Member San Diego DX Club
First of all, a big shout-out to all of you that have returned my QSL cards.
QSL info: (The fun photos and such are near the bottom)
I L-O-V-E LoTW a FANTASTIC system for QSL-ing. To the stations that already use LoTW it is very much appreciated!!!!!!! LoTW can be a pain to setup but well worth the effort . I upload my OSOs to LoTW every few days.
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 QSLs please include an SASE no greeenstamps needed.
VHF/UHF and 6 meter QSLs just send me your card and I'll do the same.
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. Use the saved money for your HAM studies -- SWLers make great HAMs. SWLers, feel free to post this information on your forums.
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 3 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 is at 12 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 Jeep). 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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