Hi. Name here is Stu. I am a retired Maintenance worker for the New York City Housing Authority. (31 yrs.) I have been a Ham Radio operator since 1994. Was introduced to the hobby in 1993 by friends KB2LQJ , KF2IC and the others at the KCRA (Kings county Repeater Assn. (Brooklyn NY) and NYCRA (New York City Repeater Assn.. Ive been hooked to the hobby ever since. It is a great hobby and I have met some great people. Also I have been involved with the American Red Cross of Greater NY (Staten Island chapter since 1999 with the DAT. Disaster action Team...Worked many disasters small and large scale including the worst of the worst.(you know what I mean). also shelter ops as needed with ham radio as a powerful tool to get info to ARES including Logistics, , ETC. As you can see from some of the pictures I am into many things, Like: collecting advertising Collecting and repairing vintage advertising machines. and of course Ham radio. working in my garage/shop/shack. to me is relaxing. Always something to do. I hope to get involved with some of the local clubs, meet fellow hams in South Carolina. I Recently upgraded to General Class.. Looking forward to upgrading to Amateur Extra soon.
Currently using a Yaesu 736R with a yaesu MD-1 mic. Icom IC-718 all band HF rig with a CHA EMCOMM 3 BASE ANTENNA ,Thanks to the advice of KN4PZE Louis and KD2OJQ Jaques. Thanks to KD2OQJ Jaques for installing the ECOMM 3across the roof. Definately HOA Proof.( works great)., A Yaesu FTM-100D Powered by an MFJ-4245MV 40 v switching power supply, Retevis 9000D 220MHz radio. Due to HOA rules etc. all my antennas are in the attic including a Tri-Band Mag mount, Dual Band J-POLE, and a 1.25 meter J-POLE