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Francis M Gallo

Harleysville 19438
United States, PA

NA
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Call data

Last update:2013-02-08 06:05:16
QTH:near Philadelphia
Continent:NA
Views:547
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:PA
US county:Montgomery
Latitude:40.2291667
Longitude:-75.3750000
Locator:FN20HF
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
Website:www.wv2m.com
ULS record:936693

Most used bands

40m
(29%)
20m
(29%)
15m
(20%)
80m
(13%)
10m
(8%)

Most used modes

SSB
(49%)
CW
(27%)
RTTY
(18%)
JT65
(5%)
PSK31
(3%)

QSL data

Last update:2013-02-08 06:13:36
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

I was first licensed in 1968 after I took my "Novice" test proctored by N2BY, Lou Koch (SK 2003), a local ham who introduced amateur radio to me and a friend. Back in those days, you could take the novice test by mail that was administered from a local general class or higher ham who would act as a proctor, who would send in the test papers to the FCC. You were given one year to upgrade to the next class of license which I did in 1969 when I obtained my General Class ticket. I had to travel to the FCC region 2 office in Manhattan to take the test. My first rigs were Heathkits which I built. My novice rig was a HW-16 crystal controlled CW XCVR loaded into a long wire antenna followed by a HW-100 SSB rig feeding a vertical antenna when I upgraded to General.

After a 10 year hiatus from amateur radio during which I let my license lapse, I obtained my Advanced ticket in September 1989 followed by my Extra 3 weeks later. By then I had moved from Mamaroneck, NY to Fishkill, NY about 60 miles further up the Hudson Valley. I dusted off my HW-100 and sure enough it fired up after 10 years of storage in an unconditoned attic!

I upgraded to a Yaesu solid state transceiver in the early 90s and sold the HW-100 (I regret doing that now). I now have a Kenwood TS-2000, an Ameritron AL-811 Linear, and a DX-88 vertical antenna.

I like working DX as well as rag chewing.

Hope to catch you on the bands.

73,

Frank

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

Transceiver:
Kenwood TS-2000

Amplifier:
Ameritron AL-811

Antenna:
DX-88 Vertical

Mic:
Behringer C-2 & Heil Classic Pro

Equalizer:
Behringer Xenyx X1204USB


  

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