My name is Pete. I was originally licensed in 1977 as a Novice (thanks to my Elmer, John, WB4GOQ). My Novice station consisted of a Hallicrafters HT-37 transmitter with a Drake 2B receiver. About a year later I upgraded to General and eventually upgraded to Advanced and Extra Class.
Over the years, I've dabbled in many aspects of the hobby - satellite operations, EME, repeaters, packet, RTTY, PSK, APRS, and DSTAR. DXing, contesting, and 50 MHz - 1.2 GHz terrestrial weak signal work are what I enjoy most of all. I also enjoy the occasional ragchew as well. I'm active on an almost daily basis and enjoy and use SSB and CW equally.
My son (Max KJ4EUT) and I were fortunate enough to participate in the March 2010 K4T expedition to the Dry Tortugas. This expedition set a few records and was lots of fun. A great video of the expedition by AC2V can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifoDk36CaWA
I operate from two locations - Littleton, CO. (Primary) and Clermont, FL.
I prefer paper QSL cards and will respond immediately to direct cards. I upload the logs to LOTW every few months.
If you like to contest or chase DX, telnet into the WD4IXD DxCluster Node at dxc.wd4ixd.net If you are in the Orlando/Disney area, feel free to use the 443.325 +5MHz (PL 103.5) and 145.13 -600KHz (PL 103.5) repeaters.
My other interests are riding motorcycles, camping, and flying airplanes and gliders (Commercial pilot & flight instructor). I've worked most of my career as a Broadcast/RF engineer and love what I do. This great hobby led me into my working career. How cool is that?
Thanks for looking up my information and for the contact! 73
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