I go by my middle name: Grant
Look for me on all 160 > 2m bands SSB for DX and contests. I was first licensed K3JEB in 1959, then inactive many years. Relicensed KZ1W 1982, operated MM offshore sailing and very little from Massachusetts and Silicon Valley QTHs. Chasing DX since 2012 after moving to Redmond, WA and building a shop and station. DXCC all HF bands except 160 & 80m. 255 confirmed.
QSL: lotw much preferred, direct also SASE or $2
TX5D, Austral Islands (FO-A), Raivavae, French Polynesia, October 2013. (QSL via N7QT or Lotw & eqsl);
TX7G, Marquesas (FO-M), French Polynesia, October, 2014 incl CQ WW DX SSB. see tx7g.com for QSL information.
E51MKW, North Cook Islands, Manihiki Atoll, October 2015; LotW and qrz.com for QSL info.
MM during circumnavigation of Iceland in 2009.
Primary station Icom 756 Pro III, SPE 2K-FA amp. Secondary 756 Pro III, THP HL-1.5KFX w tuner
142 ft Rohn 65 with 2L 80m @ 156', 3L 40m @ 140', 5 over 5 OWA monobanders on 20, 15 & 10m. The 3L & 5L were scratch built by K7ZSD to 100+ mph designs. The 80m 2L is by JKantennas. The R65 is double guyed with 25k# Phillystran A K7NV prop pitch turns the mast and seven K0XG rings move all other antennas independently.
Left HDX589 SteppIR 4L 20-6m @ 90' 2m 13L @ 103' 5+5 vertically polarized 2m/70cm FM
Right HDX589 Scratch built W6NL design 40m Moxon @ 91' 86' 80m Rotatable dipole modified EF180C @ 102' Tornado tuned
The steel building is the shack plus a full metalworking shop, CNC mills, lathes, welding, etc. Hobby only.
160m 85' T loaded vertical behind the shop hung in the trees with 8 elevated radials. 4 sq active receive 160 - 40m way back on the 5 acre lot.
Cushcraft A4S on a 42' Will-Burt pneumatic mast for portable ops and Field Day.
See you on the air!
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