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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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VP6AH 2016-10-16 20m SSB Pitcairn Islands Ulrich Krieg
CX3AAU 2016-09-22 20m SSB GF16WV31 Uruguay ENRIQUE ATILIO VALDEZ
D66D 2016-09-21 20m SSB Comoros David Beran
S57DX 2016-09-21 20m SSB JN75DX Slovenia SLAVKO CELARC
W9AV 2016-09-20 20m SSB EN53gb United States Julien C Sprott
ZL2WL 2016-09-19 20m SSB RF80ki New Zealand Wayne . Lester . Z L 2 W L . WILSON
YB3KM 2016-09-09 20m SSB OI62ha Indonesia Thomas Sukamto
OK8DCC 2016-09-08 20m PSK31 JN79ii Czech Republic Dietmar Det Bahl
EA9ACF 2016-09-07 20m SSB IM75iv Ceuta and Melilla JESUS BRAVO SOTO
EA8JK 2016-09-07 20m SSB IL18cp Canary Islands MANUEL HNDEZ .
CO8MGY 2016-09-06 20m PSK31 Cuba Zulema Gonzalez Ochoa
9H1RA 2016-09-04 20m SSB JM75gv Malta RAYMOND ABELA
5E3A 2016-09-03 20m SSB Morocco ARRAM Club ARRAM Club
3Z9DX 2016-08-28 20m SSB JN99tr Poland Dom Grzyb
ON1AEY 2016-08-28 20m PSK31 JO11ta Belgium Peter De Paepe

Book Totals: 2405 qso's   869 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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