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County: Essex (NJ)
GRID: FN20uu
CQ Zone 5 - ITU Zone 8

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DXCC and CQ-WAZ Card Checker
I am an authorized card checker for the ARRL's DXCC program, including 160m, as well as for WAS, WAC & VUCC awards. I am also an authorized checkpoint for the CQ Worked All Zones awards. If you'd like me to check cards for your next DXCC or WAZ application by mail it would be my pleasure to do so, but please contact me by email first (using the address posted above). If you're in the northern part of New Jersey I'd also be glad to meet you in person and do your cards that way as well.

QSLs from W2IRT, W2B (July 2008 only) or VE3THX:
Direct stateside requests, please enclose an SASE. No SASE, no card.

If you are requesting a QSL by direct mail from outside the United States, please enclose a self-addressed envelope and either $2 US, one new (un-expired) and properly-stamped IRC or $1.20 in US Postage stamps. I will also happily reply to all bureau cards.

I am the letter O sorter for the US Second District incoming QSL bureau and a member of both the North Jersey DX Association and the Frankford Radio Club (GO FRC!).

I was first licensed in Canada in August 1979. My wife and I moved to the United States in 2000 and I began operating on HF in August 2001 as VE3THX/W2. I got my US license (Extra-class) in 2002.

My HF station consists of a Yaesu FT-1000 MP Mark V with an Ameritron AL-1200 legal-limit amplifier. This is feeding into a Force 12 C31XR for 10, 15 and 20m at 72', a Force 12 2/2/1 for the WARC bands at 85 ft and a two element Force 12 Delta 240 on 40m at 75' AGL. All three antennas are mounted on a 70 foot tall motorized crank-up tower. I'm running an inverted vee for 80m with the apex at the top of the tower, an Inverted L for 160 transmit, a K9AY loop for 80 and 160 receive and a 5-element Yagi for 6m at 37'. I also have an Icom IC-7000 for 6m and up, as well as for portable operations and eventually for SO2R operating in contests.

Below 30 MHz you'll find me adding to my DXCC award totals on all HF bands (DXCC 9 bands/3 modes, 2600+ DXCC Challenge and 333/336 entities in total). I also have the 5B WAZ award at the 196-zone level. Please look for me in CQWW and the ARRL International DX contests where I usually operate SOAB, and in both the CQ and ARRL 160m contests.

My wife and I live in West Caldwell, NJ, about 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan with our five wonderful cats. In addition to amateur radio I'm interested in trains and railroading (I have written a book depicting all the tracks of the New York City Subway system) and I'm also a licensed private pilot.

I was not active as FP/W2IRT. I have never been to FP in my life. DO NOT SEND CARDS for that call! Also please note that unfortunately my call is being sent maliciously on top of major DXpeditions by persons unknown. If you are hearing QRM on pileups, please rest assured it is not me that you're hearing. I'm as eager to see an end to that as you are.

73 de Peter, W2IRT

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