I'm an RF engineer with Stanley Security Solutions in Indianapolis, IN, where I design wireless access control prototypes in the advanced engineering group.
Most of my operating is on HF. I enjoy digital modes (primarily PSK and JT65), contesting, and working DX. From the QTH, I use a TS-570D and Rigblaster Plus sound card interface into an MFJ-949E to feed my compromise antenna: my home's gutering. This setup actually works pretty well; configuration is coax-fed at the bottom of one of the downspouts, going up 20', across in a N-S direction 50', and back down 20' in an inverted U. Around 10 radials of varying lengths attached to the coax shield rounds out the antenna. As much of a compromise antenna as it is (due to neighborhood CC&R's), I've worked the Oman, Kuwait, and Japan all barefoot with this antenna.
I also like to operate portable and mobile HF using an FT-857D with an LDG AT-100ProII feeding either an Opek HVT-400B on the car or an EARCHI end-fed halfwave or homebrew dipole while portable. I've recently purchased a Buddipole, and I can't say enough great things about this antenna.
I don't do much on the higher bands, but I have been playing with DMR and D-STAR lately. When I'm on, I can generally be found on Reflector 30C on D-STAR or on Indiana Statewide on the Hoosier DMR network.
Other than ham radio, I also enjoy model railroading, railfanning, and shortwave broadcast/utility listening. If you want to ragchew about trains sometime, give me a shout!
I try to upload my logs to LoTW and ClubLog at least once every couple of weeks. Paper QSL's are always welcome either via bureau or direct. Sending direct with SASE will get a card out in the mail to you quicker than without.
I do upload logs to QRZ, but on a more infrequent basis.
DXCC Mixed #60,872, WAS Mixed, WAS Phone, Indiana QSO Party Top Indiana Rover 2014
RCA Amateur Radio Club - W9RCA ; Hoosier DX & Contest Club - KJ9D; Feld Hell Club #FH3513; World SSTV Club #781
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