Second QSL Card
Tower with Sun Dogs 1/13
Sunset with Geese 11/13
Towers in Winter
My two towers during a storm
Guys from HAM club putting up antennas
Iditarod Re-Start 2009
Driving a 20 Dog Team
Oliver My Constant Companion While I am On The Radio
Hi! I'm a 63 year old mother of one son, and the wife of a very busy Otolaryngologist. I live on a 33ac Hobby farm with a frequently changing number of Alaskan Huskies, and many cats. I am an Occupational Therapist by education, and worked for 17 years in spine rehabilitation and with swallowing disorders. I have raced sled dogs since 2002, thanks to my son who got us started with them 14 years ago. Spring '09 I ran the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska. I broke my sled 8 miles out of Finger Lake and my race ended at Rainy Pass. I worked communications in '10 and was wishing I was on the trail.The decision was made summer '10 to close our Sled Dog kennel after 14 years of fun. I will always love SLED DOGS AND MUSHING, but it has just become to hard to keep it all going. I guess I am ageing.
I became interested in HAM Radio when I volunteered for Iditarod in communications on '06. I have continued to be involved with Iditarod communications and was excited to be at Eagle Island in March '11. This year I was in the village of Shageluk and just loved it. I now can not imagine life without amateur radio in it. I received my vanity call sign K9DIG in '08. If you can't tell, I love dogs. My previous call was KC0YXB
I am now running a FT2000D when on SSB. I also now have a digital station using my Icom 746 Pro. I also have a K3 that I built. I am working on CW and and the K3 is dedicated to that. I have a 45' tower with a Mosley Pro 57A Yaggi, a 2 meter Yaggi, a 6 meter Yaggi, and a 40-80 trap dipole home brew. On my second tower I have a 160 Carolina Windom. It is about 90' in the air supported at the top of the tower on a fiberglass pole. Most of the time I am using the Mosley 57A. I have a Ameritron Al 82 Amplifier. I use LoTW and E-QSL, Dog Sled, Bureau or Direct.
I am just learning CW so please be patient and thank you.
I am a member of the YL System #16336 and a TFO of 503, OMISS # 7174, 10-10 # 76082, ARRL and FORX ARC. I am the coordinator for the South Middle School HAM club.
I have a Cayman Island Call ZF2NY for when my husband and I visit the island. Planning a trip May '14.
I am also the SEC for North Dakota, and the Moonbeam Coordinator for the YL System.
I have written a book Nigel's Choice My Iditarod Adventure. It is geared toward 4thand5th grade readers. If interested you can find it at epicenterpress.com, amazon.com, barnesandnobel.com
Thanks for the looking me up.
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