On Feb 20, 2015 we moved to a temporary rental QTH after selling our home. The only antenna installed here now is a HyGain AV-640 vertical for 40 through 6 meters. It is a big challenge from having yagis and some of the other antennas previously used, but still is fun.
When 3G0ZC came up on 6 meters, I could hear him on my AV-640 but he could not hear me. So, I quickly ran to the garage and pulled out the 6 meter yagi , assembled it and placed it on top of a ladder and then logged him for No. 101 on 6 meters with 100 watts. Isn't TEP propagation wonderful ?
Direct outside USA SAE + $2.00
Inside USA SASE
Formerly KI4KHV (2005), KA1SV (1976), HS2AKO (1974), K3ZXL/KH2 (1974), K3ZXL/KA6 (1974), K3ZXL/HL3 (1973), K3ZXL (1964), KN3ZXL (1963)
Ten-Ten No. 74545
K3ZXL had never been re-issued while I was KA1SV or KI4KHV and off the air (license expired). I am the original and only holder of this call. It remained dormant in the FCC database for over 20 years. I intend to maintain this call for the "duration".
I work all bands from 160 through 2 meters all modes.
In August 2005 I got back on the air after 20 years off the air and had to start all my DXing again from scratch since my original logs were destroyed in storage from mildew. Am up to 327 DXCC entities worked and confirmed since August 2005. It's a lot of work to catch up to you guys who have or are getting near 340 entities.
WAS on 60 Meters, 86 Countries on 60 Meters
Confirmed QSOs for 10 Band DXCC
327 Countries worked and confirmed
160 Meter DX: 183 Countries, 34 Zones
VK3ZL ( 10,232 miles ) 9/5/2010, VQ9LA (10, 250 miles ) 1/23/2011 ( My Birthday ), KH2/N2NL and ZL3IX ( both over 8,000 miles), XU7ACY
Best recent DX S21YX Long Path on 40 meters 15,500 miles.
Best 6 meter DX on Es:
3 JAs in one evening + KH6 one hour later Aug 13, 2008
FK8CP Feb 8, 2012 F2/Es Link.
Best 2 meter Tropo:
WP3UX, NP3CW, KP4EIT (1123 miles ), C6ANX, States VA, SC, CT, GA, FL, MD, NJ
TX1CW New Caledonia Long Path 20 Meters CW, 16,648 miles ( over 3,000 miles per watt )
Antennas: Cushcraft stacked A3S, A3WS above 30 ft tower, HyGain Av-640. Diamond 4 el A504HB and Cushcraft 13B2 stacked above a 30 ft tower. Homebrew ZXL Super Vertical for 30/40/60/80/160 meters http://k3zxl.com/Tower_Vertical/ . Rotatable K9AY 160 meter RX Loop with reversing switch. http://k3zxl.com/K9AY_Loop_Orthogonal_Nulling/ and Coaxial 160 meter loop www.k3zxl.com/Loop.htm
Radios: Yaesu FT-2000, Yaesu FT-897D, FT-817ND, Tokyo Hy-Power HL-1.5KX amp, TE Systems 1412G 2 meter amp.
Heil ProSet Plus Headset/Mic, Vibroplex Iambic Gold, Vibroplex Presentation Bug 1959, Vibroplex Original Bug 1963.
FT-8100 2 m / 70 cm FM with Diamond X50A vertical at 38 ft., Icom IC-T21A Handheld.
Collector Vintage Radios: FT-101E, FV-101B VFO, FR-101, FL-101 ( twins ), YO-100 Monitor Scope, YC-601B Digital Display, SP-101PB Speaker Phone Patch. Astatic D-104 Golden Eagle Mic, Astatic D-104 Standard mic.
PC: Acer Aspire 1.65 GHz , Rigblaster Plug & Play for digital Modes, Dual monitors.
Details at www.k3zxl.com
My Pride and Joy 1992 Vette 6 Speed 5.7 Liter 300 HP
Dogs Left to Right: Karma - Siberian Husky, Amber - Siberian Husky, Hershey - Chocolate lab ( SK December 2014 ).
Military: US Air Force 7 years active, 3 years Air National Guard Electronic Warfare Technician on F-4, B-52, T-33, B-66, F-101, F-106
Former Hobbies: Private Pilot Cessna 150, Former Racing Sailboat crewmember on the 33 ft Escape Buzzards Bay, MA , Trap and Skeet Shooting, Fishing Cape Cod Waters for Bluefish and Striped Bass, Former Member Great Gatsby Society in R.I.
I have sailed the Seven Seas in my profession.
73, Best DX
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