I have operated from multiple locations in the US, either as K7SCX or with a portable identifier (/#).Logs since 1994for portable operation, previous QTHs (OK, WA, UT, ND), and for my previous callsign - KA7SCX are stored on club log. All logs were converted from homebrew software to ADIF using scripts, so please let me know if you find an error or omission in a previous QSO.
All QSOs are automatically uploaded regularly to ARRL's LoTW, eQSL.cc (AG), clubLog.org, and HRDLog.net. All QSLs received via the bureau or direct will be answered in the same manner as received - NO SASE or stamps are necessary. I am currently behind on responding to QSLs received via the bureau and for this I apologize. If you have sent me a QSL and have not received mine, please send me an email - my goal is to respond to 100% of received QSLs.
I became interested in amateur radio while in High School in the early to mid 1980'sdesigning and building high voltage power supplies, vacuum tube amplifiers, and antennaswith my older brother and mydad, K7LFY. We spent many hours in the ham shack listening mainly to CW while trying to get equipment to work. With help from my dad and the local amateur radioclub, in 1984 I received my Novice license and the callsign KA7SCX. CW was my passion and wanting to expand my operating privileges to work more DX, I upgraded to a General license and got the callsign K7SCX. Many of the DX stationsand DXpeditionswere at the bottom of the band segments,so in the 1990's I upgraded to Advanced and then Amateur Extra.fof
Until 2011, 99% of my QSOs and contests were CW. The need for better operation both in contests and station logging pushed me to move all of my logs and my dad's logs from homebrew software into N1MM for contests and Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) for station logging. With these software packages came the ability to work the digital modes and my interest was expanded to include first RTTY, then BPSK-31, and now almost any digital mode offered in the HRD DM780 software. During 2011, JT65 was also added to the list of available modes (in hopes of EME in the near future).
I live in the city and am plagued by S9+ noise (QRN) during the nights - which takes out most of my 160, 80, 40, and often 30 meteroperation. In the future I am hoping to automate the station to a point where remote operation from a different location is possible. Until then, a MFJ-1026 Noise Canceling Signal Enahancer is being used in the station with mixed results - sometimes very good - sometimes not so much.
Hope to CU on the band!
Fred - K7SCX
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