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You can call me 'William' or you can call me 'Bill' just don't call me too late for a DX contest! cheeky

In the 2013 DX Marathon I worked 129 countries and 30 zones, good enough to win a club plaque for Formula 1 Mixed Mode - 100 watts max with a simple antenna. 2014 is tracking a bit ahead of last year's numbers.

I was pleased to get these certificates in the mail recently: ARRL Jan VHF and ARRL June VHF, First Place Virginia Single Op 3-Band category in both contests. Obviously not DX but fun nonetheless.

And Single Op Phone High Power plaque in the 2014 Virginia QSO Party (some DX in this contest) ...


For my qsl card I chose a photo which reflects my interest in railroading (sample below). If you send a card direct or via DX bureau I will return via the same route. I am especially looking for railroad-related themes though I do appreciate any style card. A self-addressed envelope for direct return is nice but not required. And all contacts are also uploaded to eQSL.cc and LoTW.

I am handling incoming DX bureau cards for USA '2-by 4N' stations. If your call is, for example, KJ4N or WA4NVA, I will be sending your cards if you have envelopes and stamps on file. Or I may be contacting you to provide SASEs.

  • US Postal increases effective 2014
  • Letters (1 ounce) - 49 cents
  • Letters additional ounce - 21 cents
  • Letters to international destinations (1 oz) - $1.14
  • Postcards - 34 cents

My ham bio:

I bought a handheld radio to listen to railroad traffic, discovered several repeaters in the area, and developed an interest in Amateur Radio activities. Heard references to "Hamfest" and "Field Day" and wondered what all the excitement was all about, so I attended the June 2010 Manassas VA Hamfest and quickly passed the test for Technician Class. I participated in a few Field Day setups later that month and had a really great time. Upgraded to General Class at the Berryville VA Hamfest and Amateur Extra the following year.

73 de Bill in Oak Hill

< - - club memberships EPC# 14043; OMISS# 7244; LARG/K4LRG; SPARC/K4NVA - - >

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