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Thank you for stopping by my Qrz page, hopefully we've just chatted if you are here looking.

To begin, I get QSL's by LOTW, EQSL, Direct, 3905 Century Net buro, and the Omiss buro.

The setup here is an HW-101 with DD-103 Digital dial, an MFJ-941E Tuner, a Winkeyer USB, Ham Key HK-1 Iambic paddles, and an MFJ Window sill antenna, usable from 80-10 meters by changing the tap on the coil. It's like a mobile antenna mounted on the window.

This antenna system is a big change from my previous balcony mounted 5BTV - but my landlord lost his rental to the bank. Now that I'm getting on 40 meter nets, I'm REALLY missing that vertical.

I'm a retired technician and ex-Navy radioman age 67. In the Navy I was a ship/shore CW operator at NWC Australia, and have loved CW ever since. I've also worked at one time for 2 Nasa tracking stations back in the mid 70's, and have been out of ham radio since 1981. My calls over the years have been WN8NOC from about 1964, WA8SHO in 1968, and KL7JER in the late seventies, then KG8O before I let my license lapse My first rig was a Knight Kit T-60 and an S-120, as well as a Heathkit Twoer with an 11 element beam on top of our house in Northeast Ohio.

In the late 70's I was operating CW from Fairbanks, Alaska as KL7JER and learned the joys of working a pileup. 15 and 10 meters were so strong up there most of the time, I could even operate QRP with my first rig there, an HW-7 and an HQ-1 MiniQuad. That worked for about a year, then I upgraded to an HW-101, and went to town. I operated the ARRL CW Contest in February of 1979, and got my first taste of contesting, and loved it.

I've got 126 Countries Worked, with a CW DXCC Certificate up on the wall confirmed since July last year. I've got 50 States confirmed on LOTW, and now have my CW WAS Certificate. Thank you again for looking at my Qrz page. As a side note, I am a member of the Dayton Amateur Radio Associaton and operate CW contests from their club station  W8BI. Check out the setup there at W8BI.ORG. They have a fantastic antenna setup for HF opertion, with a Force 12 at 85 feet, and MonstIR  up at 130 feet. It makes for great DX contesting.

At the bottom of photos is my modest low profile antenna that management has not objected to. It works much better than any inside antenna, and I have no access to an attic.

CW Forever (With a little SSB thrown in now and then)

CW DXCC #14,093

CW WAS #57,752

CWT #1089

SKCC #13141

FISTS #16049

OMISS #10050

TIN CAN SAILOR'S NET #519

 




 


 

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KB0NAV 2016-09-27 40m SSB DM79GW United States RANDALL K RALPHS
KD2JQK 2016-09-26 40m SSB FN20LT United States Steven G Ruff
NR5M 2016-09-25 20m SSB EM10WD United States GEORGE A DE MONTROND, III
KG5ICX 2016-09-25 40m SSB EM15GQ United States ROBERT J DAVIS
K8KT 2016-09-25 40m SSB EM98CH United States KARL S THOMPSON
K2LAX 2016-09-23 40m SSB FN21VA United States Jon H Lax
K1EDG 2016-09-20 40m SSB FN43TV United States LLOYD E GARRISON, JR
WD0W 2016-09-19 40m SSB EN52OI United States Quite Unusual Amateur Radio Club
KC0MS 2016-09-19 40m SSB EN31FO United States KARL W PETERSON
N3HWH 2016-09-18 40m SSB FN20GF United States HARRY W HAMMERSCHMIDT, SR
W7FYR 2016-09-18 40m SSB DN41AH United States TOM J WEAVER
WD0W 2016-09-17 40m CW EN52OI United States Quite Unusual Amateur Radio Club
KC0MS 2016-09-17 40m CW EN31FO United States KARL W PETERSON
K4KBM 2016-09-17 40m SSB FM05NT United States MANUEL M GARCIA
WW4OK 2016-09-16 40m SSB EL96CD United States VICTOR J FARMER

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Grid Squared Award#1093
Granted: 2015-01-22 18:05:37   (KD8SAV)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters CW
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 40 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
United States Award#143
Granted: 2015-01-22 18:05:36   (KD8SAV)

Endorsements:
  • Mixed CW
DX World Award#200
Granted: 2015-01-22 18:05:36   (KD8SAV)

Endorsements:
  • Mixed CW
World Continents Award#345
Granted: 2015-01-15 17:49:39   (KD8SAV)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters CW
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
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