Hello, de W2NRA
ex KA2DZW, KB2NS,
 KG2A, AA4LC, WU2K

Art Searle
Lake Grove, Long Island, New York
Age 67, Ham 34 years, Cyclist 3 year,
"Keep to the code!"


DXCC Stats for W2NRA

DXLab Stats for W2NRA

Past photos of W2NRA stations

My Links

Roads I rode in 2009-10 SBRA Rides

Amateur Radio Station W2NRA as of November 2012  

Major downsizing changes coming to my station based on a new rig, a Ten-Tec 599 Eagle, and a new computers, an Apple MacBook Pro with solid state drive and an HP with dual solid state drives.



Amateur Radio Station W2NRA as of January 2009  

My station includes a Yaesu FT-2000D with DMU-2000 Data Management Unit and 3 RF micro-Tune Units, Ameritron AL-800 amplifier, a Ten-Tec Model 238B tuner, Custom serial port Computer Interface consisting of 2 modified Opto-Kits (for SO2V FSK RTTY, all other digital modes and DVK SSB) and a Serial WinKey keyer for CW.  The computer is a 5 year old home brew with an AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core Processor, 4 Gig of RAM (best computer I've ever owned).  Antennas are a 19 year old Mosley TA-53M for 6m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, & 20m, an Alpha-Delta DX-A Twin Sloper for 30m & 160m and a Buckmaster OCF Dipole for 40m & 80m.

Amateur Radio Station W2NRA as of August 2008

My station includes a new Yaesu FT-2000D, Ameritron AL-800 amplifier, a Ten-Tec Model 238B tuner, a microHAM microKEYER II Interface (for WinKey CW, SO2V Digital modes and DVK SSB).  The computer is a 5 year old home brew with an AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core Processor, 2 Gig of RAM, 3 high speed Western Digital Raptor hard drives (best computer I've ever owned).  Antennas are a 19 year old Mosley TA-53M for 6m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, & 20m, an Alpha-Delta DX-A Twin Sloper for 30m & 160m and a Buckmaster OCF Dipole for 40m & 80m.

Rooftop Tower Refurbishment - July 2008

Mosley TA-53M on Create Rooftop Tower


 Ham IV Rotor on homemade support plate


These photos show my refurbished Create Rooftop Tower.  This month (July 2008) I made a new rotor support from angle aluminum, installed a new rotor and rotor cable, replaced the guy wires with Phillystran HPTG21001 (2100 lbs. breaking strength) and Phillystran Guy Grips hardware (These work very effectively like Chinese finger cuffs and are easy to install) and installed a new coax feedline.  This 17 year old antenna is performing like new.

Amateur Radio Station W2NRA as of March 2008
My station with my Ten-Tec Omni VII, Ameritron AL-800 amplifier, a Ten-Tec Model 238B tuner, a G3LIV Isoterm Multicon FSK Interface (for Digital modes and DVK SSB) and a WinKey serial keyer for CW. That's Maxie, my 12 year old (almost) Hahns Macaw sitting on my shoulder.

The DXCC Status of W2NRA

Past photos of W2NRA stations

A couple of Harley Davidson's I've owned

Check out our bird and lighthouse photography website at

www.birdsandbeacons.com

Email: w2nra@me.com