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QSL: VIA KE5EE-Stan, 7020 Molino Rd, Molino,FL 32577

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BIOGRAPHY
 

I got my ticket in the fall of 1962 in the 7th grade. My first station was in Needham, MA where I grew up and attended high school. That first station consisted of a Johnson Viking Challenger and a HQ-110 Hammerland receiver. After a year or so I got a Heath Kit Marauder transmitter and a Drake 2B receiver. A year later I upgraded to the first of 4 sets of Drake twins, R4 and T4X, along with the Heath Kit SB-220. About 1972 I got a Collins S-line and Henry 2KD4 amp. The antenna all the while was a Hygain TH6DXX at 60 feet.

In 1972 I graduated from MIT in just three years with a straight "A" GPA in aerospace engineering. I worked on early development of space shuttle software, and then for Honeywell in main-frame operating system development. After retirement, I have been building high performance and racing engines as well as restored vintage Corvettes for over 40 years.

Incidentally, I am totally blind and lost my eyesight to glaucoma at age 3. Even with this slowing me down, I managed to do a tremendous amount in a short period of time and always enjoy a good challenge.

I have been a licensed Ham Radio Operator for almost 52 years and I am located in suburban Glendale Arizona. I have a  fully functional SSB/CW station capable of legal power on 160-6 meters with FM on the VHF and UHF bands. I am also active with the Cactus network. Shown in the picture is the SteppIR DB-36 Dream. The beam mounted on a US Tower 75 foot heavy duty motorized crank up. My DB36 is fed  by a combination of 7/8 hardline and LMR 600, a 10KW balun from Array Solutions and all 7/16 DIN connectors. The beam has a rotating dipole on 80, three elements on 40 & 30 meters with four elements on 20-10 meters and six elements on 6 meters..

My station consists of an IC-775 and TS-2000 HF transceivers for an Alpha 374A, exciters. Microphones are the PR-40 or a 781. QRO operation is via  Henry 5K Classic. I also have an Ameritron AL811H and an Alpha 374A.  My 6 meter station is a Kenwood TS480SAT driving a Commander VHF-2000 Amp and the 6 meter yagi is the M Square 9 element monobander. The 9 element M Square yagi is fed by a combination of LMR900DB and LMR600DB and again all connectors are 7/16 DIN's. Currently I am also in the process of building a new Tetrode amplifier for 160-10 meters which should be in testing this summer. I spend most of my time on 20, 40 and 80 meters. I can be found most mornings on 7163 and 14.185 MHz or in the evenings on 7.145 MHz.

My dog is a 150 lb. Bull Mastiff named Monique. (See Picture Below) and she is by my side most of the times and I might add is very well taken care of.

73 Alan,

N7MIT

 

N7MIT JOINED BY RASHED
A61R IN MY SHACK

 

 

MONIQUE, 3 YEARS OLD BULL MASTIFF, WEIGHS 150 POUNDS
 


 


 

MY LITTLE BLUE CORVETTE

This is my 1969 L-88 427 CID. Corvette with a Holly 850 double pumper, 12.5:1 compression, Tremec 5 speed racing transmissding a 4:11 rear end puting out 575 Rear Wheel Horsepower. This one was restored and is owned by me and was one of ten of these roadsters I have retored over the years.

 

THE BIG BANG THEORY
HOW A TOTALLY BLIND HAM ENTERED A DEMOLITION DERBY AND LIVED TO TALK ABOUT IT!
(CLICK TO READ THE STORY)
2007

 

 I also owned a modified Bonneville modified Kawasaki ZX-14 capable of 200 MPH like the one below.

Stock Photo ZX-14 Kawasaki




 

STEPPIR DB36 "THE DREAM BEAM"

The DB-36 Dream Beam weighs about 187 ibs. The span is 47 feet and the boom is 36 feet. There is no way to muscle this antenna to the tower top with out a crane. Rotor used was the Yaesu 2800. Assembly was about 48 hours and plenty of ground room is needed in order to adjust the elements for proper tension. Tower is in the stowed position in the back yard


 

 

 

                                  
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