created April 14, 2010
modified November 27, 2014
I'm Art Fregeau of North Haven, CT - among my many hobbies is Ham Radio. I was licensed as a Novice (KN1WMQ) in 1962 and upgraded to a Conditional/General license with the new call of K1WMQ. I upgraded to Extra Class in November 2002. An application was made in August, 2007 for the AF1HS vanity call which was received on October 7, 2007.
In August, 2003, I was appointed District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) for CT ARES Region 2 (see link to Region 2 pages above).
Effective January 1, 2009,
I was appointed Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator (ASEC)
reporting to CT ARES' new Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC),
Wayne Gronlund (N1CLV).
Be sure to visit the official CT ARES Region 2 website at http://www.ctaresregion2.org.
I'm located in grid FN31ni in New Haven County, CT. I enjoy DXing and County Hunting and have WAS, WAC, RCC and DXCC. I have 500 counties QSL'd so I'll have to get the cards verified for my USA-CA-500 Award. I'm also starting to use various digital modes (PSK31, RTTY and JT65-A).
I operate on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters SSB, 2 and 6 meters FM as well as 220 MHz and 440 MHz FM.
The rig is an Icom IC-706MKIIG
running 100 watts into a GAP Titan DX Vertical. Its base is
8 feet above ground. For 6-meters, I constructed a dipole
based on K7AGE's YouTube presentation.
I also use a Yaesu FT-1500 as a 2-meter base unit into a Workman UVS-200 Dual-Band (2-m, 70 cm) Base Antenna. An Icom IC-F121 with a two-bay folded dipole vertical antenna is used to monitor Coast Guard activity.
When running mobile, the IC706 connects to a Little Tarheel II that covers 80 through 6 meters. It also connects to a 2-meter/70 cm dual-band antenna for 144 or 440 MHz service. There's also a Yaesu FT1500M for 2-meters, an Icom IC-2AT running APRS via an Opentracker, a Kenwood TK-981 for 900 MHz, an Icom IC-F121 and a Uniden Solara DSC for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Additionally I have a digital scanner and a 40-channel CB rig for other monitoring. These are all mounted in a Havis-Shields 30" console. There are currently 10 externally mounted antennas on the vehicle (an '05 Dodge Durango) as well as an internally-mounted antenna.
Other hobbies (as time permits) include woodworking, competitive slide photography, genealogy, home automation and computer tinkering on my local network running Windows and Unix operating systems. Many of my favorite links for these hobbies have been placed in the menu to the left.
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