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I was first licensed as WN6FPT in 1962, after being mentored by our ham radio mailman, "Dingo Joe", WA6BNI (now SK). My first rig was a Globe Scout 65-A transmitter and a Hallicrafters SX-111 receiver into a homebrew 40 Meter dipole, and later as General Class licensee, WB6FPT, used a Hallicrafters SR-160, a Collins KWM-2 and a Kenwood TS-140S over the years. I also did VHF/UHF repeater work in the Los Angeles basin on the 144/220/440 MHz bands from 1970s to 1990s.

My current HF radio is a Yaesu FT-2000D, driving an Ameritron ALS-600 solid state linear when more power is needed. The output is matched using a LDG AT-600 PROII autotuner into a K4KIO six band (20,17, 15, 12, 10,6m) hex beam at 30 feet, a ZeroFive Antennas HOA 27, 27 foot, 10-40 meter multiband vertical, or a Maple Leaf Antennas QSO King 185 foot longwire on 160-30m. On the digimodes, I use a microHam microKeyer II interface. The dedicated computer for digital is an HP-Compaq 7800, Intel Core 2 Duo, running Windows 10-Pro, 64 bit. Also, I have an RF Space SDRIQ, that I am using with SDR Console. On VHF/UHF, the radio is a Yaesu FT-857D into a 2m/70cm dual band vertical at 25 feet. Recently, I added a Baofeng UV82L to my equipment so I could have an HT for emergency use and DCS on 2m and 70cm. 

My initial interest in getting back on the low bands in 2004 was 40 Meter CW on the low end of the band in the late evenings/very early mornings Pacific Time. I also do some SSB on either the 80, 40 or 20 Meter bands. More recently in 2012, working towards a WAS award, I became active on the OM International Sideband Society Net on 7.185 MHz, OMISS #8186, as well as on the Triple H Net on 7.190 MHz. As of January 2013, I started running PSK31 and Olivia digital on 80-10 meters, using HRD-DM780. I have also been working digimodes JT65 and JT9 using WSJT-X. I am a member of the Straight Key Century Club #11762, FISTS #17379, 30 Meter Digital Group #6560, Feld Hell #4652, 10-10 International #77238, and the European Phase Shifting Club #22159. As of January 2014, I started dabbling in Domino, MFSK, RTTY, and even back to some CW. In summer 2014, I started to take an interest in contesting, however not a serious contester. The latest, summer of 2015, my concentration is almost exclusively CW, trying to get my receive speed up and to learn how to properly send using a Begali HST II single paddle keyer.

All contacts are automatically uploaded from HRD to eQSL.cc and HRDLog.net. Normally, I upload to LOTW at the end of my operating day.

My faithful companion, Leia (the Doberwoman), in the radio room frequently during the last months of her life is shown below right. Her love was unconditional; this dog went to heaven.






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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K6RWM
Latest Contacts for K6RWM at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KC9UJS 2016-06-17 40m JT65 EN50lm United States JOSHUA T GOLLADAY
KG5IPA 2016-06-17 40m JT65 DM61US68 United States Juan M Polanco
CO2RVA 2016-06-16 40m JT65 EL83td Cuba Rene Valentin Acosta Gonzalez
ZL1SW 2016-06-16 40m JT65 RF73av New Zealand TONY WRIGHT
K6CZH 2016-06-16 40m JT65 DM09CN71 United States Erik L Andreasen
KG7JWD 2016-06-16 40m JT65 CN87rj United States Robert Allen
W5COV 2016-06-16 40m JT65 EM26ex United States CHARLES O VEST I
N7IW 2016-06-15 40m JT65 CN85nl United States JOHN C REYNOLDS
KC9DK 2016-06-13 40m JT65 EM68eb United States Dan S Kissel
VK4WTN 2016-06-13 40m JT65 QG64kr Australia Wayne T NEWPORT
KH6DC 2016-06-13 40m JT65 BL11cg Hawaii DELWYN W CHING
ZL1BRL 2016-06-13 40m JT65 New Zealand PETER J CORNWALL
KF7DGH 2016-06-13 40m JT65 DN15ww United States Grant P Griffin
K7XFM 2016-06-13 40m JT65 DM33xp United States Robert J Murray

Book Totals: 14499 qso's   10197 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#633
Granted: 2015-02-02 07:37:11   (K6RWM)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
United States Award#506
Granted: 2015-02-02 07:37:08   (K6RWM)

  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#1975
Granted: 2015-02-02 06:29:00   (K6RWM)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#1794
Granted: 2015-02-02 06:28:18   (K6RWM)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 80 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    10 Meters Digital
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