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I passed my Novice exam in April 1990 in Wichita, KS after taking a course with the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society (BEARS) and I received the call KA1VVA, since I moved back to CT in May. I eventually passed my Advanced exam in June 1991 in Milford, CT and changed my call to KD1DC. After moving to NC in 1995, I changed my call to KU4GT. Once the vanity gate for the Advance class opened, I changed my call again to my current call of K4WES. And in April of 2000, I finally upgraded to Extra class!

I am currently using a Kenwood TS-2000 rig at home into a 50 foot 18" face Hazer tower with a Force 12 C-4SXL on top of it and a M2 6M-5X beam on top of that. I use a Hygain rotor too. I have a half sloper, sloping to the east, from my tower for 80m and 160m. It does alright, but not very good. I also use a Carolina Windom 160 Special wire antenna up about 40 feet. I also have an R5 vertical up about 15 feet. And I put up a 160m inverted V dipole about 50 feet high, running north and south.

I have a Tono 777 TNC that I have been using for RTTY, since January 2002.

I am a member of the PVRC contest club (http://pvrc.org and http://pvrcnc.org) and OMISS Net (OMISS # 4161). Go PVRC!!! I enjoy working the CQ, ARRL, and many other contests too.

I am also an ARRL member and a life member of 10-10 International (my 10-10 # is 60118) and I enjoy collecting 10-10 numbers.

I currently have completed WAS (in both CT and NC), DXCC, 5B DXCC, and WAC. I am currently working on 5BWAS, IOTA, WAZ, WPX, and county hunting. I have DXCC confirmed on 10m through 80m (8 bands). I have the DXCC Challenge award too! Please see the chart below, for my band/mode counts.

A few of my latest stations worked for new entities are: TX3X (CHESTERFIELD ISLANDS), V63 (MICRONESIA), ST0R (SOUTH SUDAN), 9M2TO (W. MALAYSIA), TL0A (CAR), PJ2/4/6/7 (All 4 entities), (VIETNAM), 3B7 (AGALEGA & ST. BRANDON), 3C (EQUATORIAL GUINEA), 3C0 (ANNOBON ISLAND), 4O (MONTENEGRO), FJ (ST BARTHELEMY), 6O (SOMALIA), VU7 (Lakshadweep Is.), 1A4A (Sov. Mil. Order of Malta), 9X (RWANDA), C2 (NAURU), ZL8R (Kermadec), Montenegro (YU6AO), 3Y (Peter I), 5T0CW (Mauritania), YV0D (Yves), KH9 (Wake Island), XF4 (Revilla Gigedo), ST0RY (Sudan), ZL7C (Chatham Island), ZC4DW (UK Bases on Cyprus), K1B (Baker and Howland), VP6DI (Ducie Island), XR0X (San Felix), VP8GEO (South Georgia Island), BD4XA (China), VU2ELJ (India), 3D2IR (Fiji), LU1ZA (South Orkney Island), and T2T (Tuvalu).

I QSL 100% via LoTW, the buro or direct. Please provide an SASE (or SAE and 1 GS or IRC) if sending direct. I also upload my logs via ARRL's Logbook of The World (LoTW), eQSL, and Club Log, usually each month or sooner.

I also use Global QSLing: http://www.globalqsl.com/

Interesting site to compare logs with others: https://secure.clublog.org/

73 es gud dx de k4Wes


July 1-6, 2013:
Look for special event station K2J during the 13 Colonies Special Event operation, Independence week July 1-6, 2013. I will be using the K2J call during that time, so please QSL to the home station you worked or to W4MPS (he has all of the logs) with a #6 SASE for a QSL card. Here are all of the North Carolina K2J stations: K4WES, KI4VBA, N4MIO, N4YDU, W0UCE, W4MPS, and W4MY.
Full details at:
http://www.13colonies.info

And a picture of the QSL Card:


Band Counts:

Number of DXCC Entities Worked Per Band or Mode
Band # Confirmed # Worked
160 m 49 52
80 m 135 137
60 m 6 6
40 m 196 204
30 m 191 193
20 m 302 304
17 m 258 262
15 m 282 287
12 m 201 208
10 m 230 233
6 m 13 13
Challenge DXCC 1,857 1,893
Mixed DXCC 320 321
SSB DXCC 302 304
RTTY DXCC 182 188
CW DXCC 289 290
     
IOTA 361 377
Last Updated 2015-12-03    

 


Awards Section:

Awards Information
Certificate Name Serial # / Points Date Callsign Notes
ARRL WAC Phone N/A 05-11-92 KD1DC  
ARRL DXCC Phone 21,473 06-06-94 KD1DC  
ARRL WAS SSB 47,825 10-31-94 KD1DC For CT
ARRL WAS SSB 49,682 06-29-99 K4WES For NC
ARRL DXCC 10m 31,625 08-24-00 K4WES  
ARRL DXCC 15m N/A 08-24-00 K4WES  
ARRL DXCC 20m N/A 08-24-00 K4WES  
CQ WPX SSB 2,794 03-29-01 K4WES  
ARRL DXCC 17m N/A 04-16-03 K4WES  
ARRL DXCC RTTY 1,250 04-16-03 K4WES  
CQ WW 160m DX Contest 15,312 02-28-04 K4WES SO SSB LP NC
ARRL DXCC CW 9,993 05-24-04 K4WES  
ARRL DXCC 12m N/A 01-30-05 K4WES  
ARRL DXCC Challenge N/A 01-30-05 K4WES  
ARRL DXCC 40m 4,316 07-02-06 K4WES  
ARRL DXCC 30m N/A 09-04-07 K4WES  
IARU HF Championship Contest 24,304 07-08-06 K4WES SO SSB LP NC
IARU HF Championship Contest 45,724 07-12-08 K4WES SO SSB LP NC
IARU HF Championship Contest 26,180 07-11-09 K4WES SO SSB LP NC
IARU HF Championship Contest 60,075 07-10-10 K4WES SO SSB LP NC
ARRL DXCC 80m 3,101 11-04-10 K4WES  
ARRL 5B DXCC 6,898 11-04-10 K4WES  
IARU HF Championship Contest 40,500 07-09-11 K4WES SO SSB LP NC
IOTA 100 3,318 10-04-11 K4WES  
IOTA 300 1,121 10-04-11 K4WES  
IOTA NORTH AMERICA 491 10-04-11 K4WES  
CQ WPX CW 3,384 02-25-13 K4WES  
CQ WPX 160m endorsement   02-25-13 K4WES  
         
         
         
         
         
         

 


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K8BL 2013-12-07 160M CW EN91hq United States BOB LIDDY
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MI0TMW 2012-12-20 20m SSB IO64vv Northern Ireland MERV WYLIE
TG9AJR 2012-07-14 15m SSB EK44sl Guatemala JUAN CARLOS MUNOZ
K5WHR 2012-07-14 15m SSB DM14ec United States Dale A Robbins
KA8G 2012-07-14 15m SSB en80wc United States Dave
N1YWB 2012-07-14 15m SSB FN34se United States JEFFREY M LAUGHLIN
KD8NYO 2012-07-14 15m SSB EN81hk United States Howard G Williams
N4NW 2011-12-04 160M CW FM18gl United States Thomas L Gregory
AA3B 2011-12-04 160m CW FN20ei United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
LU7XWC 2011-12-02 40M CW FD75te Argentina Guillermo (Willy) Rodriguez
W4AS 2011-11-20 15m SSB EL95to United States SEBASTIAN ACOSTA
WA8FRE 2011-11-20 80M SSB EN73uw United States ANDREW J WLOTKOWSKI
N0XR 2011-11-20 40M SSB EN31fo United States DEAN R MADSEN
LX1KC 2011-10-31 10M CW JN39du Luxembourg CHRISTIAN KIEFFER

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