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I'm currently operating  for the rest of the winter  from my home in..... 


                                      Palm Coast Florida EL99jo


   My primary modes of operation are HF DX, HF Digital modes, and satellite.

For HF DX I'm running a FlexRadio 6500,with an Ameritron 80a, or Elecraft 

KPA500, into a SteppIR BigIR w/75m addon kit mounted on my dock over salt 

water. For software I use SmartSDR, along with the DXLab suite of  radio 

control,  DXing, and logging software.  I also operate from my remote 

station located in NJ. The remote system is composed of a Elecraft 

K3/KAT500/KPA500, AKA the K line into a 5 band Diamond 8010 Dipole, apex up 

about 16 meters. Controled by a K/0 mini with remoterig's RRC-1258 pair. For 

the Satellites, digital HF modes, I'm running a FlexRadio VU5K. And, an Icom IC-9100

for the PACSAT and L/V modes. With the along with the Flex, using the KE9NS ver of

PowerSDR 2.8.0. The satellite receiving  system is composed of a Yaesu 5500 rotor, LVB

tracker, Landwehr preamps for 2m and 70cm, an M2 LEO pack crossed Yagi pair for 2m

and 70cm hard configured  RHCP, and a Comet CYA-1216E. I run my satellite operations

under SatPC32, and FlexSatPC32 control. For a SATGATE I'm using APRSIS32 with a

Yaesu FTM-400DR as an ISS packet groundstation. .

 My overall DX from all locations is 332/290 (8 confirmed by eQSL), 7 band DXCC,

mostly verified via LoTW. 

Member of  AMSAT, ARRL, SCARA, and SJDXA

As of 2/2018 I have worked 159 countries, with 136 confirmed from this location, and my casual

satellite VUCC grid total is  105 confirmed from this location.



                                                                                   home in  Sewell, NJ.....


                             Here are a couple of pictures of my small scale antenna farm at this  NJ location....

Close up of Radio's.....


                    Complete and ready to go Elecraft K3/0-mini remote control system.....





                                                   shack at my Palm Coast Florida winter home....

                                                                    Close up of radios.......     




                                          Satellite antenna system at my Florida home      


       SteppIR bigIR with 80m add on kit mounted on my dock 12 ' out over salt water

                                                   Close up of feedpoint....


                                               Picture of my Ocean City NJ remote shack setup





Before I sold this property and retired, here is a picture of my shack that was  at my OceanView NJ location, along with some of my antennas there before I  downsized.....



One of my all time favorite modes of operation is  satellite. My bio picture was taken at the Eastcoast VHF convention a few years ago while manning the AMSAT booth. I work the AMSAT booth a few hours a day at Dayton every year. Stop by and say hi. The picture below is me with a group of Houston Texas area satellite operators working an FM bird from a restaurant parking lot  in Houston around 2005. Before I retired, I used to travel quite a bit for work, and would visit with sat ops around the country. In the pictures  are on the left N5AFV, KK5DO, KB2M, in the right side picture far right, K5OE. All well known satellite operators.



Thanks for working me.... 

 73 Jeff kb2m



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KB2M
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dedateband mode grid Country op
YV5IUA 2013-02-04 12m SSB FK60nk Venezuela JOHN CARDENAS
OE5TOP 2013-02-01 80m SSB JN67uv Austria Alfred Riess
EA8CSZ 2013-01-02 20m SSB IL18uk Spain Aldo Rodr�guez BArreto
WP4OPE 2012-12-19 40m SSB FK68xj Puerto Rico Josuan Estrada-Cabrero
NO4L 2012-12-17 2m FM EM90fs United States Robert P. Clark Jr.
KG4JAG 2012-12-17 2m FM EM90eo United States Mark A Gearis
W0DHB 2012-12-05 70cm SSB DN70kc United States Dave
KG4JAG 2012-11-15 2m FM EM90eo United States Mark A Gearis
IW2LXD 2012-08-02 40m SSB JN45iv Italy Andrea Sangalli
TA1CR 2012-07-25 20m SSB KN41md Turkey Can Kurtulmus
PD0JMB 2012-07-18 20m SSB JO22kj Netherlands Michel Brouwer
YV2BYT 2012-07-10 20m SSB FJ37vr Venezuela ALBERTO GUARINO M.
K0TPP 2012-06-23 20M PSK31 EM48rk United States Larry J Davis
KC0W 2012-06-23 20M SSB DN86px United States THOMAS M CALLAS

Book Totals: 158 qso's   158 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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