My home station: Yaesu FTdx3000 Transceiver and FL-7000 Solid State 500W Amplifier – totally integrated. I use LOGic logging program, with MixW Software and WJST-X for digital modes, N1MM+ and N3FJP for contests – software controls everything from logging, looking up QSL data, and adding the QSO information from the rig (it’s defaulted to a premium QRZ.COM lookup – when we QSO I can see you too!). I also have a dedicated 2M/440 FM Kenwood V-71 that runs 55W to an AR-270 @ 45 feet. I’m in my “dog house” (ham shack) – a 10×14 exterior building fully insulated and finished with: 100A AC electric service, Air Conditioning (yeah, it gets hot in Florida!), Heat (yeah, I live in NORTH Florida!!), Cable HDTV, Hi-Speed Internet, fully equipped workbench, and more.
Antennas: Mosley Hybrid MP-33-M 3EL 10/15/20 beam at 38′; 3 EL 6M beam at 40′; 2m/70cm vertical at 45′; and an Off-Center Fed wire antenna for 160M – 6M at 35 feet. All coax is Times-Microwave LMR-400.
I work all bands/modes, from 160M to 70cm, SSB, CW, Digital (FT4/FT8, PSK31, RTTY, JT65, and SSTV), AM, FM, and I QSL 100% via LoTW, eQSL, ARRL Bureau, and of course direct too. I am a “rabid” contester, and I love digital, CW and QRP – I work most of the major contests throughout the year if I can. I upload my logs usually the same day, and mail hard cards weekly (usually Monday morning via snail mail). I also do QRP portable in public parks, national forests, parking lots, hotels, pavilions, fields, picnic tables, the back of a rental car or wherever else I can get active in the field! I have an Elecraft KX-3 (QRP) and Yaesu FT-991A (100W), Buddipole, Hamsticks, SuperAntenna, and End Fed Wires that just loves the outdoors! Take a look at my “Portable Ops“ page for more. I like to build stuff too, mostly QRP CW….but for some reason, can’t seem to find the time….geez…wonder why!!! Hi hi hi! I have a page for “that stuff” too, look under the “I Built This!” Page!
ARRL Life Member *Quarter Century Wireless Association Life Member * QCWA Citrus Chapter #45 Life Member * Florida Contest Group * OMISS #6900 * 10-10 #42514; QRP/ARCI #12419 * SKCC #8793* NAQCC #5913 * 4SQRP #150* FoxTango and many other groups. Look at my “Memberships” page for more on these groups and organizations.
Daytona Beach Amateur Radio Association past President (1992-1996,1999-2003); Vice-President (1998); Director (1990, 1991, 1997); DBARA Ham of the Year (1995, 2009), President’s Award (1996, 1997). Association Secretary (2004).Former DBARA License Trustee (K4BV) and Association Treasurer (2011-2012).
Daytona Beach CERT ARC President (2005-Current) and License Trustee (N4DAB). QSL Manager for N4DAB.
Rag Chewers Club (1978); Old Timers Club (1991); 5BDXCC (currently at 330 countries), 5BWAC, 5BWAS, WAZ, WPX (1,150), DXCC Challenge Awards. Volunteer Examiner (1996); Official Observer (1991); ARRL Awards DXCC Card Checker for HF and VHF; ARRL ARECC Field Instructor and Mentor.
Former two-term ARRL Northern Florida Section Manager, elected July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018.
Current President of the North American CW QRP Club, Inc. (NAQCC).
ARRL November SS Clean Sweep 1993 to 2004 (11 years in a row! – Yes, my favorite contest!!); and Clean Sweeps for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 too!!!! Musta’ been the Clean Sweep Mug I drank from and the Ham Radio Shirt I wore for the contest. Yeah, I really do believe in that stuff!!!!
Graduate of University of Central Florida; BS Criminal Justice, MS Criminal Justice.
Retired Police Captain, Daytona Beach Police Department (Retired in October of 2010) – still active part-time. Certified as a Florida Professional Emergency Manager; DHS/FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner; City Emergency Management/EOC Director (1998-2008, 2012-2020).
Adjunct Faculty at the University of Central Florida; University of Phoenix; Daytona State College; Keiser University, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Leadership Academy.
Instructor, DHS/FEMA, National Emergency Training Center, Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, MD;USCG Noble Training Center, Anniston, AL; NIMS Support Center, Somerset, KY; CBP Advanced Training Center, Harper’s Ferry, WV.