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 I 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, 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.
TNX and 73!!!
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