Many years ago (too many) I studied Novice. Let it go till 2009.
Licensed 2009 as KB1STH. Upgraded to Extra October 2012. Changed callto WK1W November 2012.
Trying to catch up on knowledge which should have been acquired long time ago.
I like rag chewing and DXing, of course.
I love these old tube rigs. Helps keep the shack warm on cold days in Maine. hihi
A picture (way down) shows me at the recording & mixing console c. 2008.
Been recording big band jazz and famous musicians for many years. Not much of my kind of music in Northern Maine, but that's ok, as I kept my recordings.
Finally I have a tower (US Tower HDX 589 MDPL). Yaesu 2800 Rotator. Force 12 5BA Yagi.
The following photo is the latest one of my (messy) shack,
Equipment: Yaesu FTdx5000MP
ICOM 746 Pro (backup for current rig). Use at Field Day
Drake Twins (R4B/T4XB)
Drake Twins (R4C/T4XC)
Drake TR4CW/RIT/RV4C (Also Field Day)
Drake TR7 (Also Field Day)
Drake L4B Amp
Yaesu Quadra Amp
Palstar AT-Auto Tuner
160 meter full wave loop
Force 12 5BA and Delta 240 on US Tower
Alpha-Delta DXA for 160-80-40
Plans: Learn More.as much as I can, haviong started late.
Get my XYL (KB1STG) upgraded from tech to general.
I use W1 QSL BURO. Their email is email@example.com if you need it.
I reply to direct if you please include SASE & postage, otherwise I'll QSL via buro
Outside USA please send SASE and 2 USD. (USPS will stop recognizing IRCs)
I plan to use LOTW as soon as I get hooked up with it.
The following photo is from 2010 prior to AT-Auto Tuner. Switched radios and antennas manually. Back then my antenna was a 160m full-wave loop. Which I copied from my Elmer N1YQU.
Northern Maine is COLD in winter. Tractor with snow blower is great help.
And so is my dog (see below). Tube radios and big dogs: keep you warm on cold winter night :)
My dog, SOBEY, see below, likes MY MUSIC !!!! :) Are those her CDs or mine?
Ivan Recording in 2008 with analog mixing and digital recording. Not much to record in Northern Maine.