My name is Jesse Barton, and I have had my ticket since I was 17. I was first licensed in August of 1996 as KC8ERP. I am currently an Extra class operator and enjoy working SSB and CW on HF, especially 10m and 17m. I also like APRS and PSK31. I am a member of the Kanawha Amateur Radio Club in WV, and the Alexandria Radio Club in VA, as well as a member of ARES.
I graduated from West Virginia University Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and accepted a job with the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian, MD. For more information about my life away from the radio click here.
This is my shack. The
equipment consists of the following; Yaesu FT-840 HF rig, MFJ-941E
antenna tuner, MFJ Keyer, and a set of Bencher Paddles. A Heahtkit HW-7 for QRP
CW, for APRS I run a Yaesu
FT-2200 and Kantronics KPC-3 Plus The computer is a Dell Latitude C640 P4
Laptop, and is used for Logging, APRS, SSTV, and PSK31. The antenna is a
Super Antennas MP-1 on the 12th Floor Balcony of my apartment.
This is the "shack in the car," installed in a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP. It consists of an Alinco DX-70TH for HF-6m (100W), below that is an Alinco DR-610 2m rig/440Mhz (50W/45W) , and below it is a Bearcat BC-350 scanner. In the console is a GPS V+ that is used with mapping software on the Dell Latitude P4 Laptop. Below the GPS is the control for the CD changer in the trunk. On long trips the APRS setup from the Shack is put in as a tracker.
On the trunk deck there is a 1/4 wave 6m antenna, a scanner antenna, and a 2m/440 antenna. The mount for the HF antenna is on the rear bumper. On HF I run a Tarheel Antennas Model 100 Screwdriver for 10-80m. My favorite bands for mobile are 10 and 18m.
Last Updated on: 11-07-2004