"It is not the class of License the Amateur holds, but the class of the Amateur that holds the License."
As of December 10, 2015, all incoming direct and bureau QSL responses have been returned. Thank you for your requests. I try to reply to direct requests in 1-2 days. Bureau requests are usually done monthly. I have also sent out a batch of direct and bureau QSL requests to complete DXCC for 30m and 12m.
The photo below is of the Navassa 5 with the 6m option on top of an AB-577 portable military surplus tower. I am using a Yaesu G-1000DX rotor with a RC1 Digital Rotor Controller . The Navassa 5 replaces the Mosley TA-33, which is available to be deployed as needed with a spare AB-577.
You can see the outline of my 80m and 40m loops broadside to EU, OC, and SA. The vertical on the small tower is a 1/4 wavelength 20m with a remote SGC 100w tuner for 80m-6m, and diversity receive.
Early Fall 2015
Start of First Snow in 2016
Mid-way of First Snow 2016
Below you can see the current feedpoint of the loops mid-way up a vertical side. The 80m loop is nearest the 50' AB-577 tower and the 40m is suspended away from the tower.
The picture below is a photo of the Navassa-5+6m under construction. The antenna provides 6 bands from 20m to 6m. I am very impressed with the hardware used.
The photo below is the rear of my QTH with the dual 80m loops I had had up for WPX CW where I operated single band 80m. The configuration helped me push my 80m contacts up to get 80m DXCC. You can also make out the K9AY apex loop in the forground and the AB577 tower with the Mosley TA-33 up 40' to the right background.
Below is the cover of my new QSL. The image is of a steamed Blue Crab, the Maryland flag, and a star noting the location of my home QTH. To learn more about the Blue Crab see the wickipedia site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callinectes_sapidus
You may also catch me QRV in Delaware using my KX3 QRP and my R5 antenna. I also use a Buddipole at Cape Henlopen, a nearby Delaware beach. Below I am operating the KX3 with Win4K3 Suite and CWSkimmer to search for new cw DXCC entities needed. Win4K3 takes the spots from CWSkimmer an displays theem in the Win4K3 ClubLog spots window with a note if they are a needed band/mode!
I used this KX3 setup to operate QRP during the NAQP RTTY contest on July 17, 2015 from Delaware.
I am also serving as the 2015 President of the Explorers Radio Club - NA3DX: http://www.na3dx.org
I upload all logs quickly to LoTW. I will reply to QSLs direct (SASE) and from bureau. I also use ClubLog. I use QRZ for log backup and QSL routes, and eQSL for additional verification, tracking, and communications.
Short Wave Listeners: I confirm sucessful QSOs, not CQs. Include both Station Call Signs with Band/Freq, Date, Time (UTC), and Mode. Thank you. I often have access to email during QSOs, so please email me if you have questions.
My Ham Radio Home Page: http://www.ellmore.net/na1dx .
73 and Good DX,
Doug - NA1DX
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