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St. Lucia (J6) Operation - December 1 - 9, 2013 with the Buddies in the Carribean

QSLs are available via OQRS on ClubLog, LOTW, bureau or if you like, direct, with a SAE and funds to cover appropriate return postage.


All QSOs are on ClubLog and, if you like, you can request a QSL via their OQRS system.

All QSOs have been uploaded to LOTW.

ALL DIRECT QSL requests have been completed as of 30 SEPT 2014.


FYBO (Freeze Your Butt Off) QRP Contest - February 1, 2014

N9AW  -  NK9G  -  W9LR at Valley View Park, New Berlin, Wisconsin

Its been a long rough winter this year and FYBO was no exception.  It was 17 F degrees when we started and not much better when we finished that afternoon.  I worked on a Buddipole beam which I was dying to try out.  The boom is homebrewed using a painter's pole and dowel and the feedpoint and elements is Buddipole.  When I put this up it was snowing like crazy.  The driven element partially rotated on the boom as I found out (a fix is in place for that) but the 2 element 10 meter yagi toward the front of the vehicle performed quite well.  Band conditions that day were not very good though.  On the back of the van is a hitch mounted holder with a 8 ft. BP mast.  The antennas are a dual band Versatee vertical, one for 20 meters and another for 15 meters each with their own counterpoise.  

 This was a parking lot we were in so no where to really stake down a counterpoise, hence, the beautiful Wisconsin counterpoise holder. Seems appropriate with all of the snow.


Previous Callsigns:

  • WN9FKM (1963 - Novice, expired after one year, non-renewable in those days)
  • WN9NDO (1973 - Novice)
  • WB9NDO (1974 - 1978, General, Advanced, Extra)
  • N9AW (1978 - present, Extra Class)

Primary Interests & Activities:

  • DXing, Contesting, CW, RTTY & PSK31
  • Field Day
  • QRP and Portable Operations using Buddipole antennas
  • Come join the QRP Summer & Winter Foxhunts..... these are held on 20 mtrs during the summer months and on 80 and 40mtrs during the winter months... see www.qrpfoxhunt.org

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  • Greater Milwaukee DX Association (www.gmdxa.org)
  • W/K ARC of Greater Milwaukee (primarily a Field Day club formed in 1974)
  • QRP Cheeseheads
  • Proud to be an ARRL Life Member since the 1970s


  • Ten Tec (Orion II, Omni VII, Omni 6+, Eagle) with an Alpha 9500 and a Ten Tec Centurion Amplifier
  • QRP - Elecraft KX3 and a Elecraft K1 (4 bander)
  • Wire Antennas: 80 Mtr Inverted Vee, 40 Mtr Delta Loop, 30 Mtr Delta Loop
  • For 40 - 10 Mtr - Mosley PRO-57B (5 el, 7 band) Yagi with 40 Mtr Rotatable Dipole at 50 feet on a Rohn HDBX-48 tower


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