QRZ.COM
ad: elecraft
Please login help/register callsign: password: secure login
Database News Forums Swapmeet Resources Contact
 18:23:22 UTC 23 Jul 2014 
Advanced Search Current Hot Callsigns XML Logbook Data QSL ListMaker Database Downloads DX Spotting Network Ham Club Database QSL Corner Top Web Contacts Expired Callsigns QRZ's 1993 FCC Database Daily Update Reports Just Added Callsigns Database Help Forum
Amateur Radio News General Announcements Special Events, Contests, etc. Hamfests and Conventions Silent Keys Headlines
Forums Home Discussions, Editorials, Talk Technical Forums Logging and Contesting RV and Mobile Help Forums
Ham Radio Gear for Sale Ham Made Gear General Merchandise Swapmeet Hot List Ham to Ham References Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-offs
Site Menu... Practice Amateur Radio Exams Amateur Radio Study Guides Online License Renewals License Wall Certificates Commercial Ham Radio Links DX Country Atlas Grid Mapper Ham Radio Trivia Quiz Life Member Honor Roll
Help Desk, for accounts, lost passwords, etc. Add your callsign to QRZ Subscription Services Users Help Forum Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ QRZ en Espanol Privacy Statement Advertise with QRZ List of Current Advertisers About QRZ Donate to QRZ Contact us
ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-assoc
ad: l-WarrenG
ad: l-tentec
ad: l-gcopper
ad: l-sarc
ad: l-innov
ad: l-Waters
ad: l-rl
KA3UNQ USA flag USA

Login is required for additional detail.

QSL: ONLY DIRECT WITH S.A.S.E OR VIA BURO

Email: Login required to view

Ham Member Lookups: 29178

QSL image for KA3UNQ

 

GENERAL QSL INSTRUCTIONS:  

I am OK via the Buro or Direct with S.A.S.E and proper return postage.  I DO NOT participate in LOTW nor do I respond to QRZ.com LOGBOOK requests or eQSL requests. Sorry, but life is far more simple that way.

QSL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL LIGHTHOUSE AND ISLAND CONTACTS:

NO eQSL !

NO LOTW or QRZ.com LOGBOOK !

?? , ,,NN??

Please QSL ONLY via the address above with a Self Addressed STAMPED Envelope (S.A.S.E.). DX stations, an S.A.E with ONE greenstamp is fine or via the Buro.

FUTURE LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVATIONS

Watch this space for future lighthouse activation notices.

RECENT LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVATIONS

April 18, 2014: Activated three (3) lights near Baltimore, MD. for ARLHS Spring Lights, as follows:

USA-0083  Hawkins Point Range Front Light 

USA-1103  Brewerton Channel Range Front Light

USA-0290  Fort Carroll Lighthouse 

April 21, 2014: Activated three (3) more lights near Baltimore, MD for ARLHS Spring Lights, as follows:

ARLHS USA-0200  Craighill Channel Upper Range Front Light

ARLHS USA-0201  Craighill Channel Upper Range Rear Light

ARLHS USA-1290  Western North Point Lighthouse

My adventures in radio began in the late 1950's when I spent countless evenings shortwave listening in front of a Hallicrafters S-38E receiver (which I still have), later up-grading to the SX-110. Following high school graduation in 1962, I enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served ten years as a radioman in such places as South Florida, Washington, D.C. and Honolulu, Hawaii. I resumed SWLing for a time, but missed working CW so much I finally got my Novice ticket in the fall of 1989. My very first contact (on CW of course) was a DX station and I've been hunting DX ever since. Following my up-grade to General, I have added both island and lighthouse hunting as my two major interests.

My equipment is rather modest; an Icom 756 PRO III running barefoot to a tower-mounted Cushcraft MA5B Mini-beam about 35-feet above ground. Formerly a victim of antenna restrictions, I have managed to do rather well over the years, having confirmed over 285 DXCC countries, 625 IOTA islands and 600 U.S. islands. My lighthouse collection has grown as well, with over 1,180 confirmed thus far.

I've done some island activating here along the East Coast for both IOTA and US-I over the years, but recently my primary focus has been activating lighthouses for the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (ARLHS). On these outings, I operate portable using my venerable Kenwood TS-50S/AT with a Hustler mobile antenna system mounted on an Alpha-Delta Outpost tripod. This arrangement has worked out really well over the years, allowing me to make contacts with such far away places as Australia, South Africa and parts of Asia. To date, I have activated over 35 islands and 66 lighthouses ranging from Massachusetts to Virginia. At the 2009 ARLHS Convention, I was the proud recepient of the first ARLHS Activator of the Year Award.

 

A Rhode Island native, I now reside in Maryland, just west of Annapolis. In early 2006 I retired from Honeywell, the last of several contractors I worked for during my thirty-one years at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. My last position was as a Flight Operations Director for two earth-orbiting satellites: the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) and the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer/Earth Probe Satellite(TOMS/EP). The UARS spacecraft was turned off in mid December, 2005 after fourteen years of collecting critical scientific data pertaining to the Earth's atmosphere. The defunct and damaged spacecraft returned to Earth in a fireball over the Pacific Ocean in late September, 2011.

 

Thanks for reading and I hope we meet soon on the air.

73, Jim UNQ

 

1117610 Last modified: 2014-07-20 20:52:47, 8552 bytes

Login Required

Login is required for additional detail.


Apply for a new Vanity callsign...

You must be logged in to file a report on this page

Please login now...

ad: giga-db
Copyright © 2014 by QRZ.COM
Wed Jul 23 18:23:22 2014 UTC
CPU: 0.042 sec 43052 bytes mp