Hi Fellow Ham Operators!
Ham radio has been highly influential in my life!
Like many Ham operators I started at an early age, first with the a pair of walkie talkies, then CB and finally obtain my Ham ticket by 15 years old.
I joined the US Army when I was 18 (1976) due to my Ham radio experience; I had an opportunity to enter in communications. I spent three years in the US Army (In Europe). After my time in the US Army, I went to college for the 4 year degree (BSEE). The US Army paid for the college! (You got to like that!)
My wife XYL (Faith as shown in the above picture), were connected indirectly through Ham radio! (The heck with eharmony!)…Let me explain…About 26 years ago, I was in Florida, (Palm Bay) and built a 2 Element Quad for 10 meters. I worked CN8ST..(Tarrick) . During the QSO, he asked me what do I do for a living? I told him I sell and design Satellite Earth Stations. He asked me to come to Morocco as their government was seeking Satellite Earth Stations. While I was there, I met my future wife (Faith) and she was structuring the commercial contract. We got married 6 years later, and produced a wonderful son (Adam) a harmonic!
I owe a special thanks to K2JFJ, (Jack) in Butler NJ,Although I only met him a few times, this was enough to spark in Ham radio. (This was back in 1970).
In summary, Through Ham radio provided me the following
1. Great family (Beautiful Wife / (CN Land) and Outstanding son)
2. Career in Satellite communications and IT
3. Great hobby (Ham radio)
Below is my beautiful wife (Faith), she is from CN (Morocco) (Doesn't look like your typical young lady from North West Africa!) This is a current picture of my wife, (20 years Married). My son (Adam) who was born in Kuwait!, I was born from a 3rd world country called New Jersey! I obtain passport, I got political asylum for the world ( Traveled or lived in 69 countries the last 40 years! , spent 90% of my adult life outside of the USA)
Some family pictures
Faith (XYL) Adam (Harmonic)
Most recent pictures May 2014 (Adam is 7, and my XYL (Faith)) / Married 20 years / ( New Car (infinity))!
My Son (Adam working rare DX!) / CN Land (Morocco!)
SB 220 (Heath Kit) a pair of 3 -500Z
My Son (Adam working some more DX) /, His favorite DX, which is VK land (VK3MO) Ian!
New Set up...!
Primary Set up:
Transceiver Kenwood 590S
Audio Equalizer & EQ Plus W2IHY
Amplifier Emtron DX 3SP (Pair of the FU728/ Chinese version of the 4CX1500) / 5KW / Great AMP!
Mic Heil Mic (Pro 40)
40 Meter 1/4 Wave vertical 2 elements elevated above ground
20 Meter Mono Bander / Mosley 3 Elements
15 Meter Mono Bander / Hygain 3 Elements
10 Meter Mono Bander / Force 12 4 elements
17 / 12 / 6 Meter Hex Beam K4KIO
NOTE: I Compared my Hex Beam with Mono Banders(10/15 and 20)...Bottom line, very little difference, as of a matter of fact, the Hex Beam does better on long skip (VK, ZL) than the Mono Banders, (Yet 10 ft lower)..I know the software indicates different..But sorry for my findings!
I found that is you have 5 Band multiband Yagi the boom length has to be 30 ft at least to see any real difference when compared Hex Beam. (K4KIO)...
More about Adam...
While Adam is only 8, he loves his Ham Radio, Chess, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3&4, Wii U, IPAD, NINTENDO, and PC Computer, however he delivers the grades! We are proud parents! (This is a high end private school. The languages are of course English, Arabic and has learn basic Mandarin in the past).,
Below is Adam's great achievement (Honor Roll!) (It is very hard in a private school, no political correctness!) / No Trophy for 4th place / No A+ with 70% as a grade...
Below is my son, running for President in his school, won easily, ran on one theme, USA was built on family and community, and not government! (Government is the problem not the solution!)
My son Adam, quoted both Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Regan to win the President of his class!
Adam quoted...Margaret Thatcher....
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”
Adam quoted...Ronald Regan....
"Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem!."
He won the President of his class in Kindergarden with the above quotes!!!!!!
(And Adam is right!)
For Adam's travels
We (Family) went to Australia to meet VK3MO! Adam (Our Son) met with Ian and his family, ! What a great family (Ian's) super folks, very welcoming! We had a blast...Adam saw his first Kangaroo!
Adam also been to Dubai, Bahrain, and was actually born in Kuwait!, We now reside in North Dallas. My wife (Faith) is from Morocco! One International family
About our modest home...
The House we live in is 3,000 Square Feet (Or 280 Square Meter), The price for the house is $200,000 fully brick, 4 bedrooms, with a small lot just enough the modest antenna system!. Allen Texas, has the lowest crime in America, and 20 minutes from Dallas, with the best private schools in North America
Having lived in 69 countries the last 38 years, This is the best economical condition I could find,.. don't know how long this will last, for example; my ,health insurance payment is higher than my mortgage! My Mortgage is 990 (USD) per month and health insurance 1,093 (USD) per month. ,(And we are very healthy people!). ,
Ever since Obama Care kick in (My health insurance went from $510 to $1,093 per month (Nice socialism!)?
I can't wait for more taxes to offset the national debt...Sorry to digress, this just takes away my disposal income that I NEED for my family! At the end we are paying for trying to make right choices, while we pay for others poor choices...!, (A classic isn't!). I have a small family (One child), I went to Army for 3 years, just to have the opportunity to go to college, (My 4 year degree equaled 7 years (3 Years in the US Army, and than 4 years in College)..No silver spoon here, no family neither I lived in 27 different homes before I was 16 ( Half baked foster homes/ strangers, and a few others places)...I do pray plenty..Grace of God, was in play!
Adam (My son) learning how to invest! (Adam understands that his best assets is time itself, so he is taking full advantage while he is young to invest!
Texas Look! (Below wife and Son!)
Father's Day (Adam gave me a picture, promising to change the world!)
The Licenses! ( I have all 9 FCC License, below is the First Class FCC & Amateur Extra)
Amateur Extra Class (Passed in 1980)
First Class Phone (Passed in 1980)
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