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"Sig", a native of Philadelphia, was first licensed as WN3WJD in June, 1953.  He started out with homebrew equipment and quickly became interested in CW.  He joined the Frankford Radio Club and entered his first radio contest in 1954 and has been a consistent participant in the major DX contests ever since.  Sig attended Drexel University and graduated in 1961 with a BSEE.  After marrying his wife, Maryann, in 1963, he moved to the rural town of Rahns, PA.  There the W3WJD superstation was constructed over a 16 year period.  Many significant contest wins were recorded in Rahns, including single, multi-single, and multi-multi operator wins for the USA on both CW and SSB.  In 1976 he received the callsign N3RS as part of the Incentive Licensing program of the FCC.  In 1979 he and his family moved to Glenmoore, PA and he began the construction of his current station.  The current station consists of a 1/4 wave ground plane antenna on 160M; a rotary 80M dipole at 140' and a full wave Inverted-Vee; a full size 4 element 40M Yagi at 140' and a 2 element Cushcraft 40M Yagi fixed South at 97', stacked 5 element 20M Yagis at 117'/77'/37' and a single 5 element Yagi at 120'; stacked 5 elemet 15M Yagis at 130'/87'/46', and stacked 5 element Yagis at 40'/80' fixed South; 10M Yagis at 84'/50'/22' and a 5 element Yagi at 150' above the 40M Yagi.  Beverage receiving antennas are used on the low bands for receiving along with a Hi-Z 4-SQ receiving array for 80M and 160M.

After 31.5 years with General Electric Co., Sig retired and started a second career in 1993.  Sig became a high school teacher and taught Physical Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science until 2014, when he taught his last class.  Sig has four children, and 11 grandchildren.  He is a member of St. Peter Parish in West Brandywine, PA and is very active in church activities.  He and his wife have been active in the Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement, an organization that focusses on strengthening marriages through improved communications between spouses.  Sig is also the trustee for the call, NN3L, which belongs to the local Western Chester County Contest Club.

For more info and some old photos, go to http://n3rs.com


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N3RS
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IT9FGH 2017-08-30 20m CW JM77kf Italy Giuseppe Jo CATAUDO
SV1VJ 2017-05-03 20m CW KM17TX Greece Giannis Kelebesiotis
SV1LHZ 2017-03-04 15m SSB KM18VC Greece Jim N.
MM0AWA/QRP 2017-02-27 20m SSB Scotland
IU4DAF 2015-10-25 15m SSB JN54qm Italy Lino
IU5AFC 2015-10-24 10m SSB JN52gw Italy Franco Cecchelli
SV1OCA 2015-03-08 20m SSB KM17uw Greece Leonidas Bairaktaris
TA2OTT 2015-03-08 10m SSB KN41oa Turkey Kadir Tamer Tanyas
KG7PJS 2015-03-08 10m SSB DM09cc United States Larry E Fowler
AA3B 2014-01-26 160m CW FN20ei United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
K4IU 2014-01-26 160m CW EN34ra United States Frederick J Regennitter
WW0Z 2014-01-25 160m CW EN31do United States BRIAN A BRACKEN
KA8G 2014-01-25 160m CW en80wc United States Dave
AB4KJ 2014-01-25 160m CW EN52vc United States MICHAEL S IRIZARRY
K4IU 2013-12-15 10m CW EN34ra United States Frederick J Regennitter

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