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alias for: KD8SZL


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I have been a ham radio enthusiast since grade school. My first license was WN8WYS in 1968. My elmer was Jim Kiskis, W8EPA (SK) who encouraged my interest in radio and electronics. 

I left the hobby due to financial limitations and other interests when that license expired, and returned to the hobby in 2012 as KD8SZL. That callsign was a mouthful so I changed it to my current vanity sign in 2015.  

I m currently a member of the Clark County Amateur Radio Assn., Dayton Amateur Radio Assn., ARRL AND QCWA.

I am interested in all aspects of radio communications, and have spent a lot of time in the last year working on Arduino projects for ham radio. I am an accomplished photographer and am involved professionally in information technology and security. I get my exercise on Ohio's extensive Rails to Trails bikeways and a treadmill and stationary bicycle in the office. Get up and MOVE!

My station consists of a Kenwood TS-2000, a Yaesu FTdx1200 and 3 antennas: a Carolina Wondom 80 about 25 ft. up, a Carolina Windom 160 about 35 ft. up and a dual band Diamond vertical for 2M and 70 cm. I use a Rigblaster Pro on the Kenwood and a RIGBlaster Advantage on the Yaesu. The Kenwood is in my home office and the Yaesu is in the ham shack. The computers are a legacy Dell laptop and an Intel i5-6600 (3.3Ghz) on an ASUS 170E MB. 

I also have a seldom used Ameritron AL-811 and MFJ-989D tuner attached to the Yaesu.      

The holiday illustration is a nice way to hide a stealth vertical antenna in a vertical mast. The neighbors actually liked it. I hope you do, too. The lights were a pain to push up, but we finally got it up there. 

73,

Kevin, K8KVN

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