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First licensed in 1962 with Novice license. (WV6TZL), Upgraded to Advanced license in 1968, (WA6QXC). Obtained my 1st class Commercial Radiotelephone license in 1970. Dropped out of Ham radio from 1995 until 2008, when I obtained my Extra class license, K6OLY. Applied for new Vanity Call in September 2014, K6LR.

Was employed by County of Sacramento as Communications Systems Supervisor. Was responsible for installation and maintenance of a large Motorola Public Safety, 800 MHz 47 channel Trunked Radio system with digital encryption, fed by 7 microwave hops. The system incorporated 13,500 Subscribers (Radio's) on system. Retired from the County in 2009.

Served in the US Navy, as a Radioman 3rd class, aboard the USS Cavalier, APA-37. Spent most of deployment in Viet Nam; 1965 - 1967.

I am a Vintage Radio nut, that likes the bulk, looks, smell, BTU's and reliability of the old tube type equipment. (At least, I can fix it when it craps out!).

Primary station is a Yaesu FT-1000MP to the station for DX, contesting and PSK-31 use. Also Recently added a Yaesu FT-1000V 6 meter transverter in order to extend mp to 6 meters. An Acom 2000A auto tune 1500 watt amplifier completes the RF equipment.  Digital Modes are handled with a Timewave Navigator sound card interface.

Also use a Hallicrafters SX-115 receiver, Hallicrafters HT-32A transmitter (1960's tube type equipment).

Antenna is a Tennedyne T-10 10 element Log Periodic up about 60 feet, and a Cubex 6 meter 4 element Quad, up about 25 feet. and a 130 ft Offset center dipole for 160, 80 and 40 up 50 feet.

Audio for the Hallicrafters rig is a Behringer C-3 Condenser microphone, with a Nady audio processor for EQ and compression. Audio for the Yaesu FT1000 is a Yaesu MD-100a8x, and a RadioSport RS60CF headset.

Also use a Telepost LP100a digital wattmeter, and MFJ 3KW differential antenna tuner.

Member of  MLDXCC  (Mother Lode DX and Contest Club),  SIERA, (Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Assoc) and DCART (Douglas County Amateur Radio Team).

QTH is now (as of April 2016), in Minden Nevada which is in the Carson Valley, about 35 miles south of Reno, and 30 miles east of Lake Tahoe, at 4800 ft. elevation.  Previous QTH was in Shingle Springs, CA., about 35 miles east of Sacramento.  

We enjoy traveling in our Alpenlite 5th wheel, along with my wife Anita, Murphy, our Labradoodle and a recent addition to the family, Marley, an Aussie Doodle. Both Murphy and Marley are Rescue dogs.

Also have fun driving a 2004 Turbo Miata around the country roads. (Another mid-life crisis)!

Thanks for looking! 73.








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