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Member San Diego DX Club

First of all, a big shout-out to all of you that have sent return QSL cards.

QSL info: (The fun photos and such are near the bottom) 

I vastly prefer LoTW but if using QSL cards here are the basic instructions

Direct International (DX) please enclose 1 greenstamp and SAE. Our outbound international postage is just $1.05 US so I can pay the extra $.05 to get a card to you (-:

USA, HF/ 6m V/U QSLs please include an SASE no greeenstamps needed.

For you hard working SWL-ers, just include the callsign for the other station in the QSO and other details, for a direct card no greenstamps required for SWL only SAE needed and I will take care of the postage -- or use the BURO

Sorry no eQsl But I will return all BURO cards quickly via the BURO. The BURO can take many months but I will do MY part quickly.

Greetings fellow HAMs from NA6L ! (was K6JSV)

We live in San Diego, California USA very near the Pacific Ocean and the border with Mexico.

In the shack On HF I use a Yaesu FT-950, Dentron AT-3K tuner.

Generally my full-time HF antenna is a 4 element, Parallel wire, Inverted “V” dipole that is cut for 12/17/40/80 Meters but kinda' works on all the other HF bands via the tuner. The “V” dipole is12 Meters high at the apex and the ends are about 4 meters off of the ground. I am also using a CushCraft A3S at about 14 meters for 10/15/20m and a CushCraft R-5 for 10/12/15/17/20m as needed.

When on 6 Meters I use about 80 watts into a small Comet 4 element beam up about 50' above the ground.along with a M2 5 element beam up at 30'. There is a nice terrain advantage here with a 225' drop-off toward the East. Prior to installing the Comet I used a 2 element homebrew Moxon with great success ($20 worth of parts from Home Depot -- see pictures near bottom).

For mobile, portable and on vacation I use a Yaesu FT-857D, LDG auto tuner, dipoles (screwdriver on the Car). We love heading out to remote areas in our Jeep and setting up a station using an 11 meter tall push pole for dipoles or vertical antennas. I still use the 6m Moxon (I originally built it for the house) when I am operating portable so watch for me from some “unique” grid squares from time to time!

Regards and good DX, John NA6L (XYL is KJ6JAL)


San Diego, California. East from the antenna! Inverted "V" 3 element 12/17/40/80m home QTH


Mexico Vacation Patio dipoles 20m (above) and 40m (on big pole)

Curacao as Maritime Mobile - Dipole in rigging! Beach "HAM Shack" with 11m tall Vertical


The Travel Rig "DX in a bag" Yaesu FT-857D -- add coax and some dipole wire and work the world. Jeep Mobile/Portable with 33' pushpole with dipole


Home Depot special, $20 moxon 2 element 6 meter beam built from 1/2" aluminum angle




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - NA6L
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dedateband mode grid Country op
N9NJS 2014-01-27 15m JT9 EM58 United States BRENT L CAMERON
KB3MOW 2014-01-24 30M JT9 FN01ut United States Dave A Corio
NQ8N 2014-01-19 15m JT9 EN82lq United States FRANK M PALAZZOLO
N4EMP 2014-01-19 30m JT9 JM03au United States Eddie M Phillips
N4EMP 2014-01-19 15m JT9 JM03au United States Eddie M Phillips
KA3UJE 2014-01-19 40m JT9 FN10pn United States TERRY L SHERMAN
HI8LAM 2014-01-18 12m JT65A FK58bl Dominican Republic LUIS A. MENA
KL7YK 2014-01-14 80M JT65 BP51bd Alaska Ronald R Keech, Sr
K5RHD 2014-01-12 30m JT65 DM65pc United States RANDOLPH H DIDDEL
KG7AV 2014-01-11 12m JT65 CN94ic United States RAY SPREIER
K2NCC 2014-01-11 30m JT65 CN85nm United States Frank Ravenswood
K6RWM 2014-01-09 12m JT9 DM14ed United States ROBERT W MUELLER
N7UL 2014-01-09 80m JT65 CN84KA United States Andrew J Stern
KD0QCT 2014-01-09 30m JT65 EM48uo United States Brian T Moore
N9OJC 2014-01-06 80m JT65 EN60tr United States JOHN E TIMMONS

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