Welcome to the Ham Radio Site of:
My name is Dale. I was first licensed as Tech Plus, January
of '96, and have been an Extra Class since March '97.
My Ham radio interests include Skywarn, homebrewing equipment,
and QRP operation from remote locations. I operate almost
exclusively HF CW both fixed and Mobile and very recently
have started experimenting with psk31.
My QTH is Conway, NH in the Mount Washington Valley.
I moved here from Fort Collins, Colorado, hence, the '0' call.
There is little local QRM/QRN generated since sodium and mercury
vapor lights are almost non-existant in this quaint village.
With a simple dipole, I've made multiple DX contacts even at QRP
with very little effort.
My equipment so-far includes:
Yaesu, FT-990 (My main HF "rig")
NorCal 49'er (My QRPp rig)
Bencher, RJ-2 (Chrome Handkey) and BY-2 (Chrome Iambic Paddles)
Oak Hills Research, OHR-100 40m ("My backpack rig")
Oak Hills Research, OHR-500 (slightly modified 5-Band CW Rig)
An old National NC173-T (1949 vintage and still WORKS!)
SBE, Hybrid SSB HF Tranceiver with matching 1Kw Linear
And being restored...
A Hallicrafters HT-37
A WRL Globe Scout (680A)
And misc vintage 6m gear by Lafayette and Knight-Kit
My main antenna is a HB Parallel 20/40m dipole
at about 40'. Also a couple of portable designs
for the field. For mobile operation I use Hamsticks
KB0VCC's "harmonic", age 3
Already showing interest in Ham Radio
My event calendar...
Listen for me the last week of July for the
ARS "Bumblebee" contest.
Click here to view a photo
of me during the the 2001 ARS sponsored Bumblebee Event!
Click here to see a photo of me during
the 1998, Norcal sponsored, "QRP To The Field"!
Click here to view my experiences in
the '97 ARS sponsored Bumblebee Event!
...more stuff to come...