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I received a small batch of QSL cards in December from the ARRL QSL Bureau. As of December 13, 2016 all direct and bureau QSL requests for both calls have been answered.
Operated as KP2/AG2J from January 31 to February 11, 2014 (4,040 QSOs) and from January 28 to February 10, 2015 (5,628 QSOs).
I was first licensed in 1959 at the age of 15. My first station consisted of a WW II surplus National HRO-M receiver and a home brew 35 Watt crystal controlled transmitter. The transmitter functioned only on 80 meters CW and my antenna was an 80m dipole. I received my General Class License in 1960. Subsequently, I upgraded my transmitter to a war surplus ARC-5 and then a Heathkit DX-20 with homebrew VFO. Since then I’ve had many equipment changes. I received my Extra Class license in 1983.
My interest in Amateur Radio led to a career in electrical engineering. I graduated with a BSEE degree from the Newark College of Engineering in 1967 and an MSEE degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1971. I worked in the space systems industry for 37 years holding executive positions in engineering and program management before retiring in 2004.
I live on Seven Mile Island (IOTA NA-111) in the borough of Avalon, New Jersey. I'm married to a wonderful lady. We have two children and 4 granddaughters.
I operate mostly CW on all bands from 80m to 6m. I enjoy working DX, contesting and DXpeditions. My station consists of an Elecraft K3 and an AL-80B modified for QSK operation. Lot sizes on the island are small but I managed to erect three wire dipoles for operation on 80/40/30m. In addition, I have a home brew multi-band beam with single feed for operation on 20/17/15/12/10/6m. I use matching stubs, automatically switched by the radio, for the 12 and 17m band to get the SWR down to 1:1.
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