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W6JBR
John Rotondi
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W6JBR Ham Since 1969
United States

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Other Callsigns
WA2OOB
WN2OOB

My Ham Radio Interests
W6JBR operating interests:
DX!!!
EMCOMM
Satellite
Contesting: DX, Field Day, Sweepstakes, W1AW/ WAS.
Portable operation/mountain-topping
Antenna experimentation
Rag chewing with interesting people all over the world
Phone 35% CW 35% Digital/RTTY 30%
Experimenting with digital modes, RTTY, SSTV
Favorite Bands: wherever the DX is!

Equipment
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

HF VINTAGE STATION:

Hallicrafters HT-37 TX w/Shure 450 & Vibroplex 'Bug'
Hallicrafters SX-111 Ham RX
Hallicrafters SX-96 Shortwave RX
Hallicrafters S-38E Shortwave RX
Yaesu FR-101D RX

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
Generac 5KW 4 cycle gasoline powered 120/220 VAC emergency generator

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

EMCOMM Go Box Project (work in progress):
Kenwood TM-733A 2M/440 Dual Bander
Kenwood TM-331A 220 Mobile
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:

Elmering
Updating the shack
Catching up on QSLs via LOTW QRZ eQSL and Paper QSLs
Overhauling my two TS-940S/AT
Overhauling Heathkit SB-201
Finishing EmComm Go-Box
Restoring Yaesu FTDX-560
Antennas

Clubs
Palomar Amateur Radio Club (PARC)

Escondido Amateur Radio Society (EARS)

Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club (FARC)

San Diego Contest Club NX6T (SDCC)

Southern California Contest Club (SCCC)

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

Feld Hell Club

SDGARES

SDGRACES

National Weather Service SKYWARN Weather Spotter

WA2OOB is now W6JBR!

From W6JBR

10/6/2014 2:15:54 PM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


On September 26, 2014 I was granted the vanity call sign W6JBR, retiring my long-held call sign WA2OOB. Hope to work you with the new call soon!
73, John


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