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I earned my Technician license in 2003 and worked 6M with an IC-706 (original). I sold the Icom and was inactive for a few years until I passed the General exam in 2009 and earned my Extra class operator license in 2012.

My setup  is an IC-7300 and a KPA500 amplifier. It's a marvelous rig and I use it for all modes of transmitting. I do  a lot of digital modes, JT65, FT8, RTTY & PSK31 using the built in sound card. After earning my General license I've owned a number of rigs begining with a Kenwood TS-520SE with remote VFO, DG-5 display and matching antenna tuner. Next was an Icom IC-746, followed by a Yeasu FTdx3000D, a Flex 6300 and then the KX3 when I decided to experiment with portable operations. Things change and portable operating is not possible now so I sold the KX3 and replaced it with the IC-7300. As you can see, I only have one rig in the shack at a time. 

I'm using a RadioWavz DX 80 OCF which is shortened with coil loading. It has good SWR over the entire 80 meter band, as well as 40M and 20M. 10M is claimed too, but conditions prevent me from testing. I built a 15M & 30M dipole using traps which works really well on 30. Not much happening on 15 for me at this time.. I'm in the process of putting up a hexbeam on a 30' mast. Had to take down a few more trees to make it fit. Going with 20/17/15 & 10 meters. Hoping that it'll improve my results.

I enjoy working digital modes, PSK, RTTY and JT65 as well as phone. I'm currently working on my code skills to start working CW.

My vanity call sign, N1TCH, "looks" like the nickname that I've been known for for most of my life. It's my second vanity call, the first was N2KIP, NKIP being the call sign for the ship that I served on for 2 years.

i've earned the DX Century Club Award 60,842 in July 2015 and the DX Century Club Phone Award 43,408 in November 2015. I've also earned WAC for mixed, digital and phone modes as well as WAS and WAS Phone and digital.

TEN - TEN # 77254

 

I grew up in Schenectady, NY and graduated from Mont Pleasant HS, a early STEM program HS, with a College Preparatory Technical Electrical diploma. I then spent 2 years in the Navy mostly on the deck force of a Fletcher class destroyer, USS Hunt (DD-674). Thanks to my HS education I finished my tour as a petty officer 3rd class Fire Control Technician (Gun). We were in the North Atlantic and North Sea from December 1961 to March 1962 as a result of the Berlin Wall crisis on a people to people cruise to display solidarity with Germany. During this time we visited Portsmouth England; Rotterdam, Holland; Hamburg, Germany and Rota (Cadiz), Spain. From March through June we were a recovery ship for a Project Mercury orbital flight and also participated in ASW exercises off of New England. In July 1962 the ship's homeport was changed to Mayport, Fl. from Newport, RI and resumed Naval Reserve training. 

After serving in the Navy I attended Alfred University in Alfred, NY and earned a BS in Ceramic Engineering graduating in 1969.

We've in New Hampshire for 40+ years. 

I retired from OSRAM Sylvania in May 2015 after 20 years in IT positions mostly as a business analyst for SAP applications. 

 

Direct QSL no return postage or envelope needed. I'll respond as soon as I get a card.

I upload LOTW and eQSL daily.

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N1TCH
Latest Contacts for N1TCH at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KO4XJ 2018-02-12 30M FT8 EM57 United States JOHN D HUDSON
DM2DXA 2018-02-12 40M FT8 JO64qb Germany Dr. Uwe Koglin
HA1RB 2018-02-12 40M FT8 JN86KU74 Hungary JANOS BICZO
KJ4RKB 2018-02-12 40M FT8 EM72kn United States Brian K Hinkle
WD4CVK 2018-02-12 40M FT8 EM74XU United States JAMES F GORMAN
W1EQ 2018-02-12 40M FT8 FN41 United States ROBERT C GARCEAU
VE3FTG 2018-02-12 40M FT8 FN04cs Canada John Ley Reid
NZ2X 2018-02-12 40M FT8 EM83IJ United States JULIE N COLLIS
N0GWC 2018-02-12 40M FT8 EM48TS59 United States STEPHEN R HASSENFRITZ
KD9DP 2018-02-12 40M FT8 EN61hk United States DARYL E FRALEY, JR
WD0AJG 2018-02-12 80M FT8 DM79ND United States Rex H Ishmael
N0GWC 2018-02-12 80M FT8 EM48TS59 United States STEPHEN R HASSENFRITZ
NB3T 2018-02-12 80M FT8 EM97rh United States Malcolm W Beckett
KB2M 2018-02-12 80M FT8 EL99JO United States Jeffrey W Griffin
WA4LR 2018-02-12 80M FT8 EM71 United States LARRY M RICHARDS

Book Totals: 7197 qso's   5146 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


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United States Counties Award#1971
Granted: 2016-07-20 01:22:03   (N1TCH)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
United States Award#1084
Granted: 2015-04-19 11:05:02   (N1TCH)

Endorsements:
  • 80 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Digital
  • 80 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
DX World Award#1701
Granted: 2015-04-09 12:00:02   (N1TCH)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
Grid Squared Award#1318
Granted: 2015-01-24 05:26:39   (N1TCH)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
    Mixed Digital
World Continents Award#1285
Granted: 2015-01-22 23:25:02   (N1TCH)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
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