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This is the web site of K0TV located in Hudson, New Hampshire.

I am an avid radio amateur, and you probably guessed my callsign is K0TV. I am interested in weak signal experimentation, contesting, and DXing on both the low bands and on VHF/UHF and above. I am also the Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Hudson. Thanks to the Marchand Decision, I have been able to construct my station and operate although the battle has been a long one, and it is not over yet.

My two favorite bands are 432 and 160 Meters. While this would seem to be contradictory in nature because of the wide difference in frequency, both bands share similar characteristics in that the weak signals are weak, the locals are strong and the operators are generally very courteous.

My station has significant emergency capabilities. My home is equipped with an emergency generator fueled by natural gas or gasoline. It can supply all the needs of my home plus allow me to operate EVEN AT THE KILOWATT LEVEL under emergency power.

I am a member of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club and I participate in most major contests. Usually I am assisted by a team of operators. We are trying to set the station up to be competitive in the Multi-2 category for the ARRL DX Competition. The station can also be operated Multi-Multi but not competitively. To view the operator schedule for the 2002 - 2003 contest season, click here.

Since before my wife and I moved into this house, we have been involved in a Legal Battle with one of our neighbors over my amateur radio station. This neighbor has whipped the neighborhood against us and we are living here in a state of siege. Although the neighbor who started this problem has moved to another part of town, she is still fighting against amateur radio. Learn more about her campaign against amateur radio here.

Lately I have been informed that with only one or two exceptions the neighborhood no longer cares. The legal battle is now over with the last ZBA hearings holding that anything less than my three tower installation would be unreasonable. The Marchand decision now stands as the strongest legal support for Amateur Radio tower rights in the US.

Send mail to Jerry, K0TV with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: February 11, 2008