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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! 

OMISS #10294

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.

  • IC-7600 & IC-746 & solid-state TenTec Omni-D
  • Softrock Ensemble RXTX & G0UPL Ultimate-II Multimode QRSS RXTX
  • Kenwood TL-922a & Nye Viking MB-IV
  • Hustler 5TBV & 135' inverted L
  • IC-2800h & ID-880h for VHF / UHF / DSTAR

And, I proudly use the first (#1 of the series) of the Vibrocube keys from Vibroplex. Thanks to Scott, W4PA, for a great key! 
Below -- we were part of the 2015-16 CQ Magazine International Calendar. :)

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):

  • W7AW at 441.800 MHz (Tone: 141.3hz, E).
  • WW7PSR at 146.960 (Tone: 103.5hz, E).
  • WW7SEA at 444.555 (Tone 141.3).
  • K7PP at 443.400 MHz (Tone: 123hz).

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).

Oh, and I volunteer for the Communications Team of the American Red Cross serving King & Kitsap Counties, WA.

Other club memberships over the years:

  • Jamaican Amateur Radio Association (JARA), (1991-1993);
  • China Radio Sport Association (CRSA, 2006-2008);
  • University of Pittsburgh's Panther Amateur Radio Club (PARC, 1989-1991);
  • University of Tennessee Amateur Radio Club (UTARC, 1994-1997).

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W2MGF 2014-01-17 2m DSTAR FN30ct United States Mike GianFrancesco
VE7REN 2013-12-14 40m SSB DN09fi Canada Brent W Redenbach class: basic / morse+
VE7GYR 2013-12-07 40m SSB CN79vh Canada Guy L. Monty
N8SWC 2013-11-12 20m SSB EM98an United States Kenneth R Smith
VE7REN 2013-11-03 40m SSB DN09fi Canada Brent W Redenbach class: basic / morse+
JA0SEH 2013-11-03 15m SSB PM86tf Japan Izumi
JA1PLL 2013-11-02 15m SSB PM96ue Japan koichi Fujinuma
AK4EP 2013-09-22 15m SSB EM93cm United States Kenneth E Parks
KC2PED 2013-09-21 70cm DSTAR FN30as United States Charlie Ridgway
ZL2WL 2013-06-29 20m SSB RF80ki New Zealand Wayne . Lester . Z L 2 W L . WILSON (0226128922)
KC2PED 2013-06-18 70cm DSTAR FN30as United States Charlie Ridgway
KK7TV 2013-06-01 20m SSB DM43ar United States Randy E Starace
ZL2TGD 2013-06-01 2m DSTAR RE78kp New Zealand GRAHAM DEMPSEY
KC0W 2013-03-31 20M SSB DN86px United States THOMAS M CALLAS
BV6FG 2013-03-23 15m SSB PL04nf Taiwan DANIES WANG

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