Thanks for searching my call. Please take a second to click on the web button above and let me know you were here. I enjoy learning and working in so many aspect of amateur radio. You are just as likely to find me operating CW with various keys, using Digital Modes, operating Packet, or checking into SSB, NTS or SkyWarn Nets. I get a kick out of QRP CW work, stringing wire antennas in the backyard, and bulding an occasional kit when the weather is not inviting. I like sending and receiving QSLs, no SASE required. Please support LBOTW. I also upload to eQSL, and QRZ.com logging system. 73 Phil
K2D QSL Requests - Connecticut Original 13 Colonies Special Event - QSL via N1DN
National Traffic System
I actively particpate in Traffic Handling through local and regional NTS nets, including WESCON (Western Connecticut Traffic Net), MSN (Maryland Slow Net), and NTS Packet work. I also periodically check in to ESS (Empire Slow Net), HBSN (Hit & Bounce Slow Net) and CN (Connecticut CW Net) when my schedule allows. Message for my station can be delivered via 860-461-1564 or n1dn.arrl.net
SKCC #6482T, NAQCC #4072, QRP-ARCI #13797, Polar Bear #234, Flying Pigs #2441
Here's What I've Been Up To Lately...
Born 1963 and licensed in 2008. My undergrad background is in biomedical engineering, and I now work in health care. I am a native of Huntsville, AL having the priveldge of growing up in a town heavily influenced by the Army, NASA, and the Von Braun Rocket Team. I've also called New Orleans, Chicago, and now near Hartford, Connecticut my home. Amateur radio has been a great way to revisit the fun I had in earlier years working with circuits, bread boards, and oscilliscopes.
West Hartford, Connecticut
My Home QTH, West Hartford is located in central Connecticut, about 95 miles (155 km) from New York City. We are only 35 miles from the coast line (Long Island Sound) and experience the extremes of weather Southern New England is known for. West Hartforfd served as the original home of the American Radio Relay League, with ARRL HQ now in the neighboring community of Newington, CT. This is a great community to live and work in. As an amateur radio operator, I'm very lucky to have a SOTA peak (Talcott Mountain) just up the road, and W1AW near by.
My home station includes a Flex 3000, Kenwood TS-590, Yaesu 857d with YT-100 auto tuner, Cobra UltraLite Senior dipole antenna, and Gap Titan Vertical for 80/160m. I use a Kenwood TM-D710G for VHF, Packet, and APRS activity. I'm a registered user of Ham Radio Deluxe and N3FJP's suite of contest logging programs. I spend a lot of time on the CW portion of the bands and have several keys that I swap out from time to time: J-38 (ebay find!), Bencher Iambic, Viz Vertical Bug, and Navy Flameproof Key. I also use a Yaesu FT-817 on the occasional day hike for portable contacts.
An 857d is installed in my SUV for VHF and Mobile HF work. I use Hamsticks as an antenna. While far from perfect, they've allowed me to work many States and several DX entities 100 mobile CW. I enjoy operating (stationary) mobile CW. I try to active one or more Counties here in Southern New England on the various County Hunter frequencies.
10 meter Beacon - 28.2840 MHz
I enjoy learning about radio propagation, and have established a 10 meter CW propagation beacon. The beacon transmits on a coordinated frequency of 28.2840 MHz.. All reception reports are greatly appreciated via e-mail or postal mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
August 30, 2009 - First HF contact with Bob, K9UDX on the OMISS 80m net
Club Activity and Awards
ARRL - WAS CW Endorsement #57,389
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