Scott Douglass K2SD
5BDXCC Honor Roll ARRL Life Member
Carolina DX Association Watauga ARC
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,
EleCraft K2/K100 – THE BEST RADIO I HAVE HAD IN 50 YEARS
Icom 746, Icom 706 MKIIG (Mobile)
Amplifier Alpha 76A (Just a 2-holer)
Computer Gateway 1.7 GHz
Logging ProgramDX4WIN (Highly recommended)
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