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All USA and CANADA stations can send QSL directly to my QRZ.COM

address in Nevada with Self Addressed Stamped envelope or confirm Electronically with LOTW ( Log of the World )

All DX stations ( outside USA/ Canada) please QSL via W3HNK

If you QSL direct to me include 1 USD for return postage  - NO IRCs please .

DO NOT QSL TO THE W7 Bureau  !!!

This is EFFECTIVE beginning MAY 2013

You have 3 options :

1) Direct to W3HNK with Self addressed envelope and postage

   IRCs are NOT wanted- small town Post Office knows nothing about IRCs

2) Via W3 Bureau to W3HNK , getting a response via Bureau

3) Confirmation using LOTW - which I upload at least twice a month



DO NOT QSL to W7/ K7 QSL bureau , as I am trying to reduce PAPER QSL tasks


I am new to LOTW -starting JAN 1, 2013 and beyond.

if we work in CONTEST and you want LOTW ,

send me time,date and FQ since this information

is not uploaded to LOTW ( at this time) - I am not

a contester !


Former Call Signs: WX7K, AA6IT, K2MMS, KN2MMS

I am social DXer . Lover of pounding the Holy Brass - CW !! It's music to my ears!

I know CW is a dying art, but great CW can make the hairs on my arm stand up !

My favorite band is 40m !! But I am getting more interested in 160m now.

Original call was KN2MMS in the late 50s. As teenager was active CW Dxer with NC-300

and Viking Valiant to Mosley TA 33JR and 40m wire vertical running up a tall tree.


I am always learning new things in LIFE -

The best students make the best teachers.

they are TWO Sides of the SAME COIN !!!

Life is eager to meet our expectations !


Antennas : at 33 meters: 2el on each band 30 / 40 meters

( 40m elements are 50 feet long/ 15.15 meters)

at 30 meters height : 3 el on 20m, 4 el on 15 meters ( same boom)

80m has Delta loop hanging off tower Apex at 22 meters,

for 160m the tower is shunt fed , with radials on the ground.

Using 4 el vertical array on Receive on 160/80m made by HI Z antennas -

the elements are homebrew .

For 10m: 3 el monoband dual driven RAI beam on 10m Mast .

close  view  of   YAGIS

Yagis at SUNRISE in the High Desert



I have all 40 zones CONFIRMED on each of these BANDS

80, 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 meters

160 m (TOP BAND) is a work in progress !


As KN2MMS in late 50s my first Transmitter was crystal controlled

World Radio Labs 680A using single 6146 ( I used light bulb as dummy load )


In the early years , KN2MMS - Globe Scout 680A and Hammarlund HQ-100

age about 12 years . My early " Elmers" were just a little older than me:

Jerry K2TNI ( now N4JR) and Dan K2YWE ( still same call) - both

still active and very skilled Operators !

Photo below is me at age 16, Call Sign was K2MMS

Below is recent PHOTO of "moi " - over 50 years later!

My RECEIVER as teenager (K2MMS). Weight 26 kgs National NC-300

Below is my teenage Transmitter Viking Valiant using 3 X 6146 in the final



LogiKeyer ( homebrew with 18 memories ) - paddles from left to right :

Palm Radio ( mounted on wooden block ) , N0SA iambic , N0SA iambic

Operating position today : Nye Viking Tuner, K3 , LP-100A watt meter

and (on Top) is ALPHA 78 highly modified for dual 3XCP800s, and hypersil

transformer ( reducing weight about 8 Kgs ) . Left top is Green Heron

controller for Prop Pitch rotor at tower top .

 Another iteration of OPERATING position,  allowing Quick Band change

Left amp used for Low Bands,  Right amp for 40 thru 15 meters


In late summer of 2001 I visited NEWFOUNDLAND ( Canada ) and operated at SIGNAL HILL which

is about 175 meters above the Atlantic Ocean - here is a PHOTO of me operating at VO1AA

which is on second story of CABOT Tower . This location is +90 minutes time zone

from EST ( East Coast of USA ) -

Cabot Tower - Picture of St. John's, Newfoundland
This photo of St. John's is courtesy of TripAdvisor



Me  at  home of Alexander Graham Bell in Novascotia , Canada


The LOW BAND MONITOR ( monthly bulletin ) used to have informal

contest for Longest mileage WAC on 160 meters

One season I got lucky and came in second to Larry K1UO

who had 48,000+ miles ( see below)

Other interests : Alternative Medicine, Ketogenic Diet, Fitness and Healing, Paleo Diet, Meditation , Movies ( Science Fiction ) .

Day hiking in the nearby Mountains , enjoying the great Outdoors.






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