My name is Charles, I also use Chuck, Charlie or Chas depending on what mode im operating.
My QTH is in the far south west corner of the Mojave Desert in the Antelope Valley. Grid DM04vp.
Licensed as Novice (KA6CSC) on May 11, 1978, thanks to High School friend and Elmer, David, N6HD.
Changed my call to KR6C in 2/97. I operate mostly CW, with some SSB & RTTY.
I am on the DXCC Honor Roll and have DXCC awards on 9 bands (160-10M).
I am a Past President of theSo.Cal. DX Club (2001) and President of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics ARC (K6LMA / W6LS) in Palmdale, CA. and the Trustee for W6LS.
Radio: Yaesu FT-1000MP Mk-V Field with Inrad Filters
Amp: Dentron MLA-2500 with Harbach Soft Start and Measures glitch protection mods
Tower: US Tower TMM-433HD with Ham-IV Rotor
Antennas: Force-12 C4SXL (10/15/20/40M) @ 40ft (~12M)
Cushcraft A3WS (12/17/30M) @ 35ft (~11M)
Shunt-Fed Tower for 75/80/160 (~13M Low-Band Vert !)
K9AY type receive loops
My second home/station is located in Big Bear City, in the San Bernadino Forest, at 6800 ft.
Radio: My Kenwood TS-830S with Filters and VFO-230 from 1985 (upgraded from TS-520SE)
Amp: Heathkit SB-221 with 10M mod, Harbach Soft Start, Soft Key and Measures Glitch Protection mods
Antenna: Hustler 6BTV @ 20ft (6M) with Butternut tuned Radials. Use Dentron Super Tuner to load on 12/17/160M
Weather Station: Davis Vantage Vue
I also operate HF Mobile using an Icom IC-706 MKII and 36in "The Screwdriver" antenna with 5ft. whip. I mostly operate CW but occasionally SSB & RTTY/PSK. I use the "Wolphi" Interface connected to my Droid Incredible-2 Cell phone with DroidRTTY/PSK apps.
I QSL via Direct, Buro or LoTW