WB2ART


Garfield sending morse code!      Ken at the LIQRP 2001 picnic.        Engraved Plates for Elecraft KX1, K1, K2, K3, P3 and KPA500.                         
LIQRP Picnic, Summer, 2001    
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!)

My wife (Barbara) just found this picture (1/2/08)           It's my first (real) shack, sometime between 1962-1967.  Hammarlund HQ110A, Ameco TX-62, Turner 454X Crystal microphone (Still have it!), Heath HO-10 monitor scope. Knight SWR Bridge. To the left of the receiver probably a 6 or 2 meter converter. I also had the Ameco VFO for the TX-62.
My old shack in Merrick, NY. Pictured: left rack - an old 220mhz repeater, right rack - an old switch rack I built, don't remember why. My Drake 2B/2BQ and an old RCA oscillograph (still havethat). And note that old model (I think) 15 teletype machine. .My old shack in Merrick, NY My old QSL card.

My old QSL card, designed by my cousin Suzie.

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 images/MOJO.jpg (1306 bytes) 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:

UnModules for the Elecraft K2

Click here to see our QST new Rework Eliminator product announcement

Click here to see our Mic Adapter new product announcement

An alternative way to build your K2!
Check out RC's Rework Eliminator page!  
Elecraft K2, K1 and KX1 Plates
Thoughts on QSLing
1010 LookUp Program
Setting up the Kenwood TS-570D(G) for PSK31
PSK31- New Digital Mode
Build the W3NQN Audio Filter
Build the Montreal Doppler 3
80 Meter ARDF Receiver's
Elecraft Inc.
This is our cat 'Repete'. I suppose operating time is over.
 RePete the cat!
Links
     My Men's Bowling League
LakeSide Model Sailing Club 
This is my Viper (Marblehead)  -->
 Sailing 50's on Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Me and the 50 (Marblehead) RC sailboat.
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