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My Dad as W8NYA in 1953                              Yours Truly, W6NYA

  

I first got my ticket in the summer of 1973 as WN6WYH.  After a long hiatus from Ham Radio I retested for my license and got back into the game.   My vanity call sign is in honor of my Dad who has held his Ham license continually for 64 years,  from 1953 through today (He is WA6HRR).  His original call sign was W8NYA when he was in Michigan in 1953.  So, I selected W6NYA since I am in California.

 

My base rigs are a Kenwood TS-590SG with ALS-600 amp/PS, and LDG 600pro II auto tuner,  and a Kenwood V-71.  The base rig uses an Astron RS-35M Power Supply.  My portable field rig is a Kenwood TS-480SAT, and my vehicle rig is a QYT 8900D.  My base antennas are a Buckmaster OCF 4 band dipole,  and Chameleon Emcomm II endfed dipole.  I use a  KB9VBR 2 Meter J-Pole Antenna for 2m and 70cm base operations.   My field antenna is an Alpha Antenna tuner-free multiband vertical.    I use a Heil Pro7 headset and boom mounted Heil PR-781G microphone for base and field ops,  and a Vizkey straight camelback key for CW (and Im stll very slow, lol).   I also use SDRPlay's RSP2 SDR receiver as a Panadaptor for my TS-590sg (using HDSDR software).

The image on the front of my QSL card is of the sun, captured in white light by me with a couple of my telescopes. 

 
I use the QRZ Logbook and ARRL's LOTW.  I will also QSL by card, no SASE needed.

My other hobbies include Solar imaging in Ha, long exposure deep sky and wide-field astronomical imaging, and flying/building RC helis/planes.

Jim  -- W6NYA
      

 

The Book I wrote and published on Solar Imaging


Some of my Astrophotography Work

My images have been featured in numerous publications such as Astronomy Magazine, Amateur Astronomer Magazine, and Sky and Telescope Magazine, as well as numerous online sites like Space.com and NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day.  

 

Part of the Rosette Nebula with Narrowband Filters

 

The Annular Eclipse of 2012

 

The sun (full disk) in Hydrogen Alpha

 

The sun in Hydrogen Alpha showing prominences on the solar limb 

 

Widefield Milky Way

 

The solar surface in Hydrogen Alpha showing two large Active Regions

 

The sun's full disk in Hydrogen Alpha (inverted)

 

Major flaring and ejection of energy and solar material, April 2012

 

Milky Way while camping at Bryce Canyon, Utah

 

Solar eclipse, May, 2012

 

M20, The Trifid Nebula

 

Solar surface in Hydrogen Alpha showing long filament and prominences on the limb



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World Continents Award#18821
Granted: 2017-11-07 14:44:02   (W6NYA)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#17235
Granted: 2017-10-08 02:42:02   (W6NYA)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
United States Counties Award#7490
Granted: 2017-10-08 02:40:02   (W6NYA)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
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