LoTW is 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. I don't use Clublog OQRS for buro cards. For confirmation use LoTW or send me a card.
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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, K6RR. 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 W8QR my XYL. We operate a small ranch near Allison Colorado. Other interests include pistol and rifle target shooting, high performance cars, F1, playing with computers, building stuff, ad nauseum. In no particular order which one gets the most time depends on varying interest and time of year. Some pix below.
Both XYL W8QR and I are alumni of USC graduate school. Probably our marriage survived grad school only because we were there simultaneously. Go Trojans!
I support the DX Code of conduct. MORE listening, LESS calling.
Organizations: ARRL life member, Chiltern DX Club, CW Operators, Grand Mesa Contesters of Colorado, Mile High DX Association, North American QRP CW Club, San Diego DX Club.
Most recent antenna project 3L30 erected 6 Dec 15. That's me on a temporary mast step bolting the antenna down.
Below, the 3L30 a week later ready for action.
Snow began a day after installation.
Pix of 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 145 feet, 30M dipole at 100 feet. Tower crew K6XT, my brother W5GA.
Crane just starting to lift 150 ft of Rohn 55 with K0XG rings installed.
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. Homebrew 3L17 and 3L12 interlaced, single feed line, at 45 ft.
Our 2006 C6 Z51 Corvette. May 2015 XYL W8QR gave me a present of a track day in a new C7 Corvette. Extra excitement in rain.
Enjoying another hobby popular in USA. The rifle is a Russian Mosin Nagant 7.62x54R. Think of the famous movie "Enemy at the Gates".
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