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My station: Formally starting in 1977 with a FT-301, FP-301, FC-301, FV-301, YO-301, FT-221R, and a FT-690R II.

Now after an upgrade (February 2003) I use a perfectly new/old FT-902DM (from my mentor) along with a FC-902, FV-901, SP-901P, YO-901, FT-625RD, FT-225RD and a IC-471A, also several additional VHF & UHF mobile transceivers. A TS-50, sometimes in the car, lets me “keep in touch” as I travel to my various volunteer jobs.

A Henry 2-KD Classic amplifier and MT-3000A tuner help with power and antenna matching. The antenna's used are a TH-3MK4 (10, 15, & 20 meter beam), D3W (rotatable dipole for 12, 17 and 30 meters), AR10 (10 meter omni), A50-5 (6 meter 5 element beam), AR6 (6 meter omni) and several more VHF & UHF antennas on 2 different towers round out my station.

You may also see a working Heathkit HW-30 (The “TWOER” given to me by Ben, WǾWW (now a SK), sometime in the late 70’s. We spotted DX using two TWOER’s over the 3 miles we lived apart. Not too much 2 meter AM going on these days, hi hi.

For over 30 years I’ve enjoyed living 25 miles (40 kilometers) South East of Denver Colorado on 5 acres (2+ hectares), atop a ridge, dropping off in 3 directions with a ground elevation of 6,550 feet (2000 meters) above sea level. 100 miles of the Rocky Mountains “exploded” into view to the West. Sadly, I had to move a while back and greatly downsize.

My towers are only 8 and 10 meters (24 & 30 feet) high but perform wonderfully!

I retired in August of 2001 after 30 years in the electronic component distribution industry (Avnet, Arrow, etc.) allowing me to pursue more radio and my second hobby, instructing and shooting Sporting Clays.

WA2OGY, my loving mentor, (now a SK) convinced me to add a “Romex” (aka Cobra) antenna that will work from DC to Daylight…he says. I’ll do it soon!

Give a call on 28.525 when the band is open, I usually listen there.

73's all !!!!

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