Ham Since 1965
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Being in Electronics all my life, Ham radio was a natural progression for me. Its been one of the best hobbies I have been involved with, and is forever changing. Always something new to try, and with the marriage of radio and computer, its really opened the doors for new ideas, only dreamed about 25 yrs ago. Now, software definded radios, and who knows whats next.
Please Note, that after 10 years of maintaining www.w4lgh.com I took it off line July 2012! Many thanks to all who visited me there, but like so many other thing in this economy, I had to start cutting back.
Also NOTE: I have a NEW email address: email@example.com
I have tried to change it in my profile, but it won't let me!!
Mixture of OLD and NEW Equipment:
Drake 4B Line
Note: I am in a deed restricted community, so no towers or beams! But all in all I think I am doing OK in the antenna dept.
BuckMaster OCF Multiband... Super Antenna
Spi-Ro D-56 5-Band Trap Dipole
40M Dipole..Cut to 7.251Mhz (Southcars)
Parz End-Fed 20M Dipole... Amazing little Antenna!
SGC Autotuner in Attic hooked to a 100' folded dipole for emergency use.
Drake L7... Modified PS w/3240V @ 1amp, New 3-500ZG Tubes. 1500+ Watts!
Comet GP-15 Vertical for 6m/2m/70CM
Diamond X-30A U/VHF in attic for Emergency Use.
Not as active on VHF/UHF, as I used to be. Am an EX-ARES-EC after 4 years, for my county, but still actively involved in SKYWARN at the National Wx Service level.
Motorcycles, Flying, Electronics & Computers.
Enjoy designing and building "homebrew" projects for my shack to make it more functional and user friendly.
NEW EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member of Southcars (7.251Mhz) and also an NCS on Saturday Morning from 9am to 10am eastern time.
Ex-ARRL member. ( The Annoying Rotten Radio League ) They don't care about Hams anymore, just their Money! Have become "Big-Business" & Ham radios worst enemy!
NOFARs of Jacksonville, Fl. - Great group of Guys!