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W6JBR
OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA USA

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W6JBR at W1AW!
Op: John B. Rotondi (visiting W1AW!)

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'Full Code' 20 WPM Extra Class Licensee as of 29 January 2000!



Licensed since ~1969.

Previous callsigns held:
WA2OOB, NY & CA
WN2OOB, 'Da Bronx', NY


MY HAM RADIO PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF

MY THREE VERY GOOD FRIENDS AND 'EXTRA SPECIAL' HAM RADIO BUDDIES:

STEVE CARTER, WA1ESF, SK 7/3/15

TOMMY'CLOVER' MCCOY, KN6KK, SK 6/03
Please visit Tommy's Online Tribute at
http://www.w6dek.com/435Movies/tommy.html

ROBERT 'BOB' CASEY, K0GWK, SK 11/02
Click HERE for Bob's 58th Birthday Pic w/XYL & Tommy

And my first Elmer and Science Inspiration:
The Legendary Charles Hellman, W2RP, SK 1/25/17
Visit the ARRL W2RP Tribute

May their radiant spirits propagate throughout the DX heavens.


LOTW


Please visit My QRZ.com Bio Page

Click here to see my current WRTC 2018 Ranking
LATEST NEWS

STATION UPGRADES:

6/18: Kenwood TS-690SAT
Comet 6 Meter 4 Element 10.4 dB Yagi

5/18: ACOM 1000 HF+6 M 1KW linear amplifier
Collins KWM-2 Classic HF Tube Transceiver
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8/17: Dentron Clipperton L 160-10 M Linear Amplifier
Nye Viking MB-V-A 3KW Impedance Matching System
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CONTESTING:

Made 100 Qs in the 2018 CQ WW WPX CW Contest

Currently DXing and contesting from home on PH/CW/RTTY,
as well contesting with The San Diego Contest Club, NX6T.
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AWARDS:

ARRL DXCC No. 16,111 1/7/2015
Currently 157 confirmed
Have over 100 countries on both Phone and CW
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WAS Triple Play for Phone/CW/Digital
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ARRL Centennial QSO Party 2014
Centennial Points Challenge Award, Top Level Certificate
16,341 Points
Thanks to all the ARRL Members I contacted,
and to The ARRL for making this great event possible!

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3/15/15: I now own a complete Hallicrafters 'hollow state' 'boat anchor' station:
 HT-37 transmitter (my first commercial/voice rig in the '70s!)
and SX-96 shortwave receiver- thanks to Bob, AK6R!
Matching SX-111 ham-bands only receiver, thanks to George WB6YEC!
Look for me on the AMI West and Vintage SSB Roundtable Nets!
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After decades of DXing, on 7 JAN 2015, my application for ARRL DXCC was APPROVED!
< I am now the recipient of ARRL DXCC NO. 16,111! >
I currently have 152 DXCC QSLs via LoTW
I can now qualify for both Phone and CW DXCC. I am halfway to Digital DXCC for the Triple Play.
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On 26 SEPT 2014 I was granted the vanity call sign
W6JBR!
retiring my long held call sign WA2OOB.
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I operate Phone, CW, and digital modes including RTTY, Feld-Hell, PSK31
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Current Station Setup:

XCVRS: Kenwood TS-450SAT, ICOM IC-706 mkII, IC-821H, IC-2800H
ANTS: 40/20M Inverted V @ 24', Antron A99 15M Vertical, 6M 2 Element Homebrew Cubical Quad, GP15,
and Hamsticks on the shed!


W6JBR OCEANSIDE, CA QTH:

40M vee  Homebrew 6M 2el Quad  2M/70CM YagiWA2OOB Antenna Farm 2014
Current Antenna Farm L to R: GP15 (6/2/440) @ 12', 40 (15)/20M Inverted V @ 25', 10M Vertical Dipole @ 12', Hamstick on  shed


Shack 2014
Current Operating Position! Gear unpacked, still getting interfaced.
TS-450SAT still in use while TS-Ts are refurbished. 

Hallicrafters Rig
Hallicrafters Boatanchor Station: Left: SX-96 over HT-37. Right: SX-111

Shack UpdateAntenna
Former Ventura, CA WA2OOB QTH

Portable Shack
Portable Station

  2016 John Rotondi
W6JBR Home QTH Equipment List:

           HF ANTENNAS

W6JBR Portable Equipment List:


W6JBR EMCOMM Go Box Project (work in progress):
W6JBR operating interests: W6JBR Affiliations:
  ACS ARES ARRL CA ACS OES RACES Skywarn
  San Diego DX
              ClubPARC ARC 10-10 NET SCCC
SKCC
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