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I received my first call DJ6RD in 1960 while I was living in Villingen Germany

 as club member of  OV Schwarzwald  DOK A14.

At the age of 20 I got a chance to go to the United States to work but had to be off the air for years until after my tour of duty with the US Army in Viet Nam. About that time Barry Goldwater K7UGA pushed for reciprocal licenses to be issued to foreign nationals . My first chance to operate in the US was in Columbus GA, where a local ham let me use his equipment.  I operated a little  as DJ6RD/W4 and after my discharge from  Ft Benning I came home to Indiana where I became DJ6RD/W9. I had much fun working through OSCAR 6 and OSCAR 7 with my old converted Motorola rig. It was a fun race to see who could work Satellite WAS first.

Several years Iater I got my US citizenship and a permanent call as N9RD.

I enjoy working DX on all bands and love jumping into any pile up. My preferred mode of operation is CW but also a little SSB to keep in touch with old friends who can not operate CW.

Getting to the top of the  Honor Roll was my first priority. After accomplishing Phone and Mixed,  I enjoy a little RTTY and PSK while I am waiting patiently to work a legitimate P5 for my last CW country .

Too bad that the ARRL did not accept my  P5/4L4FN CW  card  for DXCC  sadangry

And I worked everything from my station in Indiana no cheating via the INTERNET !

 

My station consists of an FTDX 5000mp Limited,  FT1000mp and a Heathkit SB240 Amplifier

(a prototype amp that never made the market)

The main antenna is a 15 element 5 Band yagi (Force12, 5BA) @ 80 feet,

and for the  lower bands I use various wire antennas.

 

On the road I use my FT857D with an ATAS 120A antenna and a Bencher paddle to work CW .

I am retired and enjoy traveling with my wife Kathy WB9KTV to see the kids and Grand kids from coast to coast 

and visit new places that we have not seen before.

I hope to meet you in the bands.

Best 73's Jürgen ( BTW the ü is German and . . _ _ on cw )

Member ARRL, FOC and CW OP's

 

 

 

I am  on LOTW and upload as often as I can If you need a paper QSL please send an SASE !

I also receive QSL's via the BURO but that takes a long time

 

 

The SB 240 Amplifier 160 to 10 m the white button above the band switch is my own mod & controls the 160m relay.My Heathkit SB240

 

Since Nov 29, 2015 the  Force12 - 5BA is back up with new hardware on my new 72 ft Tower 

It has 4- 20 Foot sections and the antenna is at 80' ....... 6m and 2m beams to follow

My advice : Put your money where your mouth is...THE ANTENNA ! 100W on a wire = little DX,  but on a beam WOW

The electric winch makes it easy to raise and lower the antennas                                                                                                                                                                    

Here is my Mobile set up: N9RD/m

The control head out of the way above the mirror, Radio is tucked away under the back seat

The mike not shown is under the dash and the paddle for CW under the arm rest

 

HF antenna is an  ATAS 120A for convenience (not the best but easy to adjust and change bands during the trip).

And to the right rear is a 2m/70cm mag mount for local QSO's

 

 The 3...... 5" magnets  give the antenna capacitive coupling, &

The only ground is the mini coax which is grounded at the 857D bolted to the frame !

Not sure why it works but I can't argue with success

 

 

After retirement my wife got me interested in fixing her quilting machine and after a while I was the Chief Operator.

Now she just makes the quilt tops and I do the machine quilting.

Some of our quilts have been in quilt shows from coast to coast and featured in magazines.

 

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W6VAH 2016-05-10 20m SSB DM14ib United States Jerry Pettis VA Amateur Radio Club
DF5EG 2015-02-16 40m CW JO40cq Germany Jrg Rutjes
A61K 2014-06-29 20m SSB LL75re United Arab Emirates KHALID AHLI
KC7MEZ 2014-01-19 15m SSB DN28lv United States PAUL D STRAMER
GI4ZOS 2014-01-16 15m SSB IO74ao Northern Ireland W BOYD
F5JQQ 2014-01-16 15m SSB JN08sp France Rene > RK < Kielwasser
EA8DAZ 2014-01-11 10m SSB IL18qe Canary Islands Ton Tiel
AA3B 2014-01-05 80m RTTY FN20ei United States JOSEPH W TRENCH
VE3SHO/W4 2014-01-03 12m SSB EL87qj United States Sylvain Houle
DG1DUG 2014-01-01 12m RTTY JO42wx Germany Uwe Graebner
WH7DX 2013-12-31 17M SSB BL11dg Hawaii Bryan J Buck, Mr.
IK5IVV 2013-12-31 15m RTTY JN54fb Italy GRAZIANO SALOTTI
W3MRL 2013-12-31 15M RTTY EL98gc United States Michael R Larcombe
M3MQR 2013-12-24 17m CW IO91vl England David R
ON3THC 2013-12-22 15m PSK31 JO10wk Belgium Thierry Houpe

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