Russell R. 'Russ' Roberts
QCWA # 31746
I was first licensed as a novice in 1977 and still retain my original call--KH6JRM. I currently hold an Amateur Extra Class License.
I am a retired news director for Pacific Radio Group (Hawaii Island). I'm also a retired USAF officer and a former University of Hawaii at Hilo librarian.
Currently, I'm a substitute teacher at Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School.
My main interests are qrp, building my own wire antennas, and using alternate sources of power for my station. I usually prefer 40 and 20 meters, both SSB and cw.
My rigs include a Drake TR-4, a Swan 100-MXA, a Kenwood TS-520, a Yaesu FT-7, and a Ten Tec Scout 555. Most of the time I run 10 watts or less. Current antennas include a 20-meter vertical dipole, a 40-meter homebrew vertical, and a 40-meter loop.
My grid square is BK29jx (Laupahoehoe, Hawaii Island). I will qsl direct via mail (I will enclose a SASE with every card). For non-U.S. contacts, please use the ARRL QSL Bureau.
I live in a rural area and computer hookup is rudimentary (dial up only). My other interests include classical music, science fiction, and the Russian Language (I studied it in college and am trying to regain more proficiency in the language).
I edit two blogs, one a Hawaii Island news blog--http://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com and the other a personal amateur radio blog--http://kh6jrm.com
May 05, 2015