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First licenced as a novice WN1IJY in 1956, Windsor, Connecticut. Worked up through Conditional to General as W1IJY. In 1969 moved to California, upgraded to Extra and updated to W6LYR. In 1976 moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and updated to K5JK. In 1981 moved to Boulder, Colorado and stayed with K5JK to end the call sign "flip-flopping".

HF rigs are a Ten Tec Corsair (sentimental favorite - not shown while being modified with upgraded audo chain) and an Elecraft K3. Accessories for the K3 are a Pan adapter, KPA500 500 watt amplifier, and a KAT500 500 watt auto tuner. A recently acquired (swapfest) Heathkit SB220 linear has been "tricked up modified" and added to the equipment. A coax switch routs the K3 output to either the KPA500 or the SB220. A Heathkit monitor scope and directional coupler support the SB220. The Palstar AT2K provides antenna tuning capability for the SB220.

The QRP station consists of an Oak Hills Research single band (20 meters) CW transceiver. Home brew solid state linear amplifiers at 70 and 140 w  give the QRP exciter a boost when needed. Two meter and 70 centimeter operation is provided by Yaesu and Alinco transceivers.

The small yard and close-in house limit the HF antenna farm to a N-S aligned G5 Junior (40 - 10 m), an E-W aligned "inverted-V" G5 Junior, a 26 ft capacity top-hatted vertical (40-10 m), and dipoles for 15 and12 meters. A homebrew Moxon array is used for 6 meter operation. Ground plane, colinear and J-pole antennas round out the farm for VHF/UHF operation.




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K5JK
Latest Contacts for K5JK at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KC4KNN 2012-12-28 40m CW EM85rr United States CHARLES R WEST
KC4KNN 2012-12-26 40m CW EM85rr United States CHARLES R WEST
ZS6TAN 2012-11-20 10m SSB KG43av South Africa mario mangiagalli
KK4WX 2012-11-16 40m CW EM81fk United States RUSSELL H KVISTAD
NG4D 2012-10-26 10m SSB EM95jq United States Donald D Caldwell
7Z1HL 2012-10-24 12M CW LL34jr Saudi Arabia HERIBERT LENNERTZ
TG9AJR 2012-09-20 15m CW EK44sl Guatemala JUAN CARLOS MUNOZ
KC4KNN 2012-09-01 40m CW EM85rr United States CHARLES R WEST
WN6K 2012-07-22 6m CW DM13je United States PAUL E DOREY
NG7Z 2012-07-15 40M CW CN87vt United States PAUL J BERINGER
K6EGE 2012-07-14 15m CW DM35ae United States Walter P Figurelli
AF6PI 2012-07-07 40m CW DM13vr United States Gregory M Siqueiros
K1NAJ 2012-06-21 20m CW FN44qg United States NORMAN A JACKSON
WA6NEA 2012-06-18 40m CW CM98is United States ROBERT M SILVA
W8HOG 2012-06-11 40m CW EM89ce United States Gerald H Barnett

Book Totals: 38 qso's   36 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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