New ham as of Dec 2010.
Studying for Extra exam.PASSED exam on 4/21/12.
DX Engineering 10-80 vertical. Coax is buried and the ground radials are in place. 36 radials at 32 feet long. See attached picture for the radials and base of antenna.
Changed callsign from KC9TJZ to ND9E on 6/29/12.
5/18/13 Made my first trip to Dayton. Quite an experience.
7/2/13 Trying to work the 13 Colonies event but my vertical doesn't hear the east coast very well on 20M and can't get through the pile-ups on 40M. Finally got all 13 plus the bonus station. That was fun!
8/8/13 Installed a Motorola Spectra radio in the pick up truck. Also installed the antenna for a future APRS radio.
9/14/13 Enjoyed the Route 66 special event until I only needed 1 station then it became a mission! Finally found W6M to finish off all 18 stations. Lots of fun! Got my certificate on 10/10/13.
4/1/14 Installed APRS in the pickup truck.
10/13/14 Prepping for the ILQP!
10/19/14 Worked 151 contacts during ILQP with some CW this year. My personal best score so far. 3 element yagi is so I could talk to other portable stations.
10/30/14 Just earned Triple Play award and worked all 50 states for W1AW portable stations.
11/9/14 10 meter ground plane antenna is up! Works well on the local net.
11/29/14 Put up 146 ft inverted L antenna with 9:1 balun. Now I can get on 160 meters and 80 meters is much better.
12/6/14 Operated in the ARRL 160 meter CW contest. Made 102 contacts all as search and pounce.
12/13/14 Operated portable with a group called RaDAR. Made 12 contacts from 3 locations in 3 hours.
12/25/14 Just finished my last W1AW portable station contact for a W1AW/P triple play. Just will have to wait for the LOTW confirmation now.
1/17/15 Operated portable with the RaDAR group from 3 locations.
1/24/15 Purchased a IC-703 QRP rig. Love the internal tuner!
2/7/15 Operated QRP for the first time. Made 14 contacts in the MNQP contest.
4/5/15 Operated as K0E mobile in the Missouri QSO Party. Made 499 contacts and drove 862 miles.
4/12/15 Made 5 QRP contacts in the GAQP today.
4/19/15 Made 11 QRP contacts in the MIQP.
5/9/15 Participated in my first US Islands event. Activated 3 islands and made some contacts even if it rained the entire time.
6/8/15 Replacing the 2005 Colorado with a 2015 Colorado. Time to remove the radios and antennas and find a place to mount them on the new truck.
6/27/15 I was able able to make around 90 contacts on Field Day in between work and family stuff.
8/29/15 Modified my mobile HF equipment and antenna to fit the new truck. Trial run was during the US Islands QSO Party. Made 78 contacts between 3 islands. Lots of fun!
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