Hal Mandel, W4HBM

Hal Mandel, W4HBMQTH:

  • Prestonsburg, Kentucky

Callsigns, 1962 through 2016:

  • WB2IDO 6 Meters; 2 Meters A-M 4 el. 96Ω Turnstile
  • WA3WVJ 2 Meters FM Mobile Whips
  • WB2FSX 160 – 10; 2 Meters CW; FSK; SSB; FM 80 M Windom; Mobile Whips, Solar Max Time
  • KA1XO 160-2; 70cm; 1.2GC FSK; AMTOR; FM Slinky Dipole; TH6DXX; Tracking Yagis 
  • W4HBM 160-2 Meters CW; FSK; PSK; FM 160 M Cage; 30 M Cage; 40 M, 15M Wires

On-Air Milestones:

  • Furthest 2-way signal path: 40 Meter long path, 360 degrees, 25,200 miles, LSB ~ (1/8 sec. delay).
  • Furthest Signal Copied: 1.2 GC, EME; Rockaway, NJ; October 10, 1993, 1.2KW, approx. 5 sec. duration.
  • Furthest Mobile QSO: P’Burg, KY to Sydney Australia; AM; 10 Watts; Hilltop during FD setup.

Awards:

  • None

Civilian Electronics Disciplines:

  • 1967 through 2016, Tech. Spc. IV rank; Proj. Mgr. II.

Current Projects:

  • HB VLF Lab Trailer/Camper, 10KHz – 2 GHz, with Spectrum Analysis, 99% comp.
  • Dual GU-84b Grid-Driven Tetrode Amplifier, 2 piece, 90% comp.
  • Single 3-500Z Micro-Size HF Amplifier, 1 piece, 80% comp.