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No Cats!Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio, replied:
"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

ARRL Field Day - Top Score in 2A Category for all of NJ (SNJ & NNJ) 2013 & 2014

Thanks to: WB2REM, KD2AWE, V. Piccin, J. Clarke

I received my first amateur license on March 7th,1972 when I was 15. This was a Novice license and my call sign was WN2EQX. At that time Novice tickets were only good for 2 years. This was intended as an incentive to upgrade quickly and it worked.

On February 20th, 1973, I was issued my first General Class license after passing the exam at the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia at 2nd and Chestnut on December 27th the previous year. My call sign became WA2NKK. In August of 1973, I passed the exam for Advanced Class and was awarded my new privliges on September 11th, 1973. I had gone from Novice to Advanced in just 18 months and still wasn't old enough to drive. During this time I was a member of the Delaware Valley Radio Association (W2ZQ), and the Princeton, NJ YMCA Radio Cllub (K2PWK).

I fell out of the hobby for a number of years while I went to college and started my career. In 1986 my friend and colleague Dave Culver (K3YB, ex: KE2OE) encouraged me to renew my ticket after he joined the hobby about a year and a half earlier. Dave had done some checking with the FCC on my behalf and found that I was only a few weeks away from exceeding the grace period. I was living in Philadelphia at the time and was issued KC3UY. I kept this call active for a number of years. I once again became active in the DVRA (W2ZQ) and helped organize several Field Day outings with the club. I made some good friends and had a great time during this period of activity.

The arrival of my daughter in 1996, my son in 1999, and an increasing work load kept me off the air and inactive. My license expired in 2001 and it wasn't until I went to check it several years later that I discovered I was past the grace period.

In early June 2011, I took some practice tests here on QRZ.com and found that I could consistently pass Elements 2 and 3 with ease despite having been out of the hobby of about 15 years (I could also still copy and send CW at about 15 wpm, despite having not used it for at least as long). I went to a VE testing session on June 29, 2011 and passed Elements 2 and 3. Less than two weeks later, I received my General ticket for the second time and was issued the call KD2AMN. I regret letting my Advanced ticket expire and resolved to get my Extra class license to regain the privileges I lost. In a stroke of pure coincidence and irony, I passed my Element 4 Extra exam on December 22, 2011 while sitting behind my Friend Dave, KE2OE who also passed his upgrade to Extra just a few minutes ahead of me. We hadn't spoken in at least 4 years and just happened to show up for the same exam on the same night. On January 3rd, 2012 I applied for my current call sign: KE2D. On Saturday January 21, 2012 the FCC issued this call to me.

On September 17, 2011, my 12 year old son Bobby passed his Technician test after studying on his own for about 1 month, mostly from a study guide on his Kindle and using the practice exams here on QRZ.com. He received the call sign KD2AWE on September 26, 2011.

On October 6, 2015, Bobby and I were fortunate enough to hear Dr. Joseph Taylor, K1JT, give his talk entitled "DXing with Weak Signals" at a meeting of the Old Barney Amateur Radio Club (OBARC), who were gracious enough to open their meeting to any who could attend. Joe spoke briefly about his research and mainly about the digital modes he has developed for weak signal communications.  In addition to giving so much to amateur radio and revolutionizaing weak signal digital communications, Joe is a very friendly person and an engaging speaker.  If you ever have the chance to hear him speak, I highly reccomend you take advantage of the opportunity.


K1JT poses for a picture with my son KD2AWE.

Joe was not only kind enough to pose for a picture, he also brought his Nobel Medal!  Yes, that is an anctual Nobel Prize Bobby is holding!

When we got in the car to go home, Bobby said; "I guess that's the only time I'll ever hold a Nobel Prize...     till I win my own".  Let's all hope!  smiley


Some organizations I'm a member of:


    ARRL         South Jersey Radio Association         Frankford Radio Club


South Jersey Mountain Toppers ARC              David Sarnoff Radio Club

The W2EA crew at the top of High Knob mountain in the Pocono Mountains, PA (FN21kh) during the September 2015 VHF Contest



Bob - KE2D





Trenton, NJ


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KE2D
Latest Contacts for KE2D at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
S50A 2016-11-27 40m CW JN75hv Slovenia TINE BRAJNIK
DJ5MW 2016-11-27 40m CW JN47rq Germany Manfred Wolf
VE2JM 2016-11-27 80m CW FN35ik Canada Jean Massicotte
CS2C 2016-11-27 80m CW IM57ou Portugal Jiri Pesta, OK1RF
D4C 2016-11-27 40m CW HK76mv Cape Verde Monteverde Contest Team Club
P33W 2016-11-27 40m CW KM64ox Cyprus Igor Booklan
VE2FK 2016-11-27 80m CW FN68hr Canada Claude Duberger
VE3JM 2016-11-27 80m CW FN25ch Canada Vladimir Milutinovic
VE9AA 2016-11-27 80m CW FN66nb Canada Michael Edward Smith
LZ1EV 2016-11-27 40m CW KN21in Bulgaria Mitko Tonkov
EA7OT 2016-11-27 40m CW IM77ov Spain Jose Haro Lora
DL1A 2016-11-27 40m CW JN58qd Germany Contest Station DOK C30
CR3OO 2016-11-27 40m CW IM12ju Madeira Island José Nunes
IR4X 2016-11-27 40m CW JN54ol Italy Claudio Veroli
VE6WZ 2016-11-27 40m CW DO21st Canada Stephen J Babcock

Book Totals: 31391 qso's   3259 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#5360
Granted: 2016-11-30 04:30:02   (KE2D)

  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties CW
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
United States Award#1667
Granted: 2015-12-15 04:45:02   (KE2D)

World Continents Award#11456
Granted: 2015-12-15 04:45:02   (KE2D)

  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#10058
Granted: 2015-12-15 04:30:02   (KE2D)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • Mixed CW
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