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Hi, and thanks for checking my page. I have been a Ham since around 1967 originally licensed as WNØWCU as a novice. I upgraded to a 'general' class around 1968 and was issued WAØWCU. I upgraded to Advanced in 1978. I have changed my call a few times to WØNGS and then to WWØNS.  I am a 40+ year Life Member of the ARRL.

I have a FCC General Radiotelephone license that started out as a First Class Radiotelephone license issued back in 1972. I worked as a transmitter engineer or chief engineer at several radio stations running from 1kw to 50kw AM, and 3kw to 34kw FM transmitters in the Minneapolis market.

I left broadcasting in 1994 and joined a cellular phone company. Starting with analog and then on to CDMA and LTE technologies. I am now a retired System Performance Engineer after 22 years with the same company.

Most Sunday mornings you can find me and John NØYR, Rich WØRFK, Rich WØFJR and others on 3870khz at 0715 Central Time chatting about just about anything, We are the last of a group that originally started with Minneapolis hams on 2 meters spotting and working low band DX in the evenings back in the early 1980's when 20 meters was open almost all night long.

Please join us if you hear us on there.

The shack includes a Icom IC-7610 (current software is 1.05) with a Heil PR-781G mic, W2IHY Mic Eq/Processor, with a Ameritron AL-82 Amplifier. I have antennas on 75/40/17 meters with a three band inverted vee, 6-40 meters with a HyGain AV-640 vertical in the woods. On 10-15-20 meters I use a Cushcraft A3S beam, which was rebuilt in Sept 2016, on a 45 foot self support aluminum tower.

73 and hope to chat with you soon!

Neil Swanson, WWØNS@arrl.net

updated 04-Feb-2018


I enjoy doing antenna work during the fall months...New fan inverted vee just put up Sept 2017.


Vertical in the woods


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