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Click on the following link below to watch streaming video of my ShackCam when I'm on the air:

Live ShackCam  - Shack Cam is not operational. I'll get it back up at some point.

QSL via LOTW! - If you need a card from me, you can QSL DIRECT ONLY.  I will send one back as soon as I receive it.  I DO NOT USE ANY QSL BURO! SEND DIRECT IF YOU NEED ONE FROM ME.

A little bit about me - I was born on Anderson Air Force Base in Guam back in1965 (yes, I'm an Air Force Brat). I play the bass guitar and have played in various bands in the Philadelphia/Delaware area since 1981. So to WB6ACU, if you should come across my qrz page, send me an email and we'll get together and jam sometime! ;-) These days, you can catch me playing in several different bands or doing studio session stuff. I'm married to a wonderful wife (Kristin) who puts up with my crazy radio hobby. She has little interest in the hobby other than supporting me and my goals - be it contesting, chasing DX, obtaining 5BDXCC, etc. She's there to cheer me on. 

I've been in ham radio since 1986 with my first rig being a Yaesu FT-757GX and a Butternutt vertical (which I still have to this day!). I currently live near the town of Honey Brook, PA. I love CW and enjoy DX'ing and Contesting. I'm also a member of the Frankford Radio Club (FRC) which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year!                                                   

UPDATE - 8/24/17 - I just put up a homebrew 6m 5el LFA. Put it up just in time for 6m to close for season hihi! Having success using it for meteor scatter using MSK144. Took me several weeks to build it as I put time in when I could.Homebrew 6m 5el LFA

UPDATE as of June 12, 2017 - I'm just now getting into working some of the meteor scatter using MSK144 and looking to get into EME. I've also started working JT65. I'm also gearing up to start working VHF/UHF weak signal, contesting. So looking into getting transverters for 222 Mhz, 902 Mhz, and 1.2 Ghz. Maybe 10 Ghz also...we'll see.

I'm on LOTW and try to keep it updated. I started using LOTW in '06 and in just over 10 years of NOT TRYING,  I only need 8 more confirmed contacts on 80m for 5BDXCC! All since '06 when I first started on LOTW. Honor Roll would be nice but long way from that. 

I'm also on RemoteHams.com. Currently, the K3 is NOT connected as I'm reconfiguring everything and will add my TS-2000 to remote hams and in the process of re-doing all the cabling. So when it's back up, I'll be able to remote my entire station with the ability to run the HF amp, rotate the antennas, and have automatic antenna switching over the internet. 

Antennas:

  • 50' Rohn 25G
  • Yaesu G-1000DXA Rotor
  • MDS RC-1Y rotor control box for remote use
  • Force 12 C31XR triband yagi (10m-15m-20m)
  • Cushcraft A148-20T 2 meter yagi - 10 elements vertical and horizontal
  • Cushcraft 40-2CD 2 element 40 meter yagi (works well on 17m)
  • 160m Inverted L
  • 80m inverted L (use this on 30m also)
  • Butternut HF6v (converted to 9v) for RX
  • PAC-12 portable vertical antenna (for portable HF use)
  • 2m/70cm dual band quad - 8 el on 2m, 11 ele on 70cm
  • 6m 5 el homebrew LFA

Radio Equipment:

  • Elecraft K3 (160m-2m), LP-Pan and NAP3
  • Kenwood TS-2000
  • Kenwood TM-v708a vhf/uhf dual band FM
  • Heil Goldline Microphone

Amplifiers:

  • Expert 1.3k-fa (160m-6m) solid state amp
  • RF Concepts 2-317 for 2m
  • RF Concepts 4-110 for 70cm

I purchased the K3 in March 2010 and had a blast assembling it! I have the AM and FM filters along with the 2.7, 1.8 SSB and 250 hz 8 pole CW filter. I also have the K144xv internal 2m transverter which covers the entire 2m band and DVR. I absolutly love the rig!! I've previously owned a Yaesu FT-1000mp, Icom IC-7000, FT-2000 , Kenwood TS-940s, and my first rig back in '86 was a Yaesu FT-757. I have found the K3 to have a superior receiver with the ability to block most everything outside the filter passband! I also love the fact that it's under 10lbs and have traveled with it in my carry on bag on flights!! My Expert 1.3k-fa only weighs about 16lbs and has a carry bag that came with it. So I can easily transport the rig and amp anywhere. 

So if you hear me on, don't hesitate to give me a call and say hi!!

Best 73's,

Fred, NG3J

John 14:6 - Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.No one comes to the Father except through me."

 

 

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