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Since becoming a ham in 2003 I have been fortunate enough to be a team member on 3 major dxpeditions in the top 10. I was on the 3Y0X Peter I Dxpedition, K5D Dxpedition, and VP8ORK Dxpeditions. See www.peterone.com for 3Y0X dxpedition, www.K5D.us for the Desecheo dxpedition, and VP8ORK South Orkney Antarctica http://www.vp8ork.com . I was unable to be on the PJ6A team but was on the recon trip for PJ6Ahttp:// .

I was on the SEDXC TI50DX team the won the MM station ARRL DX Phone Contest in 2008. I was on the PJ2T team in the 2009 ARRL DX Phone Contest. We were again the MM winners and also set a new world record for South America.

My current shack rigs are Yaesu FT-1000MP MARK-V, an Alpha 99CS that operated form 3Y0X, a Palstar AT5K antenna tuner, Kenwood TS-940SAT, Yaesu FT817, Yaesu FT 620B, and several Heathkit SB rigs that I built back in the 60's and 70's but never used. I have a dipole and inverted L for low bands, 3 element beam for 20M to 10M, a 3 element 6m beam, and a 6 element 2m. I am currently preparing to instal my tower during summer 2011.

My mobile rig is an ICOM 706MKIIG feeding an HiQ 5” mobile antenna (6m-80m) controlled by a Turbo Tuner, a 1000W solid state amp, and a vswr amp switch. I have a Kenwood D700 for APRS and VHF/UHF.

See pictures of mobile rig at http://n4grn.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Amateur-Radio-Station and my homepage at http://www.george-nicholson.com.

I reside in Fairburn, Georgia with my wife Kim. I have 2 children Shawn and George III, a grandson Collin, and granddaughter Lilly. We have a second home in Lockeport, Nova Scotia on the south shore. I have a Canadian call VE1GRN. I was born in Union Springs, Alabama and grew up in Fairburn/Fayetteville area of Atlanta Ga. Kim was born in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland and grew up in Sept Iles, QB Canada.

I am a commercial contractor (general and electrical) and I specialize in adaptive reuse, historic renovations, night clubs / restaurants, and structural restoration. We perform structural, electrical, and millwork with in-house crews. I hold Georgia State licenses for commercial general contractor, unlimited high voltage electrical, telecommunications, and low voltage.

I did a lot of caving, climbing, backpacking, sky diving, and camping in the past. My hobbies beside ham radio are cooking and raising exotic plants in my greenhouse.


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