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Hello and welcome to my qrz page.I was first licensed on February 19, 2004 as a tech, upgraded to general on October 8, 2009 and upgraded to extra on August 15 2011. I also hold a General Mobile Radio Service license (G.M.R.S.) under the call WQQQ874, General Radiotelephone Operator License (G.R.O.L.) and a Marine Radiotelephone Operator Permit (M.R.O.P.) . I work as a radio maintainer for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority commuter rail, before that as the Chief Engineer and Chief Operator for several small AM broadcast stations. Some of the stations that I worked at are WPEP AM 1570, WARL AM 1320, and WXBR AM 1460. I am also the co owner of New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits and the non profit organization Massachusetts Raptor Center.

The other hobbies that I am active in are HO scale model railroading, photography, classic cars (proud owner of the seventh 1982 corvette made), music and astronomy. My base station consist of a Collins KWM-2,Collins 30-L1 amp, Kenwood Twins (T599D/R599D), Swan 500C, Kenwood TS-590SG,Kenwood TS-850SAT, Yaesu FT-101ZD, Icom IC-7000, Yaesu FT-897, Icom F5061D VHF (NXDN & Analog), Drake MN-4B tuner, EF Johnson 250 watt matchbox and a Murch UT-2000 tuner. The antenna system here at the home qth is a Hustler 6-BTV ground mounted verticle, 10m-160m long wire, 10m-80m end fed, Mosely TA-33, Diamond X3200 and MFJ discone antenna.  My collection of portables consist of mostly commercial two way units such as EF Johnson 5100's,Motorola APX 7000's (in VHF and UHF R1), Kenwood NX-5200,Motorola XPR6550, Icom F3261D's, Icom F3161D and Icom F4161D's. I am a very big fan of commercial two way radio equipment. This is mostly due to the design and durability of the radio, especially on the receiver front end and the frequency stability. The mobile station consist of an Icom IC-7000, Motorola XTL2500's in VHF,UHF and high power 900 MHz  and a Icom F5061D railroad firmware. The mobile HF antenna is a homebrewed multi tap vertical with a capacity hat and a Icom AH-4 tuner. This antenna was built by a fellow ham and coworker Dave KA1DTA.

I can be found in various spots in 40, 20, and 10 meters, especially from the mobile. As for being on VHF and UHF bands it's mostly from the work truck on our club's NXDN network. My wife who is also a ham and her call sign is KB1WWU.




Jason Edward LeGrow|Create Your Badge

TNX and 73!!!

Jason, KB1KVD/WQQQ874

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KB1KVD
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N1EEQ 2016-10-03 10m SSB FN41jv United States CARL F CHACE SR
WD5DKA 2016-03-07 10m SSB EM26ve United States FREDERICK L BOERNER JR
N1BMT 2015-07-06 10m SSB FN42ma United States Robert J Tricomi
KT4JT 2015-06-23 10m SSB FM17hg United States Linwood A Vaughan
VA7MPG 2014-12-23 10m SSB CN89ce Canada Paul Giffin
9K2UU 2013-09-20 20m SSB LL48eq Kuwait Barrak Alkhubaizi
N8TUW 2013-06-23 10m SSB EM89nj United States Steve L Newland
EA1WS 2012-10-27 10m SSB AA00aa Spain CARLOS J. GAZAPO GANCEDO
AB0S 2012-08-25 20M SSB EM09wl United States ROBERT T KRESKY, III
KG5CR 2012-02-25 15m SSB EM34rp United States ROBERT D TREXLER, SR
KB1VDL 2011-06-02 2m AM FN42aa United States Stephen F Benoit
KB1RXA 2011-05-28 2m FM FN31fh United States Christopher H Day
KB1RXA 2011-05-27 2m FM EL88qm United States Christopher H Day
WA3JBT 2010-03-13 80M AM FM29jo United States FRANK S MAYER
W1IA 2010-03-13 80M AM FN42iv United States BRENT R DESAUTEL

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