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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 doing telecommunications, Internet, voice, data, carrier Ethernet, large server farms and stuff like that,  including the design, build and opeations of extensive fiber optic based networks that span the Northeast United States. Lots of cool technology, but unfortunately for the past decade or so there wasn't much time left over for radio. I am starting to make up for that 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 at about 40' in some other trees.

Mobile station #1 is a rav4 hybrid with an Icom 7100,  a Little Tarheel screwdriver antenna, and a Yaesu FTM-400XDR. Mobile station #2 is a 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.   
  • The house is solar powered, grid tied with battery backup. We have 48 panels on the roof (11,200 watts) and 720AH of batteries.



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.







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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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W1HS
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VE100VIMY/VE3 2017-01-18 40M PSK31 Canada Vimy
YL2BJ 2017-01-17 20M SSB KO27rx Latvia Vilnis Mucenieks
RU1AF 2017-01-17 20M SSB KO85ss Russia Serge G. Khrapenok
WB0KHQ 2017-01-16 20M SSB EN42fa United States Tim L Moody
W7KAM 2017-01-16 20M SSB EM48nu United States Dick Palmer
CG6FS 2017-01-16 20M SSB DO31ac Canada Howard Biederman
W0FJR 2017-01-16 20M SSB EN35ek United States Richard T Stroman
W9FAA 2017-01-16 20M SSB EN42pu United States David E Nix
W4WLL 2017-01-16 20M SSB EM82dn United States Ed Wall
WA0CZT 2017-01-16 20M SSB EN32bb United States John M Doran
K4IIE 2017-01-16 20M SSB EM83xl United States Louis R Hernandez
N4NTP 2017-01-16 20M SSB EL89wo United States Fred W Thompson
WN4G 2017-01-16 20M SSB EL98aa United States George E Maslarov
WD8ASA 2017-01-16 20m PSK31 DN54os United States Gary Szatkowski
AK7DB 2017-01-15 20M PSK31 DM26ih United States David Blankenburg

Book Totals: 1289 qso's   264 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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

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

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

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
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