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John Parker
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KD7KFT Ham Since 2000
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I joined the Navy on September 28, 1972 and attended Boot Camp, Radioman A and C School in San Diego, CA. My list of duty stations:
1. USS Ogden LPD-5
2. High Frequency Receiver Site, NavCommSta Harold E. Holt, Exmouth, Western Australia
3. USS Alexander Hamilton SSBN-617(Blue)
4. Instructor Duty, Trident Training Facility, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, WA
5. USS Florida SSBN-728 (Blue)
6. USS Michigan SSBN-727 (Gold)
7. USS Henry M. Jackson SSBN-730 (Gold)

I retired from the U.S. Navy in January of 1993 as a Senior Chief Radioman, RMCS(SS), Submarine Service while serving on USS Henry M. Jackson SSBN-730 (Gold).

I was awarded the following for my military service:
1. Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal
2. Navy Unit Commendation Medal
3. Battle E Ribbon
4. National Defense Medal with Bronze Star
5. Good Conduct Medal with Silver Star
6. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
7. Vietnam Service Medal
8. Submarine Breast Insignia (Silver Dolphins)
9. SSBN Strategic Deterrent Patrol Pin with 18 Patrols
10. Letters of Commendation
11. Master Training Specialist

I am currently employed as a programmer analyst in the medical research field for an HMO in Seattle, WA. I have been with the company for 16+ years.

I'm just getting into ham radio even though I have been licensed since 2000. My interests are in pQRP, Digital Modes and Sattelite Communications.

I live on 3/4 of an acre that is located somewhat in the country.
My QTH: Grid square: CN87pm

Kenwood Main HF Station:
Furman Rackrider RR-15-Plus Power Supply w/Lights
Behringer Ultrafex Pro Sound Enhancer/Exciter EX 3200
Kenwood TS-850SAT
Kenwood DSP-100
Kenwood PS-53 Power Supply
Kenwood MC-60A Microphone
Kenwood TL-922A Amplifier
Kenwood SW-2000 SWR/Power Meter
Kenwood SWC-1 coupler
Kenwood SWC-2 coupler
Kenwood SWC-3 coupler
Kenwood IFC-232
Kenwood PC-1A Phone Patch
SignaLink USB
1950's U.S. Navy fire proof straight key, CMI 26003A.

Heathkit Equipment:
Heathkit SA-2040 Antenna Tuner
Heathkit GC-1000 Most accurate clock
Heathkit HD-8989 Ultra Pro CW Keyboard
Heathkit HG-10B VFO
Heathkit HD-1410 CW Keyer

Kenwood 2M Station:
Kenwood TS-700A
Kenwood SP-70 Speaker
Kenwood VOX-3


Aux Equipment:
Heathkit HD-1416 Code Oscillator
Heathkit HD-1234 Coaxial Switch
Heathkit HN-31A Cantenna Dummy RF Load
Heathkit HD-4040 Terminal Node Controller

Test Equipment and Workbench:
Heathkit TC-1 Tube Tester
Heathkit HD-1422A Antenna Noise Bridge
1950s homebrew AF generator
HP 608C VHF Signal Generator
Tektronix 2213 60Mhz O-Scope
Hickok Model 256 CB/RF Generator
Heathkit IM-2260 Digital Multimeter

OHR-500 5 band transceiver
OHR WM-2 Wattmeter
OHR DD-1 Frequency display
OHR RFL 100W Dummy Load
Emtech ZM-2 ATU
Heathkit HM-9 QRP Wattmeter
Heathkit HFT-9 Antenna Tuner

Heathkit HW-9 w/WARC Bands
Heathkit PSA-9 Power Supply

Equipment I have previously owned:
1. James Millen 90801 Transmitter.
2. Heathkit HW-7
3. Hallicrafters SX-28A
4. National NC-33
5. Kenwood TS-450SAT
6. Yeasu VX-7R hanheld transceiver

Other Interests
I collect any information, items, etc. for those 52 submarines lost in WWII.

1. pQRP, Pacific NorthWest
2. Straight Key Century Club #3498
4. QRP ACI #12884
5. Digital Modes Club, DMC# 1753

Heathkit HW-17A