I have been moving around and trying to get a career going for myself. If you have sent me a card in the past few years and havn't got one back, please let me know and I will send you one. I appologize for the long delay in sending cards out.
Hello, My name is Ed, I currently hold an Extra class license. I got my Tech+ license on Jan. 17, 2001, General on April 19, 2001, and Extra on April 18 2002. I am active on 160 to 432 mhz all-mode including 222 mhz. I've been recently bitten by the vhf bug and am putting together a station, with 1296 next on the list. I reckon I'm in a pretty rare grid, so feel free to holler if you hear me, email me for a sked, or I'm usually on the on4kst 144/432 region 2 chat.
If you haven't tried vhf/uhf ssb/cw, I think you should. Yeah, its not like 20 meter DX or even 6 meters, but its pretty exciting working stations that are hundreds of mile away on 2 ssb/cw during enhanced conditions. Stations seem to be few and far between, but I think its because many people don't have the patients to wait for good conditions on the vhf/uhf bands.If you have a rig that covers the vhf/uhf bands, put up an antenna and give it a try, you might like it. Check out the ON4KST 144/432 Region 2 chat room sometime at: http://www.on4kst.org/chat/login.php?band=8
I'm finally in my house located at 2571' asl in grid EM97js. I'm now working on getting my station together and a tower up. So bear with me if you hear me and I can't hear you, its probably because of crappy coax and low mounted antennas I'm using until I can hang a dipole and get a tower in the air with good coax.
To send me a QSL card you can: 1:send one through the beauro 2:or direct. You can use which ever system is best. I do NOT need a SASE to return a card so if you want to send one that is fine, but its not needed.
I love to chase DX, ragchew, and work in contests. All the contest I operate in I do my self from my station in the corner of my room, the only one I don't operate from there is Field Day.
I am a member of FISTS #9789, 10-10 # 72788, Black Diamond ARC in Beckley, WV, and the ARRL.
Equipment is: Icom 756 (original) for HF-6 meters (and to drive transverter) 100 watts, dipole for 160-10, 5 el on 6 meters 100 watts; Kenwood TR-9000 for 2 meters, 170 watts, 13B2; Elecraft XV222 220 mhz Transverter, 20 watts, 10 elements at 15'; Yeasu FT-790R II UHF All mode to a M2 28 element beam at 24 feet, 100 watts.
I hope to hear you on the air sometime. 73 and best DX. De K4XXX Ed
Its not impressive, but here are the grids I have worked (not confirmed) per band as of April 5, 2012:
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