10-10 #77191, 100WAAW #355
Thanks for stopping by my page! Most likely we have had, or are in the process of completing, a QSO. Thanks for taking the time to reach out to me!
I enjoy numerous aspects of amateur radio--SSB, D-Star, PSK, JT65/9 & WSPR. Lately, I am intrigued by anything involving amateur radio and a Raspberry Pi. I also enjoy working the FM satellites with my handheld Yagi. Recently I obtained my VE certification, and had the privilege of serving as a volunteer examiner for the first time at a local testing session.
I have grown a little tired of PSK31 & JT65, and have started to explore the more obscure digital modes. I have really been enjoying working stations using Olivia and Contestia. If you like the concept of PSK, but want a ragchew instead of the canned macros, give Olivia a shot. Very rare to find an Olivia station that doesn't want a keyboard ragchew. Olivia combines the style of PSK31 waterfall & keyboard operation with the weak signal decoding of JT65. Contestia is an offshot variant of Olivia. It doesn't quite decode weak signals as well as Olivia, but it has a faster WPM speed. If you're a fast typist, you'll prefer Contestia. If you hunt and peck with the keyboard than you'll probably get along great with Olivia.
I have also built Raspberry Pi IRLP and AllStar nodes. What a neat technology that lets you work stations around the world with a $25 HT with crystal clear clarity! The IRLP node stays in the house,
I enjoy collecting QSL cards. If we have had a contact, please send me your card, and I will send you my beautiful full color card (shown below). No need to send postage or money.
Exchanging cards with DX stations has also spawned a side hobby of collecting DX stamps. If are outside the US and sending me a card, I would love it if you could include a few used stamps from your old mail. If I happen to recieve some mail with a different US stamp aside from the usual Red, White and Blue, I save it and send it to the next ham I QSL with that also collects stamps.
Antennas and other interesting pics below...
There's a 450 ohm ladder line fed 102' doublet hidden in the trees behind the house to the right.
Pictures below are from our previous QTH. 10' mini tower supporting a 10-40m fan dipole.
(If you are in SE Florida and interesting in purchasing this sled/tower setup (with or without the antenna), I'd part with it very reasonably. Local pickup in your own vehicle only. I am not really in a position to deliver.)
Homebrew non-penetrating sled weighted with concrete blocks. Built with aluminum stock from a local metals supplier.
My Raspberry Pi IRLP node. One of the coolest things I've ever built!
Raspberry Pi DStar node in a food storage container for safe keeping.
We live 1 mile from the ocean. We have some of the best beaches in the world just a short bike ride from our house!
Snowboarding in Colorado with my XYL.
Driving the Daytona Speedway.
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