I am just an Indiana boy that likes airplanes and race cars. I attended public school in Southport Indiana. I completed my college work at Indiana State University. After that, I attended USAF pilot training at Williams AFB in Chandler AZ. I went on to fly the F4 and F16 fighters for the USAF and the ANG out of Terre Haute Indiana. I started my civil flying career in 1990 with a major airline, and I continue to fly for them to this day. I have flown the B727, FK100, MD80, B777, and B737. I have been an Airline Pilot for the last 28 years and a Captain for 17 years, and I am currently a Captain on the Boeing 737-800.
My other speed hobby is IndyCar racing. The big race of them all is the Indy 500. Each year, I attend the Indy 500 with friends and family. If you've never attended the Indy 500, that is one to put on your bucket list. In a word, it is spectacular. I've been to many motor sports events to include NASCAR, F1, Reno, and Unlimited Hydroplane races. None of them come close to the Indy 500.
My station has just been through a major upgrade. I replaced my trusty Kenwood TS-590S with a Flex 6300 with 32" monitor, as well as a Maestro to use outside of the shack. The Flex 6300 is connected to an Ameritron AL-1500 with a single ceramic 8877 tube, connected to a Ameritron ATR-30 manual tuner, and lastly, to a HyGain AV18HT HyTower, a 53' stub tuned vertical. My HyTower is set out in the trees behind my home, over a swampy area on my property, over a field of 60 radials. It is a very odd combo with the very high tech SDR radio and 32" monitor, next to the manual tuner and manual tube type amp, but it works well and it belts out the signal.
Lastly, I enjoy your QSL cards. If you send me a card via direct or bureau, I'll send you my card via direct or bureau. No SASE wanted, no cash wanted, just send your card and I'll return my custom card. SWL listeners may also QSL with me, as I return all cards sent via direct or bureau. I also log and confirm all contacts into QRZ.com's logbook as well as LOTW. LoTW users, please download your logs to QRZ.com's log! If you're reading this, you must use QRZ.com! ;)
Thanks for reading my bio and I hope to meet you on the bands.
73's, Bryan Weber, ww1i
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