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Scott Douglass K2SD

 

5BDXCC Honor Roll ARRL Life Member

 

Carolina DX Association Watauga ARC

 

Major Interests: HF DXing, HF/VHF Contesting, QRP DXing

 

1954: First Licensed in Newton, Kansas as WN0WER, Age 12. -
1955: Upgraded to General - W0WER - 1964: Graduated from
University of Kansas, B.S.E.E - 1964: Joined IBM in Kingston, NY.
Programmer on FAA Enroute Air Traffic Control System, First IBM
Time-sharing Multiprocessor/Multiprogramming system, Retail Banking
Systems. - 1964: Callsign changed to W2FPG - 1967: Married Andrea
Patryk (Andy). - 1971: Daughter Gillian born. - 1974: Son Brad born.
- 1974: Upgraded to Extra Class - 1976: Changed Call to K2SD
during brief FCC Vanity Program - 1979: Transferred with IBM to
Charlotte, NC. Continued programming career until 1984 - then
managed various programming projects until 1993. - 1993: Retired
under incentive program from IBM. Made me an offer I couldn't refuse!
- 1996: Moved to the Northwestern North Carolina Mountains near
Boone, NC. Live atop a small (3500') mountain with great views. Has
turned out to be a pretty good HF location as well. - 1997: Went back
to work as a System Administrator for a 200+ network of PC's.

Retired again in 2004,

 

Station Information

Transceivers:

EleCraft K2/K100 THE BEST RADIO I HAVE HAD IN 50 YEARS

K2 includes SSB, DSP, 160M, NB, and KAT100 (Automatic Ant Tuner

Icom 746, Icom 706 MKIIG (Mobile)

Yaesu FT-817

Yaesu FT-100D

Amplifier Alpha 76A (Just a 2-holer)

Computer Gateway 1.7 GHz

Logging ProgramDX4WIN (Highly recommended)

 

Antenna Information

 

160 Meters1/4 wave sloper

80 Meters Inverted Vee - Apex at 60 ft.

40 Thru 10 MetersR-8 Vertical

20 Meters 204BA Yagi at 70 ft.

15/10 Meters Wilson 10/15 duobander at 80 ft.

6 Meters 5-Element Yagi