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I have been licensed since 1976, and enjoy most facets of Ham Radio, but enjoy DXing and Rag Chewing the most. I am Retired from the US Army, and the State of Tennessee.

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During my time in the Army, I was stationed in France, Germany 2 times, Vietnam, and Korea 4 times. I visited many other countries while in the Army, and several other after Retiring.

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While in Korea for the 4th time, I was HL9JV and was assigned at Uijongbu, about 15 miles north of Seoul. I decided to make a wire beam and ended up with between 3 and 6 element beams for 40 through 10 meters. I was instructed that my radio equipment must be secured when I was not using it, so I mounted a wall locker on its side, to the top of my desk, then installed everything inside of it.

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During my 4th tour in Korea as HL9JV, I got started in RTTY. I used a old Army TT4 unit that I borrowed from a Jeep, and a demodulator I built from a kit.

This is the Teletype unit that was used in the US Army Ratt Rigs with the GRC 106 radio set. The one I was using was just like this, but was missing the sound deadening cover. The TT4 turned out to be way too loud for me to use in my quarters without the cover, so I picked up a Robot 800 and 400, which was very high tech back then.

Fast forward over 30 years, I am having a lot of fun using one of the many sound card programs, and a Rigblaster Nomic unit. I checked around and everyone told me that the rtty program MMTTY was one of the best available, and it is free. After trying it, I decided I want to use it, along with DXTelnet and DX4Win logging program. I have been using these 2 programs together DXing since the late 1990s, and they make a perfect combination. I checked, and the newer versions of DX4WIN has MMTTY built in, so I upgraded to version 8.05 and it is a perfect combination.

See you in the pile up. :)     
I still need BS7 Scarbourgh Reef and FT5W Crozet

 

 

I retired in 1998 so I could travel, and enjoy my hobbies. Besides Ham Radio, I enjoy tinkering with cars. This is my Weekend Play Car with 825 HP (click for full details & photos)

 

Below are recent photos.

         

 
 
 

This has many photos of our DXPedition to Eritrea (click)       

 

These are shots of damage to the old antennas. The left one was a Cushcraft vertical snapped off from 80 mph winds. The one on the right was caused from a ice storm in 94 that snapped the over head truss supports.

              

 

That is me standing on the boom while using a sawsall to cut the mast pipe   
 off so I could remove the damaged vertical and install a 2m beam antenna 
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 The antenna was encassed by over 1 inch of ice, and snapped the overhead
 truss supports. I had to get a crain to  help us remove the ice, lift the
 ends  then install new overhead truss supports

 

This is a view of the 90 foot tower and X7. I will reinstall some wire antennas in the Spring to be ready for next Winter and the decline of the Cycle. 

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