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Welcome to my page! I am a resident of New Orleans , Louisiana and have lived here for most of my life. My interest in HF radio started when I was a child in the early 1960's.The radio to the right is a Radio Manufacturers Enigineers model 45 also known as an RME 45. As children, we would sit in front of this radio on many a late evening and listen to the BBC World Service and other foreign broadcast. In those days, hams could still be heard in AM mode. As a result, my fascination with amateur radio was born.                                     
    In the 1970's and 80's I was involved in the CB radio craze. Many of my radio friends moved on to ham radio. CW code stopped me, and my interest faded in CB radio, for some thirty plus years, due to the unlicensed nature. In the summer of 2014, I started a search for hobbies that I could do at home. I  passed the technician class exam on 1/27/15 and became licensed on 2/03/15. Not satisfied with the limitations of the Technician class, I studied for and passed the General class on 2/22/15.  The radio at the top of the page is my Yaesu FT 991 in night time operation. At present, I am operating HF with multiple home made dipole antennas which are made of coax cable. They are located in the attic of my house.
   My primary operating station for HF uses the Yaesu FT991, Palstar AT2K antenna tuner, usb Signalink and Ameritron AL-80A amplifier. On two meters I am using my Icom IC-7100 and an RF concepts 2 - 117 amplifier. The primary 2 meter antenna is a Cushcraft 10 element beam that is located at a height of 45ft. UHF is conducted on a vertical indoor antenna.                  Thank You for your interest    73's            
 
       A view of Audubon Park Lagoon located in New Orleans

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For more information on the Rare Ones of New Orleans, LA please visit https://therareonesofneworleans.loga.us

                                                                                   
                                                                      
 

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KC9WPH 2017-09-21 40m SSB EM68ss United States Michael D Magruder
I2VRN 2017-09-20 40m SSB JN55bb Italy ROBERTO VERANI
KB8MRC 2017-09-18 40m JT9 EM79WM98 United States DOUGLAS G KUNTZ
I2VRN 2017-09-18 40m SSB JN55bb Italy ROBERTO VERANI
K5NV 2017-09-18 40m SSB EL49wu United States JAMES L O BRIEN JR
K5TED 2017-09-18 40m SSB EL09sm United States Ted L Turner
W5FKN 2017-09-18 40m SSB EM13gh United States ROBERT W LANDRUM
KJ4YEV 2017-09-18 40m SSB EM95jf United States ALFRED D FORBES
W6F 2017-09-17 20m SSB DM25xe United States Route 66 On The Air Special Event
W6G 2017-09-17 20m SSB United States Route 66 On The Air 2017 Special Event
W6E 2017-09-17 20m SSB DM14lv United States Barstow Amateur Radio Club
W6T 2017-09-17 20m SSB DM35vg United States Route 66 On The Air Special Event

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