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City:        Carson City
County:   Carson City County
State:       Nevada
Country:  United States
CQ-Zone:  3
ITU-Zone: 6
Grid Square:  DM09ce


Hello, I am located in Carson City, Nevada in Carson City county along the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. Carson is about 30 miles south of Reno and about 170 miles north east of San Francisco. Population is about 60,000.

The photo above is from a 2016 visit with my daughter to W1AW ARRL headquarters in Hartford Connecticut. She is my occasional contest companion.

My current base radio is an Icom 7300 feeding an Elecraft KPA500 linear amplifier that I assembled from the kit.

There are now 2 antennas:

The dipole antenna is an 88ft dipole at 25ft between 2 trees in the back yard, fed by ladder line from an external LDG RT-600 remote tuner. 100ft of rg-213 coax gets the signal back into the shack. It works on 80,40,30,20,17,15 and 10m.

The rotatable yagi antenna is a compact 2-element Mosley Mini-32a tri-band mounted on a Yaesu rotator. It sits about 12ft above the roofline of the 2 storey house at a total height of 35ft and works for 20, 15 and 10 meters.

For a poor mans pan-adapter I have connected a SDRPlay USB sdr receiver through a DX Engineering RTR-1A antenna switch to allow viewing an entire band on a computer screen. This has greatly improved being able to see what is happening on the bands and allowing to QSY to an active frequency with the click of the mouse. (This is quickly becoming obsolete after replacing the Icom 7200 with a Icom 7300 which has a nice scope.)

For mobile operation I am using a Yaesu 857d. The mobile antenna is usually a Texas Bug Catcher loading coil at the base of a 102" CB steel whip all mounted to the front bumper of my 1998 100 series Toyota Land Cruiser.

For portable operation I use an Elecraft KX2 with a variety of antennas (end fed, loop and buddipole).

My day job is as a software engineer designing and maintaining remote control, automation and scheduling software systems for datacenter internet training labs.

73 and look forward to making contact on the air.

If you would like a paper qsl of a contact, just send me a paper qsl and I will respond with one.





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