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 CELEBRATING 53 YEARS AS A HAM OPERATOR - 1962 / 2015  

 

 

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 7-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, 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 Vibroplex Vibrokeyer 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
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dedateband mode grid Country op
K6HP 2015-08-28 80m CW CM98sd United States ED PARSONS
N0UMF 2015-08-28 40m JT65 EM39LT10 United States RICHARD K DAIPRAI
K4EET 2015-08-28 40m JT65 FM19pc United States Rev. David E HAMM
N4WRE 2015-08-28 40m JT65 EM96nf United States MARTY R HEMRIC
N6IE 2015-08-28 60m JT65 CM88pk United States Ronald E Castro
JH1BBS 2015-08-27 40m JT65 QM06eg Japan TUNEYUKI OZAWA
VK3AUQ 2015-08-27 40m JT65 QF22qf Australia Kevin L PHILLIPS
VK3FRB 2015-08-27 40m JT65 QF22li Australia BRUCE BOULTER
K4JTA 2015-08-27 40m CW EM29gf United States JAMES T ATKINSON JR
KD8TUT 2015-08-27 40m OLIVIA8/500 EN62sc United States MICHAEL A COZZI
JA6XBH 2015-08-26 20m JT65 PM53jv Japan Onabe Jun
VK2NRB 2015-08-26 20m JT65 QF55kp Australia ROBERT BUNTING
KB5AE 2015-08-26 20m CW EM14qs United States George V Mc Kinnis
K5J 2015-08-26 20m CW United States Katrina 10th Anniversary Special Memorial Event
WJ0T 2015-08-26 15m JT65 FM18lr United States ALAN P OLIVER

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

United States Award#506
Granted: 2015-02-02 07:37:08

Endorsements:
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World Continents Award#1975
Granted: 2015-02-02 06:29:00

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Grid Squared Award#1794
Granted: 2015-02-02 06:28:18

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  • 80 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
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