Gary K. Chan
QCWA # 37309
I became a ham operator in the early 1970s while in high school, first starting with my Novice ticket and then upgraded to the General license. After many years being a General class licensee, I finally found the opportunity to hit the books in January of 2013. I now hold an Extra license after having been a ham for over 40 years.
My present operation condition is that I am using a Yaesu FTDX 1200 either barefoot or with an Ameritron Als-600 amplifier running 500 watts. I am using a Heil PR781 microphone mounted on a balanced boom mount.
As for my antenna, I am using Zero-Five GP4010 vertical The Zero-Five vertical is mounted on a 15 ft mast. This particular vertical is non-resonant and is tuned with an MFJ 998 auto tuner. This vertical antenna does not require radials, but has 6 counterpoise instead. The Zero-five is designed to cover 40 meters to 10 meters.
Also, I have an halfwave endfed antenna made by MyAntenna in a inverted vee configuration with the apex at 20 ft and the ends at 10 ft. This endfed antenna is use primarily for 160, 80 and 40 meters.
What I do, while I am not on the air, I am currently employed as a tax attorney-cpa with a CPA firm in Pasadena and a former adjunct professor of tax at the local state university (after having taught tax for 12 years). I enjoyed talking about anything other than work, but if you want to ask me a tax question, I will give you an answer or an advice or two.
Along with my wife, Angela and my daughter Denise, we make our home in Cerritos, a community in the southern part of the Los Angeles area (bordering between the Los Angeles and Orange county line) not far from Long Beach.
I look forward in meeting you on the air. 73s and Happy DX!
February 03, 2017