At work in my office:

I have been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1963. The first call sign (AA2HO) in the United States I received in 1991, when I completed all tests (including CW for Extra) in one shot from Novice to Extra classes. Then, in 1997, I applied for vanity callsign N2HO and use it since. As a lab supervisor and an electronic engineer I am working with medical equipment in the hospital, performing variety of functions such as clinical engineering, evaluation and testing of the medical instruments.

    Equipment in my shack (see Ham Radio Photo Gallery below): Yaesu FT-1000MP HF transceiver with linear amplifier Ameritron AL-811, for UHF/VHF - Yaesu FT-5100, FT-11R and Kenwood TS-79A(D). Antennas - vertical R5 Cushcraft (10-12-15-17-20m), homemade dipole for 10-15-20m and inverted V for 40m. I mostly work on HF using traditional SSB and CW, tried PSK31 and RTTY, but was not excited and practice digital modes very infrequently.

Also, my 2m/70cm equipment is just collecting dust on the shelf since I can't find the use of it - UHF/VHF doesn't sound like fun to me. The 8-element Yagi for 2m was up for a numbers of years, but I took it down a year ago finally since it was not in use and interfered with the tree nearby.

   As a logging software I'm using a UR5EQF_Log which I've found by incident and eventually switched to it. It is a very good free piece of software with a lot of features incorporated (can be downloaded here) and it's free, as I've mentioned above. Since I'm fluent in Russian I decided to help an author and translated the large help file to English (which was later translated to Spanish by EB2CYQ). It was a tedious job but I think it could help many hams around the globe who decided to give it a try. The only problem here is that the author is constantly improving and updating his software and this help file doesn't cover all new features appeared there. As soon as a new revision of the help file appears I'll update my translation also.

   For photography I use Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 camera which has great image stabilized Leica x12 optical zoom. Detailed review can be found here. Some photos from various locations can be found below along with QSL cards collection.

In 1993 a group of amateur radio operators from the former USSR had created a RSRCI - Russian-Speaking Radio Club International. I was one of those people. It was a way of keeping it touch with each other, and others, who share interest in the Russian language and culture, and monitor Amateur Radio happenings in republics of the former Soviet Union. A lot of people joined to the club in short period of time, from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Orient, South America and Australia The club was very active for number of years, some members still meet celebrating holidays and occasions. I was a publisher and editor of a Bulletin of the Club (in Russian), which, unfortunately, no longer in print. It was 11 Bulletins published total. I decided to post all of them here, this is now a part of history. For your convenience I also provided the link below.

For one of those Bulletins I wrote in 1994 short story about our 4 months long stay in Italy on the way to the USA in the winter of 1989-1990. I edited it slightly and decided to post it separately (the link is below). It's in Russian, I don't have English version of it.

73 de George/N2HO

New N2HO webpage

RSRCI Bulletins

Winter in Italy (short story, in Russian)   

N2HO DXCC 7MHz CW QSL collection



Las Vegas, 2004