiver

I am active in several modes including: SSTV, SSB, FM and Satellite Communications. HF Remote Base communications via the Internet has also been a part of our communication interests as well utilizing the Kenwood TS480AT and Microbit (www.remoterig.com) hardware.

Other hobbies include a small collection of antique phonographs: 1908 Victor Talking Machine, 1923 Victor Victrola model 125 and a 1921 Sears Cecilian model. I have about 300 records representing the popular music of the accoustic era ranging from 1909 - 1929. I enjoy playing these recordings at local nursing homes.

Above: 1908 Victor V Talking machine is in perfect working order and uses no electricity!

Most recently, I have been slowly restoring a 1928 Ford Model A Sport Coupe.


1928 Ford Model A Sport Coupe

My QTH with 3 Element SteppIR at 11 meters (works as rotatable dipole on 40/30 meters and 3 elements on 20/17/15/12/10 amd 6 meters!

Now look below.... Can you spot the right half of the 80 meter delta loop or 60 meter dipole in the background on the property border?.... Neither can my neighbors!

Above 2012 series hybrid (electric) Chevrolet VOLT with full HF capability ...160 through 70 cm!

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WA1GZY
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E30FB 2015-03-12 17m SSB JJ00aa Eritrea E30FB DXpedition Foundation For Global Children
H91T 2015-02-27 20m SSB FJ09fa Panama Colon DX Group Taboga Island NA-072
7Q7GIA 2015-02-27 12m SSB KH66wb Malawi Kenneth Opskar
EN1KM 2015-02-21 17m SSB JJ00aa Ukraine Memorial Station in Honor of the First Anniversary
SM7JKD 2015-02-21 40m SSB JO65lu Sweden DAVID.A.R. CONSITT
3Z9DX 2015-02-20 15m SSB JN99tr Poland Dom Grzyb
K2BY 2015-02-04 12m SSB EN10qt United States OTTO P ALTOBELLI
K1N 2015-02-04 20m SSB FK28lj Navassa Island 2015 Navassa DXpedition The KP1-5 Project
AF5IU 2015-01-11 12m SSB EM10gc United States BRYAN W NOVAK
HL5FSZ 2014-11-10 15m SSB JJ00aa South Korea LI
VK9DLX 2014-10-17 10m SSB JJ00aa Lord Howe Island 2014 Lagunaria DX Group DXpedition
EG7SFC 2014-09-21 10m SSB JJ00aa Spain EA-Football League Teams
A61CK 2014-04-21 17m SSB LL75xs United Arab Emirates Mohammed AlMatrooshi
KD0USN 2014-01-28 10m SSB DN84hb United States Robert L Franson, Mr.
K2YNY 2014-01-25 40m SSB FN30bw United States Gilbert Lugo, Jr

Book Totals: 2833 qso's   1376 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#1237
Granted: 2016-07-19 19:00:06   (WA1GZY)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#4262
Granted: 2015-02-16 13:15:03   (WA1GZY)

  • 5 Band Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    10 Meters Phone
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#3592
Granted: 2015-02-16 13:15:02   (WA1GZY)

  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 17 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
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