I have been licensed and active since 1978 under my first and only call sign, KA2BSK. I operate in all the VHF and UHF contests typically on 50, 144, 432, and 1296 using a combination of ICOM and homebrew equipment. I also restore and operate vintage Hallicrafters equipment on the HF bands. In the picture I am operating in the 2008 ARRL Straight Key Night. My usual mode of operation is CW. The equipment seen in the picture is a Hallicrafters SX-101 receiver and HT-32 transmitter running 100W into a dipole. The HT-32 was restored for the 2008 SKN. I also operate my original vintage station which is another Hallicrafters SX-101 and HT-37. I also operate my more modern station which includes Icom equipment, dipoles and wire antennas for the lower frequencies, and a Mosley CL-33 beam.
I am an active member of the Straight Key Century Club and operate in most of the Sprints. My SKCC# is 3875T. I also like to operate CW QRP with homebrew equipment. This is a breadboard crystal controlled transmitter I threw together for a SKCC weekend sprint. I was not able to work another SKCC station, but worked K4QO using 50mw during an ARCI event. Do you like the high tech crystal holder?
I am also active on WSJT modes (primarily FSK441) for meteor scatter using both 6M and 2M. In 2010 I just started to operate JT65A on the HF bands. Look for me on the ping jockey or drop me an email if you want to attempt a contact.
As of July 2009, I started uploading my logs to LOTW. Everything from 1/1/2007 to the present has been exported and uploaded. So far, I have gone as far back as 1998 with some contacts if I can verify the calls are active andI can verify the station operator usedor still uses LOTW. It is a work in progress!!!
I QSL 100%. No SASE required. If you sent a card anddidn't get one in return, drop me an email. 73, Eric.
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