QSL INFO BELOW ( LoTW: scroll to bottom for update)
I have been licensed and active since 1962. My favorite mode has always been CW.
I'm sorry, but I no longer use the QSL Bureau. I have many, many, shoe-boxes filled with cards. Every QSO is meaningful to me, but I do not seek a card unless it is a new entity. I would be delighted to confirm our QSO; 100%. Please send a SASE if stateside, or a SAE and one greenstamp if outside the USA. No IRC. If you must have the QSO confirmed by eQSL, send me an email message and I will accommodate you. I make an effort to return cards within a day of receipt.
My modest station consists of a Kenwood TS-590S, Palstar AT2K and Acom 1000 amp. I have used only wire antennas since 1978. I took all towers and mono-banders down during that year. I enjoy experimenting with wire antennas and have tried many varieties. Over the years I have been able to conduct valid A/B comparisons and would be glad to share my findings if you care to ask. While I have tried tirelessly, I have not yet been able to overcome the laws of physics. Current antennas are: 67' doublet at 60' fed with open wire line and a 1/4 wave 80m GP.
Longevity, and the capability of those at the other end, allowed me to attain 360 countries confirmed, including all 339 current countries, #1 DXCC Honor Roll, 5BWAZ (#863) all 200 zones, and 5BDXCC. The most fun I've had was reaching 148 countries in my first three seasons on 160m (and the Q with Nelson, 4S7NE, Sri Lanka), using an inverted L on a golf course lot.
I no longer participate in the ARRL DXCC program. I believe the recent rule change permitting the use of remote control stations, without a distance limit, will diminish the value of the DXCC standings.
CQ Communications, Inc has dealt with the remote issue in a different way. Effective 1 January 2015, it revised the WAZ award rules to include three categories: Traditional, Remote (includes combination of Traditional and Remote), and All Remote.
In December 1970, I was fortunate to have been invited to spend an evening with King Hussein of Jordan JY1 at the Blair House in Washington D.C. Quite a man, and quite an evening for me.
We, alone, are responsible for conducting ourselves in the true spirit of this wonderful avocation.
73 John W4II ......Member FOC and CWops
N3ZN Manufactured ZN-9A Iambic Dual Paddle in Ironman Finish
(this paddle is likely the cause of any sending errors you may hear)
I also use a Scheunemann Dirigent paddle. I like it.
QSL update: QSOs made on or after 4 January 2016 will be uploaded to LoTW. I will upload at least monthly. If you need LoTW confirmation of an earlier QSO for an award, send me an email message with the QSO data. I will confirm the QSO data, and then upload that specific QSO for you.
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