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QSL Information: U.S.A. : SASE appreciated but not necessary.

DX: Direct. no postage or self-addressed envelope needed. I will send you my card postage paid from USA if you send to me direct. Bureau cards welcome too, I will send return QSL direct.

SWL: Reception reports welcome. QSL 100% - same as above.

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Awards:

WAC - WAS - DXCC Mixed band - DXCC 10m - DXCC 15m - DXCC 17m - DXCC 20m - Diamond DXCC Challenge

VUCC - CQ DX - CQ DX FIELD - CQ WPX - ARLHS Century Gold Lighthouse Award

RSGB Commonwealth Century Club Jubilee 2012 Award.

Ranked 19th in the G100RSGB Centenary Challenge in the Overseas category.

2013 RSGB Centenary Award at the basic level(250 points).

2013 RSGB Centenary Award at the Gold Level (528 points).

Zones: 39 of 40 Zones confirmed - need Zone 26 for WAZ application.

 

ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Life Member

RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) Member

ARLHS (Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society) Member #1649

International DX Association #4462

Ten-Ten #74767

SouthCars #5990

SMIRK #6553

Supporting member the South East Contest Club, South Coast Amateur Radio Service, Georgia Single Sideband Assoc., and the Hurricane Watch Net.      Also, active with the Georgia Traffic and Emergency Net and the Maritime Mobile Service Net.

My passion for shortwave and ham radio began 41 years ago when my father found the shortwave receiver that he listened to as a young man. It was a Hallicrafters S-38C hidden away in storage but was brought back to life for my enjoyment. I still have fond memories of setting up the receiver on a small table with wire strung across the room for an antenna. I would spend hours just turning the knob listening for distant stations. I recall one night finding the BBC for the first time. What a thrill that was to hear England!

A few years later, in 1976, I received a Zenith TransOceanic for Christmas and to this day the Zenith is still on the table.

I've had my license since 1992 and today my passion for shortwave and ham radio still exist. My station now includes an Icom R-75 receiver and Yaesu FT-897, FT-897D for VHF/UHF and one more FT-897D as a back-up rig. For HF my station includes the Yaesu FT-1000 Mark V Field, the FT-2000, the FT-2000D and the FTDX-5000MP. I operate 6m with the FT-2000D with a Yaesu MD-100 mic and for fun I have the Yaesu FT-817 with the portable vertical and a Mosley Mini-33A in a "to go bag" and a "long wire" for receive only - handhelds include Yaesu FT-250, VX5R and a Kenwood TH-28. Station speakers include the SP-8 and SP-2000.

 

However, my primary station is the Yaesu FTDX-5000MP with the SM-5000 and the 40/80mu tuner and MD-200 mic. This set-up includes antennas from 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 40m and 80m. This radio is coupled to a Mosley TA-33Jr. for the 10m, 15m, and 20m bands. I have resonant dipoles for 12m, 17m, 40m, 80m and a 4-band dipole.

 

While mobile in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee I use a Yaesu FT-8100 for VHF/UHF and a Yaesu FT-857D for HF and 6m. The HF antenna is the ATAS-120A mounted atop an off-road roof rack. For 2m I use a Larsen 5/8 wave and for 70cm I use a Larsen for UHF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someday I'll look for that S-38 and fire it up again.

In the meantime, hope to see you on the bands.

73 for now,
KD4QMY

 

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