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I was born in New York City, moved to Boulder, CO in 1986 and then to North Carolina in 1994. Very happily married to my wonderful wife and best friend Terry. I have 3 beautiful daughters whom I would do anything for.
I am also a professional photographer with many published photo credits from books, magazines and newspapers.
In my spare time I spot severe storms for the National Weather Service.
I have been listening to shortwave and scanners since the late 1970's, been on 11 meters from 1975 to 2005. On May 31, 2008 I took the Technician test and passed with flying colors! One year later on June 11, 2009 I took the General test and passed that to!
I am an Accredited ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE) and ARRL Field Examiner (FE).
Other fellow Hams that I have met:
* N4BXB * KI4ZJI * K4PDW * WA4JAY * KE4EGO * KI4SKY * KF4WEQ * KB4HJQ * W4CC * KD7YVV * KI4RAK * KJ4MVC * W6GHZ * KB5NIA * KI8CQ * W4JNH * KJ4UHA * N4CLY * AI4RF * N4FCR * KF4LVC * N2COP * W4YAB * WN4B * KI4NTT * WD4PIC * K1CY * N4DOX *
I am very active on The North American Traffic and Awards Net (7.185 @ 2330 UTC), The OMISS Net (7.185 @ 0030 UTC), The 3905 Century Club Net (7.178 @ 0200 UTC) and The County Hunters Net (7.188 @ 1200 UTC).
NEEDED for LoTW WAS:
*All States Confirmed *
* KJ4ENS ARRL WAS #55,437 *
* N4DLT ARRL WAS #56,152 *
Currently Working on DXCC
I QSL 100% I prefer Direct. LoTW, eQSL are also OK. I am also good in the OMISS Beauro. All SWL reports will also be confirmed with a special edition QSL card. I believe that QSL'ing is another step in the process of the contact and I make it a point to QSL every new contact that I make. USA and Canada stations do not need to send a SASE, other DX stations please include SASE or return postage.
Working conditions here are an Icom IC-730, Yaesu FT-840, Baofeng UV-5RA and an RCI-2950DX. 5 homebrew dipols, all in flat-top configuration for 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. Max output is 100 watts, no amps or tuners here. When mobile I use an Icom IC-V8000 (75 watts) on 2 meters and a 1/4 wave mag-mount antenna.
I can be found on the local repeaters 146.880, 147.045, 145.450, 147.440, and 146.520 simplex all the time. I'm also very active on Echolink (Node # 396255), and CQ100. On CQ100 I monitor 14.200mhz 24/7. On HF I can be found on 40m around 7.185 to 7.200mhz, on 20m around 14.260 to 14.290mhz, on 15m from 21.275 to 21.310mhz.and 10m 28.300 to 28.600mhz. Give me a call sometime.
My Radio Clubs
I am a member of the Cleveland County Amateur Radio Service (CCARS).
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I am also a member of ARES/RACES of Cleveland County, Cleveland County Skywarn, and The Blue Ridge Weather Watch.
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