K3ZJ is operated in contests from Romney, West Virginia
(Loc FM09pg, Hampshire County)
Mountaintop QTH is 715 meters (2350 feet) Above Sea Level (ASL). The South Branch of the Potomac River is 305 meters (1000 feet) below on the west side.
Aerial view of the K3ZJ mountaintop shack, showing TH7DX @ 16 meters (49 feet) Above Ground Level (AGL). A 40-80-160 trap dipole is below the beam. More antennas are planned. Some of the aluminum awaiting assembly is visible in the lower righthand corner.
TH7DX pointing 45 degrees (Northeast) toward Europe, Mideast, and central Asia.
K1DG, with substantial help from K1AR, K5ZD, KM3T, K1KI, K1RX, WC1M, K1TO, N2NT, N6TR and hundreds of other volunteers did a great job with WRTC 2014. It will be a hard act to follow. K3ZJ served as site area manager for five of the competition sites at Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA; as trustee for one of the station licenses; and as a driver from JFK Airport in New York City to WRTC 2014 headquarters near Boston, MA. The Plymouth operating sites were close to where English religious dissenters known as "Pilgrims" founded the first successful English colony in 1620. Myles Standish, for whom the Forest is named, was their military leader. See Wikipedia.org for history.
WRTC 2014 competitors R9DX (left) and UA9CDV (right) relax immediately after the competition with referee GM4AFF (center). This team used the callsign W1V and operated from Site "O" at Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA.
(L-R) WRTC 2014 competitors IK2NCJ & IK2QEI, site antenna captain NN1SS, site area manager K3ZJ and referee VA2WA. This team used the callsign N1C and operated from Site "R" at Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA.
Recent Contests Outside USA
Bangsbo Fort is part of the larger Bangsbo Museum and well worth the visit. Be sure to see the small radios used by the Danish resistance during WWII in the Museum. Another unusual item is the "Morse Beacon" in the original radio room located in front of my operating position in The Command Bunker (Bunker 14), shown above. See http://www.bangsbo.com/default.aspx?m=2&i=381 & http://www.bangsbo.com/default.aspx?m=2&i=36
LU/K3ZJ, 2013 10 meter contest. K3ZJ and LW3DG in LW3DG's shack. Great guy, crazy for CW op! http://www.qrz.com/db/LW3DG?ref=1138356514
OZ1ADL checks in with K3ZJ at OZ5E, the "Danish Contest Academy" (DCA) station in Stjaer, Mid Jutland, Denmark. (See http://www.thogersen.dk/Site_2/Amateur_Radio_OZ1ADL.html.) OZ5E is maintained at OZ1ADL's rural QTH by members of the DCA captained by OZ1XJ (license holder of OZ5E). Wonderful people, premier station. See http://oz5e.dk/antenner.htm (click on English for translation). One also can see OZ1XJ's "The Ham Band" perform from the OZ5E tower and OZ5E contest operations on Youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDMTmDMXbJI & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAOOd48j6WA . These and more ham songs can be purchased as mp3 downloads at iTunes, Amazon, Google play, cdbaby or emusic. Search "The Ham Band" and albums "Seek You" & "Join Us On the Airwaves".
All contacts after 2006 are uploaded regularly to LoTW and eQSL. Working on older logs to be uploaded soon. Direct and Buro cards are answered. QSLs also are available direct from K3ZJ for older QSOs with W3USS (contests through 1999) http://qrz.com/db/W3USS?ref=1098352308, BV0BG (January 1986) http://www.qrz.com/db/BV0BG?ref=417454537, VU2ABC (1974 - 1975) & WA1FEO/OZ (1973 -'74).
73, See you on the air! Dave, K3ZJ
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