Hello from Alaska! I am a new Amateur Extra class Ham licensed in April 2011. I received my Technician and General license in the same exam session in Nov 2007 at the bottom of the solar cycle. Now that propagation is improving, I am a lot more active. My QTH is beautiful Homer Alaska located on the Kenai Peninsula about 200 road miles south of Anchorage. My station is located on the top of a bluff overlooking Kachemak Bay with views E thru S to NNW.
ADAK Island IOTA NA-039 June 2012.See log below.Thank you for all the contacts! 60w on a folded dipole antenna running N-S and with the bestpropagation was East to West.
I am mainly interested in DX contacts and Contesting. Recently received Phone WAS through LoTW and now closing in on DXCC award through LoTW. I upload all my QSOs to LoTW for all contacts. Please register and check there for confirmation of our QSO. If you want to immediately check my log to see if you are in it, see QSO section below for Clublog link.
Members of the Alaska Contesters group have been a great souce of information and encouragement as I learn about contesting. Rich, KL7RA has been particularly encouraging and invited me up as a guest operator in the several Multi-Multi, Multi 2 and Multi-single contests since 2011. It is always really fun, a great learning experience, and I leave a better operator.
I purchased my first rig in April 2008 and am now running:
KL1YY loaned me my first radio and is a great source of encouragement and knowledge. KL1YY, KL7RA, and KL7VAN helped me put up my new Tower in Fall 2011 - Thanks! I put the antenna up in April 2012. It is a big step up from wire antennas!
I enjoy confirming your contact with Alaska for your awards. LoTW is the quickest route and I and will promptly upload our contact. I am trying to also get a nice collection of QSL cards, why not try both? You may QSL via direct, the Bureau, or LOTW. The front of my QSL card is in the upper right of this page and the back in the middle below
STATESIDE: I would greatly appreciate it if you could include a SASE with all direct QSL requests.
FOREIGN:QSL’s via the Bureau will be answered via the Bureau. Direct: Include$2 USD/Green Stamp or valid IRC
You can check my general log for contacts while in Homer, Alaska
Adak Island IOTA NA-039 May-June, and late Aug/Sept2012 Check the log below to see if you are in it. I made about 1000contacts this spring and summer. I was happy to give many people a new IOTA. Thank you for the QSO!
I am a biologist and study wildlife in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in the summer and occasionally run my rig from Adak Island (IOTA NA-039) where my summer office is located.
I spend most of the summer on a research ship, the M/V Tiglax, traveling the Aleutians and will someday try maritime mobile operation
The research ship M/V Tiglax where I spend most of my summer
Here are some pictures of the Alaskan Aleutian Islands and some of the species of wildlife I regularly work with.
The Aleutian Islands are important habitat for tens of millions of seabirds that nest on the uninhabited islands. I help keep track of how well their populations are doing.
73, Jeff KL2HD
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