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 I WILL GLADLY SEND A QSL CARD TO ANYONE WHO SENDS ME ONE OR REQUESTS TO EXCHANGE.  I DO NOT USE eQSL.  JUST GOOD OLD SNAIL MAIL POST CARDS.  IF I GET ONE YOU'LL GET ONE.  IF YOU REQUEST ONE, YOU'LL GET ONE.

First things first:  The FCC likes to call me "William," but I prefer "Bill" on the air.

Thanks for taking the time to look me up.  I have been interested in radio as far back as I can remember.  My dad was self-employed as a television and radio repairman.  He was the owner of "ADAMS T.V." in Encino, California.  He worked out of our home, so after school, and all through the summer in the early 1960's, I could be found rummaging through his "leftovers."  He wasn't a ham, and I didn't actually get into Ham Radio until the middle 90's.  When I got "hooked" I really went at it. I took my Tech Exam, my General exam and did a double upgrade from Advanced to Extra, with 20 WPM code all in on year! I applied for my current call, KK6KK, because I thought it would be an easy one to remember as I get older (hi hi).  The call assigned to me when I passed "Extra" was AB6RK

I was forced to retire early in May, 2016 as a result of a bad auto accident that slowed me down physically.  Now I have more time to give to this wonderful hobby.

I  moniter VHF and UHF much of the day especially 145.190 (PL 162.2)  Give me a call if your ever in the greater Sacramento area.  I have also been known to warm up the tubes on my H.F rig, where I ragchew mostly on 20 and 40 Meters.  I frequently check in on the "Noon Net" and the "Jefferson Noon Net." I have personally never been a big fan of contesting; I guess I'm just too much of a talker.  The only digital hamming I do is on "Echolink", again because I enjoy voice transmissions.

On HF, I use a  Kenwood TS-530S with an Ameritron 811H amplifier (reminds me of that vintage equipment I used to tinker with in my dad's shop) and a D104 microphone.   I use this primarily for 40 meters. I also have a Kenwood TS-440S that I use for 20 meters.  I run it through a second 811H.  Both rigs are run to a half size G5RV.  I live in limited space conditions and I've tried other antennas and none work as well.  I'm a big fan of the G5RV.  It's only up about 20 feet, but keeps up with the big boys in pile-up.

I am currently a member of the American Radio Relay League, the River City Amateur Radio Communications Society, the North Hills Radio Club and the Amador County Amateur Radio Club.  I hope to talk with you down the coax.

73 to you and yours!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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