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I am active on the 160m - 6m, 2m and 70 cm bands. I enjoy working DX contacts on SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK and JT65 as well as FM and DSTAR contacts via local repeaters. We have added LEO Satellite capability to our station and we've recently built a Digital Amatuer TV Station for use on the 70 cm band. I also do quite a bit of QRP operation on the HF bands as well as some EME operation on 2m. We also operate a 2m APRS Digipeater and iGate at our QTH in New Hampshire, USA. See our Blog or the article here on qrz.com for more information and pictures of our station. My 10-10 number is 76002.

The following is a current copy of my log from operations from my home station (uploaded as QSOs are completed):

Please direct QSL all QSOs for AB1OC including those from my portable. mobile, 13 Colonies Special Event and DXpedition operations to my home QTH in New Hampshire, USA. I also confirm QSOs via LoTW (preferred), eQSL (AG) and via the Bureau system.

We have activated several National Parks as part of the National Parks On The Air (NPOTA) program this year. The parks which we have activated include -

Acadia National Park (NP01) – Our activation sites in this park are also IOTA Activations: NA-055, West Desert Island. We operated here as AB1OC/M and N1FD.

Roosevelt/Campobello International Park in Canada (AA21) – Our activation site in this park is also an IOTA Activation NA-014, Campobello Island, in Canada. We oeprated here as AB1OC/VE9 and N1FD/VE9.

St. Croix NHS (HS01) - We operated as AB1OC/M and N1FD in this park. We were not able to activate the IOTA assocaited with this one.

Katadhin Woods and Water NM (NM84) – This is a new National Park and we were the very first to actiate it. The call signs from this activation include AB1OC/M, AB1QB/M and N1FD. You can read about our experiences as the first actators of this park on our Blog here.

You can check our logs from these opeations below and on the N1FD page here on qrz.com.

The following is a current copy the logs for the 13 Colonies Special Event for the New Hampshire (K2K stations):

Home Station Details:

  • Rigs: Icom 7851, Icom 9100, Yaesu FTdx5000, Icom 7600, FlexRadio-6700 SDRAcom 2000A Amplifiers (1.5KW), Icom PW-1 Amplifiers (1KW), Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier (500W), Kenwood TH-D710A (APRS iGate)

  • Base Antennas: 100' Tower with a 4 over 4 array of SteppIR DB36s, M2 Antenna Systems 2m and 70cm Yagis, 80m Delta Loop, 160m Inverted-L, SteppIR BigIR Vertical for 80-6m, Buckmaster OCF Dipole for 80m-6m, 8-Circle Vertical Receive Array for 160m/80m, Diamond X300NA & X50NA on 2m/70 cm. Also M2 2m/70cm Eggbeater System with preamps for LEO Satellites.

Current Projects:

We completed construction of our new shack and antenna system in the fall of 2012. Our shack is multi-op capable with two SO2R positions. The heart of our antenna farm is built around a 100' tower with antennas that cover all the bands from 160m - 70cm. You can see photos and details of our station project in our Blog. Here is a picture of our tower and antennas.

And here is another one looking up the tower:

We also operate a mobile HF station from our F-150 pickup truck. This station consists of an Icom IC-7000 Transceiver (100w), a Scorpion SA-680 Screwdriver Antenna (80m - 10m), an Ameritron ALS-500M HF Amplifier (500w) and an Icom IC-5100A for FM and D-STAR Repeater access on 2m and 70cm. We also use an Elecraft W2 Wattmeter and a TuneMatic Screwdriver Antenna Controller as part of our Mobile HF setup.

The following is a picture of our Scorpion Screwdriver Antenna. For most HF bands, we use a 3 or 4 ft rod and a Cap Hat. This combination improves the overall efficiency of system by reducing the number of coil turns that are required to tune the antenna on a given band.

The F-150 is a good platform for a mobile HF station. Our model has a high capacity alternator which supports our mobile amplifier very well. The amplifier and our antenna controller and wattmeter electronics fits nicely under the fold up rear seat.

See our blog for more information and pictures on our mobile HF installation and operations.

The following is a copy of my log from operations from our mobile station (uploaded approximately once a week):

We have done quite a few NPOTA activations and many of these QSOs are in our log for AB1OC/M above or in the log for our Club, the Nashua Area Radio Club. We activated Roosevelt Campobello International Park, AA-21 as AB1OC//VE9. You can check our log from this activation on ClubLog below -

 

We recently built a fast scan Digital Amatuer TV Station for the 70cm band.

Our station includes a home built DATV Transceiver for the 70cm band. The Trasnceiver includes a custom touch screen interface for controlling the Transceiver and for selecting various HD video sources for transmission over the air. You can see more about this project on our Blog here.

 

I have a portable station and frequently travel with it. We recently upgrded our portable station to include an Icom IC-7300 (100W) transceiver and a combination of Buddipole, Buddistick, TransWorld Traveler and end-fed wire antennas. Here is a picture of my portable station before the transceiver upgrade:

The following is a copy of my log from operations from using our portable station (uploaded at the end of each portable operation, excluding Bora Bora):

We used our portable station to mount a DXpedition operation in Bora Bora, French Polynesia during February 2012. Anita (FO/AB1QB) and I (FO/AB1OC) logged a little over 1,550 QSOs while we were here. We really apreciate everything that the Amateur Radio Community did to make this an extremely memorable and fun experience! The following is a copy of my final logs from my Bora Bora operations:

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KC9WJH 2017-06-28 20M SSB EN53sc United States Dan
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K7BWC/M 2017-06-28 20M SSB DN40bm United States Bob
KC6JLN/M 2017-06-28 20M SSB United States Bob
KB9UXX 2017-06-28 20M SSB EN61fm United States Marvin
KI7CKE 2017-06-28 20M SSB CN87ud United States Scott
KC9CLO 2017-06-28 20M SSB EM68HB41 United States Chris
K3RJG 2017-05-31 40M SSB FM28KN65 United States Ronald
WA2VLGX 2017-05-31 20M SSB United States
K1WVO 2017-05-26 10M SSB FN42 United States Mike

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