Kenwood TS-590S transceiver, Ameritron AL-811H amplifier, and a Yaesu FL-2100B amplifier. The antennas are as follows: Hy-Gain TH3MK3-S Thunderbird (10/15/20m), OCF dipole with a 4:1 Guanella Current Balun for 6, 10, 12, 17, 20, 40, & 80m. Also a Hustler 6-BTV vertical ground mounted with 60 radials. For 6 meters a Directive Systems DSEJX5-50, 5 element yagi at 45 feet. I am new on 6 meters, but trying to get set up to be effective in the coming years. I use a Begali signature for morse, along with a group of others which are just for the collection. All yagi antennas and the OCF dipole are on a 40 foot Rohn 25G tower, located on a regular size city lot in the retirement community of Sun City West. Sun City West is located 30 miles NW of down town Phoenix, Arizona.
I strongly encourage LoTW confirmation instead of paper cards. For direct QSL cards, as a common courtsey, include a SAE (Self Addressed Envelope) together with $2 if out side of the USA, to cover the return postage. OSL cards received with insufficient postage will be processed via the bureau!
I operate a CW station only, no phone or digital modes! My interest in radio started after spending time in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. After a 8 year stint in the US Air Force I purchased a old Yaesu FT-101 and started studying the code and theory. I took a class in Scottsdale Arizona and in 1987 received my first call of KB7CUD. Two months later I upgraded to General and obtained the call of N7KBN. After 6 months I passed the Advanced and the Extra class exams getting the call of KF7JF. In 1996 they opened up the vanity system and I obtained the call N7RD which I have had since. I am working my way toward my DXCC Honor Roll, I presently stand at 327 worked and confirmed. I hope to work as many of the great operators on the bands as possible, so here is to hoping you are the next!
Awards es Clubs:
DXCC #6026 CW only at 328!
DXCC Bands: 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m, CW!
INDEXA member since 2003 #3777!
WAZ #86 CW only!
WPX #2712 CW only!
CADXA DX Achievement Award 1994!
2014 CQ DX Marathon Area #7 Limited Class Winner!
A1 Op since 2007
Pro CW Club #89
Essex CW Club #262
CTC CW Club #88
Have a nice day and see you down the log!
Ron - N7RD
2015 Numbers: 3005 QSO's - 235 DXCC's - 791 Slots - 222 Zones
2014 Numbers: 2023 QSO's - 219 DXCC's - 684 Slots - 198 Zones
2013 Numbers: 1649 QSO's - 227 DXCC's - 603 Slots - 142 Zones
6 Meter CW = 2
10 Meter CW = 232
12 Meter CW = 145
15 Meter CW = 291
17 Meter CW = 174
20 Meter CW = 306
30 Meter CW = 128
40 Meter CW = 142
80 Meter CW = 18
328 Total Cfm on CW
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