Pictured Above:

  1. John WB6UBK at home in the shack
  2. Some of the various equipment operated
  3. John puts up his 160 meter Antenna using a Fishing Rod, a weight and a pull line
  4. Inspecting the mast support for John’s Antenna system
  5. “Mule” tape used to hoist the new 160 Meter Antenna over the tree line
  6. A view of the finished product
  7. USS Jeremiah O’Brien Fleet Week, San Francisco 2016
  8. 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.

Member of the SKCC Club #5743

Hope to hear you on the air soon. 73,


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