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I have been an amateur radio operator for about 41 years.

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In real life I managed a small motion picture film lab in Hollywood. I've been a fireman, a teacher of English in Okinawa, a personal computer tutor. I am an Advanced Class Ham radio operator using my originally issued callsign WB6EEQ. I have operated for extended periods of time from Okinawa (KR6FX & KR6OP), Texas (K5VXG), and Mississippi (K5TYP). While in the Air Force, I was a Manual Morse Radio Intercept Operator.

BS Zoology, UC Davis

Member, Society of Motion Picture/Television Engineers - Member, American Radio Relay League - Member, Quarter Century Wireless Assn. - President, Zen Nippon Airinkai, So Cal Chapter - Member, Maltose Falcons Homebrewing Society - Alumni, American Brewers' Guild


I have held Conditional, General, and Advanced Class Ham radio licenses. Attended UC Davis to study Zoology. Go figure!?

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2016-06-04 Long distance two-way radio:

First of all, a diesel generator would use a huge amount of air and a cooling system without air would be gigantic. Time to think solar power.    Yes, radio waves propagate very easily through space, and

2015-12-30 Nat Geo series - Looking for Ham Radio Experts:

Compared to a lot of other Hams, I would not be a very interesting interview. I live in rural Placer County and am not currently active in local Ham activities.    There are Hams out there that are incredibly

2015-12-30 Nat Geo series - Looking for Ham Radio Experts:

Well, Austin, I'm not exactly a TOP ham radio expert, and I'm in Northern California and you're down in So Cal.  This link will hook you up with thousands of Hams in your area...    https://www.arrllax

2015-06-02 Counterpoise:

The dangling reference was just to illustrate a point. Not suggesting that you dangle your antenna.    Congratulations on your grounding efforts.    Yeah, I understand that a counterpoise has higher voltage

2015-06-02 Counterpoise:

I think you're talking about an "end fed zepp" which I have never used.  They must work without a counterpoise because they were first used on zeppelins, dangling in the air.    I've read articles that


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