EMail me at: wb2art (at) arrl (dot) net
Ken in Oakdale, New York (USA)
Links to other things I'm doing (not ham radio).
Sayville is located approximately 65 miles east of New York City, on the south shore of Long Island.
Licensed in 1962 as WN2ART. Passed technician in 1963 and became WB2ART.
Earned code credit (13 wpm) and was 'grandfathered' to General on 9-27-98,
after getting my code speed up (pushed a bit by Bernie,WO2N and Jim, KF2G, thanks guys).
Passed the Advanced, then upgraded to Extra (after the new rules took place).
Look for me on the low bands. I operate on the RCARC/LIMARC repeaters (see below),
low band cw (mostly contesting), RTTY and PSK31. CW is a lot of fun, and a part
of ham radio since before I was licensed. Give it a try! (Remember it's the first DIGITAL mode!)
Radio Equipment over the years at WB2ART:
I started with a Heathkit 'Twoer'
, back in 1962 (First contact was with Charlie, WA2EUS. When I upgraded to Tech (and took over my mom's sewing room),
I got an HRO-5
(with plug-in coils). I also had an
Ameco 6 & 2 meter transmitter and later replaced the HRO with a
Hammerlund HQ-110A. When I moved to Holbrook in 1973, I got interested in 2 meter FM. I had Standard Horizon II's,
which were crystal controlled. I also had purchased a Drake 2B and 2BQ
(In winter 2005 I purchased one on Ebay). I also built a 220mhz repeater and later donated it to the Radio Central ARC.
During one RCARC hamfest, I won a certificate to purchase a Ten-Tec Century 21 Digital
at half price. I went with my buddy Stu, K2RPZ(sk). The radio never got
much use (Sold it on EBay with the tuner, keyer & xtal
calib.).After moving to Sayville (1985), I got re-interested in ham
radio around the early 90's and I purchased a TS-570D(g)
. I put up a HyGain DX-77vertical, and had a ball. Early in 1999,
I purchased and built an
Elecraft K2 (#769)
. Elecraft #5048 also joined the shack in the fall of 2005 (Sold it in 2007). It was built rework-free and "option ready", using Rework Eliminator option bypass headers which are available from www.unpcbs.com. Elecraft K3 #253 joined the shack Feb 18, 2008. Sold my
LDG Electronics AT-11 automatic tuner on Ebay. Also have an
OHR WM-2 wattmeter and a Tigertronics Signal-Link interface
(for PSK 31 and other digital modes). I have recently begun the restoration of a Drake 2B/2BQ
and an Eico 723. Pictures to follow soon.
|The shack at WB2ART,Sayville NY (02-23-2007)
Associations/Clubs I belong to: