I began pursuing my Ham Radio License in 1976 while stationed in California and successfully passed my Novice class license with the help on an older licensed local ham, or commonly known in the Ham Radio circles as "Elmer".
I've made many worldwide contacts since those early days and I would like to take time to share my interest with you on what is considered by many as a lifelong hobby. Take a brief tour of some of the radios that I've had the pleasure of using on My Ham Radio History Page.
My interest has taken my hobby into combining radio, computers, and the internet. I've managed to now combine video into the hobby with My Live Streaming ShackCam. Do you also like SSTV? You may also want to take a look at My SSTV HamCam which monitors Slow Scan Television pictures being transmitted and exchanged by other Hams.
I currently use a Kenwood TS-940S driving an Ameritron ALS-600 amplifier. My antennas are a combination of a Butternut HF6V vertical for some of my DX work and a 80/40 meter NVIS antenna. I usually use this station to chase my DX contacts or ragchewing on SSB.
I also use an Icom IC-718 into a Huster 5BTV Vertical antenna for my digital contacts on SSTV, PSK-31, Olivia, JT65A, and JT9. My backup amplifier for this station is the Ameritron AL-811 for my SSB contacts if needed.
You can find me on the following Nets and Ragchews
The Sunday Morning Bunch - 3.692 Mhz (1430-1600 UTC)
Moonlighters Net - 7.279 Mhz (2330-0130 UTC)
The Brothers Net - 7.192 Mhz (0100-0300 UTC)
Good Ole Boys Group - 7.279 Mhz (2200-2330 UTC)
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