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I am the trustee for W2TRC, Theodore Roosevelt Radio Club. W2TRC is located in Hayden Hall, Schiff Scout Reservation, Wading River, NY.

The picture at the above right is of Anne and I at dinner in Ireland

Those of you that may have met me before 2013 will find I am harder to see in a crowd. I joined Weight Watchers in November 2013. As a result I am 45 pounds lighter. I droped 2 shirt sizes, and 9 inches off my waist.

Below is a photo of Richie, K2KNB and I at the LIMARC Field Day in 2009 when I was the Field Day committee chairman. Since then I spend Field Day with the Nassau Amatur Radio Club. Because of our weekly meetings we are more like an extended family.

Below is a photo of my XYL and I in Alaska during the summer of 2010. We were in Alaska for 26 days. It was the first item on Anne's bucket list. Since my retirement in 2006 we have been taking one major trip a year.

I graduated from RCA Institutes in 1961 and earned my Comercial Radio Telephone License in 1960. I have been a life long Short Wave Listener. After about a 40 year wait I finally earned my Technician License in April 2003 and my Extra License in April 2004. I enjoy working DX on 20 Meters.

I have worked for two microwave companies, two aircraft companies and a biomedical instrument company. The projects I worked on include the F105 at Republic Aviation, and the F14, and the Lunar Module at Grumman Aerospace. While at Grumman I was also being trained as an air traffic controller .My biomedical work has allowed me to meet 13 Nobel Prize recipients. After 33 years as a senior field engineer I retired from GE Healthcare (formerly Amersham Biosciences, Pharmacia and LKB) in 2006.

I joined the Boy Scouts as a Cub Scout in 1948. I became a Boy Scout in 1952 and a Sea Scout in 1955. I droped out in 1960. When my boys came along I rejoined Boy Scouts in 1989 as a Den Leader. I have been an Assistant Scout Master, Scout Master, Unit Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, District Commissioner and Member at Large.  I am Wood Badge trained and have received numerous awards including the Silver Beaver. I also act as the LIMARC (Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club)Boy Scout contact person. For 9 years I operated JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) with NARC (Nassau Amateur Radio Club). We have awarded about 40 Radio Merit Badges. This yearwe hope to operate out of the Scout office building in Massapequa. And with luck we will be using a perminently installed antenna.

I am now retired and will be traveling with my XYL, Anne. She had a knee replacement done in June, 2009. Our first big trip was to Alaska.  June (2012) we visited National Parks in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada . In2014 we visited Ireland. In 2015 it was  Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. In 2016 we traveled to Canada to spend time in the Rockies. This year 2017 we took a Tauck Tour to San Francisco. Then on to Seqouia National and Yosimite. Next year we are planning to travel to Canada's Maritime Provences. Anne and I have been married for 44 years and have two adult sons.

Notice: I am now good in LOTW. My OMISS net #5468. Please QSL via LOTW or EQSL. LOTW is prefered, all my contacts are posted there. Postage has gotten too expensive to direct QSL 100% anymore. My ECHO LINK node number is 465379.

DX QSL's are some times sent through the ARRL DX Bureau. I no longer 100 per cent QSL. It has gotten to expensive. Currently I have cards I should fill out. So they may never get sent to the buro. For direct cards please don't send IRC's our local post offices don't know what they are and refuse to accept them.

If I send you a dirrect QSL card with green stamps I expect a reply. It costs me $4.00 for each one I send. I send dirrect when I need the contact for DXCC credit.

If you need a QSL confirmation please join Log Book of the World. When requested I will send a QSL card dirrect.

LOTW is my prefered way to confirm DX contacts.

I have earned WAC, WAS, DXCC on 20M, 15M and 10M plus eDX100 from EQSL.

The shack consists of a Elecraft K3, an ACOM 1000amplifier, and MA40 tower topped with a Cushcraft A3S. I also have a Alpha Delta 80/40 dipole and 12/17 dipole of my own design. I am using a Yamaha CM500 headset with the K3.

I am also active on 6 meters using a modified Cushcraft A505S and 2 meters with a Force 12 7 element LFA Yagi.

I am now getting into QRP. Currently I have an LNR Mountain Topper and a Yaesu FT-817.

Left to right: me,William the oldest son, Brian son #2, and my XYL Anne. I have lost 56 pounds.

The Nassau Amateur Radio Club Station with Bob Wolniak at the controls.

My old Ham Shack with theHeathkit SB220.

The antenna farm: Cushcraft A3S 3 element tri band yagi atop a US Towers MA40, lower down a home brew 3 element 6 meter yagi, (the Home brew six meter yagi has been replaced by a 5 element yagi) and Maldol 2/440 vertical antenna. The 12/17 wire dipole and the Alpha Delta DXDD 40/80 dipole aren't visable.

I am at 281 DXCC entities worked.

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