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My previous call sign was: W4TRP from 1953 to 2004

I'm a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and a recipient of the ARRL A1 Operator Award.

I am a retired EE in Telecommunication Systems and Satellite Networks. My career included employment with RCA Communications, Philco-Ford Aerospace Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, and the final fifteen years before retirement as a technical consultant to government and industry.

While globetrotting during my youth, I operated as HS1RC in Bangkok, Thailand in 1964, as XW8/W4TRP in Vien Tien, Laos in 1965, and as EP2TC in Tehran, Iran during 1972-1973.

My rig consists of an Yaesu FTdx-5000 and ACOM 1000 amplifier feeding an OCFD (off-center fed dipole antenna) at 75 feet. Due to CC&R restrictions in my community I am presently limited to using an 135 foot long OCFD wire dipole strung between two 80+ foot tall oak trees. No beam and tower possibilities here unfortunately. In time I soon discovered the OCFD to be an amazing antenna. It has outperformed all my expectations for a wire dipole antenna and it even does reasonably well on the 6m band. My future plans are to put up a "stealthy" vertical GP antenna for the 160m band with buried radials.

I am primarily a CW operator but I also enjoy occasional SSB rag chewing with the many wonderful friends I've made around the world in my 60 years of ham radio. I spend most of my on-air time chasing new DX entities (especially DXpeditions) for DX awards.

I recently received the ARRL 5Band DXCC (mixed) award with endorsements for the 12, 17 and 30 meter bands, a goal I set for myself three years ago. I have also received the CQ WAZ (mixed) award plus the CQ DX SSB and CW awards. My current DXCC (mixed) standing is 257 confirmed and 273 worked. They are coming a whole lot slower now but my goal for 2014 is to attain DXCC Honor Roll status, DXCC on 160m, and 5BWAZ (all three are really tough ones when limited to wire dipole antennas at my QTH!). I also plan on trying some of the digital modes such as RTTY and PSK.

 

Thanks for looking.

73 and happy DXing

Bob, KW4CQ

 

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