Pictured on top are the KG9N antennas. The towers are both Rohn 25G; one is 60 feet, and one is at 110 feet. The antennas on the 110 foot tower are a Mosley Pro 67B, Cushcraft 3 element 6 meter yagi, Cushcraft 5 element 2 meter and 70 cm yagi,¼ wave slopers for 80 and 160 and the just installed w1jr 2 element 30 meter beam at 55 feet The 60 foot tower has a Mosley Pro 57-40 and 3 modified Cushcraft 5 element 6 meter beams in a stacked configuration. I have the ability to feed both Mosley antennas together and have achieved good results, particularly on 17 meters where I have been able to work many European stations using indoor antennas, QRP, and even antennas lying on the ground.
I have been licensed since 1977 and have enjoyed dxing, contesting, and traveling to other states and countries to operate with my wife and son. Meeting fellow radio operators in these places is always a thrill. I have operated from St. Kitts, Belize, Bahamas, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Mexico, England, Scotland, Wales, Kenya, Argentina, Cayman Islands, all US states, New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia, Canada. In June 2007 I was fortunate to be able to travel to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel to see many sites I had seen in books since I was a school boy. What a thrill! In May 2008 I traveled to England, Scotland, and Wales with the highlight of the trip meeting Chris (GM3WOJ) and Pippa Tran at their home in Scotland. They were wonderful hosts. June of 2009 was spent in Kenya on a missions trip, and I was able to put KG9N/5Z4 on the air from Mombasa. July of 2010 was spent in Jordan and I had the opportunity to operate from the club station JY6ZZ. The guys were very friendly and welcoming, I had a great time with them!
If you would like a qsl, direct with an SASE is OK or now I am able to answer bureau cards for contacts made after 01/01/2007.
Thanks for working me and hope to see you again soon!
From November 2013 trip. Left to right
ZF2AH (W6VNR), ZF1PB, ZF2KG (KG9N), ZF1EJ
I had a great timein ZF2!
KG9N and family at Jerash Jordan JY6ZZ
VP2V/KG9N 5Z4/KG9N 4X/KG9N & family
May 1, 2011
Installed a 5 element 15 meter beam at 40 feet for testing (Hygain 155LJ) Seems to work very well, I need to get it higher now!
September 14, 2010
I have a new 2 element 30 meter yagi up. It is at 55 feet and seems to be working quite well. This is my first directional antenna for 30. I'm looking forward to more time on 30 this fall. See you on 30 meters!
I'm back home from Jordan and back on the air. We had a wonderful time seeing Jordan and meeting so many nice people. The guys at JY6ZZ made me feel so at home. I wish I could have spent more time there. I really enjoyed experiencing the culture in Jordan,quite different from Illinois. I'm home for a while, so hope to see you on the bands.
July 2, 2010
I have not been to active in June because of my Mother's passing on May 30th. I am leaving for Jordan on July 7th to visit my son and to see some sites around Jordan for a few days. I am hoping visit the JY6ZZ club station so maybe I will see you from there. 73, Chuck
November 4, 2009
I operated as VP2V/KG9N October 14 – 21 and had a great time seeing the island, snorkeling, and making qso’s. The picture above shows the vertical used on 20 thru 10 MHz. It was made up with Hustler MO-4 mast and was full-sized for 17 meters and a triband adapter with resonators for the other bands. It was located right next to the ocean. One afternoon on 17 meters it seemed the band was open to the entire world with stations calling from Japan, Europe, Africa, US, and even Australia. Unbelievable with 100 watts to a vertical!! We also had the chance to meet vp2vq and his family which was a lot offun as well. The logs have been loaded into LOTW and qsl’s have been ordered. Over the last couple of months I have sent out over 1000 kg9n qsl’s to the bureau as well. Thanks again for working me!!
December 12, 2009All direct KG9N/VP2V qsl's received so far have been mailed out as of today. You should be receiving them shortly!! 73, Chuck
2/8/2010 The tip broke off of my M2 80 meter dipole, itwill need to come down to repair. I'm waiting for some warmer weather and the snow toget off the ground.Conditions have picked up, with some nice runs on 17 meters. Even worked IK2UZQ running 100 mw.
5 over 5 over 5 for6 meters &MosleyPRO57 VP9/KG9N
KG9N putting up 80 meter M2 dipole with K9ZO operating the tractor
Winter at KG9N VP2V/KG9N QSL
G/KG9N and family GM/KG9N
V31KG QSL JY/KG9N and family
SU/KG9N and family KG9N/VP9 QSL
KG9N/V4 qsl1986 1985 station Icom 730/Drake L4B
KG9N/C6A 1984 qsl KG9N/C6A 1995 qsl
KG9N/C6A 1994 qsl
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