If you are interested in my May 2013 QST article called "Adding Frequency Shift Keying to the TigerTronics SignaLink USB", you can purchase the FSKit PCB from Far Circuits. You can purchase the programmed Atmel ATtiny45 microcontroller from me. I will accept a check, money order or send money via PayPal. Contact me for my PayPal email address. The cost is $7.50 via USA or $12.50 outside USA. Visit my WB3LHD web site for additional information.
I was always interested in electronics and graduated from Electronic Institute in Pittsburgh in 1969. I got my Technician license in February of 1978 at the Federal Building downtown. In 1979 I upgraded to Advanced taking the exam at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in the Oakland district. In 1989 I upgraded to Extra Class taking the exam (20 WPM) at the Penn State campus in McKeesport. I have retained the same callsign WB3LHD since the beginning.
My first working ham station was in December 1978. My receiver was a National NC-303 and the transmitter was a homebrew 40/80M 35W that I built from the 1969 ARRL handbook. The antenna was a random wire with a homebrew transmatch. I got the DX bug in 1989 after purchasing my first cubical quad antenna (Lightning Bolt) and achieved Mixed Honor Roll 4 years later. My present quad antenna's (pictured above) are a Cubex Mark II, 5-band 20-10M and a Cubex Bumble Bee 6M quad. My main interest is still chasing DX on 160-6 meters, using SSB, CW, JT65, PSK31 and RTTY. I need to work 3 more entities to achieve my final goal of DXCC #1.
I was a member and the Webmaster for the Western PA DX Association. I have been a member of the ARRL since 1978 and was an Official Observer "OO" for the ARRL Amateur Auxiliary. I was the QSL Manager for the USS Requin Submarine-NY3EC docked in the Ohio River at the Carnegie Science Center. I'm now semi-retired working as an RF Engineering Technician at GigaHertz LLC. I am the president and QSL manager for the GigaHertz Radio Club-K3ITS.
Some of my most memorable events were building my first CW transmitter, working Bouvet Island-3Y5X through my first mega pile-up and visiting ARRL HQ-W1AW in 1994.
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