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QSL Manager for HS0ZBG 

US stations = SASE      Outside the US = SAE+2 USD    Please, NO IRCs

Licensed in July 1959 as a Novice, KN8QLK.  Having passed my General class exam before Dick Cotton, W8DX, FCC Engineer in Charge of the Detroit FCC office in March 1960 and received my license, K8QLK, in April 1960.  He was tough!

I had, all my life, been under the impression that my interest in radio was fostered by my dad's introducing me to shortwave broadcasting on the RCA floor console radio, when I was four years old.

About 13 years ago, when moving my mother to Assisted Living, I got my Baby Book and in it was my mother's entry, "Gerry's first Christmas, at 9 months old.  He's not interested in the Christmas tree, the lights or ornaments.  He's not even interested in the gifts or wrapping paper, either.  All he wants to do is play with the knobs on the radio".

I am now retired after 50 years as a Radio and TV broadcast engineer, specializing in audio, character generator graphics, Tech Center and Audio Control Room design using AutoCAD.  Maintained the audio cable database.

My primary interests in ham radio are DXing and contesting, both HF and VHF/UHF.  At Dayton 2014 I finally joined AMSAT and attended the "Introduction to Amateur Satellites" forum at the ARRL 100th Anniversary Convention in Hartford, CT in July 2014.  So one of these days I'll be on the satellites.

I am QSL Manager for my good friend, Don Craft, HS0ZBG, (AB8RH ex: KB8MVS)  Missionary for 32 years in Thailand.

Member of the following organizations:

HPARC, Hazel Park ARC, local club based in Hazel Park, MI.  We did an ARISS contact for a nearby STEM school in March 2014.

SEMDXA, South East Michigan DX Association,  I am Program Co-chair with Steve, K8QKY.  One time VP with Pres. K8DD (SK)

MRRC, Mad River Radio Club, a regional contest club centered on Findlay, OH.

NCDXF, Northern California DX Foundation.

AMSAT, Amateur Satellite Organization.

ARRL, Life Member

 

Co-opping with Sadie the Yorkie-Poo in 2010.  Pictured is a IC-735, and hiding behind my left arm is a FT-857D. Now running a TS-590S.

Antennas are dipoles, verticals and a 10M Hentenna (Loop).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spurious Emissions Band in the Main Hospitality Suite at the Crowne Plaza at the Dayton Hamvention 2014, a group of really great people who have a lot of fun re-writing the lyrics of popular songs to feature ham radio and contesting lyrics.  Loads of fun.

L-R: Bob, N6TV, Lyric Projectionist,   Becky, W1BXY, Awesome Lead and Background Vocals, Managing Editor QST,   

Scott, W4PA, Bass, Vocals, owner Vibroplex Co.

Ward, N0AX, Band Leader, Mandolin and Vocals, Main Lyric writer, author of many books, including ARRL books and QST articles.

Sean, KX9X, Drums, Vocals, ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager,     Kirk, K4RO, Guitar and Vocals, Managing Editor NCJ

Gerry, K8GT, back to camera, Audio for PA, recording and internet streaming.  

Missing in 2014:

Bruce, K0BJ, Vocals for Show Tunes like "If I Were A Big Gun" (If I Were  A Rich Man), and

Mark, N5OT, Vocals.

Check out "The Spurious Emissions Band"  on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerry K8GT and Paul K9PG at the Dayton Hamvention 2010 SMC Hooters Party and the "Weird Dress Up Competition". 

I won in 2009 with the pictured "most ugly shirt" and you should have seen the pants!

I'm wearing the winner's Pink Jacket.  

Also the Lime Green Dr. Bafoofnik Hat,  a tribute to Spike Lazar, W9XR, "Dr. Bafoofnik".

 

 

 

 

 

 

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