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Hi friends,   WE ARE BACK IN FLORIDA, in the Paradise of Port St Lucie, for the winter months !!  Operating either direct, mobile, and/or also remote through OH and/or GA.

The house in Port St Lucie. As most other HOA's, the Association does not allow any external Amateur Radio Antennas.  PRB-1 does not apply to HOA's, but legislation is in the works, with the help of the ARRL, to adopt a rule which would include the HOAs in PRB-1 as well.  Fingers crossed !! 

See the FL station picture further down....

I am proud to report that I passed my Community Association Manager (CAM) License on Jan 17th, 2017 for Florida. Now I can tell the HOA Board what they do wrong, and that's a lot - in the past andthey still do it today !


Now the house in Gilford, NH,  all wire antennas for 40M and 80M

see station picture further down.


After the retirement from VTech in April 2014, I formed my own High-Tech Consulting firm HTCS, LLC.   www.htconsultingservices.com

Beside high-tech Consulting work, I am currently also working as a Patent Law Practitioner (Reg. USPTO Patent Agent since 2008).

From Port St Lucie, Southern Florida for the winter 'til end of April, and also back on the air:  VIA THE INTERNET and remote through either a station physically in Ohio, W8KF or the KJ4TN station in Alabama, also N4GYN in Georgia.   Thanks to the owners for allowing the remote operation.  However, as in NH during the summer, I am only operating on 40M and 80M.

See my Bio further down (includes my Berlin, Germany heritage (German Call is DF3YS but not really active on the air with that call).


From ARRL, VEC Section

KE1Y Rolf, You have been approved as an ARRL accredited Volunteer Examiner. 

Congratulations and welcome aboard! 

You may begin serving as an ARRL accredited Volunteer Examiner immediately, using this email as proof.

Signed by WY1O  June 12th, 2015




Hi Friend of the Amateur Radio Community,  mainly on 40M and/or 80M. I am not on the higher bands, because the antennas are too small...

Until this April 24th, 2017, the Winter QTH is in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, (ZIP Code 34987), north of Palm Beach, south of Orlando, and about 15 mi inland from the Atlantic Ocean. We will return for the Winter by mid October every year.

Although being retired for three years now, I am still working as a Manufacturer's Representative, a Management Consultant, a USPTO Patent Agent, and as a High-Tech Consultant:  Look up my clients and services:

                                        Here is the link to my Rep Web Site:  www.HTConsultingServices.com

In NH, I am using currently just a 3-element horizontal wire beam for 40M, up 25 meters above ground (thanks to the nice, high Pine trees, aiming SW. A 40/80M Butternut Vertical, like the one in Florida, has been installed. I also use a 2-element half wave dipole up 120 ft, broad side north/south, with a reflector vertical drop below at 60ft as a reflector. It creates a heart shape curve, each lobe at 35 degrees, NE and SW.

Accomplishments on 80M and Contesting in the '90's, from the previous QTH in Tewksbury, MA.


We have here in this Florida community quite some antenna restrictions. Currently not fully active from this QTH in Florida, looking into Remote Operation via Internet into this NH station.


My Florida Station

My New Hampshire Station:



My name is Rolf Seichter, call KE1Y, and I was born in Berlin, Germany, in December 1943, 73+ years old now- and counting.

I graduated in 1968 with a MS Degree in RF Electronics and moved to Munich, got married, and started my first job with Rohde & Schwarz, a famous company in RF Electronics. Two years later, somebody at Rohde & Schwarz told me about Digital Equipment, an upcoming, fast growing computer manufacturer in early 1970. To make a long story short, I started working for them, was transferred to Maynard, MA, in 1976 and have been here in the US since, residing in Tewksbury, MA, and Gilford, N.H., held various Management positions with other high-tech and computer companies after leaving DEC in 1979.

I got the first HAM license in 1977 and upgraded to Extra in 1981, just because of peer pressure (the DX window at that time was only for Extra's, such as W1FC and W1 CF), in my favorite 80M DX portion of the 80M Band.

I was employed with VTech's Contract Mfg Division since 1999 as the President of the global Business Development and retired from VTECH CMS on April 1st, 2014. I strongly believe in Life-Long Learning and graduated from Suffolk, Boston, as MBA in 2006 - at the age of 63 at that time-and had a lot of fun with my classmates (and great parties and drinking!). My employer, VTech Contract Manufacturing www.vtechcms.com , a HK based company, paid for the tuition in full. That's what I call LIFE LONG LEARNING !! I also passed the Patent Bar Exam in 2008 with the USPTO. I am Patent Agent # 63,542. Look up my web site www.htconsultingservices.com  for further details.

My wife Ilse and and I have three boys, they are all married, with three enjoyable daughter-in-laws and we have SIX enjoyable, cute Grandchildren.

The Station in Gilford, close to the Gunstock Skiing area,has a kW into a 3-element wire beam on 40M and a 2 -element wire beam for 80M, at about 80 feet.Also,   I can switch to a 120 ft high 1/2 wave 80M dipole, fed also with 450 Ohm Ladder line. You can see the nice high pine trees and oak trees, wonderful natural towers. But you can't see the antennas! Elevation here is about 700 ft above Lake Winnipesaukee.Behind the sliding door at the front, left balcony is my radio room, with a beautiful view to the West and even better sunsets.

You can meet me on 40M after my work-from-home day, mainly in the springtime and summer and, in the winter seasonwith other 80M DX'ers, starting with the gray line in the evening, around 3790 +/- somewhere in the 80M DX window when the day lightis shorter in the fall and winter. Hope to meet you soon in the pile up's.

Member of the "Sauerkraut Net". We meet on 20M, 40M, and 80M frequently to practice our German native tongue.

I am also available on the great GERATOL NET (3.668 MHz) as # 2043. 01:00 GMT from October to April.

Last but not least, some pictures from the past (around 1961/1962): We were the "Twangy Gang" in my hometown Berlin, Germany, and copy-cats of Cliff Richard and the Shadows (you might remember the song APACHE). Since, I am a big FENDER Guitar friend.



73 Rolf, KE1Y , and thank you for looking up my QRZ.com info.

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