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NR9Q

   I first got licensed in September of 2008. At the time I was on a 2 week leave from my deployment to Kuwait and Iraq. I got interested in getting my license from a buddy I was deployed with, Jack (KR9Q). Jack showed me everything he could about radio and how to obtain the study material in our spare time. When I came back for my leave, my wife asked me what I wanted to do while I was back. I told her, of course, I just want to spend time with the family and that there was a test I wanted to take in Peoria, IL. She thought that was odd that I wanted to take a test on my short time home. I took the test and was not issued my call until I was back overseas. I received the call KC9OJQ.

   When I got back from my deployment at the end of January I started the task of getting on the air. Not long after that I Joined the local club (WIARC) and upgraded to General on May of 2009 here in Quincy, Illinois. I waited a year and with a little push from my first contact on the radio and good friend Jim (WB9OTW now N9JI) I upgraded to my Extra in August of 2010. When I upgaded I decided to see what call they would issue me. The FCC gave out AB9XD. I did not much care for this call so I applied for NR9Q and was soon after granted the call. Since then I have managed to put together a meager operating station.

  Now with some years in the hobby and some radio gear acquired. I have found many things that fascinate me about amatuer radio. I have taken a big liking to SDR radio. I know own a Flex-3000 and have really enjoyed operating this transceiver. I have plans in the future to upgrade to the Flex-6300. Can't wait to see in the coming years where SDR is going to go. This technology is moving very fast. Going to playing around with the RTL dongles more here in the future. More importantly I have a tower project I need to get under way. Would like to get some aluminum in the air.  I also enjoy operating portable and mobile. The FT-857d has now retired to the truck and is working great as a mobile. Enjoying mobile enough so far I might make an upgrade to a screwdriver antenna. As for portable. I have collected a lot of different antennas for portable operations. This is probably one of my favorite things to do. Operating the Illinois QSO party has to be my favorite portable event. Really enjoy camping with the family also while operating portable.

   Looking to the future. I planning to learn CW and finish that tower project. Along with an addition of an amplifier to the station. With those task completed. I would like to get setup better on VHF and UHF communications here at the house. Always something to do in this vast hobby. If you are reading this somewhat lengthy bio, I hope I am in your log. If not, feel free to email me for a sked. I am good on LoTW. I also upload to eQSL. I do not chase any awards on eQSL though. Just uploading to there for the folks that do. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to hear you on the bands. 73's

Chris - NR9Q

Last updated: 29SEPT14

 

 

 

Operating Conditions:

Radios: Flex-3000, FT-857D (mobile), Icom V8000, FT-8800 (Mobile), HTX-242

Microphone: Heil Pro Set (HC-5)

Tuners: LDG AT-200Pro (home), LDG AT-100Pro (mobile)

Digital: Signalink USB & VAC (Virtual Audio Cable)

Antennas: Hy-Gain AV-18HT 53ft vertical

Homebrew J-pole

2m & 6m Gound Planes

Hustler mast w/ elements for 80, 40, 20, 15, 17,  & 10m

MFJ 17ft telescoping whip w/ 40m coil (portable)

Buddipole/Buddistick (portable)

Outbacker Outreach & Perth (portable)

Arrow 2m & 70cm cross element yagi (portable)

80m & 40m full sized dipoles (portable)

 

 

ITU Zone:7

CQ Zone: 4

Grid: EN40ic

 

My QSL preferences: LoTW or eQSL (ag)

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