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Active on 160M - 6M, 2M and 70 cm bands. Working DX contacts on SSB, RTTY and PSK31, JT65HF as well as FM and DSTAR contacts via local repeaters.

Home Station Details:

  • Rigs: Icom 7800, Icom 9100, Yaesu FTdx5000, Icom 7600, Icom PW-1 Amplifier (1KW), Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier (500W), Icom 2820H, Kenwood TH-D710A (APRS iGate)
  • Base Antennas: 100' Tower with a 4 over 4 array of SteppIR DB36s, M2 Antenna Systems 2m and 70cm Yagis, 80m Delta Loop, 160m Inverted-L, SteppIR BigIR Vertical for 80-6m, Buckmaster OCF Dipole for 80m-6m, 8-Circle Vertical Receive Array for 160m/80m, Diamond X300NA & X50NA on 2m/70 cm.

Current Projects:

  • Working on 5BDXCC and Worked All Japan Awards
  • Improving my RTTY Contesting skills
  • Learning CW

We completed constrution of our new shack and antenna system about 15 months ago. Our shack is multi-op capable with two SO2R positions.

The heart of our antenna farm is built around a 100' tower with antennas that cover all the bands from 160m - 70cm. See our Blog or the article here on qrz.com for more information and pictures of our station. Here is a picture of our tower and antennas.

And here is another one looking up the tower:

My portable station consists of an Icom 7000, an LG Auto Tuner, a SignaLink USB Sound card and a combination of Buddipole, Buddistick, TransWorld Traveler and end-fed wire antennas. I use a MacBook Air PC runing VMware Fusion/Win7 and DXLab for my logging and digital operations.

We completed our operations in Bora Bora, French Polynesia in February of 2012. Fred (FO/AB1OC) and I (FO/AB1QB) logged a little over 1,550 QSOs while we were here. We really apreciate everything that the HAM community did to make this an extremely memorable and fun experience!

Please QSL all QSO's from my portable operations to my home QTH in Hollis, NH USA. I also confirm QSO's via LoTW (preferred), eQSL (AG) and via the Bureau system.

The following is a current copy of my log from operations at my home station (uploaded weekly):

And the following is a copy of my log operating mobile HF:

And the following is a copy of my final logs from our Bora Bora operations:

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - AB1QB
Latest Contacts for AB1QB at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
9N7CC 2015-03-26 20M SSB JJ00aa Nepal Rafal
HC1JQ 2015-03-22 15M RTTY FI09st Ecuador Jorge
N0IBT 2015-03-22 20M RTTY DM79ix United States David
K6NV 2015-03-22 20M RTTY CM99wi United States Robert
KW9U 2015-03-22 20M RTTY EN61av United States Robert
JA1AYO 2015-03-22 20M RTTY PM95xs Japan Kazuo
CO2IZ 2015-03-22 20M RTTY EL83tc Cuba Jesus
JA7EPO 2015-03-22 20M RTTY QM09dr Japan Masahiko
K6NV 2015-03-22 20M RTTY CM99wi United States Robert
IK1VHR 2015-03-22 20M RTTY JN44ci Italy Pietro
KC9TZO 2015-03-22 20M RTTY EN62bv United States James
JA6BZI 2015-03-22 20M RTTY PM53cn Japan Kunishige
VE6QO 2015-03-22 20M RTTY DN39oq Canada Kevin
JA7BME 2015-03-22 20M RTTY QN00bc Japan Fumiaki
WA7RCT 2015-03-22 20M RTTY DN40an United States Cleon

Book Totals: 12907 qso's   1741 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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