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July 25 - 28, 2014 QRV from Galveston Island Texas NA-143

Some weekends this spring and summer I will be QRV from Galveston Island Texas.

Below are my confirmed dates for 2014 from Galveston Island (NA-143).

  • February 21 - 23, 2014 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • April 17 - 20, 2014 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • July 25 - 28, 2014 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX (IOTA Contest)
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Please check back often for future dates or click here to go to the IOTA Activations web page.

Files for K5KUA/5 are uploaded to ClubLog usually in 3-4 days after I return
home. All QSOs through 20 April, 2014 14:36Z are entered. If you are
not in CLUB LOG, please send me an email and I will check my logbook.

2013 dates from Galveston Island

  • January 18 - 21, 2013 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • February 15 - 17, 2013 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • March 28 - 31, 2013- From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • April 26 - 28, 2013 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX (Sorry no contacts due to bad weather)
  • June 21 - 23, 2013 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • July 24 - 28, 2013 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX (IOTA Contest)
  • December 26 - January 1, 2014 Galveston Island TX

2012 dates from Galveston Island

  • February 10 - 12 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • April 5 - 8, 2012 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • May 4 - 7, 2012 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • July 27 - 30, 2012 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX (IOTA Contest)
  • August 31 - September 3, 2012 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX
  • October 5 - 7, 2012 - From NA-143 Galveston Island TX

 

My RV camper and inverted mini G5RV up about 20 feet. It was a very windy day.

Dune restoration coming along nicely after Hurricane Ike.

Have not seen any of them yet, but they are slowly coming back.

Kemp's Ridley turtles

http://www.turtles.org/ridleyd.htm

Texas Gulf Coast shrimp, some of the best in the world!

Full moon rising over the island.

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I have been on the air for 30+ years, all (99%) on CW in the HF bands. First licensed in 1979 as KA5HLZ. Then in 1989 as KB5HRK. I upgraded to General Class and changed my call to K5KUA. (My uncle George, who inspired me was W5KUA (sk) ). I upgraded to Extra Class on June 25, 2010.

My rig is an ICOM IC-718 and I normally run about 75 watts out to a G5RV up 45 feet (15m) between 2 trees. I just put a vertical loop up for 160 meters. Also, I have put up a GAP - TITAN vertical. It is working very well and am now using it more than the G5RV. I have modified it so I can take it down easily and take with me to Galveston Island.

I was off the air for about 8 years as the kids were growing up. I became active again in 2009 after the kids graduated from college. My XYL and I bought an RV and we travel all around Texas, so on many weekends I am QRV from all over the state. Galveston Island NA-143 is our favorite place.

While there I will be working CW only on 40M thru 10M (mostly 20M and 40M) as conditions and time permits. I will gladly confirm NA-143 for you as long as you send me your QSL card with an SASE. Yes, I am old fashion and collect QSL cards.

I QSL 100% via LoTW and via bureau for all DX contacts. If you prefer direct QSL, please send to above address. For U.S. addresses, please send a SASE and please include your QSL card. Non U.S. please send your QSL card with a SAE (envelope with address) and $1 USD (green stamp) or 1  € Euro, 1-  £ GBP, 1- SFr, 40- рубль RUB, 100-  ¥, or 1- IRC (current).

If you are outside the U.S. and QSL direct and do not include the $1(green stamp) or current IRC, I will now have to reply via Buro. I can no longer reply direct to non U.S. without at least $1 USD greenstamp. Please keep in mind Postal rates to send out of the U.S. have now increased to $1.15.

If you prefer to receive your QSL via the Buro, please send me an email and I will send you my card via the Buro.

I always enjoy receiving SWL cards too ---

73, Joe

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