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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
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PD2WS 2016-06-11 20m SSB JO32ij Netherlands Wijnand Schwarte
9K2OD 2016-06-11 20m SSB LL49ai Kuwait Osama H. Dashti
T32TV 2016-06-08 20m SSB BJ11hu East Kiribati TOV Boanereke
9H1TT 2016-06-07 20m SSB Malta ANDREA BURLO
9H1GP 2016-06-07 20m SSB JM75FW Malta MARK VELLA
A41NN 2016-06-07 20m SSB LL93gl Oman MOHAMMED AL ZADJALI
9K2MU 2016-06-06 20m SSB LL49ah Kuwait MURTADA MARAFI
9H5BZ 2016-06-06 20m SSB JM76cb Malta Dione Caruana
HK2NPH 2016-06-06 20m PSK31 FK21vg Colombia JAIRO ALFONSO OATE PINEDA
RA3DRI 2016-06-04 20m PSK31 KO86pj Russia Victor V. Shevchenko
RG4F 2016-06-04 20m SSB LO33hc Russia Andy Belov
EU7A 2016-06-03 20m SSB KO53ev Belarus Andrey N. Teterukov
9A8DXG 2016-06-02 20m SSB JN82dj Croatia Palagruža Island DXpedition CODXG
OE3XMA 2016-06-02 20m SSB Austria AMRS Club Station
A61HA 2016-06-02 20m SSB LL74fg United Arab Emirates HASSAN AHMED ABDULLAH

Book Totals: 2338 qso's   832 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)

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

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