1. Mostly CW
  2. QRP when possible, some SOTA work.
  3. Lots ARES work after I was made Sunnyvale emergency coordinator
  4. I can do digital but don't use it much
  5. Single side band - hardly ever


... too many. I just buy too many raffle tickets.
  1. Yaesu FT-991, nice to have all bands in one radio.
  2. ICOM IC-7300, getting to be my main radio
  3. Elecraft KX2, great QRP radio. Need to get out more on some SOTA missions
  4. Kenwood TM-V71A, used mainly for ARES packet operation
  5. Btech UV25X4, used to be in my car. But it is just too nerdy for my new Porsche. My only way to get on 220MHz.
  6. Bunch of HTs for ARES work, evenly spread around in cars, go-kits, offices, etc.
  7. Several antiques - I can't let go of old radios, one can actually work on those without a microscope.
  8. SDR dongle with DireWolf on a Raspberry PI, running an APRS I-gate 24/7 (AI6SL-5)
  9. SDR dongle with HF up converter, used on a laptop to check the band conditions
  10. Belka-DX receiver, tiny but pretty decent with a real antenna
  11. AVRT5 APRS tracker, rarely used, mostly in the plane: pretty good coverage across the country


  1. Begali Contour
  2. Elecraft KXPD2 paddle
  3. 3D printed paddle
  4. Nye paddle
  5. KN6YB bug
  6. Les Logan, SpeedX model 515
  7. Nye straight key
  8. 3D printed straight key


  1. Inverted V fan for 40m, 20m, and shortened for 80m. The 40m one works fine on 15m, very narrow on 80m
  2. Hex Beam for 20m through 6m.
  3. Ed Fong tri-band J-pole, 144, 220, 440
  4. 2m J-pole for the APRS I-gate
  5. Mag loop that tunes 30m through 15m - don't use it much, too narrow.


  1. Impedance matching: designs matching circuits for any pair of impedances.
  2. Pi Attenuator: computes resistor values for a pi attenuator for various attenuations and impedances.
  3. LC Circuits : computes relation between frequency, capacitance, inductance, impedance, given any two parameters.
  4. ... too lazy to put other things on the web - maybe sometime