This web page for US radio amateur AA0AI. Feel free to exit now if you landed here by mistake.
If you are reading this because you worked me on the bands, thank you very much for the QSO and I look forward to working you again. Thanks for stopping by.
I have been a radio amateur since 1972. I operate HF CW in excess of 95% of the time and most of that is contesting and chasing DX. I occasionally ragchew.
Most of my airtime is in the winter. I am located near the center of the continental USA, in Eastern Iowa where winter temperatures typically range from -20 degrees to +20 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 to -5 Celsius) and we typically have anywhere from just a few inches to a couple feet (2/3 of a meter) of snow and too often, much more!
My setup is a Yaesu FT-1000 to a 5 element yagi up 25 meters for 10, 15, and 20 meters. I use inverted-V double bazoka wire dipoles on 40 (apex at 14 meters) and 80 (apex at 15 1/2 meters). An inverted-L for 160 meters (top of vertical up 20 meters) is a work in progress. I have a Drake L7 amplifier which I use occasionally.
Contesting yields many, many QSL cards and, sorry to say, it is all but impossible for me to keep up with all of them. I have a very busy schedule and as a result, I don't answer QSL cards with regularity. I am now uploading my logs to LOTW and I hope that works for everyone! If you must have a card QSL, you can try sending via snail mail, but I can't promise anything. A self-addressed, stamped envelope would be helpful. As of January 2014, I'm experimenting with eQSL as well as LoTW; we'll see how that works.
Best 73s and I look forwad to working you on the bands. Give me a call when you hear me!
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