Following my retirement in Oct 2012, I returned to Amateur Radio after a 20 year hiatus. I was licensed as KA5KFN in 1980, WK5I in 1986, and K5DC in 1999.
I am a charter member of the Lone Star DX Association. I recently regained my DXCC Honor Roll status. I've also been working on band-countries and I now have DXCC on 7 bands, 10M thru 40M. Almost enough on 80M, have a few on 160M, and just recently started 6M. I also participate in the CQ DX Marathon and Club Log Leagues.
Although it was NOT DX , I took part in the ARRL Centennial QSO Party of 2014. Despite only operating 2 of the 3 modes (CW and SSB), I managed to finish in 90th place out of 199,793 participants in the W1AW/p leaderboard race. Also, thanks largely to W1AW/p stations, I now have 9-Band WORKED ALL STATES on CW and I need NV, NY, DE, ME, VT, NH, AK & HI on 160M to complete the 8th band on SSB.
Currently using a Hex Beam by KIO Technology for 6M thru 20M, a delta loop for 30M, an inverted V for 40M thru 160M, and a Pixel RF Pro-1B Loop for enhanced receive on the low bands. Rigs are Yaesu FT-1000MP MARK-V and FT-450.
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