Entries in Reporter (7)

Saturday
Feb042012

Bruce Tennant - K6PZW

Reporter

Bruce Tennant, K6PZW, is part of the Los Angeles based Amateur Radio Newsline staff. In addition to reporting for us, he also volunteers his time to work in the Queen Mary Wireless Room every third Saturday from 0800 to 1200 Pacific Time (1600-2000 UTC). (Monitor 50.125 SSB and 144.200 SSB on those occasions. Echolink connections also available during QM shifts; E-mail him for specific contact arrangements).

Callsign K6PZW
E-Mail K6PZW@yahoo.com

Saturday
Feb042012

Cathy Anno - KB0FDU

Reporter

Cathy Anno, KB0FDU, aka "the reporter at the end of the Yellow Brick Road" is a former staff announcer at KNZA-FM in her hometown of Hiawatha Kansas. In addition to reporting for ARNewsline, Cathy is a licensed cosmetologist in her resident state of Nebraska and the mother of three.

Callsign KB0FDU
E-Mail
Saturday
Feb042012

Frank Haas - KB4T

Anchor Desk, Reporter

Age 61/Ham nearly 47 yrs since age 14 - Born in NJ. FL resident since 1967.
Still working: RF Voice & Data Comm Systems Tech & Interference Investigator for large FL electric utility. Active on SSB/ESSB. Devoted to traditional CW sending methods.

Licensed since April 1965, I enjoy CW ragchewing and experimenting with High Fidelity SSB (some call it Enhanced SSB.)

I'm either ragchewing on 40M SSB (7150 +/- 20 kHz) or lurking the around the higher end of the CW subband on 40, 80 & 20 meters after 10 PM Eastern time any night of the week. I'm always looking for a good ragchew. I enjoy using bugs and straight keys. If lucky enough to get into a High Speed CW QSO (30-45 WPM) either a bug, electronic keyer or CW keyboard (or all three!!!) will be used.

As an RF Tech, I like to talk TECHAs an Interference Investigator, I'm happy to answer your questions about POWER LINE INTERFERENCE and other forms of RFI.

There are few things in life that are more satisfying than getting to know the operator at the other end of the QSO and creating a new friend in Ham Radio.

Since 2009, I've been a newsreader and occasional anchor for the AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE. Please support AR NEWSLINE by making a donation to this valuable ham radio news service at http://www.arnewsline.org. Listen to the program each week for the latest news in Ham Radio.

Since February 2006, I've been active in the Straight Key Century Club (http://www.skccgroup.com) and have expanded my collection of straight keys and bugs. One of the great pleasures of hamming for me is mastering these machines. My goal is to send code on a straight key that is as close to perfect as I can make it. I hope to be able to send nearly perfect CW on a bug at 35 to 40 WPM. I have a long way to go!

Another favorite aspect of the hobby is Mobile & Portable HF Operation. Getting out of the house, promoting ham radio and just having fun is what it's all about.

I travel around northeast Florida in my work van equipped with HF. I especially enjoy Mobile HF CW. My work brings me into contact with many hams in the region. Some of my best encounters have been with Hams for whom I have been able to resolve serious power line interference issues.

Radio has been and always will be my passion. Other interests include recumbent tricycling (mostly on paved trails) and aviation. I'm an Instrument rated Private Pilot but don't fly much anymore.

Home Rig: Flex Radio Systems Flex 5000A (E/SSB) or Icom IC-756ProIII (CW) or Icom IC-756ProII (Digital), Alpha 78 Amp (1500W), DXBlaster 40M Cage Antenna at 35 feet or PalStar BT1500A Balanced L Tuner & Ladder Line-fed Full Wave 80 Meter Loop Antenna (Rectangle shaped & height averages 30 feet.)

HF Rig Audio Rack includes: RE-27ND microphone, Symetrix 528e Voice Processor, TC Electronic DBMAX 5 band Level Maximizer/EQ/Limiter, Lexicon MPX550 Reverb. Output of the rack is fed directly to the Balanced Line input of the Flex or via a W2IHY iBox to the Balanced Modulator Direct Input on the rear of the Icom IC-756ProIII (when the Flex is offline.)

I use Ham Radio Deluxe for logging and basic rig control. For digital modes, I use a variety of programs but MIXW is my favorite.

Mobile Rig: IC7000, 100W HF, Hi-Q 4/80 screwdriver style antenna on 2004 Ford E250 Van. Operate Mobile HF CW almost exclusively using the Palm Radio Code Cube Keyer with integrated Mini-Paddle.

Ham Radio has provided so many satisfying moments in my life that I could never repay the debt I owe to this avocation. The world of joy, good friends, public service and technical involvement cannot be matched by any other pursuit.

My thanks to the many hams who have made the last 46 years so much fun!

73,

Frank N. Haas KB4T

ARRL Life Member -- more than 45 Years

A1-Operator, Rag Chewers Club

Daytona Beach Amateur Radio Assn, Life Member

SKCC 981T

FISTS 10283

SOCARS 3955

Flying Pigs 881

Adventure Radio Society 1862

SOC 706

QSONet (Ask me about this!!!)

Hamsphere (Ask me about this!!!)

AR Newsline Reader & Occasional Anchor

Callsign KB4T 
E-Mail kb4t@kb4t.us
Saturday
Feb042012

Jim Meachen - ZL2BHF

Reporter, Anchor Desk

 

Jim Meachen, ZL2BHF was first licensed in 1967. Jim is active on HF, VHF and UHF. A member of Upper Hutt Branch 63 of NZART since joining as a schoolboy in 1967, he served on the Branch Executive continuously from 1967-79. In 1972-74 he was Branch Secretary and in 1975-76 was Branch President. Jim is a Life Member of the Upper Hutt Branch.

Jim was the Upper Hutt AREC Section Leader during 1973-80. He was sub-editor of the AREC Column in Break-In from 1974-90 and was appointed Deputy to the OC AREC in February 1980, an office held until 1989. In 1980-92 he was AREC Secretary.
  
A member of NZART Council 1977-85 and again 1989-92, was elected by Council in 1991 to be the Vice-President. In April 1992 he became the Association’s President upon the resignation of the then President. Jim was the NZART President for five years to 1997.
    
Jim was involved with the establishment of the former Astral Towers premises of NZART HQ in Upper Hutt and was Chairman of the Headquarters Secretarial Committee 1982-92. He was made an Honorary Life Member of NZART in June 2000. He is the Editor /Presenter of the Association’s Official News Broadcast a role he has held and enjoyed for over 25 years. Jim was the founder Editor of NZART’s two weekly bulletins, HQ-Info-Line.
     
On leaving school in 1970, Jim joined the then NZBC and spent 10 years in the technical areas of television, then followed 15 years in Television Operations Management plus a further 15 years in TVNZ MCR Operations.
     
Now some 40+ years later, Jim has semi-retired and resides in Nelson the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand on NZ’s South Island.

 

Callsign ZL2BHF
E-Mail Jim.m@clear.net.nz
Saturday
Feb042012

Paul Courson - WA3VJB

Reporter

Paul Courson, WA3VJB has been licensed and on the air since 1971 with now-classic rigs that include a Collins 32V2 seen here in a vintage field day event organized by the nostalgic ham specialty magazine Electric Radio. Paul is a broadcast network TV and radio journalist covering events from Washington, DC, and boosts Newsline's coverage of FCC and other regulatory issues in the Nation's Capital.

Callsign WA3VJB
E-Mail wa3vjb@arrl.net
Saturday
Feb042012

Tuck Miller - NF9T

Reporter 

Tuck Miller, NZ6T, got into ham radio in August of 1991. Wasting little time, he became active with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), where he held both an Assistant DEC position, and then became the District Emergency Coordinator for San Diego’s Southern District. Tuck also accepted the positions of Affiliated Club Coordinator, Public Information Coordinator, and Official Observer Coordinator. In 1996, Tuck was appointed to the ARRL WRC99 committee, which proposed new, changes to the Amateur Radio Structure. He was asked to become Assistant Section Manager under the tenure of Pat Bunsold, WA6MHZ. He was the elected Section Manager in April 1998, and re-elected in April 2000. Tuck has been President of the Southbay Amateur Radio Society (SOBARS) since 1997, and also for the Amateur Radio Club of El Cajon for the years, 1996, 1997, and now for the year 2000. Tuck was a Danville, Illinois firefighter before coming to San Diego, where he is now a Train Operator for the San Diego Trolley. He gained a bit of broadcast experience, while serving aboard the USS John F. Kennedy, where he was a DJ for the ships radio station. Also included was a short stint with a Danville radio station as a new reporter. Tuck is married to Evelyn, N6EVE, has 2 daughters, and 2 grandsons. He also held Amateur calls KC6ZEC, K6ZEC,NZ6T, and W3TM. Enjoys Euchre.

Callsign NZ6T
E-Mail nf9t@arrl.org
Saturday
Feb042012

Warren Elly - W1GUD

Reporter

Warren Elly, W1GUD is a native of New York, NY and was first licensed in Stamford , Connecticut in 1966 as a novice, WN1GUD. A year later Warren became a general WA1GUD, a call sign he held as an advanced until 1999, when he obtained the vanity call W1GUD. In February of 2000, Warren upgraded to Extra. Operating for the last 18 years from Tampa, Florida, Warren's interests include weak signal VHF work, digital modes on HF, and CW DX on the low bands. Warren also collects vintage radios, and has a collection of Collins equipment. A member of one of the ARRL's oldest affiliated Amateur Radio Clubs, the Tampa Amateur Radio Club, Warren is a board member of T.A.R.C.. Active in scouting, Warren has staged ham radio demos and operating events at scout camps and schools for over a decade years Amateur Radio lead directly to Warren's profession, with the early days of hamming in the 60's steering him to a life long career in broadcast journalism. His 25 years in the business was only interrupted briefly in the mid 70's, when Warren worked as an editor at 73 Magazine, and then as Sales Manager for the old DenTron Radio in Ohio. After returning to broadcasting and making 11 moves in ten years, from New England to the MIdwest, Warren and his family settled in Tampa , Florida in 1982, where he is the senior reporter for Fox Owned WTVT-TV, the nation's highest rated Fox Station. Warren has reported from all over the U.S., South and Central America, Europe, and the Middle East, and has covered the U.S. Space program for 12 years. He has witnessed over 70 shuttle launches, and has worked scores of QSOs with shuttle and MIR operators. Married with three sons, Warren's oldest son Walter is KC4UCQ, a code technican.

Callsign W1GUD
E-Mail welly@tampabay.rr.com