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ARRL, EPC #20405 and Pickens County Emergency Radio Group

I QSL via QRZ (auto) (AG), LoTW or Direct. I go by my nick name "Buz" and got my Ham Ticket in 1961 in Little Rock Arkansas. I am a semi-retired Manufacturing/Tool Engineer, working part time for a large automotive company in SC and own my own Mechanical Design Company, where I provide mechanical CAD designs. I have been sporadically active in Amateur Radio over the years, but plan to stay active now since I have more time on my hands. I have many hobbies and interests, so Amateur Radio is not necessary my prime activity. I am active in Scottish History, especially the border Johnston/e Clan and in the Clan Johnston/e in America. I also do genealogy family research and also provide assistance to other's looking for family members here in the upstate of South Carolina. I am an avid camper and own my own RV class A camper. I enjoy photography, computers and college sports.  Since building a workshop, I hope to be doing some woodworking projects that I have put off for many years.  In my younger days, I was a professional Drummer for 27 years playing Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and Country and have been fortunate to work with some very big names in the music business. I was born in Ft. Smith Arkansas, so I am a Razorback fan by birth, but since moving to SC in 1983, I've become a big Clemson fan. I also am involved with my church where I serve as an usher and a member of the drama and Kidz ministry.

"May the best you've seen, be the worst you will ever see." an Ol Scottish Toast

Best 73's and good DX,



My Station consists (as ofAugust 2013) :


Kenwood TS-590SG running100 watts (note I keep a TS-440SAT in the RV and various wire antennas for enjoyment in the wild) on DigiModes I drop the power down to about 50 Watts.

Super Loop 80 at 75' or 23 mtrs 80 - 10 mtr  & 160 dipole at 20'

Using a MFJ  Deluxe Versa Tuner II Model MFJ-969


Kenwood TM-732A FM 50 watt

2 mtr Ringo Ranger vertical and 440 home made ground plane

Icom IC-91A FM HT dual band  144/440, 2AT 2mtr, Motorola HT600 440, Motorola GTX 900 mhz HT.

IcomIC-290A FM/SSB/CW 2 Mtr 25 watt

Digital Equipment

HP i7 workstation  w/ Windows 7 64 bit dual 24" monitors

I use HRD Software -latest version

Signalink USB when using the TS-440SAT


Icom IC-R7000

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