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I have been a ham for 37years and still love ham radio just as much as I did in my novice days. I have always been interested in radio and spent many hours searching the broadcast bands on an old AM broadcast radio from about age 8 on. I was always looking for ways to hear more stations during the day and night on the broadcast band.

My best friend growing up had a shortwave receiver that we spent many Friday and Saturday nights listening to. There were so many different sounds on during the 60's. It was a lot of fun listening to the world via radio.

I finally got my Novice license in late 1980 and have been very active since then. I have always liked working CW even though I have never been that good of a cw operator.

I have operated many different radios over the years and love to trade. For 17 years I operated EME on 2 meters. My first contact was with Gary Crabtree, KB8RQ. I was running a single long boom 2 meter beam at that time and 150 watts. Over the years I buiilt up an array of 4 M2 19XXX long boom yagis. They were 5.7wl (39 feet) long. I have made over 1000 contacts via 2 meter EME

For now I am QRT on EME but I am active on HF, 6m, 2m, 220mhz and 432mhz. tropo,

My current equipment consists of a Yaesu FT-847 I use most of the time for 2 meter and 432mhz SSB and CW. I use a transverter for 220mhz with the Yaesu FT-920. For 6 meters and HF I use a  Yaesu FT920, Ten-Tec Omni D. For 80 meter AM mode I am using a Heathkit DX-60 transmitter and using a SDRPlay RSP1  as the receiver. I also have a Flex Radio 1500 QRP SDR transceiver.

I like to build kits and have recently built transverters for 6 meters, 2 meters and 220mhz. The 6 and 2 meter kits were designed by TenTec and were a lot of fun to build. The 432mhz transverter is designed by Serge, UT5JCW. More on his design at http://transverters-store.com/.

I have several QRP CW rigs all built from kits and love to tinker with them as well. I do run some of the digital modes and recently picked up a NUE-PSK modem that allows me to run PSK, MFSK, and RTTY without the need for a computer or interface. It is especially nice to go portable. Currently I am having a lot of fun on QRP CW/SSB

For VHF/UHF FM and Fusion digital voice I use a Yaesu FT-400 dualband in the shack and a Yaesu FT-100DR for the mobile.Also have a Kenwood TM-321 for 220mhz mobile. Most recent I have been trying DMR digital voice with a TYT DM-380 440mhz HT transceiver. DMR mode works very well and allows you to talk worldwide through the DMR networks.

Member of the North Amercian QRP Club #402

4 State QRP club Member #201

Flying Pig QRP Member #703

S.W.O.T member #3015


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W0PT
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dedateband mode grid Country op
W0ALC 2016-07-12 6m SSB DM68bw United States CURTIS R GAMBLE
N5GH 2016-07-12 6m SSB EM42we United States GEORGE A HANCOCK SR
K8OHZ 2016-06-20 6m SSB EM88xk United States Eric Mynes
KB3RHR 2016-06-13 6m SSB EN90sa United States Craig A Yoho
KU4PT 2016-06-13 6m SSB EM95to United States RALPH L MOWERY JR
K1GX 2016-06-13 6m CW FN31su United States PAUL VITOLS
W9RM 2016-06-13 6m SSB DM58xn United States KEITH J MOREHOUSE
WA7LNW 2016-06-12 6m CW DM37gd United States Jack M Reed
AI5I 2016-06-12 6m CW DM65xr United States WILLIAM JUNOR
WB2FKO 2016-06-12 6m CW DM65rc United States MICHAEL P HASSELBECK
K5AM 2016-06-12 6m CW DM62ni United States MARK MANDELKERN
N7KA 2016-06-12 6m CW DM65qf United States ARNE A GJERNING
N0KE 2016-06-12 6m CW DM69em United States PHILIP F KRICHBAUM
KW7MM 2016-06-12 6m CW DM43bi United States Lionel Mongin
W0OGH 2016-06-12 6m CW DM43ci United States Larry D Godek

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