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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 80% as compared to a success rate of only 65% with LOTW.  So, I continue to use them both, I do appreciate all contacts and log them all.

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.  Lately, I have been uploading all QSO's to LOTW, I also use EQSL as well as I started with it first and am getting close to WAS on many bands, lacking 160M, 6M and 2M, just a few States left for awards on 160 and 6, many left on 2M. 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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YV5ARM 2016-02-10 20m JT65 FJ69cc Venezuela ALFONSO ROBAINA MARTIN
VE2XLR 2016-02-10 20m JT65 FN45AL44 Canada Daniel Faucher
KJ7TS 2016-02-09 20m JT65 DM59XL60 United States CHARLES E LEAR
WB9VGJ 2016-02-09 30m JT65 DM34tq United States JOHN L BROUGHTON
KM7N 2016-02-09 30m JT65 DM41mw United States Adam S Mercier
WE7AA 2016-02-09 30m JT65 DN40ci United States MICHAEL R SEARLE
WA7ETH 2016-02-08 20m JT65 CN88vc United States HUGH E EMPEY
KA1NP 2016-02-08 20m JT65 EL88rb United States WALTER J HARRIS JR
W4EDS 2016-02-08 20m JT65 EM96nq United States EDWARD J PASLEY
KM4MDT 2016-02-08 20m JT65 FM05OS81 United States CATRENA M HALL
K5BWV 2016-02-08 20m JT65 EM29pa United States RICHARD G DAVIS
KF4CQ 2016-02-08 20m JT65 EL98aw United States FRANK E JOHNSON JR
EA1AHY 2016-02-08 20m JT65 IN73xi Spain ARSENIO GARCIA ROJAS
N6KHO 2016-02-05 20m JT65 CN84ie United States RANDY R SKIRVIN
NQ6Y 2016-02-05 20m JT65 CM95NH84 United States James D Wagner

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

Endorsements:
  • Mixed Phone
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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