Amateur Radio...It's more than just a hobby!


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 The SAN FRANCISCO RADIO CLUB after seriving 10 years. I am also Past President for the Northern 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 Club Hall of Fame. A humbling experience!

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 property.

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 Meters 

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.