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Licensed since 1958, first off as a Novice and then Conditional; that sure seems like a long time ago! I let my license expire some years back during a 21 year stint in the U.S. Navy (also an "in country on river boats" Vietnam Vet (1967) with Agent Orange related problems) BUT I re-took the exams about 30 years ago and thoroughly enjoy being back in to Ham Radio.

Currently, enjoying QRP/QRPp CW contesting and general operating. My rig is either an Elecraft K1 or K2/10 with a K8RA paddle or a Schurr conventional straight key. My home QTH antenna is a home brew vertical system - 36' vertical with a 36' top loading wire I can "attach" for 160 and 80 meters, loading coils for 160 and 80 meters I can "insert" with a wireless relay, 12 elevated radials and an LDG Z11ProII auto tuner at the base. When operating /P I utilize my K1 and a 9' whip with a base loading coil and radials.

I've given up on employing a 100 watt xmtr for working DX in order to improve my DXCC "numbers"; the boorish behavior of many ops makes it impossible to enjoy that part of our hobby; e.g.., intentional QRM or, the most common, calling over the top of others when the DX station specifically sent, e.g..,  "W2X?" and multiple dolts from every call district with not even a W in their call sign start sending their call.

I am now engaged in "personal bests" that reflect the use of an efficient wire antenna and a rudimentary understanding of propagation patterns. I especially enjoy the challenges associated with operating at QRP/QRPp on the lower bands, e.g.., 160, 80, 40 and 30 meters. I completed QRP WAS on 160 meters in February, 2012 and QRP WAS on 80 meters in April, 2012. My QRP DXCC is 160 and I have 5 band QRP WAC on 40/20/17/15/12. My QRP DXCC for QRP + QRO is 287; I have completed WAZ but not at QRP levels. I am working towards completing QRP WAS on 40, 30 and 20 and continue to enjoy contesting as a QRPor QRPp entry.

My affiliations include: CW OPS 202; NAQCC 1974; QRP ARCI 12912; SKCC 3314T and ARS 2346.

Note: I utilize the ARRL QSL bureau for DX cards. Other QSLs can be sent direct or via LoTW.

Hope to work you "on the air" for a rag chew QSO or in one of the contests where QRP entries are encouraged and scored! 72, Jim Rodenkirch, K9JWV

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K9JWV
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dedateband mode grid Country op
NW9M 2012-10-21 20m SSB EM49qf United States MARK B WHITE
N6NZE 2012-10-20 40m CW CN70ws United States JOZEF R VAN WYCK
W0BAV 2012-10-19 15m CW EN36wt United States Keith O Bower
JE2RMH 2012-10-17 15m CW PM85fi Japan Tatsuya Fujita
NK8O 2012-10-16 15m CW EM28pp United States CHARLES W POWELL
K6CSL 2012-10-10 40m CW CM97mr United States Bert H Cook
KC0W 2012-10-10 160m CW DN86px United States THOMAS M CALLAS
FO4BM 2012-09-27 10M SSB BH52cm French Polynesia Philippe GLOAGUEN
WB7CAG 2012-09-18 40m CW DM33vn United States GARY W FROEMMING
WH6LE 2012-09-13 20m CW EM94ox United States PETER F LARSON
AA3B 2012-09-02 40m CW FN20ei United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
AA3B 2012-09-01 15m CW FN20ei United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
AA3B 2012-09-01 10m CW FN20ei United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
AA3B 2012-09-01 20m CW FN20ei United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
NK8O 2012-08-20 20m CW EM28pp United States Charles W Powell

Book Totals: 207 qso's   207 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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