This is my first try at a home page. I will be adding some new pics as well as some interesting links.
I am currently a pilot for Midwest Express Airlines based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I currently fly the DC-9. When I am not flying, I am usually DX'ing from home using my new Yaesu FT-847and Bencher HF9V 9 Band Vertical. It covers 80/40/30/20/17/15/10/6 and amazingly has low swr on 2 meters.
I also enjoy QRP operating. It is amazing what 5 watts and less can accomplish.
I will continue to update these pages as I build and change the rest of the site.
Please feel free to post your comments via email to me Greg Heath KB2QQM
This page was last updated on 08/22/2002
Radios: Yaesu FT-847 and Norcal Sierra with 20,30,40M band modules. Icom W32A Handheld HT I use for FM Satellite on AO-27 and UO-14.
Tuner: The SGC 237 Tuner, which is in use with the Bencher/Butternut HF9V Vertical. In my opinion it is the best Tuner to buy...because it works and is automatic....no knob twisting...just hook it up and talk..Simple...the way it should be!
Antennas: Bencher/Butternut HF9V vertical located in the backyard, ground mounted with 12 buried radials. I am also in the process of designing an HF transmitting loop that resembles the AEA ISOLOOP or the MFJ Magnetic Loop, that will be functional from10.100 to 24.990 MHz.
Interests: DX-ing, PSK-31, building HF equipment to operate from apartments. Photography, Flying, and my new found interest of Satellites.
Background: I grew up North of Chicago in the suburbs. I attended Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne Florida, where I received a BS degree in Aviation Management and Flight Technology. I was a Flight Instructor for 3.5 years where I taught Primary and Advanced students how to fly. I then moved to New York State where I flew as a Commuter Pilot in the Beechcraft 1900C & 1900D Airliner for 9 Years, flying in the challenging NorthEast. I am currently flying for Midwest Express Airlines out of MKE (Milwaukee, WI) on the DC-9. I have over 11,000 hours and I am Incident and Accident free. I am always willing to learn something new, and that is what flying and amateur radio have in common, and they both keep me on my toes. I have been married to a wonderful woman for 2 years who tolerates my ham radio pursuits.