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Op Ron
Churchville, Pennsylvania
ITU Zone 8 - CQ Zone 5 - Bucks County - EPA Section - FN20le

EX. WA3AXV

I was first licensed as WA3AXV in 1964. Licensed with the then relatively new Technician class license (Tech Class was started in 1951), my test was administered by W3KKN (SK), Ernie Kenas, in Willow Grove, PA. WA3AXV joined the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Pack Rats) in 1970. Upgraded to Advanced class in 1978. This time the test was administered by the legendary Joe Welch, W3UQV (SK) of the FCC office in Philadelphia, PA. The 'vanity' call W3RJW (my initials) was obtained in 1997. I retired in 2008 after 32 years as a civilian Electrical Engineer (Drexel '67) with the U.S. Navy (NADC) and 10 years with a local TV Production RF company (Total RF, now CP Communications). I enjoy rag chewing, chasing DX and building antennas. Churchville is a small area of Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania located about 20 miles north of Philadelphia, PA. What used to be a mostly rural area covered with farmland is now a virtual "sea of vinyl" (i.e. houses covered with plastic siding) !! Good luck and good DX.

My Other Hobbies include Classic Cars, Photography, Woodworking and Salt Water Fishing

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Pastel Paintings by Lynne Whitsel

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W3RJW HF and 6m Logs back to 2000 in LoTW & eQSL
6m Logs back to 1978 (including WA3AXV) in LoTW ------ SMIRK #1029, SWOT #83
Paper Logs (WA3AXV) 1964-1996 and (W3RJW) 1997-1999 -- Pse QSL Direct

No VHF/UHF Contest Logs in either system - QSL Direct

ARRL DXCC 329/320 Confirmed - 8 Band DXCC - 10m through 80m

50 MHz Phone WAS #326

All Real Contacts from My Station

 

Last 100 QSO's in my log shown below in real time

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HF and 6m Station
Yaesu FTDX-3000, Yaesu FTDX-5000D, Yaesu Quadra VL-1000 Amplifier, DMU-2000, Palstar AT2KD Tuner, Heil PR-781, TW Navigator, Ham Radio Deluxe v6.3 Software

W3RJW'S FTDX-5000 "CAT" and Ham Radio Deluxe Settings
W3RJW'S FTDX-5000 Audio EQ Settings for use with Heil PR-781 or 'GM-5.1' (now Heil 'Gold Elite') ('Wide' Element position)

W3RJW Shack
HF and 6m Equipment: Yaesu FTDX-5000 + Quadra VL-1000
VHF and Above: TS-180, FT-847 + Homebrew Transverters for 903MHz and Above

160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
160/80m - Base Loaded Vertical,  40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6m - 3 ele. SteppIR, TailTwister Rotor
70' 'E-Z Way' Crank Up, Tilt Over Tower

UHF and Microwave Tower - 903 Mhz to 10 Ghz ----------------------------------------- 43 Foot HB Vertical, Base Loaded 80/160m, w/45 Radials

Sir Reginald (Reggy)

His Grace, Lord Reginald, Earl of Tail

Other Hobbies

1973 Pontiac Grand Am ----------------------------------------------------------------- "Jaybird IV" 20 Foot Grady White Fishing Boat

Pictures

Snow Storm Febuary 2010

Umm, Umm !! Furry Tailed Rat Al Fresco under the 80/160m Vertical (Red Tailed Hawk)

Churchville Train Station

Churchville had commuter train service until February 1983. Service was "temporarily" suspended due to a lack of ridership along the line.
The train station has since been restored and is now a private residence.

Fall at the Churchville Nature Center (W3RJW 2009)

Visit the Churchville Nature Center

Air Show, Ocean City, NJ 2010

Former Fishing Pier - Ocean City, NJ

This picture was taken by W3RJW (35mm Kodachrome Slide) in the early 80's, years after the pier had been abandoned.
Subsequent storms over the years gradually destroyed the pier and in November 2012 Hurricane Sandy took care of what was left.

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73 es gud DX

Ron

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United States Counties Award#741
Granted: 2016-07-19 15:25:03   (W3RJW)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
Grid Squared Award#8834
Granted: 2015-08-24 15:20:02   (W3RJW)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
    80 Meters Phone
  • 12 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 17 Meters Digital
  • Mixed CW
United States Award#1411
Granted: 2015-08-24 15:15:03   (W3RJW)

World Continents Award#10220
Granted: 2015-08-24 14:05:19   (W3RJW)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • Mixed CW
    30 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    10 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 17 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    10 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    10 Meters Phone
    80 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
DX World Award#2454
Granted: 2015-08-24 14:05:02   (W3RJW)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
    Mixed Phone
  • Mixed CW
  • Mixed Digital
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