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Please understand that I get a TON of QSL requests due to operating from a National Park as well as IOTA Island DX-Peditions, so BE ADVISED:


USA/CANADA:  I CANNOT, repeat CANNOT  honor Stateside QSL requests that DO NOT include an SASE. Thanks in advance!


IOTA:  The Royal Society of Great Britain "Islands On The Air" program requires that those wishing to get credit for IOTA contacts MUST HAVE PAPER CARDS.  This is their rule, not mine. While this year (2015) I will also upload logs to LoW (Logbook of the World)...be advised...those LoW confirmations are not recognised by IOTA, so if you want your contact/QSL to be good for IOTA, go DIRECT or via the BUREAU.


DX STATIONS: ALL DX CONTACTS WISHING A PAPER QSL FOR IOTA DX-PEDITIONS MUST ENCLOSE SAE AND $2 USA GREEN STAMPS (aka DOLLAR BILLS) . DX Stations wishing to get a paper QSL who send their card to me VIA THE QSL BUREAU (Buro/Burro) will recieve one via the bureau.  

If you send IRC's please understand you WILL NOT GET A REPLY.  There are no post offices for over 100 miles that will accept IRCs.  IT COSTS ME more to send your worthless IRC(s) back to you.  DO NOT repeat -- DO NOT SEND IRC's.  It costs me MORE to send them back to you and I go at a loss even more.

 I HAPPILY ACCEPT cards via the bureau and keep MANY envelopes on file !  If you do not want to get an airmail reply and are patient (like the rest of us)  go via the burreau and you will get your card!


I operate DX-Peditions at a $$ LOSS $$.  How fair is it for me to foot the bill for the DX - Pedition AND your return postage?  Please abide by the simple recommendations.   And yes, I get requests for the DX-Pedition contacts direct with no SASE...I get requests from those who do not READ--and send International IRCs that are WORTHLESS here.  There is not a post office for 100 miles that even consider redeeming them..


Dog Island in and of itself is highly rare as DXpeditions go.  The far more common in the group, St. George and St. Vincent have had active stations in recent years as well as locals, but Dog Island is a different story. Almost 60% of all IOTA hunters need NA-085 (the group) and Dog Island, with it's private boat/ferry only transport by for is the most rare.

Dog Island is in the IOTA "St. George Island" Group.  Dog Island has no streets, grocery stores or posh cafes...it is not accessable by car and requires a 6 mile charter or ferry ride to get to the island.  We have to bring everything we wish to use on the island, clothes, food for 7 days, water purification for 7 days, because if you don't bring it -- you don't have it.

This year's DX-Pedition will be from MAY 9th to the 16th.  The first and last day of the DXPedition may have less activity with setting up and breaking down the station.  RIG :  Icom i706 MK II  Antennas to be announced.  Expect mostly SSB on 40m THRU 2m.  I can also be found on CW.  Expect contest style pile-ups and exchanges as there will be little time to chat.  The Dog Island I DXPedition garnered 600+ QSO's and I expect to double that this year and look forward to 6m and 10m openings

Thank you VERY Much for your support for Dog Island I operation last year and this year's Dog Island II.







DX contacts may either QSL direct or via the QSL Bureau and your reply will be sent same. I prefer to NOT use eQSL. com for DX confirmations.

DX: I will be QSL'ing you via the QSL Bureau, STATESIDE QSL managers, or in extreme cases direct.


I can confirm the following:

10-10, 10-10 VP, Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs National Park, SKCC # 6898, and QCWC.


And YES I actually do live in a National Park. Hot Springs National Park is an annomoly where non-National Park Service people can live within the zip code. While most residents of Hot Springs are miles away from the park, I live on the South side of Music Mountain--about 1/2 mile from Sunset Trail which is at the summit of Music Mountain and is at about 1,500' ASL. QTH is about 850' ASL, Lake Hamilton--which can be seen from the QTH is at about 400' ASL. My QSLs are valid for many National Parks awards and certificates.


Yaesu FT-757 GX MK II, Swan 500, Swan 400, Kenwood Twins, Ranger 5054 100DX, Yaesu FT 225 RD, Icom V8000, Icom V8,.


Off Center Fed Dipole Array at 55', other antennas in the planning stage as well as 2m and 6m all mode .





Interviewing the late Col. Greg "Pappy" Boyington, WKRS 1982


Singer from the "Rio" Casino (Was on 1st season of "American Idol"



My Great Great Grandfather Calvin Curlee Bullard was in the Alabama 5th Cavalry, so was his brother George.

His cousin Henry, rode with Forrest in the Army of Tennessee, "Bledsoe's Light Artillery" and Brother George served in the AL 5th CAV with CC Bullard. It is most likely that ALL three fought at Brices Crossroads, Mississippi -- in different units assigned to Nathan Bedford Forrest. Their families would end up settling within 10 to 25 miles of that battlefield.

In only two of the four sides of my family no less than 15 direct ancestors served in the Civil War honorably.





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