Thank you for visiting the K2AK Amateur Radio QRZ Webpage. This page contains information pertaining to the operation of Amateur Radio Station K2AK. My name is Jeffrey Thomas (Jeff) and I have been an Amateur Radio Operator since June 1976. I was first licensed as a Novice class operator in the state of New Jersey with call sign WA2QZA.
I upgraded my license to Advanced Class in August of 1976, and was issued the call sign N2AEW which I held until February 1999 when I requested and was issued the vanity call of W2JRT. In March of 2007, I changed vanity call signs to K7WIN. After upgrading to Amateur Extra Class, I upgraded to the 1X2 call sign of K2AK which is in 2-Land where I was first licensed.
From November 1983 to January 1985, I operated HL9JT from a mountaintop in Suwon, South Korea and completed over 15000 contacts with stations from around the world.
I am the president of SAZARC (Southern Arizona Amateur Radio Club). SAZARC is a group of Amateurs that like experimentation and club activities without the requirements of a normal club. Anyone is welcome to become a member and there is no dues or donations required. We are looking for individuals that have the desire to learn and research new technologies.
We currently have a System Fusion repeater (for moe details go to http://sazarc.com). Coming soon is the interfacing of WIRES-X, IRLP and D-Star.
In my mobile (2007 Mitsubishi Outlander), I have an ICOM IC-5100A (VHF/UHF D-Star, FM), and an Yaesu FTM-400DR (VHF/UHF System Fusion) mobile rigs both are touch screen for ease of mobile use.
I love SIX Meter openings. My 5 element Cushcraft Yagi works wonders especially when the IC-PW1 is online. I am also active on the HF bands. I can also be found on the rapidly growing in popularity modes of JT65 and JT9 weak signal. Thank you K1JT (Joe) and VK3AMA (Laurie) for WSJT-X, JT-Alert, and JT-Macros for making weak signal modes so much fun and easy to work and track. I use HRD version 6 and its awesome logbook.
Antennas I use are:
Cushcraft A3S, 3 element Tribander (10/15/20 meters)
Cushcraft A505S, 5 element monobander (6 meters)
Comet CA-52HB4, 4 element monobander (6 meters)
SteppIR BigIR, Vertical (autotunes from 3.5MHz to 54MHz )
Over the years, I have received many awards and certificates for Amateur Radio operating achievements. Achievements included are DXCC, WAS (over 30 different variants of WAS), WAS-Triple Play, WAS-OSCAR, WAC, VUCC, and many others. I have completed over 4000 satellite contacts in just a couple years.
If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please send me an email with a description of your request. Comments and suggestions are also welcome. Please visit my website at http://www.k2ak.net.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day,
Jeff - K2AK
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