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That's Me!

At the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station W1AW in Newington, CT.

Tower Work

On my friends tower getting it down for his move.

Beam is Coming down

This QTH is QRT !

Fun at the Hamfest

Jamboree On The Air 2005

Getting Girl Scouts into the hobby

Jamboree On The Air 2005

Getting Girl Scouts into the hobby

Jamboree On The Air 2005

Getting Girl Scouts into the hobby

Jamboree On The Air 2005

Getting Girl Scouts into the hobby

Jamboree On The Air 2005

Getting Girl Scouts into the hobby

Field Day 2006

Field Day 2006

Field Day 2006

Elmers

Gordo at Ham Radio University.

My 2013 Shack

My 2011 Shack

My 2007 Shack

My 2003 Shack




W2SWR has been a member
of the American Radio
Relay League Since 1999




Icom IC-746 (non PRO) in the shack.
TM-D700A
Kenwood TM-D700A
TM-D710A
Kenwood TM-D710A
ID-880H
Icom ID-880H
IC-80AD
Icom
IC-80AD
KG-UVD1P
Wouxun
KG-UVD1P

Click Here to visit my APRS page aprs.w2swr.com for live APRS activity via RF.

Map displayed on my APRS PC screen in my shack. Updates every 3 minutes
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Please QSL me! If you send me a QSL card, I will be glad to send you one back. I will also answer QRZ log.
 
My QSL Card
 
 

My Radio Heritage

Radio did not begin in the Leek family with me. Radio has been in my family for generations beginning with the 1920's with my grandfather, Alfred Leek. Pop leek lived in Flushing, NY. Listening to Radio broadcast and then writing the radio stations to receive EKKO Stamps or "Verified Reception Stamps." He did this hobby right up to the beginning of World War II when The American Bank Note Company stopped producing EKKO stamps.


Click on image to open the EKKO page

In the 1930's My uncle Al, Born Alfred W. Leek Jr. on September 21, 1918 became interested in his Father's hobby but with a slightly different twist. He became an Amateur Radio Operator holding the call W2MWP. My earliest memories include sitting on my uncle's lap while he sent out CQ's and held QSO's from his Northport home.


Uncle Al's QSL card in the mid 1930's

Uncle Al in the Ham Shack with his
Halicrafters Sky Champion in 1940

Uncle Al's Ham Shack in the
late 1960's
My ham radio mentor, Uncle Al died December 28, 1971. The time's I spent with him as a child as well as continuing to grow with his equipment in storage in my parents house, kept Ham Radio in my mind and interest until I took my test in 1999. Although most of his equipment was sold off or given away during my teenage years, I maintain and cherish his Halicrafters S-20R Sky Champion which is still in my shack today.



US Navy Veteran 1985-1992
 
Decorated for three Tanker Escort Operations:
Earnest Will; Praying Mantis; Prime Chance.


 
Former member of the
East Northport Volunteer Fire Department
Hook & Ladder Company #1 1995-2000

 
Former member of the
Centereach Volunteer Fire Department
Engine Company #3 2002-2003

 
 






Time

New York
UTC

QTH Data

ARRL
Division:
Roanoke

Section:
South Carolina

 

Little River,
South Carolina, USA
Approximately 20 Miles

North of Myrtle Beach

ITU Region: 2
ITU Zone: 8
CQ Zone: 5
Grid Square: FM03qv

 

Will you be visiting

the Myrtle Beach Area?
Check out:

Hams2MyrtleBeach.info

 

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