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Ham Member Lookups: 1955

 

First licensed in 1972 as WN6URI, then later WB6URI.  I acted as net control for several southern California traffic and emergency nets while in Junior High School, and High School while living in California.  I also was in constant contact with maritime mobile stations and antartic research stations running phone patches and passing written traffic to the NTS for final delivery.

I was one of the founding fathers of K1MUJ/R on 147.225.  For a short time the repeater lived in my bedroom at my parents home in CT before it was moved up the hill after testing was complete.

I have helped provide communications during natural diasters, and in the aftermath of the 2001/09/11 attack on the World Trade Center.  I was interviewed on Unsung Heros which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Radio Interests:

. Emergency and public service communications

. Homebrew Antennas - Everything from 1.8Mhz mobile antenna to microwave high gain arrays

. QRP - I own several qrp rigs and my most used HF rig is an SGC sg-2020

. Mobile and portable operations

. Teaching

While going to sea I opperated maritime mobile from the North and South Atlantic, Southern, and Indian oceans as well as the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Black and Red Seas.  During the heyday of "The Russian Woodpecker" in the late 1970s I discovered the exact location of one of the OTH Radar stations and even laid eyes on it.

This page would not be complete without a mention of 2 other hams, Basil K6SCY who was Science teacher in 7th and 8th grade and who opened the gateway of ham radio to me, and Doc N3PIB, my father, who was licensed years after me.  He waited until the FCC dropped the code for the Tech license because as he said he did not like Dit-Dahs.  My father was a great support in my radio efforts, everything from carting me and my gear around for events and emergencies to helping me fix my radios when they died, he was a Electronic Technician Chief - Sub Service, (ETC-SS) so really knew his stuff.

Basil K6SCY and Doc N3PIB were my mentors and encouragers.  Thanks to them I learned electronics and technology, which lead to my professional success in the technology world and having hams the world over to call friend.

If ham radio has been good to you pay your elmers back by finding one kid and starting them on the path of ham radio, making sure to be there when they need you, but letting them learn and explore on their own.

2014-09-05 **** I QSL 100% but have a back log at the moment....working through it as fast as I can****

2016-09-11 **** If you work me portable 3 please indicate that on any QSL you send ****

                             I keep a seperate qrz.com log for my /3 operations.  Please keep that in mind when

                             looking for electronic confirmation of my /3 operations.

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