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  Celebrating 50 years on the airwaves, 1965-2015.

For fastest response send mail to:  9700 Darlene Lane, Great Falls, VA 22066 USA

K3ZJ is operated in contests from Romney, WV (Loc FM09pg, Hampshire County).  Mountaintop QTH is 715 meters (2350 feet) Above Sea Level (ASL).  The South Branch of the Potomac River flows 305 meters (1000 feet) below on the west side.

Aerial view of the K3ZJ mountaintop shack looking directly South, showing TH7DX @ 15 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 15 meters (49 feet) above ground pointing 45 degrees (Northeast) toward Europe, Mideast, and central Asia.

WRTC 2014

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, 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. A brief history is here: Plymouth_Colony.  A video about WRTC2014 is here.  Accounts of WRTC experiences also are in the September, 2014, PVRC Newsletter: click here. 

Recent Contests Outside USA

  • OZ/K3ZJ 2014 CQWW 160 SSB Bangsbo Fort, North Jutland, Denmark. Story in CQ Magazine at pages 18-21, August, 2014.

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. Click on: Bangsbo Fort & Bangsbo Museum.

  • LU/K3ZJ (@LW3DG) 2013 ARRL 10 METER

LU/K3ZJ, 2013 10 meter contest. K3ZJ and LW3DG in LW3DG's shack. Great guy, crazy for CW op!  See LW3DG QRZ page, click here.

  • OZ5E CQWW SSB 2011 (SOSB 15 LP -- 1st Place Europe)
  • OZ/K3ZJ (@OZ5E) 2013 CQWW 160 SSB

OZ1ADL checks in with K3ZJ at OZ5E, the "Danish Contest Academy" (DCA) station in Stjaer, Mid Jutland, Denmark. (See OZ1ADL webpage.) 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 Danish Contest Academy OZ5E webpage, click on English for translation. One also can see OZ1XJ's "The Ham Band" perform from the OZ5E tower here and OZ5E contest shack here. 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 contest QSOs with W3USS through 1999; with BV0BG in January, 1986; with VU2ABC 1974-1975; and with WA1FEO/OZ 1973-1974.

I am past president of the Capitol Hill Amateur Radio Society (W3USS) and the Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC).

73, See you on the air! Dave, K3ZJ

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