K2PG logoA proud, independent station

Transmitter location: Ocean County, New Jersey


Control point and alternate transmitter location: Huntington Township, Pennsylvania (25 miles WSW of Wilkes-Barre)


Phil at the WP3XEN broadcast site test station, Spring City, PA

If you are interested in amateur radio, with an accent on vintage radio, full fidelity, natural-sounding AM, and experimentation, you have come to the right place! There are a few surprises on this site as well. Enjoy!


K2PG New Jersey site for sale! Financial difficulties have put that house in danger of foreclosure. Go to the AM Station page, below, to take a virtual tour. Interested? Contact me at phil (at) k2pg.com for more details. I would like to sell the station and the real estate as a package.


 W3P Special Event Station, QSL information

 AM Station

 Collins 20V-Series 160 Meter Conversion Tips

 Gates BC-1T and BC-500T 160 Meter Conversion Tips

 Gates BC-1T Service Hints

 The IARU Region 2 Bandplan: Threat to AM Operation Below 10 Meters

 WP3XEN: Greater Philadelphia's Experimental Broadcast Station

 Cheesecake, Anyone?

 Quick Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - No Artificial Ingredients

  Phil's Ultra Vanilla Soft Cookies

Phil's Killer Bean Soup

 Phil's Northern Fried Chicken

 Deep-Fried Oreo Cookies?

Phil's Philadelphia-Style Tasty Enrobed Cake

 The Ultimate Old Buzzard's Confection

 An Unorthodox Christmas

 A New Image?

 Contact Information

 Current Projects

 Biographical Information

 Personal Interests 

 KA2XUK LF Experiments

 Useful Links

Contact Information

Electronic mail address:

Phil (at) k2pg.com

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Current Projects:

The FCC has granted me an experimental license for the 600 meter band (505 to 510 kHz) with the callsign WE2XTT. I am currently restoring a Scientific Radio Systems SR-216MF transmitter for use on this band, where I will be transmitting CW in beacon mode on 507.5 kHz and using 509 kHz as the working frequency. This transmitter uses special connectors for the cable that connects the remote control head to the transmitter and its 1 KW amplifier. These are 36-pin rectangular connectors that are smaller than a Cinch-Jones connector. They were made by the E.F. Johnson Company about 30 years ago and they seem to be impossible to source. I am also looking for a schematic diagram or manual for the accompanying SR-1601MF remote control head. If any of you know where I can get these, please contact me via e-mail.

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Biographical Information

Birthday: May 15

Place of birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Marital status: Single...nobody to nag me but my cats!

Occupation: Broadcast engineer.

Radio Clubs: AM International #1316, QCWA #28512, Grey Hair Net #221, FISTS #2995

Professional Society: Society of Broadcast Engineers, #3676 (expired). The SBE became a bit greedy and jacked their membership dues sky high, so I dropped my membership.

Professional License: FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License, PG-3-10080

Professional Certification: SBE Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer

Licensed September 27, 1968 as WN2HMH. I held the callsign WB3EZA briefly while working in Pennsylvania. The callsign of my New Jersey station was changed from WA2HMH to K2PG on May 24, 1977. The New Jersey station has been at its current location since May, 1992. I came to Wilkes-Barre in March, 2004 and moved to Huntington Township (a very rural area) in October, 2005. The New Jersey station suspended operations in 2014 due to financial reasons. I could no longer afford the telephone lines for the remote control system.

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Personal Interests

I enjoy restoring vintage radio equipment and using it on the air. Non-radio related interests include beekeeping, gardening, and just hanging out on the beach or hiking through the mountains and cooling off in a nice mountain lake.

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Useful Links

The AM Window (WB3HUZ)

Class E AM Transmitters (WA1QIX)

Antique Electronic Supply (Tubes and old-timey parts)

RF Parts (Power tubes and semiconductors)

Mouser Electronics (General electronic components; no minimum order)

P.W. Dahl & Company (Large transformers and reactors)

Boat Anchor Manual Archive (Manuals for vintage radio equipment)

Collins Collectors' Association (Manuals for Collins amateur, commercial, and military equipment)

Murgas Amateur Radio Club (K3YTL) This is not an AM-oriented club, but it is an excellent general purpose club that commemorates Father Josef Murgas, radio pioneer from Wilkes-Barre, PA.


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