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Hi, Mike here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Welcome to my QRZ web page.

     My fascination with radio began way back in the early 1950's when I remember the magnificent Zenith TransOceanic shortwave receiver my father enjoyed in the living room. We would sometimes sit there for hours listening to the news and programs from countries all around the world. Although shortwave radio programming has changed over the years the fascination with radio continues to evolve to this day.

     I was fortunate to begin a career in radio right after high school, working as a part-time broadcast engineer for a major AM/FM radio station here in Philadelphia. The experience provided me with a solid foundation. Then, after several years, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the cold war with the Strategic Air Command 308th Communications Squadron supporting primary HF/VHF/UHF radio communication links.

     After leaving the Air Force I attended Drexel University and I've had a very satisfying career in public safety/industrial radio communication systems engineering design and development, working for several multi-national corporations over the years.

     I reside on the western 'City Line' of Philadelphia, in the Wynnefield Heights section, on a small lot which limits antenna space but I manage to make the best of the situation using a half-size G5RV or a multi-band vertical for HF and horizontally polarized M2 yagi antennas on 6m/2m/70cm respectively. They are modest antennas and they serve reasonably well when the bands are open.

     I've been having fun with Amateur Radio for almost 40 years and I enjoy operating all modes especially HF QRP at sunrise/sunset depending upon which band is most active at that time. Making a satellite QSO is fun too, notably when hiking or backpacking with my very understanding wife. I'm also active with Amateur Fast Scan/Slow Scan Television, progressing toward Amateur Digital TV. Currently I'm exploring the more exotic digital modes like aurora and meteor scatter.

I enjoy exchanging and collecting QSL cards and no return envelope or postage is necessary.

SWL reports are always welcome.

I hope to meet you on the airwaves and if you hear my CQ please give me a call and QSL.




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