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Scott Houze Phillips

Plano 75075
United States, TX

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Call data

Last update:2017-12-08 22:59:59
Continent:NA
Views:72
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:TX
Latitude:33.0244340
Longitude:-96.7487919
Locator:EM13PA
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:3756674
Issued:2015-11-21

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2017-12-08 22:15:58
eQSL QSL:no
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:no

Biography

I'm originally from Pittsburgh Pa., I've lived in North Carolina, Florida, and Colorado before settling down in Plano Texas to raise some kids. Not sure, sometimes I wonder if they didn't raise me. Two boys with a previous wife, and a step son with the current wife. In 2015 the kids were finally grown and I decided there was now time for the bucket list. Since I was 8 years old I'd always wanted to be a ham, but there never seemed to be the time. A pity, as I had gotten a FCC 1st class license in the early 1980's for professional reasons and should have just studied a bit and gotten a ham license then!

In 2015 I finally went for it, passing the technician and general tests one weekend and passed the extra class test the following weekend. I'm having great fun with it since then. Gear seems to follow me home for some reason. I am fond of some of the old Heathkit gear I remember drooling over as a kid, so easy to find and repair. I had fun taking a completely messed up SB230 and converting it to run a Russian tube with forced air cooling. Worked out much better than the original ever would have.

Spend most of my time on 20m and 40m right now, as the sunspot cycle isn't very kind to us. HOA won't let me have a tower for a great antenna, but I did talk them into a hexbeam. It does very well for me at about 35 agl on the roof, even if the neighbors do look at me funny!

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Equipment

Kenwood TS-590
Alinco DR-635T
Icom IC-706
Icom IC-751A
Heathkit SB-104A
Heathkit SB-230 (heavily modified)
Heathkit SB-614 station monitor
Heathkit SB-634 station Console
Heathkit HD-1481 remote antenna switch
MFJ-989C Tuner
MFJ-891 HF SWR / power meter
Daiwa CN-801V VHF / UHF SWR/watt meter
SDR Play
NA4RR Hex beam antenna
DXCC Alpha-Delta fan dipole antenna
Homebrew 20m dipole


..and a nice test bench of test equipment...



  

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