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BIO: Rick Rosen K1DS

Rick Rosen, K1DS, has been a ham for 60 years. For the past 30 years he has had a keen interest in VHF and up activity and he has been a member of both the Northeast Weak Signal group, the Packrats and the Florida Weak Signal Society. He has operated bands from 1.8MHz through 24GHz and LASER. In the past 16 years he has built up a moonbounce station with CW operation on 144, 432, 1296 and 2304MHz. Now that he is a snowbird, he has limited ability to have antennas, but has managed to find opportunities to continue his EME activity with a modest station and the use of JT65B digital mode. He has been the author of many of the QST ARRL VHF contest results for over 15 years, most recently focusing on the EME contest. He has attended all of the International EME meetings since 2002 including this year’s meeting in the Netherlands, visiting the Dwingeloo 25 meter EME and astrophysics dish and research facility. He’ll show us how we might be able to make a moonbounce QSO too.