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Thanks for visiting my page.

I go by "Jim" on the air.

I was born and raised in Allison Park, PA (about 10 miles north of Pittsburgh). From an early age, I was interested in anything electrical or electronic, and spent many hours constructing homebrew crystal and transistor AM and SW radios, as well as being a SWL. Most nights I went to sleep listening to KDKA 1020 AM, whose transmitter was about four miles from my house, on a one transistor radio. I also recall collecting many radios needing repair from the neighbors, and fixing them (by replacing tubes in most instances).

I was first licensed while a member of North Allegheny High School Radio Club as a Novice WN3FPZ in 1966, with Rick W8QL (ex WA3DTO) as my Elmer. My first station was a Heathkit DX35 transmitter and a Hallicrafters S120 receiver, with a Heathkit Q-Multiplier.

From there I received my General license, WA3MUG at the FCC Field Office in Buffalo, NY in 1969. Worked 20 MTR SSB for a few years using a Heathkit HW32 single bander and a TA33JR tribander. 

I moved to Warren, Ohio in 1970, with a new call WB8SIG. Obtained my Advanced license at the Dayton Hamvention in 1978.

Most of my activity is PSK31, RTTY,  SSB.

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Current HF Station as of 2-15-15:

Kenwood TS590, TS930SAT, TS940SAT

Cushcraft A3S tribander at 62 ft; 80/40 mtr inverted V at 56ft

SignaLink USB, IMD Meter by KK7UQ

 

KENWOOD TS-590

 

KENWOOD TS-940SAT

 

KENWOOD TS-930SAT

I have been married for 42 years to Karen. We have two daughters, and two grandsons ages 4 1/2 and 1 1/2.

I retired in 2011, after 31 years as a Project Engineer for a large instrument and control panel manufacturer, and 10 years in the oil filled transformer industry.

Other hobbies include motorcycling on a 1981 Honda CB-750 Custom, camping, and driving a 2005 Mazda Miata.


   

73, and hope to meet you on the air again!

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WB8SIG
Latest Contacts for WB8SIG at QRZ.com
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9H1ET 2017-04-26 20m SSB Malta JOHN BARTOLO
7X2VFK 2017-04-17 20m SSB JM14pp Algeria DJELFA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Great Desert Of The World
IS0GGA 2017-04-17 20m SSB JM49pf Sardinia MASSIMO ANGIONI
ON7TQ 2017-04-15 20m SSB JO21OF Belgium ROGER STIJMANS
IK8HJG 2017-04-15 20m PSK31 JN70lo Italy GERARDO VISCIDO
YO3FGO 2017-04-15 20m PSK31 Romania Adrian Figaro
EA8CCF 2017-04-15 20m PSK31 IL18ul Canary Islands Victor Manuel Velazquez Marichal
FJ/N2IEN 2017-04-14 20m SSB St. Barthelemy PATRICK F DOLAN
J5W 2017-04-14 20m SSB Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 2017 Dxpedition
ZD8RY 2017-04-12 20m SSB II22tb Ascension Island Ray Yon
SP4TXI 2017-04-12 20m PSK31 KO03fw Poland Marek W. Otolinski
LY1G 2017-04-12 20m SSB KO05qr Lithuania Stasys Intas
HG3FBB 2017-04-12 20m PSK31 Hungary Kazmer Karadi
PT7BI 2017-04-12 20m RTTY HI06rf Brazil DANIEL MOUTINHO
CP6XE 2017-04-12 20m SSB Bolivia MIGUEL A. AUAD

Book Totals: 2578 qso's   951 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#2178
Granted: 2015-06-21 01:40:02   (WB8SIG)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#7451
Granted: 2015-03-25 00:50:03   (WB8SIG)

Endorsements:
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#6239
Granted: 2015-03-25 00:50:02   (WB8SIG)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
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