I thank my grandfather (KA9EEU) whom is silent key for teaching me basic electronic theory and Morse code. I passed my Novice examination because of his influence in 1979 then upgraded to General in 1981 while still in high school. Furthermore, I want to honor my Electronic's teacher Mr. Alexander Kubyak, (Sharon Senior High School )whom is also silent key for allowing "The Novices" access to club station WB3CSO during study halls.
I enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1982 and retired in 2002.
My first RadioSport event was the Novice Round-up in the early 1980s thereafter; the thrill remained constant.
Currently, I live in a small beach community located along the central coast of California (KA3DRR/6). Our dense urban location and home owner association rules precludes many types of antenna systems. I operate low-power, low-profile at 100 watts using a Kenwood TS850S or Yaesu FT100 mobile tranceiver into either a three band trapped vertical with an above ground counterpoise system comprised of 25 quarter wavelength radials or Buddipole.
KA3DRR has logged 23,366 Qs since re-entering our stellar hobby in 2007 while confirming 8,730 LoTW credits and 2,801 eQSL confirmed.
I enjoy the art of Morse code and primarily operate this mode on all bands. I look forward to meeting each of you throughout our RadioSport season. Best DX and contest results from KA3DRR's low-power, low-profile condo RadioSport station.
Operated from the following locations -- Sharon, Pennsylvania (1979-1982); KA3DRR/DV2 Clark Air Base Republic of the Philippines (1985-1987); KA3DRR/0 Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota (1989-1990); Shell Beach, California (2007 - present).
Guest operate at John Baer, W6SL shack in Aroyyo Grande, California or Satellite Amateur Radio Club, W6AB clubhouse on Vandenberg AFB.
Please QSL via eQSL, LoTW, SASE, or via W3 Bureau
Licensed since 1979
Extra Class License since 2012
Blog: KA3DRR RadioSport: The Ultimate Ham Radio Experience http://ka3drr.blogspot.com
Northern California Contest Club (2007)
Beach Boys Amateur Radio Club (2009)
Satellite Amateur Radio Club, W6AB (2013)
ARRL WAS #55,338(CW) 2011
eWAS (CW) 2011
ePFX300 (CW) 2011
ARRL DXCC #12,888(CW) 2012
ARRL DXCC #45,815 2012
CQ WPX MIXED #2,388 700 STICKER 2012
CQ WPX CW #2,348 600 STICKER 2012
2007 IARU HF World Championship, 1st Place, Single Operator, CW Only, Low Power, Santa Barbara Section
2007 ARRL International DX Contest, 1st Place, Single Operator Assisted, CW Only, Santa Barbara Section
2008 ARRL International DX Contest, 1st Place, Single Operator, Low Power, CW Only, Santa Barbara Section
2009 IARU HF World Championship, 1st Place, Single Operator, CW Only, Low Power, Santa Barbara Section
2010 ARRL Sweepstakes, 1st Place, Single Operator, CW Only, High Power, Santa Barbara Section
2012 7th Call Area QSO Party, 1st Place, Outside 7th Call Area, Single Operator, CW Only, High Power
2012 IARU HF World Championship, 1st Place, Single Operator, CW Only, High Power, Santa Barbara Section
2013 CQ World Wide WPX, 1st Place, Single Operator, CW Only, Low Power, Tribander/Single Element, 6th Call Area
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