“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”. Romans 15:13
Originally licensed in July 2015 as a Tech, I now operate as a General and am preparing to sit for the Extra exam in
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K3 set-up in the shack for now…
I like to explore local 2m repeater, APRS, D-Star, HF, SSB, Digital (PSK-31) and CW radio operations, with a special interest in CW, CW-QRP and most recently CW-SOTA activitations.
Located a short distance east of Sacramento, CA, my current QTH yard space is very limited and restricted.
For 2 meters, I use a stealth version of the AR-270B dual band antenna mounted about 16′ AGL.
For HF, I currently have the Ultimate DX 124′ end fed wire antenna at +/- 28′ AGL that replaces the LNR EF Quad 10/15/20/40.
I also carry a simple W1SFR KX3 HELPER 35′ End Fed Random Wire antenna for lightweight field applications—a solid little antenna.
On HF, you might hear me on 80, 40, 20 or 17 meters in either phone or CW mode.
Thank you for checking out my QRZ page and please check back for future updates.
73 for now…
Memberships: SFMARC; SKCC #16268; FISTS CW #17963; NAQCC #8716
In 2016, I attended a CW class for beginners and those wishing to sharpen their skills sponsored by W6SFM here in Sacramento, CA. The club President, Michael N6MQL, primarily teaches this class with genuine interest in all students succeeding at throuroughly learning CW communications—including its history and the varied types of keys used over the years—and getting you on the air after 10 weeks of class and practice. If you might have an interest in learning CW, then I suggest clicking on the link below to learn more about the club and upcoming live streaming schedule of future club meetings. You can also watch archived videos of recent club activities. If you are looking to join a club that primarily encourages CW operations and teaches you as well, then this is your club, regardless of your QTH!
2018 North America QSO Party – W6SFM Club Event
Here is a sampling of the antenna’s that I presently use for 2m and HF. While I would like to further develop out this little farm, this setup is working OK for now. I have plans in the work for more stealth antennas to make the best out of my lot configuration and limitations.
QTH 2m/70cm Antenna: AR270B Vertical @ 16′ AGL
Portable HF Antenna: 35′ End Fed-W1SFR KX3 HELPER
QTH HF Antenna: Ultimax 124′ End Fed Wire for 6-160 Meters @ 28′ AGL
QTH HF Antenna: NA4RR Hexagonal Beam 6, 10, 12, 15, 17 & 20 Meters
Solar and Band Conditions
Thank you N0NBH Paul for allowing me to post the Solar-Terrestrial Data link to my QRZ page. I find this information, particularly the HF conditions, very helpful. When I see Good, I try and get on the air when ever I am able.
…and besides all-things amateur radio, I coach and train with Sacfit to run both the half and full marathon.
“Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us”. Hebrews 12:1