The station is operated by remote control using a RemoteRig for audio and a remote desktop computer to control the radio and other functions. The radio is an Elecraft K3 controlled using RCForb client and server with the Elecraft K3/0 in the local shack. Real-time bandscope function is by way of an LP-Pan SDR on the K3 IF and NaP3 software running on the remote desktop. The amp is an ACOM 2000A and the antenna is a SteppIR DB42 on a custom 70' Tashjian/TriEx tubular tower. An M-Squared Orion rotator with a Green Heron controller and an LP-100 precision power meter round out the installation. All control functions are synced to the radio.
I was originally licensed as KN3YUZ in 1963 and later that year upgraded to General and K3YUZ. After active duty as a Communications Technician in the Navy at Corry Field (WA4ECY) and Kami Seya, Japan (KA2KS), I moved to Hawaii and the call KH6HLT in 1970. A job transfer sent me to San Francisco in 1978 where I became N6AHA. I changed to my current vanity call, N6IE in November, 2006.
I am an avid DX'er and contester and I'm currently on the Board of Directors of the Northern California Contest Club and past president of the Redwood Empire DX Assn.
For most of the past 50 years, I have worked in the broadcasting business as both an air personality and an engineer. Currently, I am a partner in a company that has ownership interests in 13 radio stations in Northern California, although now I deal almost entirely with engineering matters.
My home is in Sonoma County California with my wife and two children, and I especially enjoy QSO's with fellow broadcasters and anyone else interested in broadcasting, as well as former Navy CT's.
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