I am located in Niagara County Grid FN03QE near Lake Ontario and Niagara Falls. My current interests in amateur radio include HF digital modes and experimenting with all kinds of wire antennas. I spend most of my time on 30 and 40 meters. I also operate mobile and portable on VHF and UHF, mostly 144 and 222 MHz. My 224.360 MHz repeater has been on the air for almost 20 years now but recently I have been more active on D-Star, Fusion and DMR. My D-Star hotspot is on 144.465 MHz. Any hams in the area are welcome to use either the repeater or the hotspot, The D-Star hotspot covers most of Niagara and a portion of Northern Erie County.
Except when driven indoors in the winter months by the Western NY snow and cold I spend much of my time bicycling on the Erie Canal towpath , the Seaway Trail along the Lake Ontario shoreline and along the Niagara River between Lewiston and Youngstown, NY and always have my Yaesu FT1-D or my Icom ID-51 with me.
I am a member of the following: American Radio Relay League, Penn-Ohio DX Society 070 Club (1031), European PSK Club (4969), 30 Meter Digital Group (1779), Digital Modes Club (1689), Feld-Hell Club (1187), North American QRP CW Club (167), FISTS CW Club (7874), the SKCC (1459) and the Toronto FM Communications Society.
I became interested in radio when I was 10 years old. I helped my father build a shortwave receiver at our kitchen table one winter and I never was far from a shortwave radio since that time. I learned to copy morse code by listening to NSS and other maritime stations. I just had to find out what they were saying. I had my General license by 12 and spent the next few years on 6 meter and 75 meter AM and 80 meter cw. I recall rushing home from school every day to get on 3600 kHz cw to talk with a roundtable of friends including Gary - WB2CQG, Jeff – VE3FJQ, Mike – VE3GG, Frank – VE3OD and Al – VE3AFW. I have been active on the air ever since that time, even while in school I managed to always have some kind of ham radio gear nearby. I had my Heathkit Two’er on 2m AM and operated from the college radio station while going to school in Massachusetts.
Today I share my hamshack with my XYL, N2LEW. If you see the photo on this page you will notice that I have to keep things very neat but the real hamshack is the mess of boxes, test equipment, radios (mostly torn apart) and wires everywhere that you cannot see behind the camera.
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