I enjoy working meteor scatter on 50, 144 and 222 MHz; VHF/UHF weak signals, as well as HF DXing, casual contesting, and the occasional rag chew. QSLs for me - I use the ARRL Logbook of the World and the ARRL outgoing bureau, however if you'd like a paper card, please send one to me direct or via the bureau.
Some awards I hold are HF DXCC (300+ countries); VUCC on 6 meters (500+ grids), 2 meters (200+ grids), satellite (175+ grids); and WAC on 2 meters. I am working on obtaining VUCC on 222 and 432 MHz; 6 meter DXCC and 5 band DXCC. I have worked the 48 continental states and 89 countries on 6 meters; with 41 countries worked on 2 meter EME.
The picture above is of me (on the right) with WSJT author and Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate Joe Taylor K1JT (on the left), taken at the 2014 ARRL Centennial Convention in Connecticut.
I'm also the QSL manager for HS0ZIO. QSLs from stateside to HS0ZIO must send an SASE; DX stations send an SASE and $1, no IRCs. Without return postage, cards for HS0ZIO will be sent to the outgoing bureau. HS0ZIO also uses LoTW. He is primarily on the WSJT digital modes.
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My antenna farm from left to right: Force 12 C-3SS tribander, M2 (2225WL) 222 MHz 15 element beam, Cushcraft (13B2) 13 element 2 meter beam, on a US Towers MA-40 crank up/tilt over tower.
A pair of stacked M2 18 element 432 MHz antennas (center).
Rohn 25G (right) with an M2 (6M7JHV) 7 element 6 meter beam, and an M2 (2M5WL) 17 element 2 meter beam. Also a G5RV and a full length dipole for 160 meters.
A Hustler 6BTV HF vertical ground mounted, and an Elk dual band satellite antenna (not seen in this picture).
Soon to be installed are a pair of M2 (MPX20) dual polarity 20 element antennas for 2 meter EME.
Gear: Elecraft K3/100 with Elad FDM-S1 panadaptor and Elecraft 222 MHz transverter. Kenwood TS-2000 for VHF/UHF. Elad FDM-DUO with DEMI 144 MHz transverter. ICOM IC-7100, Elecraft KPA-500 HF/6M amplifier, Mirage 120 watt amp for 222 MHz, a converted Larcan 1KW amp for 2 meters (and soon another converted Larcan 1KW amp for 222 MHz). An SDRPlay for monitoring the bands.
Yaesu FT-857D with an ATAS 120 antenna in the mobile.
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