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Hamming it up on Ham Nation. I want to thank all of those who I worked during the Ham Nation 200th episode special event and apologize for those of you who couldn't bust the pile ups. Those pile ups were insane and a complete blast!!! Be patient for the special certificates. If you worked me and would like my personal QSL card, please send me a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address above. Otherwise I could end up on the poor farm. :) THANKS FOR WATCHING!
I am a host on the show Ham Nation. I get to talk about contesting and DXing; my 2 favorite subjects. I plan to do segments on the following. If you would like to see something not listed, just email me.
Step by step guide to installing LotW
The DX code of conduct
Using the cluster and skimmer
Running split and how to bust that rare DX pile up
What's new with N1MM Plus
Behind the scenes of some pretty cool DXpeditions
How to QSL direct or through the bureau
Contesting from another DX entity
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Radio Sports...it's a contact sport.
One of my favorite aspects of this hobby is contesting. My most recent contest was June VHF.
for the up
My Working Conditions
I have many radios to play with. Main one I use is an Icom 7800. Too many antennas to list, but enclosed is a 3 1/2 minute video I made for Ham Nation of all the antennas used here on the farm.
I am a member of: The Northern CA DX Foundation , The Metro DX Club , The Greater Milwaukee DX Association ,The Society of Midwest Contesters , Maxim member of the ARRL, The W/K Field day Group , and INDEXA. I am also an ARRL VE. I was the N.A. pilot station for Amsterdam Island FT5ZM in 2014, Wake Island K9W in 2013 and Swains Island NH8S in 2012.
Besides my obsession with amateur radio, I enjoy camping, traveling, hiking, fishing, bowling, gardening, and baking. I have also taken some sailing and flying lessons.
Here I am in my orignal shack in WI with my dog Skipper nicknamed K3POD since she is a rescue with only 3 legs
Here I am operating from WB9Z's amazing shack; which is now my new QTH...lucky me.
Below is my fiances magnificent assortment of antennas.
But that's not what attracted me to him, well maybe a little (lol).
Here I am operating the special event station at the 2011 EAA Fly in.
Talk about your high noise levels.Except it wasn't plasma TV's or power lines,
it was jets and war birds with radial engines.
This QRP radio was my very first home brew project. And~~~ it worked on the 1st try!!!
This is WB9Z's custom-made 80 meter rotatable dipole.It's about 135' long and 5 7/8" at the center (YL not included).
I support the DX Code of Conduct
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