First licensed Jan. 1967 as WN3HCQ.
Current Station Operation: Kenwood TS-590/TS-450S, Force-12 C4E 9-element multiband Yagi up 45 feet (for 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters), a full wave Delta Loop antenna for 80 meters (SSB.no tuner required) and a 67' vertical for 80M (CW operation.no tuner required); Ameritron ALS-600 Amp (as needed). Operate CW, SSB and Digital on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters.
QSL: 100% via Logbook of the World (LOTW -- it's super fast, efficient and it's FREE!).
---- DX Stations: LoTW is preferred QSL route however I answer all DX cards received via the Bureau 100%. If direct QSL is requested, please include SAE.
----North American Stations needing Virginia/Mathews County confirmation, LoTWis the preferred method but will respond to direct requests for a QSL card; Please include SAE.
Member: ARRL (Accredited VE), QCWA - Chapter 119 (#33875), 10-10 International (#38371); SKCC #5482
73s and good DX.
Local area Southern Cross DX net participants host VK6JDW in Oct 2010
Bottom Row: N4RZP/Russell, W1FDY/Jack (primary USA net control), W4DPL/Dan
Middle Row: VK6JDW/Neville, W4VES/Larry
Top Row: W2NGC/Al, W4FZ/Willie, K4AWM/Al, K3LEN/Carl
Winter at the QTH
The "Gray Line"/Sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay as seen from QTH
Portable KL7 June 2010 - Grandson Hayden, K4AWM and King Salmon
When not on the ham bands, you can find me on the Chesapeake Bay (to see more about the Bay, click on:
Mathews County, Va. (factoids):
population: 8,900 people live in Mathews County
Located on the eastern tip of what is called the Middle Peninsula and on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Mathews was first sighted in 1608 by Captain John Smith during his exploration of the Bay. During the late 1700's and 1800's, Mathews county supported a major ship building industry that was known throughout the Chesapeake Bay. Since early settlement, Mathews' residents have remained tied to the sea, serving in the merchant marine, and harvesting a living from the bounty of the Bay.
Today, there are no traffic signals in the entire county; all major roads pass us by; 84 square miles/140 square km makes Mathews the 2nd smallest county in the state of Virginia; however, with 214 miles/356.6 km of shoreline, its more than any other county on the Bay; Mathews County boasts having 2 lighthouses, one of which is the third oldest on the Bay.
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