Greetings from Eugene Oregon, home of the Oregon DUCKS!
If you have had a QSO with me, thank you for the opportunity to contact you. I respond to all QSL requests…..mail, bureau or LOTW. All received cards will be acknowledged in reciprocal manner. SASE please.
I am a retired architect. My path to ham radio began in the early 60’s. But many things got in the way of becoming licensed then. A few years ago, I decided to revisit the interest in the hobby in a more serious way and get licensed. I have a great father-in-law supporter in W2VJN who's an excellent mentor. Over the course of time with more study, I was able to obtain my Extra License.
Contesting has become a stronger focus over the past few years. In my first big league contest, the 2013 ARRL DX Contest, I finished in Tenth Place - DX under the call sign NP2N. I see more contests in my future.
My station here is located in west Eugene, Oregon in the southern end of the Willamette Valley. I’m using an Elecraft K3 combined with an Elecraft KPA500 amp. Antennas include a Force 12, a 5 element 6M and 2 element 40M on an 89 foot crank up tower. There are also a number of wires for 80M. 160m antenna is currently being planned. For travel, I use an Elecraft KX-3 with a Buddipole.
Again….thanks for the QSO…..it’s most appreciated. Happy DX to all ….73, Brad