Ham Radio Page


I have been involved in Ham Radio on and off since 1973 when I got my novice ticket in Baltimore, Maryland as WN3RKR.  In 2000 I got my Technician Plus license as KD7HTB.  I upgraded to General later in that same year and then upgraded to Extra Class in 2001. 

I received my present call sign, K3VM in 2002.

My primary interests are HF SSB and digital modes (PSK31), as well as VHF UHF FM.

My station set up includes an ICOM 756 ProII

For HF work I use a Hustler 5 band vertical antenna mounted on my roof for 10, 12, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters. 

I also have a long wire connected to an MFJ-993 Intellituner for the other HF bands. 

For VHF and UHF I have a 1/4 wave vertical on the roof. 

I also do PSK31 using my Gateway GM5478 running Vista with a Rigblaster interface to the ICOM 756 ProII running WinPSKse software.

Here is a picture of my shack


For VHF and UHF I have an ICOM 207H (2m/70cm) mobile rig in my car

and a Yaesu FT-50RD 2m/70cm hand held


Last updated: October 5, 2004 by Michael Rhodes

Michael D. Rhodes