week our ARMS spotlight is on Joe Dozpat, WA3UVP, of
Danville, Pennsylvania. Joe is a General Class licensee and
was first licensed in 1971. He joined ARMS in 2003 and
currently serves as a net control station for the ARMS
Eastern Region Section Net.
enjoys HF rag chewing, particularly on 40 and 75 meters.
When the bands are open, he also likes working 10-meter AM
and DXing on 12 and 17 meters. Another side hobby is
restoring antique test equipment and his Drake Line Twins.
you can see from his picture, Joe has several vintage rigs.
His primary stations for 75 meters is a Yaesu FT-101Z with
complete station accessories. For 10, 15, and 20 meters he
uses a Ten-Tec Paragon, for 12 and 17 meters a Kenwood
TS-450S, and for 40 meters a Ten-Tec Argosy 525D. Also on
the bench are his Drake Twins, the T-4XC and R-4C complete
with all station accessories.
also enjoys working on boat anchors for his AM
station on 10, 40, and 75 meters. His AM station includes
the Heathkit Twins, the TX-1 Apache transmitter and RX-1
Mohawk receiver, as well as a Hallicrafter HT-37 transmitter
and Hallicrafter SX-101A Mark III receiver. He collects
Joe was President and CEO of his own calibration and repair
company, Spectrum Technologies, in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.
Prior to starting the business in 1986, he worked for
Hewlett Packard Medical Products group and served as a field
service engineer from 1980 to 1986.
and his bride, Cindy, have been married for thirty-eight
years. They have two children: their son Kevin (KB3ENW) and
their daughter Kristin. Both are married and have their own
families. Joe and Cindy are the proud grandparents of five
grandchildren. Recently, they moved back to their home
Christian and Missionary Alliance church after spending
seven years at the Rush Baptist Church where Joe served as a
deacon for five years.
to Cindy and a close friend and elder, Joe gave his life to
Christ in January of 1985. He has a great testimony in his
QRZ.com bio. "I'm a born again believer, who knows and
loves the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal savior and I try
to use Amateur Radio to further the witness of God's
Kingdom. In addition to Ham Radio, I have many other hobbies
and interests, one of which is my ministry to the drag
racing community through Team G.M. Racing Ministries."
4:13 is Joe's favorite verse of Scripture. "I can do
all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
out Joe's Amateur Radio Web site at
POSTED ON 25-MAR-2006; 04-MAY-2007 ]