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QTH: DM04rj Stevenson Ranch, CA
Hobbies: Ham radio and electronics, or attempting electronics.
I was raised in Cheyenne, WY where I joined the Navy and spent 10 years working on aircraft as an AME2(ejection seats/air conditioning). Also got to see a good chunk of the world. I miss the travel so Ham radio is a great way to still make it around the globe. It's a bit faster than ship. While I love my hobby most my family and friends think I am a nerd. But hey, nerds make stuff happen. My latest adventures in radio have me hiking and doing Summits on the Air. It's a blast!
One of my favorite radio activites is Summits on the Air. There's nothing like climbing a summit in a beautiful National Forest and activating with 5 watts. And if 5 watts won't work we'll kick it up 45 watts. Usually 5 is plenty.
Along with my SOTA activations I like to write about my adventures and document them with images and video. You can check those out at my blog below.
Equipment. I tend to run a modest setup as money is tight and I live in an HOA.
-Yaesu FT DX1200
-Yaesu FT 817ND (SOTA OPS)
-MFJ Magnetic Loop(HOA Stealth Mode)
-Comet dipole thingy... not sure about this one
after 3 years of owning it i have yet to use it much.
-Sotabeams linked dipole (20/40) SOTA also.
-2 iCom ID-880H radios
- ID-51A... original old school version with the jacked up mic diaphram.