SK Garry Shandling ex-KD6OY

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Shandling won five Emmy Awards — three for “The Larry Sanders Show” — as well as other awards for his writing and comedy performances. As a writer, he may be best known for his work on episodes of “Sanford and Son,” “Welcome Back, Kotter,” and “The Harvey Korman Show.” He won two Peabody Awards. He also appeared in a variety of movies, including “Iron Man 2.

Dream QTH

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Ross Perot’s Place in Bermuda.

psk dilemma

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I’ve been parked on 17 meters mostly this winter. Activity has been waning on CW and SSB so fired up the PSK Signalink USB with FLDigi. I like the simplicity of the program. Then I remembered that I used  Ham Radio Delux with my XP computer flawlessly.  Unfortunately it is not as smooth sailing with Windows 8.1.  When interfacing with my rig the computer blue screens. So I have been running Digital Master 780 and l the logbook without connecting to the rig manually entering the mode and freq.

Above is the recent log.

Nice fall day

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Worked South Cook this week. Nice fall propagation in the early morning.

Mobile balcony mounted antenna

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My balcony mounted antenna high above Clarance Square. 17 Meter resonator.

Russian DX Contest

RUSSIANDX Summary Sheet
Start Date : 2015-03-21
CallSign Used : VE3HEU
Operator(s) : VE3HEU

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : ASSISTED
Band : 40M
Power : LOW
Mode : CW
Default Exchange : 001
Gridsquare : FN03hp
Name : Victor Carnuccio
Address : 352 Front Street West
City/State/Zip : Toronto  ON  M5V 0K3
Country : CANADA

ARRL Section : GTA
Club/Team :
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.4807.0

Band     QSOs     Pts  DXC   OBL
7      19      60    5    0
Total      19      60    5    0

Score : 300
Rig :

Antennas :

Soapbox :

I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
established for amateur radio in my country. My report is
correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be
bound by the decisions of the Contest Committee.

Date : 2015-03-25        Signature : VC

Gibraltar Light House

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International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend 2014

 

 

Cage dipole at brooklyn navy yard

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On my bike ride into Manhattan I pass the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I noticed this antenna and wondered it it is still in use.

Stealth Balcony Mounted Mobile Antenna

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The antenna is a Hustler Mobile whip mounted on a 45 degree angle on the railing of my balcony on the 10th floor. There is no need for radials as the building is concrete with metal framing.  Assuming that the radiation pattern is directly effected by the Vee  shape of the structure facing north west in theory the signal should be several db stronger in the direction of the Vee.  I have been receiving great reports from station in the favorable direction running only 70 watts. The antenna is fed with a 25 foot length of coax leading into the shack.

As you can see in the actual photograph of the building the antenna is low profile in fact is does not show in the photo.  I am currently active on 17 meters mainly until warmer weather so that I can change the resonating coil to other bands.

Antenna on the balcony

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A view from the new location. I have a good shot toward the north northwest.