Background picture is the beautiful Shenandoah River near Front Royal, Virginia.
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. 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.
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.
I like working DX! Got some nice wallpaper for the 2013 IARU HF World Championship contest - Virginia Section winner, Single Op Low Power Phone. And I worked 159 countries and zones using low power and simple antennas, good enough to grab a local club DX Marathon plaque.
Obviously not DX but lots of fun ... First Place, Virginia Single Operator, 3-Band category, in both ARRL Jan and June 2013 VHF Contests.
My first QRO operation yielded a plaque in the 2014 Virginia QSO Party and then, back to Low Power Phone, the LARG 2014 DX Marathon with 171 countries and zones worked using a Buddipole.
2014 CQ WW DX SSB contest, 9th Place US on 15m, also using the Buddipole.
2014 ARRL Centennial was a lot of fun, on both sides of the pileup!
73 and hope to hear you on the air!
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