ARCI # 15896
SKCC # 14467
FISTS # 17505
QSL: I respond in kind to all QSL cards with mine showing my throwback Yaesu FT747 from the 80's which I still love to operate. I love to collect QSL cards! I also log my QSO's to LoTW and, as of 2.12.17, eQSL.
Amateur General License (around 1992); Amateur Extra License (2015) after studying Gordon West materials and the ARRL book, which prepared me well.
I enjoy QRP; have an Elecraft K3/P3, Yaesu FT 817, MFJ 9020 and MFJ 9040 and also a Mountaintopper MTR5 (which I run with a Par EndFedz 20/30/40 or my AlexLoop); and recently built a 1Watter (SN 158; Very well kitted and fun to build and operate, around $44 from Kitsandparts.com - highly recommended for a hot little rig on 20m - on the spectrum analyzer it's got a very clean signal, harmonics way down below FCC reqirements!) Also enjoy operating a Banggood Frog Sounds rig that I just built (rockbound at 7.023 MHz), which can be bought for around $10.00 (also well kitted and laid out, fun to build). Am a member of North Georgia QRP Club which is a great radio club around Atlanta. I constantly run CW Morse Trainer and IZ2UUF's apps on my Android phone while driving around town, in a never ending struggle to improve.
On CW in the shack, I use Kent Paddles and also Bencher paddles, and sometimes use a Speed-X key, my Kent Straight Key or my SKCC Key made by LNR. Just bought a Vibroplex Original Deluxe Bug which I look forward to learning how to use. On QRP with the Mountaintopper I use PalmPaddles which I love.
Also I enjoy operating my throwback Yaesu equipment (FT747 and FT100) and my Collins KWM-2 (SSB) and S Line radios (32S-3 / 75S - 3B) (CW). Also have a Collins 51S-1 which runs with my Heathkit DX 60 (with VFO) that was given to me in the 1980's by Martin Jue, the guiding light of MFJ. I will always be grateful to him and MFJ for that transmitter!
Antennas: A Radiowavz EFT 110 end fed oriented 90/270, vertex at 37 ft; a G5RV flattop oriented 150/330 at 38 ft (does not work too well) and a Cushcraft R7 Vertical mounted about 10 ft off the ground (works great, relatively speaking). As of December, 2016, I have an 80m full wavelength loop up about 70 feet in the trees.
My family rescues Australian Shepherds; current dogs are Bro, a red tri and Chip, a blue merle. Too smart by half, like having little people around the house. In April, 2016 we also rescued a stray Great Pyrenees who we named Mike. He weighs about 100 pounds and is an awesome animal. Great Pyrenees Rescue Atlanta rescues 250 of these dogs a year - farmers around here use them to guard herds against Coyotes and Wolves, but they stray away when neglected which seems to happen a lot.
Nancy is my wife. Two daughters, Jennifer and Allison, born 1987 and 1985 respectively.
BS Aerospace Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 1973 (with distinction).
3 years as Naval Flight Officer (1974-77) - Navigator, Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander, P-3 Orions in Patrol Squadron 26, homeported in Brunswick, ME and deployed to Kindley Field, Bermuda; Lajes, Azores; Rota, Spain, Keflavik, Iceland, and Ascension Island.
1 year as Instructor at FASOTRAGRULANT (1977-78) - Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School, Brunswick and Rangeley, Maine.
JD, University of Virginia School of Law (1981).
33 Years as Patent Attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, practicing in fields including telecoms and medical devices; Partner 1989 - 2014; retired at end of 2014.
For the last 11 years and more intensively after retiring, I sculpt marble and limestone - abstract and figurative pieces.
Hobbies include ham radio, running and yoga practice (Astanga practitioner since 1998).
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