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Just a little formation flying over Oshkosh, WI this July...

B-2, B-52, and a B-1







St John, USVI

December 26, 2016 thru January 3, 2017 


Hello friends!

I will be operating at random times from St John in the US Virgin Islands from the above dates while vacationing with my family and my brother's. Ten of us are sharing this beautiful villa rented from VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner), web info is here: https://www.vrbo.com/266375#summary


Located on the south side of the island, but with some elevation, I hope to be able to work friends state side on 17M primarily and some 20M. Here's a map of St John and where we are:

Equipment is an Icom IC-7300 and resonant dipoles supported via mason's twine upon the highest structure/tree I can find. Ground slopes to the East through SouthWest, hopefully I can get up and over the hills to the NNW and work friends back in the states.

Favorite pastime when not on the air, making Pusser's Pain Killers and testing the newly made batch fresh from the blender:

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   Pusser's Rum was traditionally rationed to crewmembers of the British Navy in a metal mug, but now the mug is used for the Painkiller:





Pusser's Painkillers can be used in sailboat repair as well!





"I may not have a big booming signal, but I may be drunk and naked!"

73 Kriss  KA1GJU


Old bio is below...


Looking down at the house from 128' AGL.                                 Looking south from 128' AGL.

Currently operate a Flex 5000A locally or Kenwood TS-590 remotely 300' from my home in Kensington, NH. Since I am a pilot for major airline, I find myself on the remote Kenwood radio more frequently while spending time in hotels in various cities in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Two towers, 128' and 100' are located out in the cow pasture, where several analog and digital repeaters are located. I host the local radio club, PCARC,  http://w1wqm.org/ 2M and 440 repeaters, a homebrew 2M DStar repeater, Yaesu Fusion repeater, and an APRS weather station/digipeater http://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FKA1GJU-3&timerange=3600&tail=3600

The HF remote has a fan dipole for 160/80/40M and a SteppIR 3 element beam facing SW/NE at 72' up the 100' Rohn 25 tower. The Stepp-IR follows the TS-590 frquency from 20M up to 6M , hence the wire antenna for the other bands not covered by the Stepp-IR.

APRS is installed in my vehicles, and this may be my current location:




In late July / early August, I spend 9 days in Oshkosh Wisconsin, volunteering at EAA's Airventure Airshow. Duties include performing technical inspections of all aerobatic performing aircraft, providing security at the Airshow Performers Tent, and other tasks that make the airshow run effectively.

I was invited to ride in the backseat of Mark Henley's AT-6, of the Aeroshell Aerbatic Team  http://www.naat.net/Newsite2012/Aircraft/Aircraft.html during the Memorial Wall Tribute on the last day of the six day long Airventure. Doug Rosendaal in an F4U Corsair, was tucked in low and to our left:


Photo from a GoPro Hero 2, slight distortion due to wide angle lense:



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