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Picture is of set up at Fort Laramie Historic Site for National Parks on the Air activation.  MTR II radio, Goal Zero lithium battery, Elecraft T-1 Tuner, Czech military SK, using a W1SFR end fed antenna.  Through the windshield is John - N0TA - who activated the site as well from a park bench. 

K0FTC/7 - Please note that if you QSO'd with me using this callsign I was in Wyoming.  LoTW & eQsl are tracking it as a WY call for WAS.  To count for WY you need to log my call with "/7".

Former calls - KC0VRI, K0JKB

Married to Judi with 5 great kids married to great spouses, Mike, Jenae/Shawn, Stacy/Richard, Morgan/Chris, and Dusty/Ashley, and 11 wonderful grandkids, Derrick, Kaitlin, Mikayla, Jordan, Macy, Michael, Daniella, Timothy, Gage, Hunter, and Toryn. Two dogs - Harley the German Shepherd, and Millie the mutt.

Instructor-Front Range Community College, Retired-State of Colorado (Wildlife Manager/Officer), Retired-MSG US Army/Army Reserve/Army NG (ASA Morse Intercept Operator, RATT Rig Operator, Tactical Commo Chief, Instructor).

QTH equipment: Kenwood TS-590GS, LDG AT-200PROII tuner, N3ZN ZN-HKC, Hi Mound MK-704. Transmit antennas - NU0R QSO King end fed 116' inverted V wire over 31' peaked roof running W-E, ARS G5RV Ultra Mini Pro horizontal in the attic at 31' oriented N-S, Fritzel FD3 OCF with an added 15 meter wire.

QTH SDR: SDRplay.

ELAD FDM-DUO SDR expensive little QRP radio, but lots of fun and wonderful capabilities. Using it as a pan for the TS-590 and it works wonderfully for that.

Field equipment: HB-1B YouKits and MTR 2 with Elecraft T-1 and other QRP tuners for QRP/hiking, Kenwood TS-480 for QRO/p,  Z-11PROII tuner, Czech Military Straight Key, Palm single lever paddle, W1SFR end fed, Chameleon M-Loop, Chameleon F-Loop, Chameleon Tactical Dipole, Elpa 301A antennas, various wire configurations using Chameleon Hybrid, BuddiStick, PAR End-Fedz.

I collect Morse keys a bit, so could have any one of several keys in line at any given time.

ARRL DXCC CW #11212 (202 confirmed)

ARRL DXCC band endorsements on 40, 20, 17, 15, and 10 meters

ARRL WAS 53215

eQsl - eDX, eWAS, eCanada-10, ePFX 300

FISTS 12086, FISTS CC 1883

SKCC 2227S (WAS 76, SX1,TX10, PFX1 #15, WAC #60, DXQx75, DXCx25)

CQC 798

NAQCC 2481

FPQRP 2507

EPC 13542

Contacts logged and uploaded to ClubLog, LoTW, eQsl, and QRZ.

Other interests include camping, shooting, fishing, anything outdoors, an occassional cigar sitting around a camp fire with friends, and 2 fingers of good whiskey in the evening.

email: k0ftc@yahoo.com

73, John

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K0FTC
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dedateband mode grid Country op
PJ2/W8WTS 2016-02-01 15m CW Curacao
N9ZXL 2016-01-31 20M CW EN52lf United States Dave
WA8IWK 2016-01-31 20M CW EN82hn United States Allen
WI1B 2016-01-31 20M CW FN42kq United States Ken
AB2BJ 2016-01-31 17M CW FN20nb United States Fred
AB2BJ 2016-01-31 20M CW FN20nb United States Fred
W9BM 2016-01-31 30M CW EM13qb United States Jim
KA8HFN 2016-01-31 30M CW EN80am United States Larry
NG9D 2016-01-31 30M CW EN51vp United States Lynn
K8NS 2016-01-31 30M CW EL99mc United States Mike
KD3CA 2016-01-31 40M CW EN90sq United States Don
AD4HB 2016-01-31 40M CW EM57pa United States Bob
K8NS 2016-01-31 40M CW EL99mc United States Mike
K8UO 2016-01-31 80M CW EN82no United States Jim
AF2Z 2016-01-31 80M CW FM29lw United States Drew

Book Totals: 19170 qso's   9199 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


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DX World Award#3106
Granted: 2016-01-05 10:20:02   (K0FTC)

Endorsements:
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 10 Meters CW
Grid Squared Award#6384
Granted: 2015-03-29 10:10:03   (K0FTC)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 40 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    10 Meters CW
    160 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#7628
Granted: 2015-03-29 10:10:03   (K0FTC)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 40 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    10 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
United States Award#979
Granted: 2015-03-29 10:10:02   (K0FTC)

Endorsements:
  • Mixed CW
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