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Became a HAM Radio Amateur in 2015.  Team Rubicon was the inspiration.


Member Larkfield Amateur Radio Club.    ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE)     Skywarn Spotter.  Member of Navy Amateur Radio Club.

US Navy - Veteran - Served Active Duty aboard USS Nathanel Green SSBN636 as Electrican's Mate Submarine Qualified.  Served in USN Reserve, formerly located in Huntington, NY.  Assigned to LST, USS Harlan County.

US Air Force - Retired - New York Air National Guard - 274th Combat Communications Squadron. Formerly located in Roslyn, NY. OJT trained from Ground Power to Wideband Communciations Specalist.  Particpated in Combat Challenge in Tinker, OK '87.  Worked on TRC-36, TRC-97, TSC-62A and TRC-170(V)2 as a Wideband Communications Equipment Specialist.

Team Rubicon asked for Radio Ops Experience - realized the requirement for HAM License.

Although my first "shack" had tubes and was towed around behind a duce,    I now have an ICOM-7200 and a 6BTV setup for HF and a Yaesu FT-2900R with a homemade 2m ground plane antenna on a 20ft pvc and wood pole for VHF.

Earned my license and wanted to pay it forward earned VE certification. 

Renewed Skywarn Certification too.


Departing Newport News Shipyard on non-refueling overhaul sea trials.   Ship's Patch
USS NATHANAEL GREENE was the 19th LAFAYETTE - class nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine. Only SSBN to be named after a Revolutionary War General.  Heavily damaged in a grounding in the Irish Sea on March 13, 1986, the Nathanael Greene was deactivated in May 1986 and subsequently decommissioned in December 1986. This decision was partly made in order to satisfy the SALT II limitations. Stricken from the Navy list on January 31, 1987, the Nathanael Greene entered the Navy’s Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on September 1, 1998. Recycling was finished on October 20, 2000.  The Sail of the Submarine has been restored and is now on display in Port Canaveral, Florida as a memorial to the original 41 fleet ballistic missile submarines.               Source:  http://navysite.de/ssbn/ssbn636.htm



274th Combat Communications Squadron, exercise operation at Westover AFB, Ma., two TRC-170s side by side.        Unit Patch.
On 29 March 1948, this unit received Federal recognition as the 102nd Communications Squadron (Wing), with the mission to install, maintain and operate communications facilities for the 52nd  Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard. The unit was located at the State Armory, White Plains, New York. Since that time the 274th has grown, moved, developed traditions and outstanding esprit-de-corps, and established a reputation for “can-do” which has resulted in accomplishment of its mission in an outstanding manner as well as continuous accolades for its leadership in compiling a record of “firsts” with the active military establishment and guard.  In 1999 the BARC Commission makes the decision to close the Roslyn ANG Base and the Squadron receives official word of remissioning as the 274th ASOS with it's new home at Hancock Field in Syracuse NY.                                              Source:   ww.radomes.org/museum   "A Brief History Of the 274th Combat  Communications Squadron"

  Antenna arrangement Vertical ground plane for 2M next to house.  6BTV with semicircle radial field along north propertly line with burried coaxial back to shack.

Summer 2016 while camping and hiking around North South Lake used Alinco HT and 5/8 whip to make a 44.5 mile contact from the top of North Point.

Working on a Portable HF arrangement to use hiking and camping on Battery Power.





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