Currently QRV in Uganda as 5X1O, from 5/17/16 through 7/8/2016.
I will not be on the air everyday, but aim for 0300Z to 0430Z on 40, 20, 15, or 10m.
I am running an FT-817 at 5w, to either a longwire or vertical dipole.
I hope to hear you. 73!
QSL MANAGER = Pedro, EA5GL. Use QRZ for contact info.
Greetings from West Seattle, Washington (at about 200' above Puget Sound and looking west to the Olympic National Park).
Contact me via LinkedIn if you wish!
I earned my Novice and General Class amateur radio licenses in 1990 (during Solar Cycle 22) thanks to great training classes led by W3WN (then-WN3VAW) at the Community College of Allegheny County (in Pittsburgh, PA). I then earned my Advanced Class license in 1991, and eventually earned my Amateur Extra Class license in March, 2010. I was also licensed in Japan as JO4FND.
My station is capable of (and typically operating on) 100% solar power via my 520-watt Kyocera PV system which I designed and installed in 2006.
And, I proudly use the first (#1 of the series) of the Vibrocube keys from Vibroplex. Thanks to Scott, W4PA, for a great key!
Riley (aka "Papa Whisker") and I monitor many HF, VHF, and UHF "furquencies." We can typically be found on the 20, 40, 80 and 160 meter bands, within CW portions and on / around 14.250, and on the "Street Corner" on 7.177 or 3.777 & 1.843 MHz.
On 2-meter and 70-cm's, I frequent the following repreaters ("E" = Echolink capabilties):
And, we are active with WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporting), offering a solar-powered 3db (2 milliwatt) transmission -- and listening with our 5BTV. Great fun -- check it out -- WSPR.
And, via DSTAR on various reflectors. Look for me on "Last Heard" at DSTARusers.org.
BTW, for DSTAR, since December 2012, I've been using two nifty Raspberry Pi Model B computers 24/7 -- one to support my 70cm DVAP and other to support the new DV3000 daughterboard (via NW Digital Radio). Weighing in at a few ounces and using only a few watts of (solar) power, they demonstrate that a few milliamperes of continuous operation can go many miles (or kilometers)! :)
I am also a member of the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club (WSARC) and a member the Western Washington DX Club, and a volunteer for the Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS), an affiliate of the King County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Division of Emergency Management for the City of Seattle.
I contribute to Technician Class license courses via WSARC and the Seattle Amateur Radio Training, and serve as a ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE).
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