Thanks for stopping by. My name is Tony. I have been a licensed HAM since 1981. My Amateur Radio activities include HF operations and DXing. I recently
retired as President of TheSAN FRANCISCO RADIO CLUBafter seriving 10 years. I am also Past President
for theNorthern California DX Club
My Other Passion
I started drumming in 1964. After a time away, I returned to drumming with a basic Pearl 5 Drum kit in Red. Recently I assembled a kit just like the one I started with. Here is my Vintage Ludwig Club
Date in Blue Oyster Pear. What a sound!!
12_16_2018 I am honored as the 2018 Inductee into the San Francisco Radio ClubHall of Fame. A humbling
SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: During my first trip to Italy I was invited to operate from much-wanted HV0A! As you can see it's a very nice shack located at the Pontifical North American College on Vatican
My host: Francesco IK0FVC. He is a very friendly and accommodating person. I am happy for the opportunity to meet and get to know Francesco.
While in Rome I made a point to vist MAS.CAR which is one of the local Amateur Radio Stores. Owner Nicola IZ0OWE broke out an Icom IC-7100 for me to play with. Nicola is a very gracious host with
whom my wife and I were treated to dinner that evening along with Luca IK0YYY.
Okay so let's add 40 meters! September 11, 2018 my friend Scott AF6RT works hard to install my new 40 meter Rotatable Dipole.
That's a lot of hardware! But, it does expand my capabilities. With a qth elevation just under 1000ft and 360 degrees of unobstructed view this is becoming an excellent DXing location.
Sept. 29, 2017: Replaced the KT-34A with two new yagis. Both designed by Tom Schiller N6BT. Top: Next Generation SS3SS for 10, 15 & 20 Meters, Bottom; DXr-W221 with 12, 17 & 30
Another look. Awesome coverage.
11-18-14 Added a GAP Titan DX antenna to my roof. this is a trapped Vertical with its own counterpoise. Initial tests of this multibander are expceptional!
In July 2014 I represented the San Francisco R$adio Club at the ARRL 100th Anniversary Convention in Hartford,CT.
I had fun operating W100AW from the W1AW facility in Newington, T. It was a very exciting and rewarding trip.
Meet my wife Karen (CAR -N).
As of 2017 married 35 years.
Never have I met anyone else
so bright, intelligent and so
full of life!
I truly love you KAREN.
Say hello to Lucas W6AER.
Like myself an avid DXer who
is my neighbor and good
friend! He has a nice web site: http://www.w6aer.com/