QRZ.COM
ad: dxeng
ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-assoc
ad: l-innov
ad: l-Waters
ad: l-rl
ad: Subscribe
ad: l-gcopper
ad: L-rfparts
KF2ZO USA flag USA

Login is required for additional detail.

Email: Login required to view

XML Subscriber Lookups: 88965

KF2ZO
ANAND

 

The photo above is current setup and one below is the previous one.
Now my interests are in trying various types of antennas and watching the results during the gray line propagation, as the sunspot cycle is progressing. As always, I enjoy working DX on 20, 15 and 10 meters mostly. Antennas in use presently are: an 80-meter center-fed Zepp, quad loop, and a triband rotary dipole.

First In US, in the 1970s, I was operating CW with reciprocal license for about 10 years, with a small radio Heath HW16 and wire antennas. Family kept me busier than my hobby!

In 1994, I returned with the US call KF2ZO and better radios Collins, Kenwood and antenna with CushCraft 20m mono band Yagi on a 35 ft. tower, R5 vertical and G5RV. Actively I worked many DX stations and received some of the Awards I was looking for: WAC, WAS, WAZ, DXCC,CQDX and OTC. A storm brought down the Yagi antenna in 2004, and with busy work schedule and left with only wire antenna, I lost track and slowed down my activity.

My first call was VU2AI (license No. 279) in Madras (now called Chennai), India in March, 1963. My first rig consisted of a US military surplus receiver BC348 and a home made transmitter with 6AG7 VFO and a 6V6 driving single 807 final. About 40 watts to a folded dipole antenna fed with twin lead ribbon cable. I was active only on 20 and 40 meter CW bands, and was able to make multitude of DX contacts including, DJ,DU,GM, JA, VK, YV, K&W. Thanks to “73” and “Practical Wireless” magazine from UK.

The first field day I ever participated was, as an active member with “Madras Amateur Radio Society” at Mahabalipuram in 1964, operating the club station.

The picture below is the "TIROS" dish antenna "Space Sentry" at the Camp Evans, the location of first EME contact and as well my radio club OMARC with its club station N2MO. The next picture is my homebrew triband rotary dipole.

 

 

Free counters!

 

 

 

 

 

6164786 Last modified: 2015-07-16 00:20:34, 4831 bytes

Login Required

Login is required for additional detail.


Apply for a new Vanity callsign...

You must be logged in to file a report on this page

Please login now...

QRZ Logbook Summary for - KF2ZO
Latest Contacts for KF2ZO at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
TG8IIN 2016-02-06 20m SSB Guatemala
PU5DUD 2016-02-06 10m SSB GG53lb Brazil Renato Csar Mendes
K6M 2016-02-06 15m SSB CN91ip United States "Year of the Monkey" Special Event Station co Rich Seifert
VP8SGI 2016-02-05 20m SSB HD15pt South Georgia Island Co Steve Wheatley
HI0UD 2016-02-05 15m SSB FK48ws Dominican Republic UNION DOMINICANA DE RADIOAFICIONADOS INC. UDRA
P40MM 2016-02-05 20m SSB Aruba Jens-Christian Mueller
EA5IKJ 2016-02-04 20m SSB IM99qn Spain Paul Thomson
J69Z 2016-02-03 20m SSB FK93MV55 St Lucia ANCLETUS ERNEST ERNEST
HI0UD 2016-02-01 20m SSB Dominican Republic UNION DOMINICANA DE RADIOAFICIONADOS INC. UDRA
5Z4/DF3FS 2016-02-01 20m SSB Kenya
PP2BO 2016-01-31 20m SSB GH61au Brazil ADRIANO GOMES
VP2MR 2016-01-31 20m SSB FK86vq Montserrat Randolph Baker
VP8LP 2016-01-31 15m SSB GD18bh Falkland Islands Bob Mcleod
K2ARK 2016-01-31 10m SSB FN20xf United States Anthony C Manza
W0WOW 2016-01-31 10m SSB DM78PS03 United States GERALD A FAUGHN

Book Totals: 2681 qso's   1541 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#2858
Granted: 2015-02-13 20:55:14   (KF2ZO)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
DX World Award#6
Granted: 2015-01-13 21:01:50   (KF2ZO)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
World Continents Award#36
Granted: 2015-01-13 21:01:45   (KF2ZO)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
ad: giga-db
Copyright © 2016 by QRZ.COM
Sun Feb 7 03:59:05 2016 UTC
CPU: 0.172 sec 65778 bytes mp