JOHN S HOWELL, JR
Greetings from John, AF3K!
Check your callsign in the AF3K logbookherefor our recent QSO!
100% of contacts are QSL'ed via LoTW - usually at the end of each operating session. I am also very happy to confirm viapaper QSL (direct or via bureau).
QRV Turks & Caicos March 24-29, 2017!
QRV from the island of Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos March 24 - 29, 2017. Ross, W2TT and I, accompanied by our XYL's, will be operating special contest call VP5P for the CQWW WPX SSB Contest.At other times we will operate as VP5/AF3K and VP5/W2TT. We plan to use a SteppIR yagi for 20m & 15m with dipoles for 80m & 40m. Please QSL for VP5P orVP5/W2TT via W2TT.
Currently thestation in Naples, Florida includes a Flex-6500, a Flex Maestro, and end-fed dipoles on 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m. Really like operating CW using theBegali Mono key.
The latest additionto the Naples shack is an Elecraft KPA-500. Here is a quick video made right after construction.
I periodically operate marine mobile on "Nellie D", a 37' Lord Nelson Victory Tug that I own with my brother Dave (N7PO). Rig onboard is an Icom IC-7000 to a Morad 23' vertical. Current location updated via 2M APRS using a Kenwood D710. Also a member of the Waterway Radio & Cruising Club. We have cruised Nellie D. on the West coast from Seattle to Vancouver Island to Ketchikan Alaska. On the East coast we have cruised mainly between the Chesapeake Bay, Florida and the Abacos and Exuma islands in the Bahamas. Look for us in the summer of 2017 in the Great Lakes.
2016 photo of the remote setup using aK3-0 which is used to operatethe cool stations at remote ham radio.
From 1969 to 1998operating from the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area as WA3MPK and then AF3K. Heathkit SB101 transceiver, SB200 amp, Hygain Hy-Quad antenna at 50 ft. on 20, 15 and 10 meters with a dipole on 40 meters.. My collection of paper QSL cards from that time can be viewed online here.
First shackat age 14 in Naples, FL. Heathkit DX60B transmitter and HR10B receiver, with a straight CW key mounted on plywood! Hygain 14-AVQ vertical.
First licensed in 1968 as WN4LMD.
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73! Looking forward to our next QSO!