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Hello! I'm Marv Luse, W4ZD. I was first licensed in 1966 as WN4CIE, when I was in high school. My station then was pretty modest: a Heath GR-64 general coverage receiver and a homebrew 1-tube transmitter running about 25 watts input into a 40m dipole. Though modest, I managed to work 40-something states on 40m and 15m CW. I still have that old license, having carried it around with me all these years. Here's a pic:
Over the years, because of life circumstances, I've been in and out of ham radio a number of times. Some of my old calls include WB4FRH, KC0EGB, and AB0IO. At the present I still run what I would call a modest station: a Ten-Tec Omni VI Plus feeding an OCF dipole via an antenna tuner. Here's my current shack:
Here's an older shack, showing me ca. 2007 and the rig I used then, a Ten-Tec Jupiter. The Jupiter is a really great basic rig. I worked a lot of DX with it at my QTH then, which was at elevation 7200 ft in the mountains NW of Fort Collins, Colorado. Later, I added a Ten-Tec Centurion amp to the Jupiter, and when using the amp, anything I could hear I could work. Kinda took the skill out of it, LOL!
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For the greater part of my professional life I have worked as a software developer. The last 10-12 years have been spent as a website designer and developer. So, this site qualifies as a sample of my work!
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