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Equipment and Modes:

Icom IC-9100 MF, HF, 6m, 2m and 70 cm.  Elecraft KPA-500/KAT-500 HPA/Tuner 600 watts MF/HF-6m.  Carolina Windom at 55 feet one end, 40 feet the other (slightly sloping), and a 75/80m Inverted-V with the apex at 50 feet perpendicular to the windom.  160m Inverted-L is working  great with 16 radials. I do all modes, but especially like FT-8, lately.  Satellite antennas coming soon.  I may add another WARC dedicated dipole.  

DSTAR using a DVMega and IC-91AD (REF, XRF, DCS and XLX and CCS 3118866) and on HF using the IC-9100.  Monitor REF030C on DVMega and REF024B on W9TE/R.  You can find me checking in to the HF DSTAR testing net Saturday 7PM, Sunday 10AM and 7 PM.  We coordinate on REF030C and http://hf.dstar-relay.net/. 

DMR using a Tytera MD-380 (what I neat little radio!) via our local repeaters K9MMQ on DMR MARC or N9MTF on Brandmeister (now back to full output), and I have a Shark RF Openspot.  I scan all for the most popular talk groups. On K9MMQ you can call me on North America, on N9MTF Indiana Statewide, and I am listening to various TGs on the Openspot. 

Fusion is in the future for use on repeaters (need a HT), but I do link to America Link - Wires X (room 90 on either FCS002 or FCS003) using the Openspot crosslinked to my DMR HT.

                                                                     IC-9100/KPA-500/KAT-500

                       

Yes, it's a messy shack.  It is always busy doing something!

Callsigns and QTHs:

1971-1973: WN9IDU Columbus, Wisconsin

1973-1984: WB9IDU Columbus, WI and San Diego, CA

1984-1997: NB9F Fort Wayne, IN (QTH had an A4S at 60 feet, VHF antennas, slopers and loaded tower on 160M)

1997-present: N9MR Fort Wayne, IN (Wire antennas in my very tall trees and with my previous setup of only an ICOM IC-746 and a 20m dipole I worked 257 countries.  It just took 17 years!)

 A little about the operator:            Image result for arrl logo               

1980-1984 US Navy - Officer (USS Robison DDG-12) - Missiles, EWO and Navigator      

1984-Present: Systems Engineer, Raytheon - DoD Comms  (presently an Engineering Fellow)    Image result for Raytheon Logo

BS Electrical Engineering University of Wisconsin - RF & Microwaves           University of Wisconsin-Madison

Member of Leo Lodge #224 of the Free and Accepted Masons - Master Mason       

Member of the Mizpah Shriners of Fort Wayne  

                                         -  Active member of the Shriners Radio Unit  -  W9FEZ

                                                              

Awards:

DXCC on Phone, CW and RTTY (346 Mixed- Honor Roll, 336 CW) and 5BDXCC in 1997 (#4294) and well over 1000 in the DX Challenge.  Here is a picture of the 5BDXCC:  

                                                                    

VUCC (now inactive on VHF and UHF, but looking to get back active soon)

WAS  #54477 (also have it on CW and Digital (RTTY and PSK, mainly)

73 de Mark, N9MR, in Fort Wayne, Indiana (EN71lc)

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