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 1998.
I am a charter member of the Lone Star DX Association. I regained my DXCC Honor Roll status in 2014. I've also been working on band-countries and I now have 5BDXCC plus 3OM,17M and 12M, and I have a few on 160M and 6M. I also participate in the CQ DX Marathon and Club Log Leagues. I operate about 2/3 CW and 1/3 SSB -- no digital.
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. Still need NY, DE, ME, VT, NH, NV, AK & HI on 160M to complete the 8th band on SSB. Discovered 6M in 2015 and so far I have 39 states confirmed.
Currently using a hexagonal beam by KIO Technology (similar to HEX-BEAM®) 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.
REGARDLESS OF THE RULES, MY CONSCIENCE WOULD NEVER ALLOW ME TO USE RHR.
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