My beacon on 28244.3 is off the air indefinitely due to power supply and radio loss. I hope to have it back up and running in a few weeks.
Original date of License: April 1988.
Occupation: Former golf course superintendent, now consultant and fertililzer/chemical sales to the green industry.
Interests: HF, DX, CW, mobile HF, 2/6 meter SSB, and FM, APRS, ISS/Space communications
Equipment: FT-950, FT-817nd, FT-991, Nye Viking Antenna Tuner, HyGain EXP Tribander, Carolina Windom 80, 100w solar panel backup
Mobile Equipment: Yaesu FT-857 and Diamond Screwdriver SD-330
My very modest shack November 2016:
Some QSL's I have received in the last 6 or 7 years.
Hy-Gain Explorer 14
My location on Google Earth. My beam is visible. I get some local noise from the dryers at the laundramat. It's the rectangular building in the upper right hand corner and the bank also pitches in next door.
I bought the home with the highest elevation that was on the market at the time. 565 feet AMSL. It's downhill in every direction.
Hard to see the antennas in this pic but they are there. J-pole on the chimney for VHF with the Tennadayne 6 meter quad on the Hy-Gain EXP-14 on the right in the background.
USA contacts since 2007:
I now run a Diamond SD-330 Screwdriver in the mobile and do a lot of operating from there or in rental cars all across the country.
Mobiling in Utah near Bryce Canyon in 2013 with my old antenna.
My remote operating location. The closest town is Robbins, NC. This is the home for my beacon on 28244.3 It is a simple setup in the countryside using the Cushcraft R8 vertical. I will pull the beacon off the air when I am operating out of this shack (which is not that often) because I need the antenna for normal HF operations:
The 10 meter beacon. It runs 5 watts using a Realistic HTX-100 and a small beacon keyer with a cooling fan although it really doesn't heat up much.
Tennadyne Quad Stack - 14 dbi on 2 meter and 9 dbi on 6 meters.
I worked multiple stations in Texas on 2 meters with my quad on 50 watts including K5QE below:
I'm in possession of a fully restored 1972 Kenwood TS-520. I make contacts with this radio from time to time....it still works great!
With the family:
This is the result of some of my consulting work:
Operating at sunset on the Pacfic Coast Highway - Near Crescent City, CA
In the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, NV
On top of Pilot Butte in Bend, OR
At Mt. Rushmore, Keystone, SD
With my daughter in Pershing County, NV
The beauty that is North Carolina - The Pisgah National Forest just south of Asheville
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