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John McFarland

Maria Stein 45860
United States, Ohio

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Call data

Last update:2020-10-28 16:13:51
Main prefix:K
Federal state:Ohio
US county:Mercer
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2020-08-22 15:28:54
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no


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 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 and hang out near the shack.

After convincing my parents to add a few allowance dollars 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.

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. While also enjoying tuning to ham operators transmitting on various bands.

Recently, 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.

Married 47 years to my lovely XYL. We have five wonderful children who have bestowed upon us six precious grandchildren. I also enjoy reading, astronomy, genealogy, and R/C aircraft.

Hope to hear on the frequency - -

73’s, John


Receivers: Sangean ATS-803A
Tecsun PPL-880

Antenna: Princeton Skywire 66’ Offset (22’/44’) Center Fed SWL dipole
Attic Installed

Headphones: MFJ-392B

Recorder: Olympus VN-541PC


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