Western New York (Erie County)
I started out in 1979 as a Novice using a borrowed crystal controled Heath Kit HW-16 and a Dipole. I made hundreds of contacts with that station.
In the 80's and 90's i focused on VHF/UHF DX and Contesting, Via Tropo, E-Skip, Meteor Scatter, Lightning Scatter, rare grid DXpeditions, Aurora and a little Moon Bounce. 144mhz. VUCC No. 60 (175 grids) from EN82.
Call Sign History; Michigan, 1979 as KA8DCO (novice), N8CKH (general), KE8LY (advanced), WA8B (20 wpm extra). 1989 I moved to Buffalo, NY and became WO2R and now opperating as K2QQ.
The equipment Icom 746 and an Ameritron AL-82 Amplifier. Antennas are a Hustler Ground Mounted Vetical 80/40/30/20/15/10, Dipoles 18/24 and 3 elements on 10m, 4 elements on 6m.
I operate all modes on 80m thru 10m. I enjoy handing out points constesting and chasing new countries, I log via LoTW.
I am a Vietnam Combat Veteran (1968 - 1969) and was stationed on a hill near Chu Lai at an Americal Division Artillary fire base. In civilian life i was a Civil Engineer for 35 years. Now retired i have many hobbies and own and operate OMG Design revisiting vacuum tube use and circuit design.
QSL direct, buro Club Log and LoTW.
Charter Member of "FART" (Family Amateur Radio Team) WG8Q
President/Trustee of "Snyder DX Association" W2SDX
On the wall - DXCC (Mixed) (20m) (RTTY) - 144m VUCC No. 60 - WAS (RTTY)
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