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Thanks for visiting my page.

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

 

KENWOOD TS-590

 

KENWOOD TS-940SAT

 

KENWOOD TS-930SAT

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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