Retired / Widower / Born and Raised in New Jersey. Former On Air Personality from the 80s. Writer of Short Prose (My Take On Widowed Life).
December 10th 2005: Tech ticket!!! My first call sign was KI4MZD. Vanity Call: K4WIC on January 21st 2006. February 12th 2012: CSCE approved. General Class Ticket. SKYWARN / Certified Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service in Columbia SC. Can be found driving my newest Fleetwagon equipped with a Byonics RTG unit for APRS 24-7 as K4WIC-1.
My equipment consists of:
(A) Icom All Mode Transceiver IC-7000 at home connected to a LDG IT-100 autotuner with a dual twin lead antenna encased in a PVC pipe mounted in the attic for 2 meter and 440 transmissions. For HF contacts I use one of the rain downspouts on the Southwestern side of the Triple R Ranch.
(B) MotoTrbo Digital Mobile Radio XPR2500 (Base) connected to a UHF magnetic mount at home.
(C) MotoTrbo Digital Mobile Radio XPR5550 (Mobile) connected to a UHF antenna mounted into the Fleetwagon's roof.