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QSL: PO Box 183, Ovid, NY 14521

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Hello and thanks for visiting.

The first photo is of my "new" station which was just recently assembled.  I was first licensed at age 15 while in High School on Long Island.  Started with a 15 W crystal 80M transmitter and general coverage receiver.  I used a knife switch to go from transmitter to receiver with my twin lead dipole. After that it was a Heath DX60A and then onto a Swan 350.  I used that exclusively until this last December when I put it on the shelf and went "modern" with Yaesu FTDX 1200, Levono computer and HRD software.  So Im on the learning curve and having a great time with all the new bands and modes.

 

UPDATE!!  So now its almost a year since I updated to the 1200.  JUST installed a new 50 foot tower along with Force 12 Beam covering 20 - 6Meters.  Also on that tower is a Comet VHF/UHF antenna for 144 and 400Mhz and an OCF Dipole hanging from that white pipe cobbled on the tower up about 45 feet.  Never did VHF/UHF before so its all a mystery to me and maybe the beam will make up for the poor band condx lately!!  Give me a shout if you hear me and let me know if these new toys are working!!  Got the Yaesu FTM 400 feeding the Comet on top of the tower with 50 Watts:


 

Here is the Tower:

With a close up - Note the white pipe holding the end of the OCF Dipole, the vertical Comet at about 55 feet and the Beam, a Force 12  covering 20 - 6 Meters. 

UPDATE  December 2015 - Final major piece of the station is in and running!!  Got the Yaesu VL 1000 amplifier, first amp Ive ever owned after 50 years!!  Took a year to put it all together, very glad its up and running.

We live on the rise between the two largest lakes in the NY Finger Lakes region at 1000 feet above sea level in very rural Seneca County.  So the antenna sees almost nothing to the horizon except lots of snow in the winter!  OH and those ARE high tension power lines in the yard. 

If you're a county hunter, Im in Seneca County NY - if you need it, let me know!

The last photo is of the XYL and myself during a recent trip to Alaska.  :)

 

 

 

Ive been on and off with Ham radio for some time.   Now retired I expect to be much more consistently active.  If you're reading this, thanks!  Hope to chat again.  

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