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First licensed in 1959 as a Novice with the call sign KN5WLQ.. As a novice I worked the lower 48 with a Halicrafters S-38E and a converted ARC-5 transmitter . With my license about to expire I updated to Techinican and built several home brew 6 meter rigs plus a couple of Heathkit rigsfinallt upgrafing to General in 1970 - School, work and other intrest got the best of me license expired. My intrest in ham radio was re-newded in 2003 thanks to Jerry K5AXN who contacted me and encourged me to re-new my license. I re-took the General class license exam in August 2003 and received the call KD5ZAW ... As a CW operator I could never get use to the new call so I applied for and received my original call which was thankfully still avaliable. I passed the Extra Class license exam in April 2006.

I enjoy operating CW, SSB and a little AM on 80 metersbut most of my operatimg time is spent chasing DX on CW. I have a collection of Heathkit Boat anchors for AM ,. I recently sold my FT2000 replacing it with a FTDX5000Mp . I have a Alpha 87a that I can use when I need the extra punch.

Thanks for reading my bio... I hope to work you on the bands



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K5WLQ
Latest Contacts for K5WLQ at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
ZD8RY 2016-06-30 20m SSB II22tb Ascension Island Ray Yon
OH2BKX 2016-06-30 20m CW KP20gj Finland Pasi Nironen
XE1XR 2016-06-29 20m CW Mexico David Vega Urbina
EC6AAE 2016-06-29 20m SSB JM19mv Balearic Islands josep joe Arbona
7X3WPL 2016-06-24 20m CW JM13kt Algeria Amateur Radio Club Sahara DX
TM16EFC 2016-06-24 20m SSB JN18dp France Tony LUIS
OE3DIA 2016-06-21 20m SSB JN88hl Austria Ivan Dobrocky
F5NBX 2016-06-21 20m CW JN05rn France FRED DONATI
NA6L 2016-06-02 20m SSB DM12jr United States John S Vissat
WD7I 2016-05-27 20m SSB EN53ha United States David N Helman
IK0VSY 2016-05-23 20m SSB JN63ga Italy ROBERTO SIENA
GS3PYE 2016-05-23 20m CW IO75ho Scotland Camb-Hams DXpeditions To The Scottish Isles
9A7O2YM 2016-05-23 20m CW Croatia
P40AUA 2016-03-18 17m SSB Aruba Special Event Station 30th Anniv Status Aparte
3C7A 2016-03-18 20m CW JJ43jr Equatorial Guinea Kenneth Opskar

Book Totals: 3080 qso's   1375 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#3791
Granted: 2015-02-15 00:05:02   (K5WLQ)

  • 20 Meters CW
  • 17 Meters CW
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 10 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    10 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#1921
Granted: 2015-02-07 01:45:01   (K5WLQ)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed CW
DX World Award#65
Granted: 2015-01-15 22:28:47   (K5WLQ)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
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