I received my novice license in Feb, 1956 and have been on the air ever since. I received my Extra Class License in 2001 after putting it off for too many years. I really wanted the bottom 25 for DX. I have always enjoyed CW, but have also worked AM and SSB. When I retired in 2000, I became deeply interested in DX and DXCC. I started over with the contacts due to loss of previous cards and logs. To date, I have worked 335countries and have confirmed 330 current countries/entities. The rig I currently use is an Elecraft K3 and the antenna is a Mosely TA-53M at about 55 feet . I added the 6 MTR elements several years ago. I have an inverted V for 80 & 40. In March 2010 I added a DX Engineering 43' Vertical to the antenna group. I am looking forward to continuing my quest for DXCC QRP, using the K3 and my KX3. (I now have the KX3 and it was worth the wait) and have also added a Buddipole Versa Tee Vertical for portable use.
NOTE: Currently without my K3, however the QSO Map below shows what I have done since Nov 27th using my KX3 at 5 Watts to a S9 32' Vertical antenna. Hope to catch you QRP in the pileups.
I am a supporter of the............... DX CODE OF CONDUCT
I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's callsign before calling.
I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
I will always send by full call sign.
I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.
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