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On the air since 1961


Above is Wires-X Node



​Above picture as of 04-22-2016

04-22-2016 ... Above picture

Above picture 04-22-2016

​Above is New Lenovo M91 DeskTop Computer Installed for Amateur Radio.

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 scope monitor PSK31 and other modes also.

IC-9100 shows no alc while transmitting PSK31 and

the other VFO is tuned to the local DStar Repeater.

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.

Above is DStar Moden Board and N4HYK-L Echolink system.

Above is the DStar/Echolink system on same computer

Above is sometime around 2013 in the St.Petersburg,Fl. area

Above: Raspberry Pi/DVMega work bench & battery charging station...

DVMega/Raspberry Pi work bench.

Inside of the SPE Expert 1K FA Amp...

Above is Home Brew 8-EL VHF Quad - Put together with parts from

 Lowes and HomeDepot. 



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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VA3MJR 2017-03-20 40m JT65 FN03bf Canada David Ross
CG3CGR 2017-03-20 40m JT65 FN03gx Canada Ronald Carl Gibson
KB9EKA 2017-03-20 40m JT65 EM69ut United States ANTHONY W RICE
IW4EJK 2017-03-20 40m JT65 JN54ML Italy ROBERTO GALLI
YY1JLV 2017-03-09 40m JT65 FJ88fc Venezuela JOSE LUIS VILLAMIZAR PEREIRA
KK5DB 2017-03-09 20m JT65 DN18pe United States DENNIS J RIEGER
W9JDW 2017-03-06 20m JT65 EM68jq United States JAMES D WILLIAMS
W4ACH 2017-03-02 40m LSB EL88sa United States JULIO E RODRIGUEZ
G8WMZ 2017-02-27 17m JT65 JO01KD England Peter Salisbury
IW3IEH 2017-02-27 20m JT65 JN55sn Italy Valerio Bedin
OZ5AGJ 2017-02-27 20m JT65 JO47ia Denmark BENNY NIELSEN
EA3LX 2017-02-02 40m JT65 JN11bi Spain Juanjo Mota Tarruella
IK4ALM 2017-02-02 40m JT65 Italy ALESSANDRO VECCHI
CU3EQ 2017-02-02 40m JT65 HM68kp Azores Jos� Vitor Martins Toste
4X1UF 2017-01-23 70cm DSTAR KM72LT55 Israel Izzy Israel Lavee

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