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A note to those on digital.  Because the bands have had low propagation, I have been concentrating on digital.  To those on FT8, JT65, and JT9, please ensure that you close your sequence with a RR73 or 73.  I also will close my sequence with a 73.  This will avoid any ambiguity as to the validity of a QSO.  No 73, no confirmation.  Note: a weak signal may mean too low power.

I am a retired project engineer/manager with a BScChE, Cal '69.  Over the years I worked for Bechtel Corporation, Jacobs Engineering, and IC-Engineering.  My main interests, other than my wife, are competitive cycling, motor racing, astronomy, amateur radio, photography, and the PCA.

I was interested in electronics back in the early '60s, but went on to other things. My wife rekindled my interest in electronics when she suggested that I attend a Technician class so I could use a 2M/70cm HT for EMCOM purposes. After I received my general and installed my HF rig, she may have regretted that suggestion when she saw the antenna - but she accepted it. I have been licensed since July 2013.

My rig consists of: Alinco DM-330MV power supply, Yaesu FTdx3000 transceiver, Elecraft KAT500 tuner, and Elecraft KPA500 amplifier.  The antenna is a GAP Titan-DX for the 80M through 6M bands.

For community EMCOM work I use a Yaesu FT-7900R and an Alinco DR-235T.  Antennas consist of a 2-band J-pole, a Dr. Fong DBJ-1, and a home brew tri-band dipole.

I am not particularly interested in contests, but I enjoy DX, rag chews, and meeting other hams.

QSL through eQSL.cc or SAE (no return stamp needed).  Confirm QSO via QRZ.com and LotW (weekly uploads).

Thank you for visiting.

Na zdravie!

73s,

Dan

 

 

 

     The "shack" and the rig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     The East Bay hills.

     Two miles from the QTH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Vixen ED103S, an excellent small 'scope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     On my Yamaha TZ350B,

     Sears Point Raceway, 1978.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Masters Cyclocross National Championships,

     Yountville, CA, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Jones (left)

     Ripley (right)

     Good buddies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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