First started as an SWL "KDX6T" in 1974 at age of 4, then became a ham in 1986. Inspired by my grandfather W6RII (SK), and my father N6EGC. Jim Rafferty N6RJ (SK) was my DXing and contesting elmer. I am forever grateful to these three individuals for teaching me the best of ham radio. Enjoy DXing and contesting from 1.8 MHz thru 50 MHz.
Past calls and/or DXpeditions: A35DD, S79DD, S92DD, T20DD, T31DD, V47DD, V63CG, ZF2RE, ZK1PEQ, 1S1DD, 3D2CQ, 5W0DD, 8P9EG, FM/N6PEQ, H44/N6PEQ, J37/N6PEQ, NH6/N6PEQ, PJ2/N6PEQ, PJ4/N6PEQ, P40/N6PEQ, KP2/N6PEQ, KP4/N6PEQ, XE2/N6PEQ & CO2/N6PEQ.
DXCC Honor Roll, DXCC CW, DXCC SSB, DXCC Digital, DXCC Mixed, DXCC Challenge, DXCC 10 Meters, DXCC 12 Meters, DXCC 15 Meters, DXCC 17 Meters, DXCC 20 Meters, DXCC 30 Meters, DXCC 40 Meters, VUCC-50 MHz, WPX Mixed, WPX CW, WPX SSB, WAZ CW/SSB, WAZ CW, WAZ SSB, 5BWAZ (170), 8BWAC, WAC CW, WAC Phone, WAC Digital, WAC Mixed, WAS Mixed, WAS SSB, WAS 10 Meters, WAS 15 Meters, WAS 20 Meters, 10-10 WAC.
SWL Awards (KDX6T): Achieved #3 All-Time WDX/WPE DX Honor Roll, WDX/WPE 290 Countries, WDX/WPE 40 Zones, WDX/WPE 50 States, WDX/WPE 12 Canadian Zones, NASWA DX Centurion, NASWA Antarctica DX'er, NASWA European Senior DX'er, NASWA Ecclesiastic DX'er, NASWA All America DX'er, NASWA All Voice of America DX'er, NASWA All Continent QRP DX'er, NASWA World-Wide DX'er.
Member: ARRL A-1 Operator Club
Charter Member of the Pina Colada Contest Club (KP2AA).. Previous PCCC Field Day operations: 2002: Puerto Rico as NP4A 2003: Cuba as CO0US/T42FD 2004 & 2005: St.Croix as KP2AA
Member: Orange County Amateur Radio Club (W6ZE), Southern California DX Club (W6AM), Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), QRP ARCI, San Bernardino Microwave Society, North American Shortwave Association, National Radio Club, International Radio Club of America, Western States Weak Signal Society, Longwave Club of America, Worldwide TV-FM DX Association, FISTS (#17516), Oceania DX Group, Puna DX Club.
All mode capabilities include:
HF Station "A": IC-7850 + SM-230 + Alpha 87A Amplifier + Alpha 77SX Amplifier + Alpha 4510 Wattmeter + HA8DU DU3500AL Antenna Tuner
HF Station "B": IC-7800 + SM-230 + Alpha 87A Amplifier + Alpha 77SX Amplifier + Alpha 4520 Wattmeter + Palstar AT10K Antenna Tuner
HF Station "C": IC-9100
Patio Station: FT-817 & IC-7000
Receiving Stations: IC-R9500 & IC-R71A
HF Antenna System:
10 meters = 7 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi
12 meters = 2 element mono-band yagi
15 meters = 4 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi
17 meters = 2 element mono-band yagi
20 meters = 3 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi
30 meters = 2 element mono-band yagi
40 meters = 2 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi
60 meters = Sloper
80 meters = Rotatable dipole
160 meters = Sloper
Stationary Dipole for 10/15/20 Meters
Vertical: Comet CHA-250B
Rotor: Yaesu G-2800DXA
50 MHz: IC-7850 + Alpha 6 amplifier (8 Element LFA Yagi 42' boom, Vertical & HO-Loop).
144 MHz: IC-9100 (Vertical & HO-Loop stack).
222 MHz: IC-375A (HO-Loop stack).
432 MHz: IC-9100 (Vertical & 4 HO-Loop stack).
1296 MHz: IC-9100 (35 element yagi & Vertical).
Interfacing: 4O3A SSC XL's & Winkeyer
Dummy Load: Alpha 2100
Preamplifiers: Mini Circuits, Advanced Receiver Research & Mirage
Bandpass Filtering: 4O3A & Industrial Communication Engineers
Remote Antenna Switching: 4O3A & Industrial Communication Engineers
Keys: GHD GN407A+ single-paddle, Bencher Mercury dual-paddle, Schurr Profi 2 dual-paddle, Bencher BY-4 dual-paddle, Bencher BY-2 dual-paddle, Schurr Mini straight-key & GHD GF601MP Cootie/Sideswiper Key.
Microphones: Heil Goldlines & Heil PR-780
Headsets: Heil Proset 7's, Heil Proset Plus's & Radiosport RS60CF's
Antenna Tuner: Palstar AT5Kplus
RTTY/Digital demodulator: Universal M-8000
MW Loop antenna: Kiwa
VLF/MW Loop antenna: Wellbrook Engineering LFL1010
RF Systems DX-One Professional MK-2 Active Antenna (ELF/LW/MW/SW)
MAC Pro & Mac Mini
RUMlog, SkookumLogger & RUMped
The following are photos that are current, as well as from the past many years. I hope that you enjoy them...... Thank you to InnovAntennas for using my tower/antennas in their advertisement.
Read a little about the 4O3A bandpass filter/switching system project at N6PEQ on: http://www.force12inc.com/pages/blog.html/tag/N6PEQ
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