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Hello, my name is Fernando, born in New York in 1946 and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. I was married to Hada (NP4KJ) (SK on 4 april,2012) and have 3 great kids, daughter and 2 sons...."none of them hams", sorry!
I was first licensed as WP4AFA in 1978, didn't do much until 1980 when I upgraded to Technician and fiddled around with VHF sideband.In 1985 got my General ticket and the DXCC bug bit me. Since then that has been my aim in life.


MEMORIES:(1985) Radio Shack Color Computer II, TS430,Yaesu all mode 2 meter rig, few pounds overweight, and hair, hair!! ). Below my first DX station

I started out with a Yaesu FT101EE, a Mosley TA33/3 element beam and wires for 40 & 80 mtrs. After a couple of years, I acquired a Kenwood TS430 and 200+ countries later upgraded to a Kenwood TS570,(Now to a TS590 smiley!!)Mosley TA53/4 element beam w/40mtr rotatable dipole and still have wires all over the place for 80 mtrs. I just added a 6 element 6 mtr. antenna.
Since 1996 I've had my KP3AH call. In these 20+ years I have obtained DXCC in 10 thru 80 mtrs, "5 band DXCC award!!"(342 worked, 342 confirmed);Honor Roll with 333 active countries; WAS in 10,15 and 20 mtrs;10-10 DXCC & WAS;WAC,WAZ, all with 100 watts SSB. I recently started working on 160 mtrs. and 6 mtrs., will see how it goes.

My QTH (TA53 with 40 mtr. kit, by Mosley), 6mtr. homebrew 6ele. antenna.

I aim to QSL all contacts made. I upload my QSO'S to daily, and every couple of months I send cards by the bureau,(you know they take forever) so...if you need direct confirmation, I will appreciate a SASE and IRC'S or equivalent in green stamps for postage fees.

My QSL cards:
For you IOTA island chasers, PUERTO RICO NA-099

Well...that in a nutshell is my life as a Ham, also like baseball,and Drag Racing. I'm always available by e-mail, so feel free to contact me if needed.

I am a member of the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League -- visit our portal at: www.prarl.org





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IK4JPK 2016-08-15 17m SSB JN54dp Italy FEDERICO TORNIELLI
KP4LAT 2016-07-03 40m SSB FK68si Puerto Rico Luis A Torres
G0HWK 2016-04-05 17m SSB IO91RV41 England Mike Drew
KE4DSU 2015-04-04 10m FM FM05me United States Mack E Carter
N5FWB 2015-04-04 10m FM EL29km United States GERALD R STEWARD
KW4DD 2015-04-04 10m FM FM05nj United States Hulbert F Satterfield
WB8VLC 2015-04-04 10m FM CN84lv United States MICHAEL A MAY
ST0R 2011-08-01 20m SSB KJ54tu South Sudan Southern Sudan 2011 DXpedition
ZF1PB 2010-11-30 40m SSB EK99hh Cayman Islands Philip F. Bodden

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