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W6JBR
John Rotondi
Extra Class
W6JBR Ham Since 1969
United States

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Other Callsigns
WA2OOB
WN2OOB

My Ham Radio Interests
W6JBR operating interests:
DX!!!
EMCOMM
Satellite
Contesting: DX, Field Day, Sweepstakes, W1AW/ WAS.
Portable operation/mountain-topping
Antenna experimentation
Rag chewing with interesting people all over the world
Phone 35% CW 35% Digital/RTTY 30%
Experimenting with digital modes, RTTY, SSTV
Favorite Bands: wherever the DX is!

Equipment
W6JBR Equipment List

HF + 6m STATION:

Elecraft K3/100
ACOM 1000
Nye-Viking MB-V-A
WinKeyer3 USB
Vibroplex Vibrokeyer CW Keyer Paddle
Kenwood SM-220 Station Monitor
Dell Core2 1.8GHz WinXP PC
N1MM+
31 Foot Wire Vertical, Ground Mounted
Comet 6m 4el Yagi
BACKUP: ICOM IC-706MKII

VHF/UHF/SATELLITE STATION:

ICOM IC-821H VHF/UHF All-mode Satellite transceiver w/SM20 Desk Mic
Ham Key Iambic Keyer Paddle
Diamond MX72N Duplexer
Daiwa CN630 Watt/SWR Meter
Comet GP9 VHF/UHF vertical antenna
Dual band 2M 3el 70cm 5el Yagi
Yaesu FRG-9600 60-900MHz Scanner w/discone antenna

2 METER 24/7 UPS-BACKED PACKET STATION:

Kenwood TR-7400A 2M XCVR
Kantronics KWM1200/KPC3+ TNC
GP15 Collinear Vertical
DuraComm Switching 12V 11A P.S.

ANCILLIARY/TEST EQUIPMENT/EMCOMM BACKUPS:

Apple Mac Mini Intel i5 2.5 GHz OS X 10.12. running Aether, MacDoppler Pro, FLDIGI, CocoaModem, MacTNC. LoTW, EchoLink

Dell Core2 1.8GHz CPU Windoze Vista for APRS/Outpost/Winlink/packet apps, Ham Radio Deluxe, N1MM+, FLDIGI, MMTTY, MSSTV, DXLOG, etc.
Apple iPad Air 32GB
Running N3WG HamLog, iRover, EchoLink
Alinco DM-330MV (2)
Kenwood PS-430
Yaesu FP-301
Astron RS-20A
Astron RS-20A-BB
Bird Model 43 Thru-line Wattmeter

MFJ-224 2 Meter FM Signal Analyzer
AN/PRM-10 Grid-Dip Meter
APC 1200VX 1200W UPS
Generac 5KW 4 cycle gasoline powered 120/220 VAC emergency generator

W6JBR Portable Equipment List:
ICOM IC-706 MK II 100W HF/6M/2M XCVR
Dentron Jr. Monitor Tuner
ICOM IC-2800H VHF/UHF XCVR
Iron Horse HF mobile hamstick antennas 75, 40, 20, 17, 15, 10M
Comet VHF/UHF mobile antenna
Comtelco 5/8 Wave 6M mobile antenna.
2M/70cm 7 El. Yagi.
Kenwood TH-D7A VHF/UHF HT w/packet TNC and APRS
Yaesu VX-5R 6/2/70cm HT/wideband scanner
Radio Shack Pro-64 VHF/UHF Scanner
MFJ-209 1.8 - 170 MHz SWR Analyzer
Micronta 1.3 GHz RF Frequency Counter

W6JBR EMCOMM Go Box Project (work in progress):
Kenwood TM-733A 2M/440 Dual Bander
Kenwood TM-241A (2M Packet)
Kantronics KWM1200/KPC3+ TNC
West Mtn Radio PWRgate PG40S
West Mtn Radio Rigrunner 4005
N8XJK 13.8VDC Battery Boost Regulator
Alinco DM-330MVT 30A Switching P.S.
Hookups for IC-2800H Dual Bander and/or IC-706 MkII HF/6/2 radios

Other Interests
Projects:

Elmering
Updating the shack
Catching up on QSLs via LOTW QRZ eQSL and Paper QSLs
Antennas

Clubs
Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club (FARC)

Palomar Amateur Radio Club (PARC)

Escondido Amateur Radio Society (EARS)

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club (FARC)

San Diego Contest Club NX6T (SDCC)

Southern California Contest Club (SCCC)

San Diego DX Club (SDDXC)

Ventura County Amateur Radio Club VCARC/K6MEP

American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

10-10 International Net #75351

Straight Key Century Club #1514

Feld Hell Club

SDGARES

SDGRACES

National Weather Service SKYWARN Weather Spotter

W6JBR Antenna Farm