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Welcome to the N2KNL Amateur Radio Site !

     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 has her Technician Class License since 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. N2KNL.com has been online since October 2016 and is part of www.RadioTimeline.com, the radio station tribute site since 1999.

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Home QTH Harwich, MA,USA  Grid FN41XQ

I operate with a variety of radio equipment. For HF and 6 meters I use ICOM 7600 & 746pro tranceivers. Both radios have built-in automatic antenna tuners. On occasion I use the Vectronics HFT 1500 HF 160-10 meter antenna tuner.  Handhelds include a KENWOOD TH-D72 APRS 2m/70cm,  WOUXUN UVD1P 2m/220 and a 1990 ICOM IC-32AT 2m/70cm tranceiver purchased in 1990. I listen to Trunk System police and Ham Radio analog/digital communications with a Uniden Bearcat BCD536HD Scanner.

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TOWER / ANTENNAS

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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CLUBS

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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BARNSTABLE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB   K1PBO

Special Events Station- Cape Cod Mini-Maker Fair 2015

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Paul W1NP, Russ K1RTA and Bill N2KNL

 

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NORTHEAST 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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ICOM IC-7600


ICOM IC-746PRO


ICOM IC-735


ICOM IC-7000


ICOM IC-229H


ICOM IC-32AT

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CU on 30 meters…


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N2KNL.com website online since 10/20/16

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