Age is 73 and Licensed since November 1959 - Extra Class
All my family is licensed: Janet (XYL) WD9IMV, Sara KB9LGF, Scott KB9DVS and brother Norb W0ENB
RADIO ACTIVITY:QRP, PortaVenture,Mobiling, HF Pack, Bicycle Mobile, Satellite operations, County & Grid Square hunting, NTS Traffic Nets, DXing, Digital Modes (PSK31,Packet,MT63,JT65,CW,SSTV,RTTY) .
AFFILIATIONS: Life member of ARRL, QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Assn), QRP International. Also a member of AWA (Antique Wireless Assn), NAQCC (North American QRP Century Club), AMSAT(Amateur Satellite), FISTS CW Club, BMHA (Bicycle Mobile Hams of America), MQFD (Mobile QRP Field Day) QRP Club, SKCC ( Straight Key Century Club), ARS (Adventure Radio Society), OOTC (Old Old Timers Club), HF Pack, and CCA (Collins Collectors Assn) .
RADIO SCOUTING: I participate in the Annual BSA JOTA (Jamboree On The Air) (34 years) and have also served on the K2BSA National Jamboree Staff at the 1989, 93, 97, 2001, 2005 and 2010 National Jamborees at Ft. A.P. Hill, VA. I have worked with many scouts on the Radio and Electronics Merit Badges over the years. I really enjoy getting youth involved in Amateur Radio because they are the future of the hobby!
OTHER INTERESTS: Avid collector of old radio and Scouting magazines and books as well as Collins (S/Line era or later) and other vintage gear. Also interested in Photography, collecting cameras and stamps, Woodworking, Chess , Corvette activities, Scouting (BSA), and GeoCaching.
Employed 37 years at Consolidated Papers, Inc (paper manufacturing). Retired as of August 31, 2001
MAIN HF STATION: Collins S/Line (32S-3, 75S-3B, 516F-2, 312B-4)
Transceivers: CollinsKWM-2A ,Icom 746, 746Pro,7000, 7300, 706, 706 MKIIG, Yaesu FT-847, Kenwood TS-570SG and TS-530S, Ten-Tec Paragon,.
Transmitters: Johnson Viking Ranger, Viking Adventurer, Knight T-50, Globe Scout, Globe Chief, Heath AT-1 Heath DX-40, Heath Cheyenne
Receivers:Collins 51S-1, Icom R71A, Hammarlund HQ-180 & HQ-160, Hallicrafters SX-100 and SX-122, Mosley CM-1, National SW-3, Heath Commanche
Amplifiers: Collins 30L-1, Collins 30S-1, Ameritron AL-811H, Kenwood TL-922, Heath SB-220.
HF Antennas: Inverted vees for 80/75m, 40m and 30m, End-Fed wire for 20 thru 10 M, Diamond BB7-V ground mounted vertical and Magnetic Loop
ANTENNA TUNERS: SGC MAC200, 237, 239, 211; Dentron Super Tuner and MT3000A; Johnson Matchbox, Kenwood AT200, LDG Z11, ICOM AT180, Ten-Tec 247, MFJ (Auto)Versa-Tuner II.
QRP GEAR: IC-703, FT-817, Ten-Tec Century 21, Vectronics VEC1240 (40M), Tuna-Tin II, Pixie, Heath HW-7 & HW-8 and various home-brew QRP rigs.
VHF/UHF STATION: Icom 208H, 2100H, V8000, 2720, 2820 (D-Star), ID-5100A Plus (D-Star) Yaesu 1500M, Icom IC-746 PRO and Yaesu FT-847 transceivers.
MOBILE/PORTABLE: Icom 706MKIIG and IC7000, Yaesu FT817, and Icom IC703, IC-208H (VHF/UHF), IC-2720 (VHF/UHF)and IC-2820 (VHF/UHF D-Star) ID-5100A Plus (VHF/UHF D-Star) transceivers.
HTs: ID-51A Plus VHF/UHF (D-Star), Wouxun KG-UDV1P VHF/UHF, Alinco DJ-580 VHF/UHF and Yaesu VX-3R &VX-5R VHF/UHF.
ANTENNAS: Diamond BB7-V Vertical, Eagle One Vertical, Super Antenna MP-1, Miracle Whip, PAC-12 and various wire antennas.
VHF ANTENNAS: Cush-Craft stacked array of two vertically polarized 11 element yagis, Cush-Craft 11 element horizontal array and an M2 13 element 70CM yagi (vertically polarized)
UHF ANTENNAS:. 13 element M2 440 Yagi (vertically polarized) at 50 Ft.
SATELLITE ARRAY: Cush-Craft 70CM (738XB - 38 element) and 2M (22XB - 22 element) circularly polarized yagis with a Yaesu AZ/EL rotator as well as a portable "ARROW" dual band yagi.
Hope to work you on the HF/VHF bands, the "birds" , EchoLink, IRLP, D-Star, HamSphere or Skype (hamradio59) You can also find me on Facebook.
73 & 88,
Rev: K9UTQ - Sat May 10 2008
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