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NEW MEMBER

VE3BFU
JANA
TORONTO, ONTARIO
CANADA

#14
2

NEW MEMBER

W5DC
JAY
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
USA
#143

NEW MEMBER

W1DIG
LOU
PROSPECT, CONNECTICUT
USA
#144





Jana, VE3BFU, got into ham radio by first becoming a short wave listener and then studying as a Radio Officer on a ship. He switched his line of interest and became an Electronic Technician. In 1980, he joined the Radio Society of Sri Lanka and was assigned the call
4S7JN in 1984. Afterwards, Jana went to work in Oman as Radio Technician. He was unable to enjoy Ham Radio there but volunteered to be a technical monitor for the BBC, DW and RN from 1988 to 1994.

He went to the UAE from 1996 to 2002 and worked as a Technician for Etisala. He migrated to Canada in 2002 and got the call sign VE3BFU. Jana mainly operates HF. His other areas of interest include swimming and nature. He is currently employed as a Radio Technician for the Toronto Police Department. He is currently 55 years old.

 




Jay has recently become active again after being off the air for almost four decades.  He was first licensed in 1964 at the age of 13 in Wyoming.  His main interests back then were CW, DX, and home-brewing equipment (building a legal-limit amp from scratch at age 15). He retired on an airpark near Phoenix and currently enjoys learning about and experimenting with antennas, doing HF field-work, and chasing rare DX.  He recently built a completely self-contained (including battery) radio-go-box that covers HF/VHF/UHF (
SEE MEMBERS PAGE).  Living in Arizona, Jay is also a professional camper.

His working career was 42 years in RF Engineering, primarily military ECM and radar, and also space communications. 

 

 


How Lou W1DIG got interested in Radio. It was 1953 Lou was 8 years old. His mother was shopping down town Waterbury, CT. They came upon a store with all kinds of toys and other stuff. Lou spotted a red rocket about 4 inches high with an ear phone and antenna wire with an alligator clip at the end. This was a crystal radio so his mother paid 3 dollars and the radio went home with Lou. That evening he was listening to local AM radio stations in Waterbury at the time there were three. Later on in his teens he bought a communication receiver and DX'ed the broadcast band and even sent for QSL cards / Letters. Also listened to shortwave stations and amateur radio. In 1979 he met up with one of the business people he spoke with on CB in the late 50's and early 60's. He became a Ham radio operator WA1YKR (SK now). He got Lou busy studying the code and theory and gave him the novice test and KA1DIG was on the air. He enjoy chasing the DXCC entries and states. Lou also enjoyed giving something back to amateur radio he became a QSL manager for 3 Bahama stations and went on 20 plus dxpeditions for IOTA (islands on the air). He also met his XYL through radio she also became a ham KA1JGC. He also has a wonderful son and daughter in law with two granddaughters. His main employment was a Telephone Man, Central Office Technician for SNET Co and SBC and now AT&T 30 years in telephony. Itís funny how one very little thing like a crystal radio would become your main hobby for life. At 72 years old he is still chasing DX. You might hear him say from time to time, ď Itís a new band country, yessssss! ď

 

 

 

KG0YL-NANCY'S NEW 4 EL 40 METER M2 YAGI

 

 

7163 GROUP WELCOMES HC5/WB4OZM-DAVD
SOLAR POWER PORTABLE FROM CUENCA EQUADOR


 

 

WB2REM OPERATES TI5 FROM TI5/WA8NJR'S QTH
SAN RAMON, COSTA RICA

TI5/WB2REM


ON THE SAN JUAN RIVER, NICARAGUA
 

KE2D-BOB, WB2REM-JIM, WA8NJR-BYRON

 

7163 GROUPS T42US DX EXPEDITION TO HAVANA, CUBA
OCTOBER 2016 QST ARTICLE BY WB2REM (CLICK)

 

 

 

KG0YL-NANCY AND GLEN'S TRIP TO
 AUSTRIA, HUNGARY AND GERMANY

 

 


JIM-WB2REM VISITS CUBA
OPERATES T42A AT CO2FRC
(8-1-16)
 

VINALES (PINAR DEL RIO REGION)

WB2REM OPERATING T42A AT THE FRC STATION

VERADERO BEACH


CAVE NEAR PINAR DEL RIO


FRC(L-R) JUAN-CO2JD, PEDRO,FRC PRESIDENT-CO2RP, JORGE-CO2II, JIM-WB2REM, ROBERTO-CM2KL/KM2KL (FAR RIGHT)

FRC AWARD DISPLAY CASE

PARQUE CENTRAL- HAVANA

JIM, WB2REM AND ROBERTO, CM2KL IN HIS SHACK
VERADERO BEACH AMUSEMENT PARK. GOT BOB ON THE BUMPER CARS. LEFT FRONT ALBERTO, BOB'S SON

 

 

NANCY-KG0YL'S MINNESOTA CABIN, SCENERY AND WILDLIFE

 

 

 

STEVE-W4SJT VISITS GENE-K5PA
AT HIS QTH IN LEANDER, TEXAS (WEST OF AUSTIN)


GENE-K5PA and STEVE-W4SJT

DUALING YAPSTERS




(L-R) GENE-K5PA,STEVE-W4SJT,
CAROLYN-AD5HP (GENE'S XYL) and TERRI-(W4SJT's XYL)



CONGRATULATIONS GENE K5PA!!!!!!
 FOR MAKING THE COVER OF QEX MAGAZINE
JULY/AUGUST 2016


RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) SURGE RATINGS FOR TRANSMISSIONS INTO REACTIVE LOADS

BY K5PA- GENE HINKLE



CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE (PDF)


 




 


KG0YL-NANCY WITNESSES A SPACEX LAUNCH AT CAPE CANAVERAL, FL

 



 

KB2RF/Air Mobile
RICK MAKES QSO'S ON THE GROUP
ON ROUTE FROM NORTH JERSEY TO BALTIMORE
@21000FT
(5-13-16)



 

CE0Y/LU4DXU-HENRY
EASTER ISLAND
VISITS THE GROUP
(4-27-16)



 

SHACK

 


VERTICAL


 



 

WA1KBE "YANKEE STEVE'S" NEW SHACK LAYOUT
(3-1-16)

 


 

 

7163 GROUP PARTY 2016 AT THE ORLANDO HAMCATION AND KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
(CLICK TO SEE ALL OF THE PHOTOS)
Photos Courtesy of W4GAL, K9DIG and WB2REM

 

 

 

 

K5PA, GENE
ENJOYING HIS NEW 
YAPSTER HEADSET
Plus
His Stealth Backyard Vertical
 

 

 


 

KE5EE- STAN'S NEW STATION IN MOLINO, FLORIDA
(Click To See The Full Picture Gallery)
 



 


THE BEST OF 7163 "HALL OF FAME"

 

T42US JOINT CUBAN/USA DX EXPEDITION TEAM
Havana, Cuba

 

7163 Group Members (L-R Gordon-WB0TKL, Jim-WB2REM, Mark-WC3W, Mr. Rodriguez-CO2RP (FRC President), Bob-CM2KL and Nancy-K9DIG

 

 

7163 GROUP MEN/WOMAN IN BLACK
TAKE ON THE ALIENS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS --  ORLANDO, FL

(L-R TOP STEVE-W4SJT, GORDON-WB0TKL, DON-N7BD)
(L-R) BOTTOM NANCY-K9DIG, JODY-W4SLD, JIM-WB2REM)

 


 

ROBERT-K5SOK  "THE ALLIGATOR HUNTER"
(8-31-14)


 

7163 ARCHIVES

CLICK TO SEE ARCHIVE #1 (10-14-12 to 2-22-13)

 

 

7163 ARCHIVE #6 (8-21-16 to ?)

K4MT-Gary and K4MTT-Kathy  OLD/NEW Station
OPERATING ON THE USS INTREPID (NYC)
(L-R) W6SFG-BRUCE, WB2REM-JIM AND WA3KEY-NORM
NANCY K9DIG'S MINNESOTA LOG CABIN RETREAT
(CLICK TO SEE FULL PHOTO GALLERY)

K5YG Bill Running 850' of Wire for an 160m Beverage Receiving Antenna

 

 

FAR EAST MEETS FAR WEST
1-9-16

Glen, Nancy and Reese Log Cabin In The Winter
W6SFG BRUCE SUFFERS ANTENNA DOWNING FROM MASSIVE TREE FALL
(2-22-16)
       

 

 

 

Last Updated 1-17-17