I moderate the IOTA-chasers group so if you are interested in chasing IOTA (Islands On The Air), please join. Lots of good discussions and fresh IOTA news.
I have activated/was part of the following IOTA operations:
N5M NA-120 (Marsh island, LA) 16-17 July 2015 along with Hector AD6D, Mike AB5EB and Mike AD5A. 3100 Qso's were logged in not so great band conditions. This was a daytime operation only since no overnight stay is allowed on Marsh island due to it's wildlige refuge status.
KØAP/4 NA-034 (Anna Maria island, FL) 12-19 July 2014 along with Vlado N3CZ. Vacation style operation. About 1200 Qso's were logged in very noisy environment.
K5T NA-119 (Timbalier island, LA) 11-13 October 2013 along with Hector AD6D and Mike AB5EB. About 5500 Qso's were logged in about 40 hours of operation. Propagations were excellent and we made many HAM's happy providing new IOTA.
KØAP/5 NA-089 (Half Moon island, LA) 14-16 October 2011 along with Hector AD6D/XE2K and Mike AB5EB. We logged about 3600 Qso's in about 36 hours operation time. Excellent propagations with HF bands wide open to all areas of the world.
KØAP/4 NA-110 (Fripp island, SC) 3-10 July 2010 along with Vlado N3CZ. All direct requests for this operation have been answered. All DX Qso's are confirmed via buro.
Home setup includes Yaesu FT1000MP, Icom IC765, Acom 1000 and Kenwood TL922A. Antennas are G3TXQ design Broadband Hexagonal Beam 20-6m at 12 meters height and dipoles for the low bands. QSL is 100% sure via LOTW, Direct or Buro for both, KØAP and Z32XX. I update my log on LOTW on a regular basis. LOTW is an excellent tool for Qso confirmations but I still like getting paper QSL's especially from rare and semi-rare DXCC entities. I operate in different contests, chase new DXCC and IOTA. Also, I am a member of Z37M Contest Club, Kansas City DX Club (KCDXC) and Kansas City Contest Club (KCCC). I also belong to the CWops #370 and A1-OP Club. I took my first HAM exam back in 1986 when I was 12. My favorite mode is CW but I also operate SSB and RTTY. I have two daughters, Angela and Maria. I moved to the USA in 2004 from Macedonia (Z3).
In 2010, Rob K0RU and I have operated mobile in the Kansas QSO Party (KSQP) activating 22 counties over the entire contest run time 28-29 August. Following counties have been activated: RILEY, DICKINSON, CLAY, MARSHAL, NEMAHA, POTTAWATOMIE, JACKSON, BROWN, DONIPHAN, ATCHISON, LEAVENWORTH, WYANDOTTE, DOUGLAS, SHAWNEE, JEFFERSON, OSAGE, LYON, WABAUNSEE, MORRIS, MARION, CHASE and COFFEY.
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