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The WY2E amateur radio station is located in Dutchess County; the Mid Hudson River Valley Region of New York State. Extra Class Amateur Radio License; First licensed in 2006 and FCC First Class Radio Telephone Operators License (General Radio Operator License) 1969. My first commercial station assignment in US Army was at AFKN Radio & TV, Pusan Korea in 1967 as station engineer.

First licensed as KC2QFR.

Grid FN31bo, ITU Region 8, CQ 5

QSL: eQSL.cc, LoTW, globalQSL.com preferred for DX Cards. Bureau and Direct are okay.

A self addressed envelope means a faster reply. Postage nice, but not necessary. Post cards in the US are fine.

Email notification is always nice if you are sending a paper QSL: WY2E@arrl.net

See select eQSL cards in my QSL Photo library on Picassao

Clubs:
Digital Modes Club DMC# 0860 | Feld Held Club FH# 0911

30m Digital Group 30MDG# 0984 | PODXS 070# 765

European PSK Club EPC#

I hope to meet you on the airwaves.
Thanks for stopping by... 73 de WY2E , Fred



Friday, January 27, 2012

2m L-Antenna

Recently I built a 2 meter L- Antenna, which is just a horizontal dipole with one side moved to a vertical position. Models show at least 6 dbi of gain at 16ft high. Any lower and gain drops significantly. Feed slight off center to get best match to 50 ohms. Bandwidth good enough to run CW, SSB, and FM.

Having both vertical and horizontal polarization makes it a good for all modes. Easy to build with a variety of materials and very low cost, even if you need to buy some hardware.When I get time I will provide photos and more details.

73 de Fred KC2QFR