I was licensed in 1959 as KN1JYN in Rhode Island. I upgraded to General in 1960, and Extra in 1965. The family moved to Orange County, CA in 1975 and I briefly held the call sign W6SOR. The first Vanity Call Sign opportunity came along in 1975, and I became K6LL. We moved to Yuma, AZ in 1977. I retired from my Electrical Engineering career in 1993, and my wife and I are both happily retired and still live in our original Yuma house, which is on an 80' x 100' lot in a densely populated area of the city.
Antennas are an old (1978) KT-34XA at 48', with an equally old 40-2CD just six feet above it. That Rohn 25 Foldover tower also has a half-sloper for 80/160. There's also an old Wilson Crank-up tubular tower bracketed to the house with an A3 and 6 meter yagi on it. The A3 is used for SO2R receiving. For some reason, the main antennas seem to punch way above their weight, so I'm not planning to change anything. You can see in the picture above that the shack is built into a closet in a spare bedroom.
Ham Activity: HF contesting 90%. CW ragchewing 5%. Misc other 5%.
Contest logs are submitted to the ARRL Logbook of the World (LOTW) shortly after every contest. Logs dating back to the early 1990's are already in the LOTW. If you need a paper QSL, please send an SASE. I am no longer able to answer bureau cards.
See you in the contests!
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