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I worked as a programmer and systems consultant from 1969 through 2006. The last 32 years of my career I was employed by Allstate Insurance where I programmed for IBM mainframes, midrange systems and PCs.

I was licensed as a novice in 1977 and worked up to the advanced grade. I lost interest in amatuer radio about the time the Apple II came out. Eventually I donated my Kenwood TS820 and all my gear to a boy scout troop.

In 2014, after seven years of retirement and non programing days I discovered the Arduino world. In the beginning of 2015, after reading Arduino projects for amatuer radio I decided to return to the hobby. Being too old to climb roofs I installed a four band MFJ vertical in my yard and acquired a Ten Tec Patriot which is an open source radio. I have this radio connected to a Ten Tec sound card which is then connected to a Raspberry PI 2 for PSK31 operation.

I now spend my time re-learning Morse Code and making program changes to the Patriot.

On July 10, 2015 I received an ANAN-10e. This has become my primary rig. Operating PSK31 I have made many contacts all over the USA and Europe usiing 10 watts or less.

 

Update Nov. 2015. I added a new photo of my shack. It's an iMac 27" with 32 Gb ram, 1Tb SSD, iCore 7 running at Turbo 4. I'm using Parallels 11 to run Windows 10. Inside the Windows 10 virtual machine is PowerSDR for the Anan-10e and FLDIGI. All that on a 5K display.

 

I upload my log to QRZ.COm eQsl.net and LOTW.

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WD9GYM
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dedateband mode grid Country op
KF2GQ 2017-04-07 20m PSK31 EL96wv United States ROBERT M PURRINSON
N2IIE 2017-03-30 40m PSK31 FN20TF81 United States RONALD A BERNKNOPF
PS7GL 2017-03-30 20m PSK31 HI24jf Brazil Mac Joo Batista Macedo
VE9NC 2017-03-30 20m PSK31 FN75cm Canada Paul J Leger
KF2GQ 2017-03-29 20m PSK31 EL96wv United States ROBERT M PURRINSON
KB3RAN 2017-03-27 40m PSK31 FM18si United States David B Hardy
N2PPI 2017-03-27 40m PSK31 FN30fq United States MICHAEL A CROCE
N1ZAX 2017-03-26 20m PSK31 FN54GT United States GARY L GREENAWAY
K4KTT 2017-03-16 40m PSK31 EM84jp United States JOHN P CAMPTON
WO3J 2017-02-01 20m PSK31 FN20ji United States Thomas B Harding
VE2TBQ 2017-02-01 20m PSK31 FN46hv Canada Berthelin Tardif
KB2OYI 2017-02-01 20m PSK31 FM17hk United States ROBERT CZYZEWSKI
KC4TIE 2017-01-26 40m PSK31 EM56vv United States MARY H HUSFIELD
KD8UWF 2017-01-26 40m PSK31 EM88rj United States Jerry Crabtree
VE3QO 2017-01-26 40m PSK31 FN25ek Canada Wayne A Stacey

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