JEROME P OLIVE
Email Address: KD6WKY@arrl.net Website: http://www.jerryolive.com
Member of the Northern California Contest Club NCCC and Mother Lode DX / Contest Club MLDXCC.
Extra Class Accredited Volunteer Examiner. I facilitate an ARRL/VEC test session semi-annually as a gesture of good will to give back to the hobby and increase the amateur radio community in my area.
My main station equipment is a Kenwood TS-450SAT, Ameritron AL-811 Amplifier upgraded with Svetlana 572B tubes, and a LDG AT-1000 Autotuner. I have three antennas covering 80m thru 10m to choose from, a Cushcraft MA5B shortened beam up 35' on a home brew roof mount, a GAP Titan DX Vertical on the side of my house, and a 30 year old Alpha Delta Model DX-DD Signal Wire 80m/40m trap dipole up 31' at the apex of the inverted V configuration that stretches from the ash tree in the front yard to the fence in the back yard.
My portable station can be seen in the article I wrote for the NCCC Newsletter, The Jug at this link beginning on page six http://www.nccc.cc/jug/2013/11Nov2013.pdf
Worked All States Award from Bakersfield, CA. Worked All States Award CW Only from Vacaville, CA. Worked All States again both SSB and CW during the 2014 ARRL Centennial QSO Party, Worked All Continents Award - CW Only. DXCC awards on CW, Phone, Mixed, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, and 10m. Several 1st Place Awards for ARRL Pacific Division and/or East Bay Section November Sweepstakes, ARRL International DX Contest, ARRL VHF/UHF Contest, and ARRL 10 Meter Contest, RAC Winter Contest, RAC Canada Day Contest, and Central California DX Club CW Super Sprint Award, 2nd place! Woohoo!
I reply to all QSL cards. FYI - The photo on my QSL card is a folded rotatable dipole antenna that is well grounded...and yes, I practice yoga...ohmmmmmmm :)