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On the air since 1961


Above is Wires-X Node​​


I think the golf picture was about 2008

Above was my Low band mobile 1999 thru 2006

Above is 20 thru 6 meters Hex Beam only 15 ft at the base of Antenna. This is where it will stay until weather brings it down. Done 09-13-2015

Above is Raspberry Pi & DVMega inside blue box connected

to one of the two batteries that are strapped to Pi. Also, there

are 2 V/A meters. 1 meter is in line with the charger reading the

charging amps and DC volts.

Well , it has been 53 years now since I received my first Novice License in 1961 , so I thought

it is time to do a biography. After I went around town (Stuart,Fl.) is where I was living at

that time..I finally found a Ham Radio Operator K4KGB-George , and he explained what Amateur

Radio was all about.
I really got more excieted when George finish talking about Amateur Radio. So I started studing

for the Novice ticket...it took about 2 months as close as I can remember to get Novice ticket.

�Then I needed a transmitter and receiver,I had no money at all to spend for my new hobby..being

very young , newly married and 1 child..a son.
� So,I knew a little something about electronics..because I also repaired radios,record players

and TVs in the back room at home nightly after regular work hours.

Someone gave me an old "Amateur Radio Handbook" and from that manual..I built my first 50 watts

INPUT TO FINAL STAGE 40 Meter CW Tramsmitter out of parts from old broken TV sets and house

radios. It was crystal controled because I could not build a working VFO at that time. A friend

let me have a S-40 Receiver for $20.00 and let me pay that in installments. The Antenna change

over relay was a Manual Knife Switch. The first antenna was A 40-meter folded Dipole using 300

Ohm TV Feed Line and it was feed with same. The Transmitter had a PI-Network Output , so you

would just dip and load the final stage until you get max power out by looking at my RF signal

meter witch I built with a .1 amp meter and a In34 diode. NO SWR METER , NO WATT METER , NO FREQ

COUNTER. Just dip and load.

OK,enough of that. I was on the air daily after work on this one freq my 1 crystal was cut..I

think it was the middle of the Novice cw band at that time 7.125 MHz.

After about 10 months , took the test and got my conditional..this was what you received if you

did not go to one of the FCC Offices and was given the test locally...same bands and freqs as

General Class.

When I upgraded..I still only had this original equipment , but I went back to the Hand Book and

YEH! All I had to do was get my 40 meter Novice Crystal to Tripple to 21.375 on 15 meters and I

could operate on PHONE on 15 the meter band. And that is what I did. And you do know the 40

meter Dipole will work very good on 15 meters also.

OH! I did not tell you about the Modulator for the AM Transmitter. MORE NEXT TIME,TIRED

NOW.CHECK BACK LATER FOR THE REST OF THE STORY. Original 06-07-2010. Last done..06-10-2014

Calls I have held. WN4BYX , WA4BYX , WD4ILP , N4HYK


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KM4APP 2017-05-23 20m JT65 FM16VG59 United States Zachary H Vestal
N3PLM 2017-05-23 20m JT65 FN20ig United States Christian A Getman
N0MQ 2017-04-14 20m JT65 EN24mf United States JUSTIN D ROBERTSON
PY6JB 2017-04-14 20m JT65 HH07tb Brazil Joao BOSCO
N2CTI 2017-04-14 20m JT65 FN13WB13 United States EDWARD S FLAHERTY
EA8CDW 2017-04-14 20m JT65 IL28gc Canary Islands Sixto Santana S�nchez (P.BOX.111- CP.35400 -ARUCAS)
IV3YAO 2017-03-30 20m JT65 JN65vp Italy ROBERTO DI COSIMO
F4BLY 2017-03-30 20m JT65 JN36fi France Jean Pierre RIEBEN
WB9DAN 2017-03-30 20m JT65 EN35hb United States Jeffrey A Iverson
S56IPS 2017-03-30 20m JT65 JN75TV55 Slovenia PETELINC SAMO
ON4PG 2017-03-30 20m JT65 JO20CV59 Belgium pieter gerkens
DJ4MO 2017-03-30 20m JT65 JN57ax Germany Manfred Weiss
KA5PFB 2017-03-30 20m JT65 EM30JE58 United States KEVIN B BEATTY
VA3MJR 2017-03-20 40m JT65 FN03bf Canada David Ross
CG3CGR 2017-03-20 40m JT65 FN03gx Canada Ronald Carl Gibson

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