Hi from rural middle Tennessee! We are about 90 miles south of Nashville and 50 miles west of Chattanooga atop Monteagle mountain.
I have been interested in electronics for most of my life, having visited Radio Shack for the first time when I was five, and getting my first soldering iron when I was six. I am fortunately afflicted with a passion for electronics, and have been an electronics technician by profession for the last 23 years. I am an electrical engineering technician for a company in Huntsville "Rocket City" Alabama.
My main interests are QRP operating, homebrewing (operate a high percentage homebrew gear) equipment, AM BCB DX, VLF/LF receiving, Crystal Set building and other forms of electronic experimentation. 40 and 20 meter QRP SSB are my favorite bands and mode.
In addition to ham radio I also am a very active amateur astronomer, and use a home built telescope that I ground the mirror for back in 1991. I sketch all objects I observe and pursue observing awards through the Astronomical League. Globular Clusters and Planetary nebulae are my favorite objects.
I am a member of the Knightlites QRP Club based back home in Raleigh, NC as well as the Middle TN Amateur Radio Society in Tullahoma. I also enjoy membership in the Longwave Club of America, the Xtal Set Society, G-QRP Club, QRP-ARCI, and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
I am a soldering professional by day, and am always happy to help answer soldering related questions. Through hole or surface mount can be done by hams!! Try the Joy of SMT.
I am currently operating a 30 meter QRSS MEPT around 10.140010 Mhz and running 75 mW into an inverted V. Any reception reports would be appreciated and can be sent to KD4PBJ (at) (gmail) (dot) (com).
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