- ONLINE: LOTW or eQSL
- DX DIRECT: SAE + $2 USD, or STAMPED IRC coupon valid for your country (no stamp, no QSL!).
- US DIRECT: SASE
- VIA BUREAU: I submit outgoing QSL cards at the end of each calendar year.
- RSGB IOTA 2011/2012: Contest QSOs were logged as "W6UX/P".
Greetings and welcome to my QRZ bio page. I have been an active DX'er and contester since late 2009 and my preferred operating modes are Phone and RTTY.
- 176 DXCC confirmed as of January 2014
- DX University, 2012
- DXpeditions to Anacapa Island (NA-144) for the 2011 and 2012 IOTA contests.
- 1st Place - 2014 ARRL RTTY Roundup (Single Operator Unlimited, Low Power, Orange Section)
- 1st Place - 2011 CQ World Wide RTTY DX Contest (Single Operator, Low Power, 6th Area)
- 1st Place - 2010 IARU HF World Championship (Single Operator, Phone Only, Low Power, Orange Section, Zone 6)
- ARRL Worked All States
- ARRL DXCC
I am a member of the ARRL and the Orange County Amateur Radio Club(W6ZE).
- Elecraft K3 Transceiver
- Elecraft P3 Panadapter
- Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier
- Elecraft KAT500 Antenna Tuner
- Elecraft W2 Wattmeter
- microHam MicroKeyer II
- K8RA P-4 Dual Lever Iambic CW Key
- Astron RS-35M Power Supply
- RigRunner 4008
- 27" Apple iMac (2014)
- DX Lab
- N1MM Logger
- Yaesu G-800DXA Rotor
- Traffie 5-Band Hex Beam @ 40' (10-20 meters)
- Yaesu FT-857D Transceiver
- Diamond X-50A Antenna @ 25'
- SEC 1235M Power Supply
Mobile Station (W6UX-7 on APRS):
- Kenwood D-710G Transceiver
- Comet SBB5 2m/70cm Antenna
- 2002 Subaru WRX
For hams only, I invite you to follow my Twitter feed. You must send me a follow request to get access, as I only allow other hams to follow this feed. I will not spam you with trivial, non-ham related crap! Generally I'll report band conditions and ham related items of interest I find out about.
I also have my own YouTube channel. For now, I am just using it to suscribe to other ham videos I find interesting.
Finally, if you'd like to see photos of my shack and antennas, my DXpedition photos, and portable operating events, you can find them here:
W6UX Photo Galleries
Remembering Robert G. Sherbeck, W6UX (SK)
To the best of my knowledge, only one other Ham has held the W6UX call. If you know this not to be the case, please contact me with the details. I located his obituary on the internet...
(from the Lake County Record Bee)
Robert G. Sherbeck passed away quietly on March 28, 2007 at home with his family. He was born in Havre, Mont., May 5, 1917 to Olaf and Eva Sherbeck. Attending Oakland public schools and graduating from Fremont High, he studied radio theory and communications by telegraph at Central Trade School. He obtained an amateur radio license and a commercial radiotelegraph license around 1936. Amateur radio became a lifelong hobby, along with assembly of his own receivers and transmitters in the early days. He served in the U.S. Army signal corps during World War II and was stationed in Italy. In 1937 he began work for Pan Am in the radio department, working on the ground stations. He served on one of the last remaining sailing ships, the Trade Wind, in July and August of 1939 as a radio operator. In later years he went to sea for Matson Steamship, and American Presidents Lines, as a radio operator, making about twenty trips. He retired to Clearlake and from the sea in the mid 1970s, studying aviation, and became an accomplished pilot. Buying and piloting his own aircraft, a Taylorcraft, was a great joy. He made many trips around the country, as far as Maine, visiting friends, and occasional fly-ins for the Experimental Aircraft Association. He was a member of the Society of Wireless Pioneers, Lake County Amateur Radio Society, Lake County Airman's Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.