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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 Cumming, Georgia, active on all bands, SSB, RTTYand PSK31,mostly CW.

Complete SO2R Operation

Primary Station: Elecraft K-3, P3, Palstar HF-Auto Tuner, W2, Alpha 9500 Amplifier.

Second Station - Elecraft K-3, P3, KAT 500, KPA 500, W2, Rig Expert TI-5

Back up - Elecraft K2/100 KAT100

Array Solutions Bandpassers/ Bandmasters and Eight Pak switch

Kenwood TM V71A for 2 and 440

Cayman Station - Yaesu FTdx3000D, Alpha 78 Amplifier, MicroKeyer II

Active on D Star - ID 31 , ID -51, IC-80AD, DVAPS and Raspberry PI Mobiles

Antennas :

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 70 Ft for 10-15 and 20 Meters

Four element Mosley TW34XL at 60 Ft for 12-17 and 30 meters,

Pair of Stacked 2 ele yagi Cushcraft XM240 at 60 and 100 Ft for 40M. Stack Match II Plus Controller

AY Technologies RAS 8 Receive control switch

HI-Z Triangular Receive Antenna system

E/W Beverage

DXCC HONOR ROLL

Cayman Amatuer Radio Society -  Life Member

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, ZF1CQ, 1S0RR and YA0RR.

Have paper logs for YA0RR and 1S0RR all expeditions SASE Required No EQSL OR LOTW Slowly running out of cards and no reprints

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, North Fulton Amatuer Radio League, Cayman Amatuer Radio Society (CARS), INDEXA -Life Member and Southeastern DX Club.

Life Patron Member National Rifle Association and NRA Training Counselor, NRA Certified Instructor in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, metallic relaoding PPIH,  PPOH and NRA Hunter Safety courses. Chief Range Safety Officer, Hunter Safety Instructor Georgia DNR, SABRE CASP Instructor

USAF/SAC Vietnam Veteran stationed at Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan.

Past commander -Colonel- Georgia Wing Civil Air Patrol, 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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