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Greetings from far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy. More specifically, we're located in the Northeast United States, in the state of New Hampshire;  about 2 hours northwest of Boston.

I have been a licensed Amateur Radio operator since April 5, 1983 and I currently hold a US Extra class license. My first callsign, until 1989, was KA2RXO.  From May 23, 1989 until March 31, 2016 I was N1JAD and now I'm W1HS, or as I like to say, Whisky: One Happy Steve.

In the work world, I spent 30+ years in telecommunications, designing, building and operating large scale fiber optic networks that span the Northeast United States.  We provided carrier Ethernet, did backhaul for most of the major cellular companies and competative local exchange carriers,  provided Internet, voice, large server farms and stuff like that. Lots of cool technology, but unfortunately there wasn't much time left over for radio. I am starting to make up for lost time now and getting back into it. 

My station info:

  • My home station includes a Flexradio 6700 and an Icom 7600 for HF and an Icom 9100 for HF/2m/70cm/Satellite as well as a Kenwood D700 for 2m/70cm.  Antennas are a Radio Oasis G5RV 80-10m dipole discretely hanging in the trees at about 50' and a pair of G5RV-Juniors hiding between 40' and 50' iin trees above a seasonal pond.   I have an Elecraft KPA500 amplifier and a KAT500 antenna tuner on the Icom 7600.

When operating on wheels, mobile station #1 is a Toyota rav4 hybrid with an Icom 7100,  a Little Tarheel screwdriver antenna, and a Yaesu FTM-400XDR. Mobile station #2 is a Toyota prius with an Icom ID-5100 in it.

  • My HT collection includes a Kenwood D74, an Icom ID-51A and a Yaesu FT2DR and a collection of DVAPs to actually be able to do something with digital voice, as there are no C4FM or D-Star repeaters near me.   
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  • The home QTH is solar powered, grid tied with battery backup. We have 48 panels on the roof (11,200 watts) and 720AH of batteries.
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Things I've done with Radio/Communications/Emergency Service over the years include:

  • District Emergency Coordinator for Northern Maine ARES 1990-1993
  • Dirigo Search and Rescue in Northern Maine
  • UM and Orono Firefighter from 1988-1993.
  • ARRL Volunteer Examiner 

 

 

I am a big fan of both Douglas Adams and Doctor Who, and yes, as everyone should, I have a TARDIS in my front yard.

 

 

 

 

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I am really hoping that some day either Ford Prefect or the Doctor will answer my CQ Intergalactic DX, until then, terrestrial communications are ok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My other hobbies include renewable energy, trains (the real ones), model (HO, G, N scale) and RC UAV (quadcopter) flying, kayaking, biking and photo/video taking.

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W4KRN 2017-05-27 40M PSK31 FM18dr United States Karen Russo
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Book Totals: 2696 qso's   465 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#16161
Granted: 2016-12-23 18:01:12   (W1HS)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20M Digital
Grid Squared Award#14266
Granted: 2016-10-31 19:05:27   (W1HS)

Endorsements:
  • 20M Digital
  • 20M Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
United States Counties Award#5121
Granted: 2016-10-31 19:05:22   (N1JAD)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
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