- John WB6UBK at home in the shack
- Some of the various equipment operated
- John puts up his 160 meter Antenna using a Fishing Rod, a weight and a pull line
- Inspecting the mast support for John’s Antenna system
- “Mule” tape used to hoist the new 160 Meter Antenna over the tree line
- A view of the finished product
- USS Jeremiah O’Brien Fleet Week, San Francisco 2016
- John Activates the USS Jeremiah Ham station K6JOB
First licensed at the age of 16 as WN6UBK in 1966, I then upgraded to general and became WB6UBK. My Elmer was Bob De Shields, K6ITZ. I served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 as a radar repairman. After loosing interest in Ham radio sometime in the 80s, while attending a Southern baptist disaster relief training session in 07, I once again got the bug (no pun intended) for Ham radio.
On HF. I operate mostly cw using the newest addition to my shack, the Yaesu 450D. I also have a Kenwood TS940S (pictured above), an Icom IC-718 and a vintage Kenwood TS-520S. On two meter FM, I operate the Yaesu FT-2800M.
My choice of keys are the Bunnell Navy Flameproof straight key and the Vibroplex Original Bug.
Hope to hear you on the air soon. 73,
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