Name here is Scott. I have been an amateur radio operator (ham) since 1991. My father, WA9CGN, had wanted me to get my ticket for many years. I spent many hours with him watching Field Day with W9REG, Tippecanoe Amateur Radio Association. I also listened to him work DX on 6m AM for many years. Word on the street is my first words were 'CQ DX'. Since 6M AM was well known as a TVI generator I am sure I listened to him thru the TV.
From the beginning I was interested in DXing and Contesting. I am not much of a rag-chewer so if you catch me in a long QSO it is rare. I prefer CW and RTTY but will hook up the mic for a needed DXCC counter or a contest.
I have worked in IT at Purdue University since 1982. Once I got my ticket I was quickly working on getting the radio and computer to work together. Unfortunately at that time daily logging on computers was not a 'big thing' so I would have to manually take my contest logs, I was using TRLog for contests, and enter them into the paper logs. Due to many factors this meant that many QSO records were not kept. Now as I am looking back I see many big gaps in my logs. Some of these may be difficult to get again (VK0, 3Y0, etc). But that will keep my DX Chase alive
I just recently surpassed 200 confirmed for DXCC. I have DXCC on 10m, 15m, 20m, 40m, Mixed, and CW. I am now working on 80m for my 5BDXCC. Also going to concentrate on DIGI as well. Quite a ways to go though...
My HR needs list is available at https://sites.google.com/site/radion9ljx/home/dxcc-needs-list.
My current station configuration is an FT-900 and a short 40m G5RV. An OCF dipole is in the works that should ge me back on the air for 80m.
I enjoy working ARRL Field Day with W9LDX, Indiana QSO Party, NA QSO Party, and any CW DX contests I can find time for.
QSL is good via LotW, eQSL (not regularly uploaded), Direct (SASE please), and Bureau.
Outside of radio I am also involved with the local Historical Association putting on an 18th Century Recreation of a gathering at Fort Ouitenon. See http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/feast.htm for more information.
Vy 73 and GD DX!
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