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Bill Yoreo

West Hartford 061191533
United States, CT

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Call data

Last update:2020-08-12 00:13:46
Main prefix:K
Federal state:CT
US county:Hartford
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:236043

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Last update:2020-08-12 00:11:59
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


Greetings from New England. I have been in ham radio for 58 years. I was first licensed in 1960 as KN1TRS. First rig was a BC 342 and ART 13 feeding an off center fed wire. I spent many nights working cw on 80 and 40 meters. What a thrill that was to me as a 12 year old and the hobby still is more than 50 years later !

The equipment in CT is a FT1000mp MK V, Icom 7610, Icom 9100 with 1296 installed, 3 new laptop computers added and all networked. HF 3 element tir bander, 43 foot vertical, wire antennas for 160 - 40 meters, yagis for 6, 2, 220, 432 and 1.2ghz.

I am married to Judy, N1JY for 44 years. We have 3 children and 11 grand children. Judy is also a extra class ham.

We have houses in France and Switzerland so look for us as homecall / F and HB9. The house in Switzerland is at 4500 feet and has breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps !

The most rewarding job I had was teaching at the American School for the Deaf which is the first and oldest school for the deaf in the United States. I ended my work there as one of the Directors for the school.

Now retired I enjoy radio, sports cars, hunting and fishing along with computers, space science and race horses. I am a big Rugby fan since our Grandson Kevin played for the West Hartford Black Hearts and the New England All Star teams.

I love to hunt and do upland bird hunting on horse back in upstate NY ! The horses have been taught to ignore the shot gun noise. Just amazing. I get to enjoy two hobbies at the same time. Hunting and riding ! I have two Gordon setters that do most of the work. Wonderful dogs and super noses !

We have four dogs in CT. 2 Dachshunds (Otto and Luther) , 2 Basset Hounds (Ollie and Chloe) along with 2 Manx cats (Ellie and Liam both tailless cats from the Isle of Man) , 2 Flemish Giants (rabbits) and a bunch of Koi pond fish.

All Qsl cards can be sent to the home address above or the post office address below.

No need for SASE, IRC, or Green Stamps. I will be happy to mail any card you need for our contact. SWL reports always welcome and Qsl card sent ! All Lighthouse operations and Satellite operations get cards mailed from the log. No card needed to request qsl just send an email.

My log is uploaded every 2 weeks to LOTW, Clublog, HRDlog and

I am an Official Observer (OO) in the ARRL/FCC program.

Memberships in the ARRL, RSGB, AMSAT, ARLHS 212, Mediterraneo Dx Club 818 and EPC 10612.

DXCC Honor Roll 334, 5 Band DXCC, Mixed, CW, Phone, Digital DXCC awards, plus WAS and WAZ.

I work on amplifiers for other hams. Collins 30L1 and Ameritron 811, 800, 80A or B are the amps I enjoy working on most. I have a large supply of 811A , 572B and 3-500z tubes on hand and I am always looking for Svetlana 811A, 811HD and 572Bs. If you have any let me know...

Projects for 2020 are Long Delayed Echoes (LDE) observation and weak signal work on VHF and UHF bands including satellites. Laser communication systems are also a big interest. Picture reception from the NOAA weather satellites is done daily.

I also enjoy restoring Western Union self winding wall clocks. I have five that I have restored and looking for more of these wonderful large old wall clocks. Most date from the early 1900's.

I look forward to the changing nature of the hobby and to its future.

73 to all who share this wonderful hobby.

Bill - K1WY

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