LoTW is strongly preferred to confirm QSO's, I upload often. I reply to bureau QSL's via GlobalQSL 100% but it might take a while. I also upload to eqsl.
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Main interest low band DXing and HF contesting. QRV 160-10M CW and also a bit of RTTY. Some of my ham radio statistics: 9 Band DXCC 160-10M >200 confirmed on all 9 HF bands. DXCC 363/339 lacking only P5 thanks to Stepanenko's P5 operation from UA9. WAZ. Operator at N6ND(SK) KP4USN, KA2NY(JA), KH6SP, K6NCG, W6RDF. Other calls K6XT/NH9, KN0WJJ(MN), WA1GRP(MA), WA6CXK(CA), WA6CXK/4(VA), K6XT/MM from locations around the world. My family includes three wonderful kids, two daughters Susan and Christine in CA and stepson Adam in ID who is a ham, and marvelous Maureen W0MOE my XYL. We operate a small ranch near Allison Colorado. Other interests include pistol and rifle target shooting, high performance cars. Some pix below.
ARRL life member, Grand Mesa Contesters of Colorado (GMCC), CW Operators www.cwops.org, North American QRP CW Club
Pix of recent tower and antenna activities. Tower is 150 ft Rohn 55 rotating with K0XG hardware. Entire 150 ft with rotary rings and guys attached went up in one pull. Ants three phased KT36XA at 150, 105, 60 feet, 3L40 full size at 135 feet, 30M dipole at 100 feet (not shown, just went up late Oct '13). Tower crew K6XT, W5GA. Small tower with Gadsen flag is 80M/160M GP.
Left, crane just starting to lift 150 ft of Rohn 55 with K0XG rings. Right, 3L40 is up, crane lifting KT36XA. The 175 ft crane had but a 7 foot window to clear the 154ft AGL tower top to install the 40 boom which because of its boom guy V-truss went over the top of the tower then lowered. By comparison the 36XA was a piece o'cake.
Left, all ants up, crane on the way to storage. Tower to the right flying Gadsen flag is 80/160 GP. Right, brother Doug W5GA and me K6XT finishing off the installation.
Rotary tower as of November 2013. 6/6/6 on 10, 5/5/5 on 15, 5/5/5 on 20 (stacked KT36XA's). 3L40@145 ft. 30M dipole@100 ft. 3L17 and 3L12 interlaced, single feed line, at 45 ft.
Our 2006 C6 Z51 Corvette. Pix taken near Jay, Oklahoma by Tim Bijvoet exchange student from the Netherlands living with my brother Bill N0DSM.
Here's young car aficionado Tim the photographer, happy camper after driving the car. Tim says they're quite expensive in the Netherlands. It was his first time in a Corvette.
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