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After uploading many of my paper log QSO's to LOTW, I have received Eight (8) Band LOTW, WAS awards, I am still having a great time on the air and along with LOTW things are very quick and easy for QSO confirmations.  I have just a few states remaining on 160 meters for that WAS award. Namely, AK and HI, still trying and hope to get them done one day.

Logging QSO's on EQSL has yielded a confirmation rate of almost 84% as compared to a success rate of only 64% with LOTW.   I upload to LOTW approximately weekly and confirm the QSO's folks upload into the EQSL system.  I have stopped uploading into EQSL as it really counts for very little but very convenient as it saves alot on postage.

Got the bug while serving in the USN in 1983 to 1992, licensed as soon as time permitted and have enjoyed this wonderful hobby ever since. Ham radio has never lost its magic for me. It's still a miracle to me that you can string up a piece of wire and communicate with the world.  I keep working on WAS awards and take DX as it comes, just enjoy myself is what I really do.

Recently have begun weak signal work on 2 meters and a  very small EME station to assist with WAS on this band, having a great learning curve ahead of me but finding alot of enjoyment with this new activity.

With family and work, I let alot of good radio experiences slip away but attempting to make up for it now.

CW is difficult for me, but I am still practicing!  It is pretty tough as always have to send QRS as my hearing and brain function slowly HI HI.

FLEX Radio Systems 6300 or ICOM 736 for HF and 6 meter operation, 80 meter loop and or windom at 48 feet (N to S), Alpha Delta sloper(NE to SW), Butternut vertical (HF9V-X), Mosley Mini beam on a new mast at 35 feet, homebrew 20 meter monobander about 32 feet in the air, 3 elements, long wire for 160 meters configured as a loop(but too short and too low) to be really effective.

JT modes are very convenient and it is exciting what the transmitter and a bit of wire can do with lower power levels, 5 to 15 watts.  I added a Yaesu 897D for EME and field day portable operations and find it a great little radio.

Active in RACES when get a chance. I love field day activities, usually from the lake or my deck in the backyard and operating QRP with a generator.

Hope to make your acquaintance on the air soon, very active on the digital JT modes.  I always enjoy this exciting hobby and the pleasure of a contact(new one or previously worked) makes no difference to me. 73 and thanks for reading this bio. Cary.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KB0PPQ
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KR4LU 2016-05-05 20m JT65 DM33xb United States DAVID E WIMMER
N2KYX 2016-05-05 20m JT65 FN22ep United States MITCHELL SCRIVENER
NT3F 2016-05-05 20m JT65 FN20ad United States RALPH W DIXON
N6CAZ 2016-05-05 20m JT65 DM13la United States James E Irish
AE4G 2016-05-04 20m JT65 EM64ln United States Michael B Allred
W4NWS 2016-05-04 20m JT65 EM93tw United States Douglas Anderson
IK5BCM 2016-05-04 17m JT65 JN53nu Italy GIOVANNI TICCI
KM6JD 2016-05-04 20m JT65 DM26ld United States SALVATORE GIANDINOTO
UN5J 2016-05-04 20m JT65 NN19hw Kazakhstan Vladimir R. Koshelev
W6GPM 2016-05-04 20m JT65 CN80ul United States JAMES R MCWHORTER
PY9MT 2016-05-04 20m JT65 GH14xk Brazil CLAUDIO ADALBERTO GUOLO
WA6JBZ 2016-05-03 20m JT65 DM13jn United States Richard M Wetzel
HH2/VA3MPG 2016-05-03 20m JT65 FK38um Haiti James Nat
NA2U 2016-05-03 20m JT65 FN20st United States FRED W HOFFERT III
DL1IP 2016-05-03 20m JT65 JN49ej Germany Karl Koffler

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DX World Award#278
Granted: 2015-01-22 22:07:47   (KB0PPQ)

Endorsements:
  • Mixed Phone
  • Mixed Digital
World Continents Award#98
Granted: 2015-01-14 17:15:33   (KB0PPQ)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 17 Meters Phone
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 30 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    10 Meters Digital
United States Award#11
Granted: 2015-01-14 17:15:30   (KB0PPQ)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 80 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    10 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Phone
  • Mixed CW
Grid Squared Award#100
Granted: 2015-01-14 17:15:28   (KB0PPQ)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    6 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 160 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    10 Meters Digital
    6 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 6 Meters Phone
  • Mixed CW
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