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WA8095SWL

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John McFarland

Maria Stein 45860
United States, Ohio

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Call data

Last update:2018-06-10 18:07:52
Continent:NA
Views:63
Main prefix:K
Federal state:Ohio
US county:Mercer
Latitude:40.4078249
Longitude:-84.4932862
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2018-05-28 22:51:03
eQSL QSL:no
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:no

Biography

My interest in Shortwave radio began in my early years. I grew up in a small town where two “Hams” lived only a couple blocks down the street from our home. One of which owned and operated a Radio/TV store where he had his shack in a rear room of the store. I would ride my bike there, often with neighborhood friends to purchase small electronic goodies, to hang out near the shack.

After badgering my parents to “kick in” a few extra bucks I was able to purchase a Hallicrafters S38-E receiver, set-up a wire antenna through my bedroom window to the unattached garage, and started listening to the world.

Then came a drivers license, high school, college, and marriage - - my SWL’ing hobby waned and I sold the S38-E.

Then nearly 30 years later the first Gulf War was on and I purchased a Sangean ATS-803A portable SW receiver to keep up with events and to hear the prospective of other countries around the World. Also enjoying tuning to Ham operators transmitting on SSB.

Now, a few years after retirement, I decided to become active again in SWL’ing and added a newer portable receiver along with some accessories. Most of my listening is on 20, 40, and 80 meters SSB.

Hope to hear on the frequency - -

73’s, John

Equipment

Receivers: Sangean ATS-803A
Tecsun PPL-880

Antenna: Sangean ANT-60 (23’ wire)

Headphones: MFJ-392B

Recorder: Olympus VN-541PC

  

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