NEW UPDATED HAMSHACK: Featuring the TEN-TEC Orion II and TEN-TEC Omni VII Radios.
The picture above on the right is part of the "new streamlined" ham radio control room of John Occhipinti, K3UR.
Please click on the picture above on the right to ENLARGE it.
NOTE: Many of my original Patriotic, Military and Gospel Songs are now available to listen to for free on SoundCloud. Just click on this link
http://soundcloud.com/john-occhipinti-k3ur/ and you will be able to listen to many of these songs that I have written, playing the piano, the organ and singing some in 2 part harmony and most in 3 part harmony. I recorded all these songs at my home music studio using Adobe Audition and the Heil PR40 microphone. I trust that these songs will be a blessing to you and your families. God bless you and your families from, John D. Occhipinti, K3UR, Chaplain, REACHOUT MINISTRY.
Click on this link and watch and listen to John K3UR speak at the TEN-TEC 2013 Homecoming Hamfest in Sevierville, TN, home of TEN-TEC Inc on Friday September 27, 2013.
Seen above on the right: are the TEN-TEC Orion II and TEN-TEC Omni VII radios, Array Solutions Power Master SWR/Watt Meter, W2IHY Iplus and TEN-TEC custom speaker. Above the radios is the Acer 24 inch monitor.
Center: is the 27 inch HP2710m Monitor with the ten_tec radio net Group. John K3UR is the Group Owner and Moderator of the ten_tec radio net Group and invites everyone to visit this elite Yahoo Group. You can visit this Yahoo Group at
Also seen is the Sennheiser MD421 studio mic, supported by the OC White 61900-BG Elite ProBoom.
Seen above on the left: Ameritron ALS-1300 Solid State Amplifier, Ameritron ATR-30 Antenna Tuner, Ameritron Remote 8 Position Coax Switch Box, W2IHY 8-Band EQ, W2IHY EQplus, Hygain Ham IV Rotor Box and the Kenwood TM-281 2 meter radio.
John also uses the Heil PR-40 Mic, an Ameritron AL-1200 Amplifier and various other audio gear and mixers, not shown in the above picture.
Schedule of the 9 weekly ten_tec nets in the order of which they begin:
ten_tec 20 meter SSB net meets each Friday at 2PM Eastern Time on 14.325. Ted N8TJE is Net Control.
ten_tec 75 meter SSB net meets each Saturday at 8PM Eastern Time on 3.955. Lloyd N2KPC is Net Control.
ten_tec 160 meter SSB net meets each Saturday at 9PM Eastern Time on 1.875. Lloyd N2KPC is Net Control.
ten_tec 10 meter SSB net meets each Sunday at 1PM Eastern Time on 28.440. Lloyd N2KPC is Net Control.
ten_tec 40 meter SSB net meets each Sunday at 1:30PM Eastern Time on 7.263. John K3UR is Net Control.
ten_tec 20 meter SSB net meets each Sunday at 3PM Eastern Time on 14.325. John K3UR is Net Control.
ten_tec 40 meter CW net meets each Monday at 8PM Eastern Time on 7.063. Ron WB1HGA is Net Control.
ten_tec 20 meter SSB net meets each Wednesday at 2PM Eastern Time on 14.325. Tony VE3DWI is Net Control.
ten_tec 40 meter CW net meets each Wednesday at 8PM Eastern Time on 7.063. Ron WB1HGA is Net Control.
Anyone with any other brand of radio is welcome to check in and participate.
John D. Occhipinti, K3UR
Net Manager, 9 weekly ten_tec nets
BELOW ARE JOHN'S TEN-TEC ORION II and OMNI VII, THAT HE USES AS NET CONTROL FOR THE ten_tec 40 METER AND 20 METER SSB NETS EACH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. ALL RADIOS ARE WELCOME!
Below is the certificate signed by Jack Burchfield, K4JU, President, TEN-TEC, INC. and Jim Wharton, NO4A, Vice President, TEN-TEC, INC. (These 2 fine gentlemen held these positions at the time in 2012 when John K3UR started the TEN-TEC nets).
"THE ORION II", by John Occhipinti, K3UR, (2012)
The Orion II always comes out on top, this radio is the cream of the crop,
with features and benefits that stand out, the Orion II never leaves a doubt;
it performs like a champ each and everytime, the Orion II makes us feel sublime;
the performance is one that we all can measure, using the Orion II is truly a pleasure,
the 30 day trial is one of a kind, this radio is the best you will find;
with a receiver that is second to none, this radio always gets the job done,
the Orion II proves to be a sure bet, this is one decision you will not regret.
"IF YOU WANT TO BE IN RADIO HEAVEN", by John Occhipinti, K3UR, (2012)
If you want to be in radio heaven, you should buy the Ten-Tec Omni VII,
do not be fooled by it's smaller size, you will be in for a big surprise;
it can transmit all the way to 4K, no matter what the skeptics have to say,
it rolls off at a smooth 70Hz, maintaining cleaness within the frequency skirts;
so if you want to be in radio heaven, you should buy the Ten-Tec Omni VII,
the menus are all so easy to use, with the Omni VII you cannot lose;
noise reduction and also running split, makes the Omni VII a real big hit,
so if you want to be in radio heaven, you've got to get the Ten-Tec Omni VII.
K3UR's New Universal Aluminum Tower and Cubex 5 Band Quad
Scroll down to see some poems that K3UR wrote about some "silent key's" and living legends. You can also see K3UR's hamshack, music studio, family, hamfests with some "famous hams" and many other interesting things. Thank you and God bless you and your families.
"OUR 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY" by John Occhipinti, K3UR
Our 50th Wedding Anniversary, was such a special time, the years have passed so quickly, yet our marriage remains sublime;
we met one night inside a church, yes it was love at first sight, as the months went by I knew, that our future would be bright;
on September 2, 1961, we joined together as one, our marriage has lasted these 50 years, because we included God's Son;
Jesus has blessed our family, with a daughter and 2 boys, all three graduated from college, and have brought us endless joys;
the morrow of this story, is to invite Christ in your home, He will keep your marriage together, and you'll never feel alone.
Our dear friend and brother in the Lord Bob Peters W1PE, passed away this afternoon July 26, 2011. Bob was a close friend of mine on Amateur Radio for the past 6 years and we shared the word of God on many occasions. Several weeks ago I received an email from Bob asking me to call him on his cell phone and to pray for him. He had suddenly became paralyzed from the neck down. While praying for him, I assured him that God was by his side and that God had His precious hand on his life.
I called and spoke to his wife Jane several days ago and she said that Bob was getting worse. I assured her that God had a purpose and to keep trusting Him. We do not have the answers why the children of God have to suffer, but we do know that God is in control and performs His will in His own time. When I received the news of Bob's passing away today from Jim K5WLQ, I wrote this poem about Bob.
"Bob Peters, W1PE", by John Occhipinti, K3UR
Bob Peters was truly a wonderful man, one who did his best, to lend a helping hand, he cared for others and would go the extra mile, to give someone in need, a reason to smile; a man of faith who truly loved the Lord, he used the Word of God as a two-edged sword; sickness came quickly and we all wondered why, but God had a reason why Bob had to die; God saw all his suffering, although Bob was tough, but God said, "Bob my son, you've suffered long enough", God took him to heaven and opened the door, W1PE is in heaven, to suffer no more.
God bless and comfort Bob's dear wife Jane and family at this time of great loss. Even though we go through the valley of the shadow of death, we are to fear no evil, for Jesus the Great Shepherd will sustain us with His love and mercy.
"A LIVING TRIBUTE TO W2IHY" by John Occhipinti, K3UR
W2IHY is Julius Jones, a very special man, helping "hams" around the world, in every way he can; electronics is his expertise, a designer of audio gear, just connect it to your radio, you'll be surprised at what you hear; this is just one part of him, he's also a family man, volunteering his time and talents, lifting others from sinking sand; I've gotten to know him personally, so believe these words I write, Julius is a special man, he's truly a shining light; this tribute is now written, while he is still alive, let us all join together, and give him a high five; thank you Julius for all you've done, God bless you for your love, your efforts have been noticed, especially from heaven above.
Notice: Our dear friend John Basilotto W5GI, passed away on January 13, 2011 after being stricken with cancer several years ago. I knew John personally, as we grew up together in Northern New Jersey. The things we had in common are too numerous to mention.
John was faithful to his God for many years, his suffering is over and he is now in the presence of his Father God, his Lord and Master Jesus Christ and the Blessed Holy Spirit.
I just wrote a poem for my beloved friend and brother in the Lord, W5GI.
"W5GI", by John Occhipinti, K3UR
W5GI has passed away, now he is with the Lord, because he was faithful, he has received his reward; we had many things in common, both with Italian smiles, we were raised in Northern Jersey, and had many similiar styles; now let's examine this gentleman, and example of a real true "Ham", John was an Army Colonel, yet was gentle as a lamb; cancer struck him out of nowhere, but John kept on smiling, he told us not to worry, but to remember him in prayer; W5GI has fought a good fight, with a big smile on his face, he served the Lord for many years, now he's in a better place; God said, "John, I know you've been strong, but you've suffered long enough, I have a special place for you, because you've been faithful and true".
May God bless and comfort John's family in this time of great loss. We have God's assurance that we will meet John again in that beautiful land called heaven. May we continue on in John's footsteps, being a "goodwill ambassador" for Amateur Radio. Thanks for the memories!
You can usually hear John K3UR, between 14.165 to14.180. Stop by for an "on the air" digital recording on the MacBook Pro. John will be using studio software for state of the art recordings and SpectraPlus for graphing your audio/frequency settings.
This is where Amateur Radio Operators are usually heard asking both "how's my signal and how's my audio"? The before and after mp3 recordings will be instantly played back over the air and the studio quality mp3's will be emailed, along with your SpectraPlus graphs.
Our goal is to instruct others on how to perfect outstanding audio utilizing the 3 kHz + bandwidth that most factory radios have and to minimize any unnecessary IMD's, that may cause interference to others on adjacent frequencies. This is just another part of the experimental portion of Amateur Radio, that helps to educate and advance this great hobby.
The true Amateur Radio Operator should always be courteous and patient, while always striving to be clean, articulate and zero beat! Our desire is that the "GOLDEN RULE" be used by everyone at all times.
Our dear ham radio friend James Murphy (Murf) WV4R, passed away on September 18, 2010 in Paris, Texas after a prolonged illness. Upon hearing of his passing away, I sat down and wrote this poem in remembrance of my beloved friend and brother in the Lord,"Murf".
Murf, you have finally graduated, and have earned your reward,
A thought to contemplate: One of the most expensive things on earth (gold), will be one of the cheapest things in heaven; yes the streets in heaven will be paved with gold. Think of the pearly gates, other precious stones and the center of attraction, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He will reunite us with Murf and all of our other loved ones. This is the blessed hope that we have! God bless you Rondalea, from Brother John, K3UR.
Rev. John D. Occhipinti, Chaplain of Reach Out Ministry, is known on Amateur Radio as, "John the Baptist". John is dedicated to preserving Amateur Radio and serves as an Official Observer, Local Government Liaison and Official Emergency Station for the ARRL, American Radio Relay League. John is also a member of the prestigious A-1 Operator Club.
K3UR has proven that success can truly be measured by this: "If I give you a fish, you will eat today; but if I teach you to fish, you will eat tomorrow".
John and Julius have also been involved in Christian Ministry for many years. The immense satisfaction of reaching out and helping others have brought them great rewards that money could never buy (Matthew 6:33).
John says, "the Lord may not pay the best wages, but He has the best retirement plan"!
Pictured below is John's music studio in 2008
Pictured below is part of John's music recording studio, his Fender guitar, Yamaha Baby Grand keyboard and Philharmonic electronic stereo accordion.
You can now hear many of John's original gospel songs on SoundCloud. Just click on this link and you will be able to hear John playing and singing many of his original songs.http://soundcloud.com/john-occhipinti-k3ur/sets
A few of the names of audio gear in John's recording studio are: Alesis, Aphex, Behringer, DBX, Ebtech, Furman, Heil, Korg, Marshall, Nady, Peavey, RackRider, Sennheiser, Sony, Tascam, TC Electronics and Yamaha.
The newest additions to John's recording studio are the Tascam 24 TrackDigital Recorder and the new digital software Pro Tools M-Powered and VIR2 Instruments, featuring VI, One with the World of Sounds. The new sound card is the M-Audio Delta 1010LT, 10-in/10-out PCI Virtual Studio, along with Sony MDR-V900 Headphones with 50mm drivers.
Pictured below is John's youngest son Jeremy, who taught school in Bangkok, Thailand for 4 years and now is in his 4th year teaching English, music and PE at King Abdullah University in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia.
He also is an accomplished singer, songwriter, guitar and keyboard player and has recorded 4 CD's. His latest CD entitled, "Back To Taylor Town" is now available on Amazon.Com. Jeremy has traveled and conducted concerts in many foreign countries and performs all of his own original compositions. He has touched the hearts and lives of millions of people all over the world.
Jeremy started writing poetry while in college and two of the first poems that he wrote were entiltled; "Dad, The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree" and also "Just Like You". Since then Jeremy and I have worked together to put music to both of these poems. Thank you and God bless you son!
My son Jeffrey has a degree in Criminal Justice and also operates his own construction business in Portland, Oregon. Jeff is a die-hard Oakland Raider fan and has had little to cheer about the past few years!
The pictures below are of John's hamshack, June 2010. The carpeted audio rack on the left consists of Behringer 1604 Mixer, Vectronics tuner, Ham IV rotor box, Array Solutions Power Master Digital Watt/SWR meter, Sony MDR-V700 DJ headphones with 50mm drivers and Kenwood TS-130 radio.
The 6 space carpeted audio rack bottom right contains the new Yaesu FTdx5000MP, SM-5000 Station Monitor and Behringer 2496 Ultra Curve Pro.
Above this is a Kenwood TS-870, Kenwood SP-180 Speaker and W2IHY Iplus that controls the Yaesu FTdx5000MP, Flex-5000 and Kenwood TS-870 radios. Also seen is the LP-Pan and Creative E-MU 0202 USB sound card.
Above this is a 6 space carpeted audio rack containing the Behringer MDX-2200 Composer Pro, Aphex 104, DBX 286A, Behringer DSP-2024P Virtualizer Pro and Power Pro 1620 Power Werks Power Conditioner.
Click on http://nu9n.com for one of the best websites for audio, recording and setting up your equipment. John Anning, NU9N is the audio expert, whom we all try to emulate. He has put together everything you need to know about quality sound on Amateur Radio. Thank you and God bless you John, NU9N.
Note: All future information about the FTdx5000 and the setting up of the menus and/or EQ will be done via email. If anyone needs any info or assistance please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Above this is the Behringer MDX-2200 Composer Pro, Aphex 104, DBX 286A, Behringer DSP-2024 Virtualizer Pro and the Power Pro 1620 Power Werks Power Conditioner.
Pictured below are John K3UR and Hiroshi JH1WXT, Yaesu Engineer and designer of the Yaesu FT-2000 and FTdx5000, taken at the 2007 Dayton Hamvention.
Bob also has the distinction of being elected into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. This picture of John K3UR and Bob Heil K9EID was taken at the 2009 Orlando Hamfest. This mic gives the very best audio attainable on Amateur Radio. Thanks for the memories Bob!
Pictured below are John K3UR and the inimitable W2IHY Julius Jones, the Owner and Designer of all of the W2IHY Audio Boxes that are in use by Amateur Radio Operators all around the world. It has been my pleasure to know Julius as a personal friend, brother in the Lord and one of the most respected Amateur Radio Operators on the bands. I feel highly honored that he has chosen me to be The Setup Specialist, W2IHY Audio Gear several years ago. This picture was taken at the 2009 Orlando Hamfest.
Larry, W3OZ is one of the most knowledgeable persons, when it comes to audio and he has demonstrated this with his outstanding website. Please visit http://w3oz.com and you will receive a free education in audio setup and recording. Larry happens to be one of my special friends on Amateur Radio and has a heart as big as gold!
God bless you and your families. The King is coming!
John Occhipinti, K3UR.......The Voice of Atlanta
John's first look at the new FTdx5000MP and SM-5000 Station Monitor.
Note: Dennis and Jerry are great guys and an asset to both Yaesu and the ham radio world. The 3 guys appear to be guarding the FTdx5000MP!
Note: Julius Jones W2IHY, was snowed in up in New York State and asked me to help Sam. I feel very fortunate to have had this great opportunity to help Julius, after all of the wonderful work he has done for ham radio around the world.
Pictured from left to right: John K3UR, Miki WA6F, Yaesu VP Engineering, Hiroshi JH1WXT, Engineer/Designer of FTdx5000
Pictured from left to right: John K3UR and Miki WA6F
Left: Jerry Darby N6UME Right: John Occhipinti K3UR at Yaesu Booth.
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God bless you and your families and thanks for visiting!
John Occhipinti K3UR, The Voice of Atlanta
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