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New Hy-Gain EXP-14 Antenna!
After months of planning, assembling, and a full tower rebuild- the antenna went up without a problem. Friends came by to help and to learn about ham radio. The SWR sweeps are very low across all three HF bands, plus 6M (second harmonic of 10M). The 16' mast was chosen to permit additional antennas to be added in the future.
(l to r: Hy-Gain EXP-14 antenna at 51', attaching antenna to mast, homemade raising fixture.)
ARRL visit to W1AW (W100AW Special Event Station, 100 Year Anniversary)
On my final drive home from MIT, I passed the ARRL Headquarters. I stopped in for a visit, renewed my membership, received a personal tour of ARRL Headquarters, and operated the W1AW transmitter. This is a must-do for every ham.
(l to r: NW2M at ARRL operating the W100AW Special Event Station, Memorial 1938 W1AW HQ Building, W1AW Towers.)
NASA/JPL JUNO Spacecraft Fly-By
On October 9 2013, I had the unique opportunity to operate from the MIT Radio Station W1MX. It was the time when NASA's Juno Spacecraft performed a "fly-by" the earth to gain speed on its journey to Jupiter. Hams around the word transmitted "HI JUNO" in Morse Code. The goal was to test the on-board wide-band spacecraft receiver. It was a huge success! I appear in the beginning (00:26 video clip) of the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's video. The audio recovered from the spacecraft is also heard in the video.
NW2M at the MIT - W1MX club station in Cambridge MA.
My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Monmouth University (NJ), a Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology from The Johns Hopkins University (MD), and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from MIT (MA).
Best of 73 - Al, NW2M
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