BILLY M. VILLEGAS - WE6DX

I'm originally from Orion, Bataan, Philippines and now residing in the beautiful city of San Diego, California. My family and I moved here in San Diego in the fall of 1990 from the island of Guam and lived here ever since. My wife, Chat, and I are blessed with two beautiful children, Chavey, and Czarina.

I am a retired U.S. Navy Chief. My tours of duty in the Navy included: NRTC San Diego - June to September 1984, NATTC Memphis -September 1984 to December 1984, NADEP NAS North Island - December 1984 to February 1985, AIMD NAS Agana Guam - February 1985 to August 1990, AIMD NAS North Island - August 1990 to November 1993, VAW 112 "The Golden Hawks" stationed at NAS Miramar - November 1993 to May 1997, AIMD NAS North Island - May 1997 to June 2000, VAW-113 "The Black Eagles" stationed in PT MUGU, California - June 2000 to February 2004 and Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command (NATEC) - February 2007 to March 2007. I deployed with VAW-113 aboard the nuclear carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN from August 2000 to February 2001. Last July 2002 until May 2003, I deployed again with USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. That was 10 months cruise. The longest deployment ever in the history of the United States Navy. My travels while in the Navy took me to interesting places like Guam, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Western Australia, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Hongkong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Bahrain and Tazmania. In March 2007, I retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 23 years of faithful service and now presently working with the Department of Homeland Security as a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer here in San Diego, CA.

I first got started in Amateur Radio in 1991 by way of Citizen's Band (CB). I love working DX and making regular contacts with RPI troops and Alpha Tangos (AT). I upgraded to Amateur Radio when I got my Novice Class call sign KD6JIC in 1991 and a couple of years later upgraded to General class. With the newly acquired HF privilege, enjoyed more DX. Since then, I upgraded to Extra class, got the call sign KO6GX. In January 2004, I got a vanity callsign of WE6DX.

I share my hobby with my wife Chat, KD6VIV, who holds a General class license. Both of us are very active in Amateur Radio and we are both members of local Amateur Radio Clubs here in Southern California. I am a constant participant in Amateur Radio Contests. I participated in the CQ World Wide contest in October 1996 with Kenwood Amateur Radio WD6DJY, in annual ARRL Field Day Contests, and CQ Worldwide Contests.

On my last deployment with VAW-112, I maintained my hobby by being the senior Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) operator aboard the USS Nimitz. Our MARS callsign was NNN0CUP and was constantly heard all over the maritime band doing phone patches for my fellow sailors during our deployment clearly boosting the morale and welfare of my shipmates. I also hold a Cuban call sign, KG4IQ that I got during my two tours in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

I am very active and pursue a lot of interests. I have an Associates degree in Computer Information Science, loves dancing, and playing the guitar. Aside from Amateur Radio, I also enjoy playing tennis (from time to time in between breaks from my hectic Navy schedules) and computers. I enjoy designing and building websites. Lately I had been lovingly referred to by Southern California amateur radio club circuit as "THE WEBMASTER."

I designed and maintain two other web sites, one for the Spider Amateur Radio Club (AF6DX) and the Stealth Antenna Home Page. My work have caught a lot of attention and earned the praise and admiration of individuals from all sectors, even to the extent of being offered a "job" to develop one for them. Occasionally, I spend time in MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger chatting with my friends around the world.

Here is the rundown of WE6DX station: 

Main rig: Yaesu FT1000MP Classic 

Alternate rig: Yaesu FT890AT                                                                                        

Amplifier: Yaesu VL-1000 Quadra Amplifier 

Rotator: Yaesu G-1000DXA 

Microphone: Heil PR-40 

Audio Processing: W2IHY 8 Band Audio Equalizer and Noise Gate, Ultra Gain Pro MIC2200 Preamp and Behringer DEQ 2496 Digital Audio Processor. Preamp and Audio Processor powered by Furman RP-8 Power Conditioner.

Antenna:  4 element Cubical Quad by Cubex on 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20M.  B&W Folded Dipole on 40 thru 160M

For mobile operation I use Yaesu FT900 and Hi-Q 3/80RT screw driver antenna .

Click the link to see my mobile set up:

Click the link to see my station set up:

Click the link to see my antenna system:

Click to see the 360 degree view at 21 feet while the tower is still cranked down. As you can see, it is already open and no blockage what so ever. Now imagine it fully cranked up at 55 feet. WARNING: This video is 21.5MB so it might take awhile to load.

My email address:ko6gx@hotmail.com