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Richard Alan Barsky

Jacksonville 322502127
United States, FL

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Call data

Last update:2017-06-23 15:57:15
QTH:Jacksonville FL USA
Main prefix:K
Federal state:FL
US county:Duval
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:834409

QSL data

Last update:2016-09-29 13:26:36
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


Amateur radio has been my principle hobby since 1966 when at the age of 14, I was introduced to the airwaves via Nevin P. Otis, W6MXL (now silent key). I will always be grateful for his kind assistance and interest in promoting this international fraternity of radio enthusiasts. Ham radio "moved" with me through High School (Needham, MA), college years (Class of '74 at Colgate University Hamilton NY) and graduate school (Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Class of 1976). As a marketing manager, I have remained "mobile" -- working for Gillette Personal Care Division, (Boston, MA) Johnson & Johnson Personal Products, (Milltown, NJ), Shulton Toiletries (Wayne, NJ), Alberto Culver (Chicago, IL), Maybelline Cosmetics (Memphis, TN), Beatrice Meats - Swift/Eckrich (Chicago, IL), Land O Lakes (Arden Hills, MN), Bongrain North America Field Packing Co. (Owensboro, KY) where I served as Vice President of Marketing. In 1999, I organized First Coast Hospitality Group, a seafood restaurant company DBA Johnny Leverock's Seafood House-Jacksonville, Florida. Most recently, I served as Vice President of Marketing for Marietta Corporation. Carol, my XYL (KA9SOF) and Flower our miniature schnauzer (K9DOG) complete my family. She is an occasional "ham radio" author. Look for the June, 1999 issue of 73 Magazine (Cover Story). We enjoy travel to other countries and the opportunity to meet other amateur radio families. I am active in several modes including: SSTV, ATV, SSB, FM and Satellite Communications. Internet activity has also been a part of our communication interests as well. Other hobbies include a small collection of antique phonographs: 1908 Victor Talking Machine, 1923 Victor Victrola model 125 and a 1921 Sears Cecilian model. I have about 300 records representing the popular music of the accoustic era ranging from 1909 - 1929. I enjoy playing these recordings at local nursing homes. Most recently, I have been slowly restoring a 1928 Ford Model A Sport Coupe.


Kenwood TS990s
SPE Expert 2K
Heil PR 40 microphone
3 El SteppIR with 30/40 mtr driven element / Green Heron RT21D rotator control
Delta Loop modified G5RV antenna as inverted vee (apex 40') Inv. Vee for 60 mtrs.
Kenwood TS480AT for remote base communications
2017 Chevy Volt (mobile) Currently replaced by RemoteShack (
Icom 7000
SGC-500 power cube linear 500 watts
Hi Q 6/160
N2VZ turbo tuner
TG 80 amp (120 amp peak) regulating power supply
Timewave ANC4 noise canceling device
Heil mobile HMIC microphone

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