N1BOW Amateur Radio

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About Me


  I am a retired TV broadcast engineer. My career began at WHYN-AM-FM-TV in Springfield, MA in May 1976. In September 1977, I went to WWLP-TV in Springfield, MA for a few months and then was laid off for 2 months. My next stop was WPTZ-TV in Plattsburgh, NY across from Burlington, VT along Lake Champlain and 20 miles from the Canadian border. My last stop was WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT in October 1979 and I was their just short of 38 years. I was a member of CWA/NABET Local 14 where I was a shop steward and I was the #1 member at time of retirement.  Home is in Niantic, CT. Below are my hobbies and interests.


Amateur Radio and SKYWARN

This is my home, located in Niantic, CT  USA. I have been a licensed amateur radio operator since June 1981. Call sign is N1BOW.  I am a member of the ARRL which is the national organization based in Newington, CT;  a member of IRLP, the Internet Radio Linking Project based in Vancouver, BC Canada; a member of SKYWARN which is made up of ham radio operators across the country assisting the National Weather Service as trained spotters for inclement weather such as thunderstorms and tornadoes; and one of over 270,000 members of The Weather Channel’s Weather Underground that provide local information via our own weather stations.


Trains and Photography

I have an HO scale model railroad layout which takes up two rooms and circumvents my radio shack . And I love to chase trains, particularly on the Midwest plains of Nebraska and Wyoming from Omaha to Cheyenne and Laramie. And I bring along my Canon EOS Rebel T6 which takes great pictures and HD movies, too!! Go to the More Helpful Links section to see more of my photography and the links to my blogs of my Nebraska journeys.

Helpful Links


Amateur Radio

Amateur radio, more commonly know as ham radio, has been a part of me since I was first licensed in June 1981. Click on the icon to come inside my radio shack.


Weather Info

What's the weather at my home in Niantic, CT USA? Click on the blue icon and you will find out.


Weather Cams

You can see what the weather looks like in Niantic, CT through my 3 webcams. Click on the icon to go to my page on YouTube. Once there, click on the LIVE NOW icon and you will see and hear the sights and sounds of my neighborhood in Giants Neck Heights. They change every 15 seconds and are viewable day and night.

More Helpful Links


Trains: The Real Thing

Find out what makes this Railfan tick. Click on the icon for more information and to see my travel blogs throughout the Midwest.


Trains: My HO Scale Layout

Check out my train layout, modeled in HO Scale. Close-ups on various parts of the layout. Click on the icon to go there.


Photo Grab Bag

Plenty of my photos. Click on the icon and see what's there. 

Still More Helpful Links


My Transcontinental Railroad Trip

Click on the icon to read my blog about my trip. Once there, go all the way down each page and find the "older posts" link. Continue until you reach Part One and work your way up from there.


Transcontinental Railroad Photos

Under Construction.

Contact Me

Questions? comments ? Email me: n1bow@earthlink.net 

Thanks for stopping by. See you trackside or on the radio.

N1BOW Amateur Radio. Scattering RF since 1981.