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First call 1964 KZ5JX in Panama Canal Zone. US Army STRATCOM (Corozal,CZ) xmiter site.(1964-1966). I, with two Army buddies (Jim -W9ARS (WA9CWC), Gene-N4HFW), motorcycled on Yamaha 305cc motorbikes from Panama, CZ to San Antonio, TX, in August 1966, I enjoy motorcycles today, 1979 Honda CX500.

I use 2M motorcycle mobile and enjoy various charity rides around town.

I enjoy singing tenor in church choir and like experimenting with electronics and antennas.

I also like cooking and baking, gardening, grape wine making.

I am active member of the Kanawha Amateur Radio Club http://w8gk.org and a supporting member of the Museum of Radio & Technology ,Inc., Huntington,WV. http://www.mrtwv.org/

I am currently working on a homebrew QRP transceiver rig for portable use. I sometimes like to work PSK31 and RTTY. I also enjoy CW and mostly with the "Hammer Down Gang" on 3.8620 MHz around 8:00am EST. I sometimes check in on the WV Traffic Net.(3.810 MHz ~6pm EST).

My Davis Pro2 WX data is sent to APRS station via the internet http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?call=WA8SIE!Spring%20Hill&last=120

I am a member of Skywarn service of NWS http://www.skywarn.org and use mobile HF & VHF frequently.

Rigs included in picture above are Kenwood TS-940S, IC T90A, Yaesu FT-470, Grundig G5W. Apple Mac Pro computer with homebrew interface. IC 7000 in truck with SGC 230 coupler and antenna.

Antennas: homebrew 4 el. 2M quad, HyGain 20,15,10M band quad, G5RV, 80 Loop Sky Wire at ~55 ft. with SGC 231 coupler.

Homebrew coax vertical for the 2 meters also. The latest additions are a 160M Corbra antenna up ~50 ft. and a W8AFX vertical.

WA8SIE on 1979 CX-500 Honda.

The refurbished homebrew 2 M 4 element quad antenna with 20,15,10 M Hygain 2 element quad. Also, the W8AFX vertical antenna.  Seperate 80 M dipole for rig repair tests in basement shop .

  Gene, Jim and me at my home on 44th year and first eyeball reunion July 24, 2010.

 

\\ . . .    73   Joe

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