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I go by "Jim" on the air.

I was born and raised in Allison Park, PA (about 10 miles north of Pittsburgh). From an early age, I was interested in anything electrical or electronic, and spent many hours constructing homebrew crystal and transistor AM and SW radios, as well as being a SWL. Most nights I went to sleep listening to KDKA 1020 AM, whose transmitter was about four miles from my house, on a one transistor radio. I also recall collecting many radios needing repair from the neighbors, and fixing them (by replacing tubes in most instances).

I was first licensed while a member of North Allegheny High School Radio Club as a Novice WN3FPZ in 1966, with Rick W8QL (ex WA3DTO) as my Elmer. My first station was a Heathkit DX35 transmitter and a Hallicrafters S120 receiver, with a Heathkit Q-Multiplier.

From there I received my General license, WA3MUG at the FCC Field Office in Buffalo, NY in 1969. Worked 20 MTR SSB for a few years using a Heathkit HW32 single bander and a TA33JR tribander. 

I moved to Warren, Ohio in 1970, with a new call WB8SIG. Obtained my Advanced license at the Dayton Hamvention in 1978.

Most of my activity is PSK31, RTTY,  SSB.

Please confirm contacts on QRZ.com logbook.  Thank you!

Current HF Station as of 2-15-15:

Kenwood TS590, TS930SAT, TS940SAT

Cushcraft A3S tribander at 62 ft; 80/40 mtr inverted V at 56ft

SignaLink USB, IMD Meter by KK7UQ







I have been married for 42 years to Karen. We have two daughters, and two grandsons ages 4 1/2 and 1 1/2.

I retired in 2011, after 31 years as a Project Engineer for a large instrument and control panel manufacturer, and 10 years in the oil filled transformer industry.

Other hobbies include motorcycling on a 1981 Honda CB-750 Custom, camping, and driving a 2005 Mazda Miata.


73, and hope to meet you on the air again!











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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WB8SIG
Latest Contacts for WB8SIG at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
J6/W6PNG 2016-12-05 20m SSB St Lucia PAUL N GACEK
TG9ANF 2016-12-05 20m PSK31 EK44sm Guatemala Francisco Vassaux.
5T9VB 2016-11-29 20m SSB Mauritania Vladimir M. Bykov
VP8DPJ 2016-11-29 20m SSB FC52wk Antarctica Alan Messenger
PB5X 2016-11-17 20m SSB JO21io Netherlands Roberto
6V1IS 2016-11-17 20m SSB IK14fs Senegal Humanitarian DXpedition Senegal 2016 6V1IS Iota AF-045
9A709A 2016-11-17 20m SSB JN75ws Croatia Zdravko Emil Balen
PR7CPK 2016-11-15 20m SSB HI22bs Brazil EDMILSON RODRIGUES DO O
IS0FRV 2016-11-12 20m SSB JM49md Sardinia ALESSANDRO SERRA
7U2ARU 2016-11-10 20m SSB Algeria 2th Anniversary of the Founding A.R.U 07 November 2014-2016 - Fr
KL7IEH 2016-11-02 20m SSB BP64hv Alaska JAIMIE C WEIDNER
JA1CG 2016-11-02 20m SSB PM86tf Japan HARUO TAKAHASHI
PJ4L 2016-11-02 20m SSB FK52ud Curacao Bonaire DXpedition
S52NR 2016-11-01 20m PSK31 JN75tv Slovenia Dusan Kostrevc
VP6AH 2016-10-16 20m SSB Pitcairn Islands Ulrich Krieg

Book Totals: 2419 qso's   889 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#2178
Granted: 2015-06-21 01:40:02   (WB8SIG)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#7451
Granted: 2015-03-25 00:50:03   (WB8SIG)

  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#6239
Granted: 2015-03-25 00:50:02   (WB8SIG)

  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
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