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WA2OOB
John Rotondi
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WA2OOB Ham Since 1969
United States

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I HAVE BEEN GRANTED VANITY CALL SIGN W6JBR AS OF 26 SEPTEMBER 2014.

WA2OOB RETIRED
WN2OOB Novice 1969

My Ham Radio Interests
W6JBR operating interests:
EMCOMM
DX!!!
Satellite
Contesting: DX, Field Day, Sweepstakes, W1AW/ WAS.
Portable operation/mountain-topping
Antenna experimentation
Rag chewing with interesting people all over the world
Phone 60% CW 30% Digital/RTTY 10%
Experimenting with digital modes, RTTY, SSTV
Favorite Bands: wherever the DX is!

Equipment
W6JBR Equipment List

HF STATION:

Kenwood TS-940S/AT 100W HF Transceivers (2) w/MC-60 Desk Mic
Kenwood SM-220 Station Monitor w/Panadapter (Bandscope)
Kenwood IF-232C RS232 Computer interface
Kenwood TS-450SAT 100W HF Transceiver
Heath SB-200 1KW linear amplifier
MFJ 962C Versa-Tuner III
Drake TV-1000LP Low Pass Filter
Cushcraft R7 10-40M vertical antenna
Homebrew G5RV
Logikey K1 Iambic CW Memory Keyer
Vibroplex Vibrokeyer CW Keyer Paddle
Vibroplex 'bug' semi-automatic CW Keyer
Ten-Tec KR-20A Single Paddle Keyer
Beyer DT-109 communications headset
Heil Kenwood communications headset
Audio Technica AT-2020 Cardioid Condensor Mic

6 METER BASE STATION All mode:

Ten-Tec 1209 6M Transverter (to IC-821H 2M)
Hygain 419 6M Amp
GP15 Collinear Vertical
Homebrew 6M 2el Cubical Quad

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 Macintosh G5/Dual 1.8GHz 3GB OS X 10.5.8, running Aether, MacDoppler Pro, FLDIGI, CocoaModem, MacTNC. LoTW, EchoLink
Wintel Pentium 4 2.66GHz CPU Windoze XP Pro for APRS/Outpost/Winlink/packet apps, Ham Radio Deluxe, N1MM, FLDIGI, MMTTY, MSSTV, DXLOG, etc.
Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation 64GB
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-259 SWR Analyzer
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:

Building my new QTH!
Catching up on QSLs!
Overhauling main Kenwood TS-940S/AT
Repairing backup Kenwood TS-940S/AT
Overhauling Heathkit SB-201
Finishing EmComm Go-Box
Restoring Yaesu FTDX-560

Clubs
Palomar Amateur Radio Club (PARC)

Escondido Amateur Radio Society (EARS)

San Diego Contest Club NX6T (SDCC)

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

SDGARES

SDGRACES

National Weather Service SKYWARN Weather Spotter

NEW CALL SIGN W6JBR!

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10/4/2014 1:51:59 AM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


I have been granted the vanity call sign W6JBR as of 26 September 2014.
WA2OOB has been retired.


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