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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.

Please confirm contacts on QRZ.com logbook.  Thank you!

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







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
dedateband mode grid Country op
HB9EOU 2017-01-19 20m SSB JN37kd Switzerland Ludovic Wiesner
ZD8SC 2017-01-18 20m SSB Ascension Island Steve R Coleman
OA4CN 2017-01-18 20m SSB FH17mv Peru ERNESTO L. HIGUERAS
C91PA 2017-01-18 20m SSB KG64ha Mozambique Johannes Hafkenscheid
SP6NIC 2017-01-17 20m PSK31 JO81nc Poland Marek Milian
CE7VPQ 2017-01-16 20m PSK31 FE36fu Chile Javier Capdebilla Alvarado
HP2SM 2017-01-16 20m PSK31 FJ09bi Panama SANTIAGO SALINAS M.
PJ4B 2017-01-16 20m SSB FK52ue Curacao PA8APeter Jelgersma
OH6NVC 2017-01-16 20m PSK31 KP22sx Finland MIKA LIIMATAINEN
ON5JB 2017-01-14 20m PSK31 Belgium JEAN
KL7IEH 2017-01-12 20m SSB BP64hv Alaska JAIMIE C WEIDNER
H74W 2017-01-03 20m SSB Nicaragua Nicaragua 2017 Dxpedition Big Corn Island
S509PMC 2016-12-31 20m SSB Slovenia Radioclub Slovenj Gradec RADIOKLUB S59DCD
CS8ABJ 2016-12-31 20m SSB HM68jp Azores Jose Pedro Coelho
ZS6CCY 2016-12-29 20m SSB KG45dq South Africa WILLIAM BILL HUNTER HOSIE

Book Totals: 2436 qso's   901 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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

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

  • 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)

  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
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