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My Power is 9 Mega Newton Furlongs per Fortnight

Because the DX Wont Work Itself

Many DX, Much Wow!!

Visit to nearby Palomar Observatory with new Mustang GT (435 HP) July 2017


Some crazy stuff in San Diego County. Below;

If its the weekend I'am RADIOActive

I'am Wakin uuuppp

When you finally break the pileup it must feel like this (Below);

CQ CQ CQ please break the sound of silence;

Is this our first CONTACT?. If P5 NK is spotted this will be my drill.

Meet up with Jeanne Socrates  KC2IOV/VE0JSJ Nov 2013 below




Came across this litle guy while hiking in our local hills of San Diego (Below).

I call it Ham vs Rattlesnake. We will call it a draw.

Hiking trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (below). If you ever get a chance to do this you will never forget it.

High Altitude 2M contact when out on the Motorcycles


Steppir DB-18 (40M ~ 6M) at 90FT, 2ele on 40, 3 ele on 20M ~ 10M, 4 ele on 6M

80M antenna array viewed in NEC below. Switchable array such that the undriven elelement acts as a reflector. Tower in the middle showing limited interaction.  




Above; Recent Vacation in High Sierra Nevada of California 11000ft, (3353 M)




Close up of AB-577 base/launcher (Now removed)

(Above) Typical RV Portable QTH. Full Size 40M Vertical with 4 Elevated Ground Radials.


Recently got back into the hobby as AF6TC after a long hiatus, and am rediscovering the all the fun I had with the hobby. I was originally licensed back in the late 70's at about the age of 13. I was active until I went off to college and made my hobby my career. Radio is still my career (RF Engineering) but now I am back into the hobby with a new call sign after I let my old one expire. The technical part of the ham test was a lot easier this time around than as a 13 year old kid hi hi.

After graduating college with an BSEE in Electrical Engineering I went to work for a former ham radio manufacturer in Oceanside California. Talk about a dream job!! Since then its all been very fun and looking forward to seeing you on the HF bands which were always my favorite.

I like to work 40 Meters in the mornings on the weekends (10:00 ~16:00 UTC).

Equipment Setup;

Main Radio Flex 5000A (Running on a Quad Core, Windows 7 64 Bit)

Backup Radios; Icom 756 Pro 2,746 Pro

Portable Radio; Yaesu FT-450 (Nice little Radio)

Amplifiers(Main);Ameritron AL-1500

                              Alpha 87A(1500 Watts)

Amplifier(Backup)Ameritron ALS 600 (500~600 watts RV Portable)

Antennas; 40M~ 6M Steppir DB-18 at 90 ft (27M)

80M Sloping 1/2 wave dipole

Other hobbies include dirtbiking, camping, RVing etc.



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