Steven J Fraasch
Nancy and I spending our 25th anniversary in Chicago (May 2010). Why the University of Wisconsin hat ? Our sons recently graduated from there. Imagine attending a Big 10 university, and your team reaches the Rose Bowl 3 times out of 4 during your tenure. Go Badgers !
I am a RF/hardware/systems engineer and design RF ablation generators at Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Solutions, Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure, Mounds View, MN. I have the perfect job: it allows me to think and create all day long. It is extremely gratifying to envision and implement medical therapies, then witness patients benefiting from one's efforts.
I was originally licensed as a novice (WN0DSJ) in Feb 1971, and have been K0SF since 1977. I enjoy home-brewing, DXing, and some contesting. I paper QSLL 100%. I am also on EQSL.
73, Steve, K0SF
Antennas (My designs using K6STI "AO"):
17m/12m: 4/4 el yagi, 20' boom, 71'
15m/10m: 4/6 el yagi, 30' boom, 83'
6m: 6 el yagi, 20' boom, 90'
30m/20m: 2/6 el yagi, 44' boom, 124'
80m/40m (2014): 2/3 el driven yagi, 46' boom, 130'
160m (2015): 2 el phased array (tower shown & 2nd radiator)
Tower: Rohn 55G with K0XG rotating rings, Idiom Press Rotor-EZ & CDE Ham-II Controller
Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark-V transceiver
Ameritron AL-1500 amplifier
Electro-Voice 664 microphone
N3ZN ZN-5 cw paddle
N1MM logging software
2014: Collins 20V-3 AM Transmitter