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Russell (Russ) Abbey

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United States, VA

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Call data

Previous call:KG4MAV
Last update:2022-07-06 20:20:16
QTH:Southwest Mountains of Virginia
Main prefix:K
Federal state:VA
US county:Floyd
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:3805533

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2022-07-06 20:25:10
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:If you use EQSL, please let me know as I don't get info from them very often. Also I have stopped using the Bureau do to a problem I had one time.


I was medically retired from the US Navy in 1988 due to a back injury. We moved from Virginia Beach, VA to Floyd County Virginia in 1994 and haven't looked back yet. When we moved up here, I set up a wood shop for my hobby, and that ended 3 years later when I fell into the table saw. Luckily it was off, but all the same it brought home the fact that I was on dangerous ground. :) The falling has gotten worse over the years now, so I sold the wood shop and had to have a new hobby. I got to thinking, I had enjoyed CB or 11 meters back in the late 60's and 70's and had liked learning about the electronics side of it. I went to the ARRL's website and bought the Technician book and haven't looked back since. While it took me awhile to go from Tech to General it was due to the pain killers I had to take. :( Once I got my General I have enjoyed HF an awful lot. Don't get me wrong here, I enjoyed the 6, 2 meter and 70 centimeter bands especially sideband,and still do but on HF I have met an awful lot of wonderful and interesting people.


I have an Yaesu FT-2000D with the DMU for it. I also have the following Yaesu equipment;
FT-2700, FT-5100, 2-FT-8800, 2-FTM-400D, FT-847. Icom 706mk2g mobile HF, with a Tar Heal 200H, another FT-8800 in the truck, 2 Kenwood TH F6A HT's, Yaesu FTM-400D, Yaesu FT1D HT, Several Yaesu FT-901DM non working radios and 2 in parts. :) I bought a Baofeng HT that I am experimenting with. I manage the W4FCV repeater system in Floyd County. The W4FCV is now on System Fusion, and hopefully we will be able to have a UHF of the same here shortly.
I am a member of the Floyd County Amateur Radio Society W4FCV, Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club W4CA, and the New River Valley ARC N4NRV. I try to support the local Clubs as much as my pocket will allow, but there are times I fall behind and the Clubs are gracious to get anything when they can. They do understand my limitations so there seems to be no problems. I do enjoy being around fellow hams, they are so much better people than I expected in 2001 when I first got licensed. \

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