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I started in broadcast radio when I was 14 years old. My father would drive me to the small local radio station and return for me after my shift. That was a long time ago. I moved on to several other radio stations before moving into television. I worked my way up, starting as a film editor building "spot reels" everyday and later moved into the engineering department where I was a member of a 32 person department. We operated and maintained all the equipment at the station. I left the "real" world of working for a company and now I work for several broadcasting companies as a freelance broadcast engineer. I work both here in Nashville and all over the country on entertainment and sporting events for major networks.

At some point during high school I bought a CB radio for my car as did several of my friends. We had a great time with those radios. We were talking all over a several block area. ;) Later I found out about amature radio, got a Technician license in March of 1986, upgraded to General in February 2006 and I have had fun ever since!

These days I mostly operate HF both at the house and in my car. I still have VHF/UHF at both locations but there is not a lot going on any more on those bands, around here. My home station is a simple one. ICOM 706MKII-G, Palstar AT4K tuner, Ameritron AL-800H feeding an inverted L antenna that I use on all bands. The car is my fun zone. In the car I have a Kenwood TM-731A VHF/UHF dual band transceiver with a Mirage B-1060 VHF amp and a Mirage D-3010-N UHF amp each feeding its own Larson antenna. The HF system is an ICOM 7000, SGC SG-500 Smart Power Cube, Better RF 7000 Antenna Controller, Hi-Q 6/160 RT MC-3H antenna and 25 feet of 4" wide .032" copper strapping under the car, tied to the antenna ground system. The copper runs front to back on both sides and across in several places. To see pictures of my install go to:http://s1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc402/N4NOO/  This system ALWAYS gets rave reviews. I give most of the credit to the HI-Q antenna, but 500 watts doesn't hurt. Yes I do get a lot of looks driving down the road and in parking lots, I do answer the question "What is that?" quite often. And, yes, I can talk to Mars.

 

 

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