Don Prater
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Don Prater, W4TO of Knoxville, operates his HAM radio station differently than most operators.  Moving to a neighborhood that doesn’t allow antennas, he found if he was to continue enjoying the hobby he would have to put his station in another location and operate his equipment remotely over the Internet.  The system he designed lets him control radios on several amateur frequency bands and their related antenna systems. Prater recently demonstrated his station operation at a meeting of the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club. Club president Derek Wooley, KD5UBL, poses with Prater.
Don Prater, W4TO of Knoxville, operates his HAM radio station differently than most operators. Moving to a neighborhood that doesn’t allow antennas, he found if he was to continue enjoying the hobby he would have to put his station in another location and operate his equipment remotely over the Internet. The system he designed lets him control radios on several amateur frequency bands and their related antenna systems. Prater recently demonstrated his station operation at a meeting of the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club. Club president Derek Wooley, KD5UBL, poses with Prater.
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Don Prater, W4TO of Knoxville, operates his HAM radio station differently than most operators. Moving to a neighborhood that doesn’t allow antennas, he found if he was to continue enjoying the hobby he would have to put his station in another location and operate his equipment remotely over the Internet. The system he designed lets him control radios on several amateur frequency bands and their related antenna systems. Prater recently demonstrated his station operation at a meeting of the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club. Club president Derek Wooley, KD5UBL, poses with Prater.