Joe 2012 Retouch

I was born and raised in Horsham Township, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. I relocated to Orlando, Florida in 1991.

I was first licensed as a Technician Class Amateur Operator in 1999. In the Year 2000, I became a Tech Plus and finally mastered the CODE after several attempts, thanks to the help of “Code Quick”. I became a General Class Operator in November 2007, thanks to the help of “Ham Test Online”.

For equipment, I keep it ‘technologically advanced yet professional’ by running a D-STAR DV Dongle using a Windows 7 HP Biometric 17″ Wireless N Broadband Laptop which connects to a Linksys Wireless N Router and a 10 Mbps cable modem. For D-STAR “Professional Quality” Audio, I use a Logitech ClearChat PRO Wireless USB Headset or a Heil Sound PR40 combined with a Heil Sound USBQ, which sounds absolutely incredible. I am very active on D-STAR Reflectors/Modules 1C / 14C / 20A and I would be honored to speak to you.

Professionally, in addition to being a small business owner, I am a Gifted Christian Voice Over Artist. My Voice-Over studio microphones include a blend of ElectroVoice, Heil Sound and Rode Products. For equalization, I love the NEW Heil Sound USBQ. For audio processing, I love Gold Wave & PRO Tools. To make VO projects comfortable, I use both BeyerDynamic DT-880 Pro and Beats Audio Studio Headsets.

When away from Amateur Radio, I love flying in the Sikorsky S-76 twin engine turbine helicopter and taking road trips in my Cadillac Escalade. I also enjoy listening to Public Safety Communications on my Uniden BCD436HP and BCD536HP Radio Scanners. In 1997, I founded the First Radio Scanning Hobbyist Group in the U.S. dedicated to Trunked Radio Scanning, called G.O.T.T.E.M.

My goal has always been and will always be ‘To Be A Voice’ for Amateur Radio, by bringing new people into the hobby and showing them the value of amateur radio both in electronics education and the availability of worldwide portable disaster communications.

If you are wondering about the meaning of my callsign, it means “Weather For A DX”, as I love when the atmospheric conditions change, and DX comes alive.

Thanks For Visiting! I Look Forward To Our Next QSO!



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