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March activation of Longboat Key, FL (IOTA NA-034) now QRT. Thanks to all, conditions were great this year. Put over 300 stations in the log.� Logs through 2014-March-28, 04:15Z have been loaded onto LOTW. I will have to manually enter contacts after that time as my hard drive failed, and I kept a paper log. I'll load all other contacts after that has been completed.


I was first licensed in 1965 in Findlay, Ohio as WN8RAV, and held the calls WA8UUR, WD�BKD and KB�CJ until I received my current call. I'm an attorney by profession and am General Counsel for a major private label consumer products company. I am an ARRL Volunteer Counsel and have assisted local hams with zoning and related antenna/tower issues since the late 1970's.

I am an active DX'er, holding DXCC #1 Mixed (355 countries) and am on the Honor Roll on phone (351 countries). I'm active from 160 through 2 meters, and although I enjoy chasing DX on the low bands, 6M remains my favorite (576 grids).

My station consists of an Elecraft K3 and KX3, SPE Expert 2K-FA, Alpha 9500 and an Alpha 8406. My current antennas are a SteppIR 18E at 60 feet,an M2 2M12 at 64 feet and an Innovantenna 7 element 50MHz LFA WOS at 68 feet on a US Tower HDX-555; SteppIR BigIR with the 80M coil; 160M Inverted "L"; 1/4 wavelength vertical on 80M; and a Hi-Z 4-element phased receiving array and a Shared Apex Loop for the low bands.

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I operate /4 from Longboat Key, FL (IOTA NA-034) "holiday style" occasionally.

Florida State Centre West (Pasco to Sarasota County) group

Location: 26.95N - 28.47N / 82.5W - 82.92W

Group Contains:

Anclote Keys
Anna Maria
Boca Ciega
St Armands
Vina del Mar

SASE appreciated for QSL's. Non-US stations requesting a card without return postage will be answered via the Bureau. I will load my log onto LOTW for the March 2014 operation. If DX stations want a bureau QSL card sent, please send me an email.

HISTORICAL NOTE: The previous holder of my call was David H. Gieskieng of Arvada, Colorado. Mr. Gieskieng was born October 14, 1918, and was licensed from 1935 until his death on August 30, 2000. He was a noted engineer, has a number of US patent to his credit, and invented a low frequency antenna (named the Gieskieng Antenna in his honor), the details of which are summarized at http://www.ok1rr.com/index.php/antennas/38-meet-the-modified-gieskieng-antenna I am privileged to continue to keep the call he held active.

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