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QSL: I QSL 100 PERCENT DIRECT OR 3905CCN BUREAU

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Amateur “Ham” radio has been one of my primary hobbies since I was a kid back in 1969.  I enjoy general QSO’s but I also have a keen interest in working DX nets, special event stations and those occasional rare contacts.  The Soviet Space Station MIR (U2MIR), Jordan’s late King Hussein (JY1), the late Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater (K7UGA), the late TV personality Arthur Godfrey (K4LIB) and the pilots of the non-stop around the world flight of the Voyager (1986 during the flight) Dick Rutan (KB6LQS) & Jeana Yeager (KB6LQR) are just a few of those rare contacts that I’ve had the pleasure of making.

 

During the same period I ran a few interesting stations of my own.  While a Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, I operated several Air Mobile stations from our aircraft.  In 1988, I operated “Submerged Marine Portable N8HHG” from beneath Lake Erie and was supported entirely by SCUBA gear!  There were also many other special event operations including several from the annual “Twinsdays” festivals in nearby Twinsburg, Ohio, commemorating the largest single gathering of twins in the world. 

 

My station, located in Northfield Center Township, Ohio (Between Cleveland and Akron), is partially powered by a 6KW solar system, which allows operations during disasters and other emergencies.  The station utilizes seven various ICOM and Yaesu Transceivers capable of full HF, VHF and UHF operations.  An Ameritron AL-1500 amplifier, capable of over 2,000 watts brings the station to full legal power on the HF bands and a Mirage B3030G amplifier provides 300 watts on the VHF frequencies. 

 

The antenna ‘farm’ consists of several commercial VHF and UHF verticals and a 6BTV ground mounted HF vertical.  However, I’m a wire guy and have many unique wire antennas that have routinely exceeded my expectations.  My 160-meter wire is a 93-foot horizontal “Y” that I designed myself and in less than a year I worked all 50 states and 18 countries with consistent excellent reports on this, the most challenging band of them all!

 

Along with Amateur Radio I am also an avid shortwave and scanner listening enthusiast with a particular interest in monitoring the ‘Ute’s’ (non-broadcast stations).  My QSL collection from these stations is very impressive and date back to 1967.

 

When I am not DX’ing I am kept busy running my Township.  I am one of three elected Trustees in this Township of over 5,000 residents – No mayor or council, just the three of us who do it all. 

 

In addition to ham radio and politics I am also a professional published photographer and writer. My hobbies and other interests include; scuba diving, kayaking, gardening, hiking, statuary molding, historical archiving, storm chasing, knife throwing, refurbishing antique radios, marksmanship, high voltage Tesla experimenting (coiler), laser technology, emergency & disaster preparedness and a collector of many collectibles!

 

PLEASE REMEMBER – I QSL 100%.  If you send me a QSL I guarantee you one in return!  PLEASE, no e-QSL's!

I also encourage SWL reports, which also guarantee a return QSL! 

 

 

 

 

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