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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.



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KF2ZO
Latest Contacts for KF2ZO at QRZ.com
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KJ5IM 2015-11-30 40m USB EM26ca United States JAMES D BYRD
EI4GYB 2015-11-29 15m USB IO62ns Ireland Roland Byrne
M0NPT 2015-11-27 20m USB IO91vl England Abdel Mesbah
VU2WJ 2015-11-27 20m USB MK81AI44 India SHAJI. P.B
AE7KI 2015-11-27 15m USB DN18dh United States Gerhard Rosam
DJ90IARU 2015-11-25 15m USB Germany DARC Special Event Station Co Enrico Stumpf-Siering DL2VFR
UT7HA 2015-11-25 15m USB KN69qa Ukraine VLAD STOCHNY
DK65DAWC 2015-11-25 15m USB Germany
Z35A 2015-11-25 15m USB KN01RX Macedonia TRAJKO GORCEVSKI
KW5HP 2015-11-24 15m USB EM34sq United States Harry Patrick
OP8ON 2015-11-24 15m USB Belgium
3DA0TM 2015-11-23 20m USB Swaziland Andy Cory
VP2ETE 2015-11-23 15m USB FK88lf Anguilla Teddy Edwards
K7CF 2015-11-22 20m USB DN32vp United States MICHAEL L SAVILLE
K7XC 2015-11-22 20m USB DM09nm United States TIMOTHY C MAREK

Book Totals: 2526 qso's   1439 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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

  • 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)

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

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
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