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Hi, thanks for stopping by. Good to see you.

Many moons ago as a 16 yr old high school student I got my novice ticket then shortly upgraded to technician (WA9WPQ).  After building a Knight T-60 transmitter kit and rounding up a very used Knight R-100 receiver and a banged up Heath-Kit Twoer, "The Ultimate Station" was born. :-)

After somehow getting the rock bound T-60 working (novices couldn't use a VFO) and stringing a home- made dipole between the trees, a faint, undulating signal barely made it above the noise. Another novice in Pensacola, Florida was replying to my CW CQ. All the way from Florida to Chicago! Magical. I'm sure you've been there.

Soon college, marriage, career, grad school, and family came along and I went QRT for 4 decades-  but in December 2012  rediscovered Amateur radio. I'm now exploring all of the relatively newer facets of the hobby (i.e., the digital stuff). 

I've been working with PSK31, JT65-HF, JT-9, APRS, EchoLink on Android, and CW as well as 2 meters / 440 in the Jeep - and have also been poking around ROS. I hope to contact you on many bands in many modes.

Logs sent to eQSL(AG), HRDLOG, and LOTW.  

Below is me and my two sons. My younger son (on the left) recently got married so we snapped his last free moments.

Thanks for reading and hope to speak with you soon.

73 de John

SKCC # 11773

     A cold day in Wisconsin w/ Paul KB9ILT- QRP SOTA.                      A hot day in Nevada setting up a KX3 w/ a par end fed wire dipole.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KC9YAZ
Latest Contacts for KC9YAZ at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KK9M 2015-08-11 30m JT65 DM08cw United States CLARENCE E MAISE, JR
NE6I 2015-08-11 17m JT65 DM12mr United States DENNIS A YOUNKER
CO8LY 2015-08-11 17m JT65 FL20 Cuba Eduardo Somoano Cremati
ND0CW 2015-08-11 17m CW EM19fa United States David M Heintzleman
DJ5JD 2015-08-10 20m JT65 JO33oo Germany Hans-gerd
YV5DTJ 2015-08-10 20m CW FJ66wp Venezuela JOSE M. LEON D.
K7BXB 2015-08-10 20m JT65 DM09de United States Jere E Schultz
N7OQ 2015-08-10 20m JT65 CM99ed United States WILLIAM M VERSTELLE, JR
PY7ZZ 2015-08-10 20m JT65 HI21nx Brazil FRED SOUTO MAIOR
CT1ILT 2015-08-07 20m CW IM59up Portugal Filipe Monteiro Lopes
N7OC 2015-08-06 20m CW EM19fa United States STANLEY J SCHMIDT
YV5DTJ 2015-08-06 20m CW FJ66wp Venezuela JOSE M. LEON D.
F5LMI 2015-08-06 20m JT65 JN03 France Pierre Meste
9A5ZM 2015-08-04 20m JT65 JN86je Croatia ZELJKO-GRGA- GROBENSKI

Book Totals: 4522 qso's   2652 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#1440
Granted: 2016-07-19 20:25:04   (KC9YAZ)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
DX World Award#1934
Granted: 2015-05-07 04:20:02   (KC9YAZ)

World Continents Award#1828
Granted: 2015-01-30 17:19:51   (KC9YAZ)

  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 17 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters Phone
United States Award#460
Granted: 2015-01-30 17:19:48   (KC9YAZ)

  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#1662
Granted: 2015-01-30 17:19:48   (KC9YAZ)

  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 17 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed CW
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