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A. Robert Pantazes

Cape Coral 33990-7702
United States, FL

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Call data

Last update:2018-08-03 11:01:09
QTH:Fort Myers , FL
Main prefix:K
Federal state:FL
US county:Lee
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:2
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:2621157

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QSL data

Last update:2018-08-03 10:59:19
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


My Personal W2ARP Web site is at
Since January 2010, I was given the privilege to be the QSL Manager for Raoul, ZS1REC of South Africa. Please enclose an SASE (US only), SAE for out of the country QSL cards plus IRC or $ (Green Stamps) to cover the QSL cards & return postage cost. I am a member of the QSL Managers Society,
I have been a Ham Radio Operator since Sept. of 1993; my previous call was N2WRD until May 2004 when I choose W2ARP as my vanity call.
Some of my awards are DXCC, WAC & WAS.
I am on the air with DX, contesting, QRP, portable /mobile and general rag chewing. HF, CW, PSK, RTTY VHF and UHF.
Even though my first name is Angelo, I am known by my middle name, Robert or Bob.
I have been in the electronics field for over 40 years. I am now retired, my last job at the William Hughes FAA Tech Center, at the Atlantic City International Airport, as a Lab Technician. Before going to the FAA I was in charge of the Field Engineers at MetroCall Paging in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
I had a Part Time job with Broadcast Sciences, maintaining broadcast station and Streaming Video to cell phones, high power transmitters, until the Workers Comp made me fully disable from a ladder accident at the FAA Tech Center.They could have keep the money in exchange for letting me continue to work at my dream job at Broadcast Science.

My wife Peri Jayne has her ticket, KC2AHL and we live in Fort Myers, FL.
We moved to Fort Myers, FL from Northfield, NJ in October 2013.
I am Past President of the ARRL Radio Club, Southern Counties Amateur Radio Association or SCARA .
In January 2001 I was honored by SCARA with the award of, “Amateur of the Year for 2000”.

I am a member of the Fort Myers Amatuer Radio Club and I am also a member of the Cape May County Amateur Radio Club, N2CMC ,this club is one of the best General Amateur Radio clubs in the area. Their repeater N2CMC is on 146.610 (-) 88.5 CTCSS and located near the Garden State Parkway exit 12 in Cape May Court House.
I do a lot of DX, so I am also a member and treasurer of the South Jersey DX Association, N2CW or SJDXA, Our club station is at the end of Murphy Road (as in Murphy’s Law) east of state highway 9 in West Creek, NJ. We have use of a 300 foot tower at the WYRS-FM broadcast site, plus additional 20 acres for antennas. SJDXA does participate in 3 CW & 1 Phone 160 meter contests each year, we do very well in the standings.
I also hold membership in the following clubs & organizations; the ARRL, Area Repeater Coordination Council (local repeater coordinator), QRP Amateur Radio Club, E-CARS 7.255 # 20214, 10-10 International #74851, MARAC #4303 and The Chaverim of Delaware Valley.
My Ham Shack is in the 3rd bedroom of our QTH. I use a computer in the shack, for Logging, look-ups, DX clusters, Packet and VoIP. The computer is networked via a small LAN to a Cable MODEM. My HF/6M/2M/70CM rig is a 100 watt Kenwood TS-2000, Ameritron AL-811 RF Amp, with a Vibrocube key, the mike is a Heil model GM, Ameritron AL-811 RF Amp,the QRP rig is a Yaesu FT-817ND. For CW I built a K40 CW Keyer and I keep in service a Autek Research QF-1A for analog audio filtering. I have HF antennas, in the Attic of the QTH. For the 2 meters side of the TS-2000 I have a 5-element beam. I did modified a Staples "That was Easy" button for a desk top PTT switch I sent the write up to QST's Hints and Kinks and it was in the Oct 2011 magazine.
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Worked DXCCs:


FT 450D
FT 991A
Ameritron AL-811
Vibroplex Vibrocube
QRP Yaesu FT-817ND

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