INDIANA BICENTENNIAL 1816 - 2016
Be sure to watch your favorite publications in the coming months for opportunities to share in the year long celebration in 2016!
The 2016 Indiana QSO Party (INQP - May 7, 2016) promises to be something "special" ! Be sure to check out the web site of the Hoosier DX and Contest Club (HDXCC) later this year for details on this "not to be missed" event.
HDXCCthe Hoosier DX and Contest Club
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 N9LJX-Needs.
My current station configuration is an FT-900 and an 80m Off Center Fed Dipole. Hopefully this will help me get 80m DXCC to complete my 5BDXCC!
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.tippecanoehistory.org/feast.htm for more information.
Vy 73 and GD DX!
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