I've dabbled in amateur radio on and off since the late 1950's. My first elmer was a customer on my paper route, Ken Pfeiffer W3AEN (SK). First gear was an Allied Radio Ocean Hooper regenerative receiver kit and a 80' long wire antenna at 30'. In 1959 I was a member of the Allegheny-Kiski Amateur Radio Association, the forerunner of Skyview Radio Society.
Gear today consists of an Icom IC-7300, Yaesu FT-991, Icom IC-7000, LDG YT-1200 & IT-100 auto tuners, ICOM AH-4 remote auto tuner, Astron SS-30M power supply, SignaLink, MFJ-949e Deluxe Versa Tuner II, Yaesu FTM-400DR, Icom ID-51A D-Star HT, Yeasu 2900R, Wouxon KG-UVD1P 2m/440 HT, Baofeng BF-888s 440 HT, Yeasu FT-101E 10m-160m (new in the box), FL-2100B amplifier (new in the box), FT-101 mobile mount (rare), SP-101PB, SP-101, Shure 444, 16' 6m-20m Shakespeare vertical, 23' Shakespeare 393 Marine HF SSB vertical, Eagle One 31' vertical, 80m dipole, 40m dipole, 20m dipole, 2m/440 17' Diamond X510HDM vertical, Solarcon I-MAX 2000 24' vertical and a 53' end fed wire. QTH is 1320'.
I also hold a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator License.
I have a BS in Chemistry. Worked 37 years for a high tech alloy manufacturer as a chemist, last 18 years as the supervisor of laboratories. I'm now retired. I have a private pilots license but not current. I'm an artist and paint in oils. Below are some of my recent efforts. I enjoy walleye fishing and have made 37 fly-in floatplane fishing trips, starting in 1974, to northern Ontario and Quebec. I have an interest in astronomy, but that is currently a dormant hobby.
Member Skyview Radio Society near New Kensington, PA. http://www.skyviewradio.net/
Member American Radio Relay League. http://www.arrl.org
Member (Director) of the 10m Breeze Shooters Club. http://www.breezeshooters.org
Member North American QRP CW Club. http://naqcc.info/
Member Gateway FM Association (146.73 100hz 145.47 71.9hz 223.94 118.8hz 29.62 118.8hz 51.74 100hz 444.10 71.9hz 421.25 ATV 145.62 Shuttle Audio)
Member Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. http://3ap.org
Member Mystic Knights of the Sea.
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