Steven J Fraasch
The picture is of Nancy (XYL) and me in Chicago in 2010.
I am a RF/hardware/systems engineer. I design ablation generators at Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Solutions, Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure, Mounds View, MN.
I was originally licensed as WN0DSJ in Feb 1971. I have been K0SF since 1977. I enjoy home-brewing, DXing, and some contesting. I paper QSLL 100%. I am also on EQSL.
My most recent DX QSL mailing was August 30th, 2016. If you want a QSL card and you're in a hurry, just request one via email; no QSL is necessary. As long as you're in the log, I will mail it out (US direct, DX via the ARRL outgoing QSL bureau). Please do not send $, stamps or IRCs.
73, Steve, K0SF
Antennas (My designs using K6STI "AO"):
6m: 6 el yagi, 20' boom, 90'
15m/10m: 4/6 el yagi, 30' boom, 83'
17m/12m: 4/4 el yagi, 20' boom, 71'
30m/20m: 2/6 el yagi, 44' boom, 124'
40m: Inverted vee, 123'
80m (2016): 2 phased (1a/0, 1a/115) inverted vees spaced 60' @ 96' height
160m (2017): 2 el phased array (tower shown & 2nd radiator)
Tower: Phillystran guyed Rohn 55G with K0XG rotating base and rings
Rotor Controller: CDE Ham-II modified w/ Idiom Press Rotor-EZ and "H" bridge (sans relays)
Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark-V transceiver
Yaesu FTV-1000 6m transverter
SPE Expert 2K-FA amplifier
Electro-Voice 664 microphone
N3ZN ZN-5 cw paddle
N1MM logging software
Collins KWM-2 transceiver w/ DX Eng Speech Processor & D-104 Mic
Collins 30S-1 amplifier
2016: Collins 20V-3 AM Transmitter
75m 2 Element Inverted V Phasing Network (note grey box near top of tower):
Updated schematic for above (pic is earlier version) using K0SF_RFWare in Matlab (available on request w/ disclaimer):