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, and 5BWAZ all 200 zones. 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. I embrace and support the use of new technology, including remote control. I simply do not feel it should be applied to the traditional DXCC award program, unless some appropriate limitation is included.
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
I use a Scheunemann Dirigent iambic key, and it is likely the cause of any sending errors you may hear.
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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