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About ke2yk

Operating Parks On The Air FINS K-0679 Fire Island National Seashore

I will keep it brief. I have been around Amateur Radio since the late 80’s. About 30 years ago I upgraded to Amateur Extra.

My true passion is working CW and also CW/QRP/M years ago. Yes, I am one of those “nuts” who worked the paddles while driving. Those days are gone forever!

When time permits, I enjoy activating Parks for the Parks on the Air program. In the photo above I was activating the Fire Island National Seashore for POTA.

The “glory” days of the late 80’s, when the call was new and the HF bands were “loaded” during the peak of that sunspot cycle are truly missed.

In addition to the fun on the low bands, I have held various positions within the our local radio clubs, served as an ARRL Volunteer Examiner and worked many emergency communications events.

72 and 73 de KE2YK –> NAQCC 2014 <> QRP ARCI 8047 <> SKCC 15834 <> FISTS 16385 <> FLYING PIGS 3902

14 thoughts on “About ke2yk

  1. Thank you Gary-Nice site. thank you for being both a Amateur Mentor and a Internet Mentor for me and my 3 sons, now in the electronics industry in part due to your influence—Jeff,Oncology dept.SUNY at StonyBrook, Ryan, Sound/Electronics Engineer,Gary,Musician Art Weiss


  2. You’ve got a great site here. I’ve booked marked it and will send folks over from my own site now and then. A great storehouse of info. Thanks. – Ken


  3. I found your website only as a result of a web search. I have never heard of you or your blog. Now I have it bookmarked. People can’t answer your polls unless they know your site exists. On what other sites are you linked? I’ll be back.


    1. Sir,
      Thank you for the bookmark. Since my time is very limited, my attention to the blog is not what it once was. I don’t really follow all the SEO stuff related to links, back links, google rankings, etc. I do keep a rough tally of the number of visitors that I have had over the past year or so. That number is only for my amusement. Should you be interested in browsing through new and used amateur radio equipment online, please consider visiting my e-commerce site at http://www.ehamstore.com

      Thanks much for your comment.
      Best Regards
      Gary (ke2yk)


  4. Hello,

    I could not find a contact us form anywhere on the website, so I decided that this as the easiest way to contact you. I am interested in linking your website to mine if you will do the same for me. Does this sound like a good deal? Go check out my Amateur Radio Podcast/Website by going to http://www.teenradiojourney.com



  5. Gary, I have a new, never been used Kenwood TM-261A radio that I would like to sell to someone who really wants it. I have tried Craigslist, but I haven’t had much luck there. I thought I would try some radio clubs but most websites are severely out of date. Would you have any suggestions? Thanks.


  6. Gary, Great site and TU for the great CW contact this morning on 40 which lead me to your site here via QRZ. Lots of reading here so looking forward to that over coffee and another QSO soon. 73 Keith


  7. I trying to put HAMRS on my laptop. Paid my fee and I can’t seam to donwload it. OS is win 11. I tryed sometine back . Was able to get tom POTA that was all. really need some help
    Thank you KQ4CD


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