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Welcome to the N2KNL HF Mobile Amateur Radio Storm Chasing Site !

   N2KNL.com has been online since October 2016 and is part of www.RadioTimeline.com , a radio station tribute site since 1999. I’m Bill and my amateur radio call sign is N2KNL. My wife, Elaine, KB1VAJ and I reside in Harwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Elaine passed her Technician Class exam in 2010. I have a General Class License since 1991.  I’ve been interested in radio since the 1960’s. I got my CB license in 1976 when it was the rage. I’m an avid TV-LW-AM-FM DX’er since the 1970’s. Other hobbies are collecting antique radios, radio station airchecks, travel, Red Sox, Patriots, SKYWARN weather reporting, storm chasing, hamfests and attending weather conferences.

bar-1RADIO ROOM / Home QTH Harwich, MA,USA  Grid FN41XQ

The shack has a variety of radio equipment. For HF and 6 meters I operate ICOM 7600, 756 pro3, 746 pro tranceivers. All radios have built-in automatic antenna tuners. On occasion I use the Vectronics HFT 1500 HF 160-10 meter antenna tuner. We recently purchased a new Uniden Bearcat BCD536HD Scanner. Handhelds include a KENWOOD TH-D72 APRS 2m/70cm, KENWOOD TH-D7 APRS 2m/70cm (external GPS), WOUXUN UVD1P 2m/220 and a 1990 ICOM IC-32AT 2m/70cm tranceiver purchased in 1990.

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Elaine and I purchased a new Aluma Tower T50H Crank up/ tilt over Tower in 2011 and has been in service for 7 years now (2018). We have a Mosley TA-33M HF Yagi, Cushcraft A50-6S 6 Meter Yagi , Cushcraft 13B2 2 Meter Yagi and a YAESU G-800DXA Rotator. 40 & 80 meter dipoles center fed on a 35 foot mast #10 wires run to trees on each side of the property. Three wired cameras are mounted on the tower. A Davis weather station wind sensor is mounted at the top tower section and the second on the chimney mast for backup when the tower is down for maintenance.

 

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Tower: 2 , 6 and 10-15-20 Meters       40 & 80 Meter Dipoles.

 

Aluma Crank up/Tilt over tower antennas and 80M dipole.

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HF VHF Mobile/Storm Chase Vehicle

     The 2003 FORD Explorer is equipped with a ICOM 7000, Tarheel 75A screwdriver antenna and a TuneMatic Automatic Motorized Antenna Controller Tuner. Two roof mounted Larsen 2 meter 5/8 wave antennas, one for the ICOM 7000 2 meter radio and the other for the Byonics APRS Tracker. M2 6 Meter and 1960’s vintage Cushcraft 2 Meter Halo antennas for VHF Contesting on 50.125, 144.200 & 432.1 megacycles with the ICOM 7000 & 746PRO.

Photo location: Scargo Hill, Dennis, MA overlooking Cape Cod Bay & Plymouth Hills, Elevation 160 feet A.G.L..

 

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TuneMatic Automatic Motorized Antenna Controller Tuner

 

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Elaine and I are members of BARC and PARC. I’m also a member of NEARC and ECARS.

NorthEast Amateur Radio Club, Wellfleet, MA. Club call N1ERC (Vice President) ;

Barnstable Amateur Radio Club, Dennis, MA. Club call K1PBO ;

Pilgrim Amateur Radio Club, Provincetown, MA. Club call WA1YFV ;

East Coast Amateur Radio Service, ECARS Life Member #2856 (since 1991)

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bar-1BARNSTABLE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB   K1PBO

Special Events Station- Cape Cod Mini-Maker Fair 2015

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Paul W1NP, Russ K1RTA and Bill N2KNL

 

bar-1NORTHEAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB   N1ERC

NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY-HIGHLAND LIGHT, TRURO, MA

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My first Dayton Hamvention 1990 with Gordon West (left) and Gordon with me (right) at Boxboro MA. Hamfest 2015.

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Please visit my Classic Radio Website..

www.RadioTimeline.com

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CU on 30 meters…


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N2KNL.com website online since 10/20/16

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