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I started as a radio amateur operator in 1990 thanks to my elmer and friend Victor KP4NM (SK).   As a ham I particulary enjoy to homebrew different types of antennas, do field DX activities, being an elmer to the newcomers and a mentor to my fellow hams.   An active member of the American Radio Relay League, Carribean Amateur Radio Group, Federación de Radioaficionados de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operators, Borinquen Radio Club and Bayman Radio Club.   For the latter three I am a founding member.  Actually have being elected again as Secretary for the Puerto Rico State Convention 2017 and 2018 Coordinating Comitee.   Also have a UHF repeater in the frequency 447.225 MHz, tone 77 Hz, which cover most of the north, east and south parts of the island, including Vieques Island to the southeast.

My HF radios are a Kenwood TS-B2000 with RC-2000 mobile controller, an Icom IC-7000, and an Icom IC-7600 (both Icom radios are gifts from my wife Amaly) with a LDG AT-600 ProII Autotuner and a RM Italy HLA 300 HF 500 watts Linear Amplifier.   The antennas are a MFJ-1796 (2-6-10-15-20-40 meters) and Solarcon 99 (cut to 10 meters) verticals at 10 feet from the roof.   My latest addition is a homebrew 46 feet dipole with 11 feet twin lead matching feeder to the coax.   The dipole is at 16 feet from the roof and works from 6 to 80 meters (10 and 20 meters without a tuner).   For the VHF and UHF FM repeaters I have a Yaesu FT-7900 with a Diamond X50A dual band vertical.

For the field activities I use an Icom IC-706 MKIIG with a LDG AT-7000 antenna tuner, a Kenwood TS-450S AT and a Radio Shack HTX-212 VHF FM transceiver.   The vertical antenna is a Hustler 4BTV (10-15-20-40 meters), a Solarcon A-99 in a 18 feet fiberglass pole, a Cushcraft Ringo Ranger II ARX-2B (2m) and a homebrew Parasitic Lindenblad (UHF).   The horizontal antennas are a G5RV JR (6 to 40 meters) and a homebrew 20 meters Carolina Windom (20 to 6 meters), both in a 16 feet fiberglass pole.

I am currently active as a volunteer registered instructor for the newcomers.   I prepared the training materials for the Technician  and General classes license in Spanish language.   Also I translated the current Technician and General Class question pool in Spanish and is being used in one of the Volunteer Examiners Sessions and an On-line Exam question generator.

Besides amateur radio, I became a volunter member of my local Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Administration.   As such I am involved in the development of the radio communication trainings and exercise drills in Spanish language for the group.   After 20 years has an Environmental Regulator and Hazardous Materials Emergency Responder I early retired from the government.   But still try to donate my time, knowledge and abilities to the general public.   A public servant yesterday and a volunteer today!

See you in the air waves!

73 from Jim KP3BR














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