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Originally licensed in 1961 as WN8BLA in Lorain, Ohio, a brief interim call as WA8HAB, W8BLA since.

ZF1DX       Licensed Class A Amatuer Grand Cayman since 1995.

Previous calls on Grand Cayman were ZF2QP, ZF1CQ

Current home qth in Gainesville, Georgia, (Forsyth County) active on all bands, Primarily CW and some SSB, RTTY, PSK

Complete SO2R Operation

Primary Station: Elecraft K-3, P3, Palstar HF-Auto Tuner, Acom 1010 Amplifier, Microkeyer II for Digital, Power Master II, Green Heron RT 21D

Second Station - Elecraft K-3, P3 Amp, Palstar HF Auto, Microkeyer II, Power Master II, Green Heron RT 21

Back Up Icom IC-7300 Primarily for RTTY and BPSK TI-8 Rig Expert

Array Solutions Hamation Bandpassers/ Bandmasters and Eight Pak switch

Grand Cayman Station - Icom IC-7300, Alpha 78 Amplifier, MicroKeyer II

Active on D Star -  ID-51Plus , ID-51A

Antennas at home QTH:

OCF Windom160-6 at 80 feet, North /South

OCF Windom 80-6 at 70 feet , East /West

A Zero Five 57 foot top loaded vertical for 40m, 60m, 80m and 160m.

Four element Mosley TA34XL at 95 Ft for 10-15 and 20 Meters

Four element Mosley TW34XL at 83 Ft for 12-17 and 30 meters,

Pair of Stacked 3 ele yagis at 80 and 140 Ft for 40M. Stack Match II Plus Controller, Green Heron RT 21

AY Technologies RAS 8 Receive control switch

HI-Z Triangular Receive Antenna system and InLogis Pixel Loop

E/W Beverage

Contest Championships in CQWW WPX Single as ZF1CQ, ZF1DX and in 1993 World winner and new record at CQWW 160 Multi Op from 4U1UN and then another win as ZF1A on 160m

QSL Direct with SASE or LOTW . No BURO or EQSL for either W8BLA or ZF1DX

QSL Manager for ZF1DX.

Past President - Southeastern DX Club,

Past President- Atlanta Radio Club,

Atlanta Radio Club Hamfest Chairman for 7 years, Hamfest Chairman for HamRadio 95 in Atlanta,

ARRL Awards Manager for WAS and VUCC. ARRL Volunteer examiner since 1994.

Memberships: ARRL, INDEXA- Life Member,  Cayman Amatuer Radio Society (CARS) - Life Member

Benefactor Life  Member National Rifle Association.

NRA Training Counselor, NRA Certified Instructor in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, metallic cartridge reloading, PPIH,  PPOH and NRA Hunter Safety courses. Chief Range Safety Officer, Regional Counselor, Refuse to be a Victim, Hunter Safety Instructor for Georgia DNR, SABRE CASP Instructor, Smith and Wesson Armorer

USAF/SAC Vietnam Veteran stationed at Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan. 379th Bomb Wing

Past commander -Colonel- Georgia Wing, CAP/USAF

Airline Transport Pilot Single/ Multi-engine land and sea and Instructor ratings with over 11,000 flight hours.

Best 73 es DX!

 

Forsyth County, Georgia

 

 

 

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