Ham Since 2005
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WV6OML (Novice 1956), WA6OML (General 1957), KE5EFC (General 2005), WA6OML (Extra 2005), NM5TF Extra 2008
My Ham Radio Interests
boat-anchor restoration & use on-air...restoration of radios & test equipment....
in progress work:
Yaesu FT-101 restoration/rescue from the dreaded"golden screwdriver" treatment & abuse on 11M
Heathkit HW-101 restoration 2 into 1 (from 2 basket cases)
make 1 good workiing TRx
vintage Hallicrafters SX-110 Rx/HT-37 Tx combo for CW & AM...also using Heathkit HW-101 for SSB...recently acquired a Kenwood TS-820s & already love it, even tho it's a hybrid & not a true boat-anchor....
1/2 wave dipoles for 80M,40M,20M.....
5/8 wave vertical for 10M
HTX-10 10M mobile AM/FM/SSB
Retired in 2007 from National Radio Astronomy Observatory where I was a Technical Specialist responsible for the
Servo Systems that point & track 27, 82 foot diameter, large Radiotelescopes.
I have over 46 years of professional electronics experience starting in the 1960s when I worked for Rockwell International on the Apollo Moon rockets before joining the US Air Force as an Airborne Radar Technician.
After moving to New Mexico in 1979 I went to work for E G & G Special Projects where I was involved in the study of various classified systems/subsystems & their response to EMP fields generated by exo-atmospheric explosions of nuclear weapons. I traveled the USA, Europe, & Africa to conduct experiments to verify the systems were "hardened".
I eventually made my way to the famous/infamous Area 51 in support of these duties.....
and no, I did not meet the "aliens" rumored to be there.