Welcome to Amateur Radio Station K6ATZ • ex-KQ6MM, KD6ALY and WN2SWQ • First licensed 1973, relicensed 1991
QTH Cupertino, CA USA • CQ3 • ITU6 • Grid CM87xh • Santa Clara County • ARRL Section SCV • CA QSO Party SCLA

Recommended reading:

Software radio
GNU Radio SSB transceiver

New site Wikipedia: SDR  New site HPSDR
New site Ettus USRP  New site GNU Radio
New site Transfox    New site Flex-Radio

ARRL: When All Else Fails

New site ARRL Public Service Intro
New site Cupertino ARES
New site Santa Clara County ARES

Amateur Satellite - 1U CubeSat

New site AMSAT.org USA
New site Project Oscar UK
New site Live Satellite Tracking Site

The K6ATZ antenna farm:

Antenna tower
OB6-3M on MA-40

New site MA-40 antenna tower with
New site Optibeam OB6-3M tribander
[] InnovAntennas 6m LFA Yagi
[] Diamond D220 2m-23cm vrt

Rooftop antennas
Flat roof non-penetrating antenna mounts

[] 2013, V/UHF LFAs & EBs
New site 2011-2012, slanted roof
New site 2008-2011, flat roof
New site before that, normal roof

Vertical and wire
Flagpole antenna

[] Diamond CP8040 vertical
[] CCDAntennas 75/40 dipole
New site Flagpole antenna project:
a 9/11 memorial, 2004-2008.

My antenna articles are still hosted on JoeTracker.com New site. I'll bring them over here eventually.

K6ATZ is QRV & calling CQ:

In the shack
Icom IC-9100

Icom 9100 (replaced 746PRO, 471A & 1271A, see IC-9100 Yahoo! Group New site). PW1 amp.

Icom 375A (1.25 m), 2820H, ID-1, PCR-2500 receiver, Kenwood TK-981 (33cm).

Mics: Heil GM-4 & HM-iC.

Software: DXLab with DX Atlas,
WSJT-X with JT-Alert, and Romac Basic equalizer.

Mobile & portable
ARRL: When All Else Fails

Icom 2820H, twin Comet B-10 2m/70cm antennas, Diamond HRKS window mounts, Heil Traveler headset.

Icom 706MKIIG w/ AH-4 tuner. Icom IC-91AD & IC-Q7E HTs.


I depend on:
New site WA7BNM Contest Calendar
New site eHam   New site QRZ
New site LoTW   New site eQSL

More info on:
New site My QRZ profile
New site @K6ATZ on Twitter
New site My ham radio eBay price site

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"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat." — Albert Einstein