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Greetings from the beautiful fishing village of Oriental, NC (Pamlico County, Grid Locator FM15pa). The above picture shows Oriental Harbor, located on the Neuse River, just off Mile Marker 185 of the Inter Coastal Waterway (ICW). Note the shrimp trawlers. Oriental is still an active commercial fishing waterfront in addition to having numerous sailing and power vessels. My QTH is 1/3 mile up Green's Creek from Oriental Harbor, or about 1500 feet from behind where the picture was taken.

Active since 1955, I have been enjoying DXing, Contesting, Rag Chewing, and USA County Hunting on all modes.  Thank you to all who have helped me achieve various Awards by being responsive to QSL requests.  They could not have been obtained without your help.

I am a big fan of LOTW.  If we have had a QSO, it will be uploaded to LOTW same day.  As a courtesy, I also upload to QRZ Logbook, eQSL, ClubLog, and HRDLog.  I will respond to printed cards received from the bureau or direct.  If you need a paper QSL from me, just send me your card.  No postage or SAE needed, including direct cards from overseas.

Currently, you will more than likely find me operating JT65 or JT9 on all bands between 160 and 6 meters.  These modes are excellent for weak signal, low-power operating.  There are various ways to get set up on the JT modes:  I use WSJT-X combined with JTAlert, utilizing Commander from within DXLab to establish communications with my transceiver via a US Navigator Interface.  This combination of Software and Hardware has helped get a large number of very weak-signal QSOs and some very good DX into the log.  Fascinating modes and hope to meet each of you on the bands via JT.

I have also been an active USA County Hunter (CQ Magazine USACA #1219) and member of MARAC (Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club). The County Hunter Net Frequencies are, 7188.0, 14336.0 (SSB) and 3556.5, 7056.5, 10122.5, 14056.5, 18091.5, 21056.5, 24915.5, and 28056.5 CW. Detailed information and additional County Hunting resources can be found at: http://marac.org/index.php

The home station consists of an Icom 746PRO, running 100 watts (5 to 20 watts on Digital Modes) to either OptiBeams (40 thru 6 Meters) or inverted vees for 80 and 160 meters. I also can switch to a ZeroFive all band 43' vertical when needed. The OptiBeams are mounted as a stack of 3 (OB40-30, OB9-5, OB5-6)on a 24' Chrome Molly mast in an HDX-555 Heavy Duty crank-up, tilt-over tower. I utilize TiltPlates on the two larger beams, which allow me to tilt the tower over almost all the way to the ground for beam installation and/or maintenance right at ground level. The TiltPlates are the (fantastic) invention of Al, NN4ZZ. They literally allow you to work on beams without ever having to climb a tower. Further information on TiltPlates (and a video of this installation) can be found at: http://nn4zz.com/index.htm

The mobile station is an IC7000, running 100 watts to a TarHeel 200 ScrewDriver antenna. To date, I have operated from a total of 677 USA counties, witha long term goal of operating from at least 1000. (I always operate from a parked position, engine off: It's safer, enhances weak signal work, and greatly increases the QSO totals.) Running mobile Counties for the County Hunters has been a very enjoyable part of the hobby for me: A chance not only to tour the USA on back roads, but also to meet many of the fine Operators I have worked multiple times over the years.

Whether USA or DX, I hope to work you on as many bands and modes as possible. 73 de Bill KM1C, Oriental, NC USA

 

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VA3PCJ 2015-02-23 20M HELL FN25ej Canada José Campione
JA1RZD 2015-02-23 20M HELL PM95sr Japan KENJI RIKUNA
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ZS1TMJ 2015-02-23 15M CONTESTI JF97kt South Africa Sydney N Smith
YY5EMG 2015-02-23 15M CONTESTI FK60nm Venezuela Eugenio Guarente
F4GNW 2015-02-23 15M CONTESTI jn38bs France Francis MARCON
ON4VT 2015-02-23 20M CONTESTI JO21jb Belgium Danny Van Tricht
R6DD 2015-02-23 20M MFSK16 KN96vg Russia Vladimir I. Golenko
KD0CA/5 2015-02-23 20M HELL EM17iq United States
SP1ZP 2015-02-23 20M HELL JO73cv Poland Zyga Polewski
KH6/G4KHG 2015-02-23 20M PSK31 BL01xk Hawaii
WP4MPV 2015-02-23 20M PSK31 FK78be Puerto Rico Carlos J Rodr�guez Delgado

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United States Award#521
Granted: 2015-02-06 00:28:48

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters CW
  • 30 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Phone
DX World Award#665
Granted: 2015-02-06 00:28:40

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Digital
  • Mixed Phone
  • 30 Meters CW
  • 12 Meters CW
World Continents Award#2076
Granted: 2015-02-06 00:28:33

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 160 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band CW
  • 160 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    10 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    10 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    10 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#1886
Granted: 2015-02-06 00:28:27

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 160 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    6 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band CW
  • 160 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    10 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    10 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
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