Replaced a 25 year old tribander with the Tennadyne T-6 LPA. This helped me work FT4TA on the WARC bands. Without the ability to rotate the antenna it would have been tough to impossible. Tnx Rog at Tennadyne and W2GD for a great installation. Also added an M 2 5 element 6M beam at 90 ft. to work with my 4 element at 30 ft. Now all I need is some propagation on the Magic Band.
53 Years and still going strong!
March 7th 2015 marked the start of my 53nd year of continuous licensing. Originally licensed as KN3SME I have been active on the air since that day. Passed my General less than a year later. Took my Extra in 1978 after getting an FCC "QSL" for being 200 Hz. out of the General band on 40 CW. THAT was motivation! You can't work the DX if you can't call them below 025!!
This photo is the latest set up. The SWAN 350 and Brown Brothers paddle remind me of what I couldn't afford when they were new. Back then it was a homebrew 6L6 and an S85 receiver.
The main rig is the K3 which drives the QRO amp 160M- 10M or the modified SB220 on 6M. I recently installed a P3 display and it has added a new dimension to "looking down the band." It is a nice tool in the receiving arsenal.
The TS700A drives a 90 W brick on 2M.
I am QRV from 160 M through 2 Meters. I spend most of my time at the two ends of the spectrum. I have worked 276 countries on Topband and 110 on 6M. On 18 Nov.2001 finished 6 meter WAS. Received 6M DXCC certificate #1053 on 11 October 2011. Tougher than 160M DXCC to acheive. My latest interest is RTTY/ PSK31 using just the K3. It is fun and challenging. On 16 February 2012 I received Digital DXCC # 3098. This was an all LoTW DXCC. I received the 275 country endorsement in August of 2014. As of June 2015 I have worked 289 on digital modes.
Acheived #1 Top of Honor Roll Mixed with 354/340 in September 2012.
I have also operated as G0/K3SME from Reading England and 7J1AJN/3 from Osaka, Japan.
I enjoy exchanging paper QSL cards but I have been using LoTW as it offers confirmation right away. I upload to LoTW and Clublog regularly.
I hope to work you soon.
LIFE Member ARRL
If you have already worked a DX station on a band/mode, why do you need to clutter up the pileup by working him again?
Put your ego aside and let those hams work the station who really need it. That is Ham Spirit!
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