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alias for: WA6NPL


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Ham Member Lookups: 8209

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QSOs to Date (starting 5/31/12) : 7,858

LoTW QSL Confirm Rate: 48.5%

DXCC Count (LoTW confirmed)

Phone: 143
CW: 148
Mixed: 176
Digital: 80
Challenge: 545

WAS Count (LoTW confirmed)

Phone: 50
CW: 50
Digital: 50
Triple Play: 150

CQ WPX Count (LoTW confirmed)

Phone: 665
CW: 457
Mixed: 958
Digital: 320

Late breaking news....I've started activating mountain peaks for Summits on the Air (SOTA).  My first activation was Chief's Head Peak (13,579 Ft) in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I used my 2M Yaesu FT-60 HT and made six simplex contacts on 146.520Mhz.  I plan on activating several more peaks in the coming months. Here's the current list of peaks I've activated:

SOTA Activations

Date

Summit

QSOs

Points

Total

7/19/2014 W0C/FR-111 (Chiefs Head Peak) 6 10 10
7/26/2014 W0C/FR-005 (Mount Silverheels) 4 10 20
8/02/2014 W0C/FR-017 (Mount Logan) 7 8 28
8/03/2014 W0C/PR-013 (Torreys Peak) 8 10 38
8/09/2014 W0C/FR-112 (North Arapaho Peak) 7 10 48
8/17/2014 W0C/SR-025 (Pettingell Peak) 4 10 58


Thank you for visiting my page. I received my Novice license back in California around 1970 and upgraded to a General class soon thereafter. Most of my radio experience was in the 1970's. I've revived my interest in the HF and VHF bands after being off the air for quite a few years. I moved to Colorado in 2006 and started operating again in May 2012. I've also upgraded my license to Amateur Extra class and changed my original California callsign to something a bit easier to use on both phone and CW. My old callsign was WA6NPL and my new one is WA6MM. Much easier to send on CW!!

I'm currently using an Icom 718 transceiver, Heil Proset IC headset, MFJ-949E antenna tuner, and I have an Ameritron AL-80B amplifier. I have a Kenwood TM-281A for 2M VHF operation. I'm also getting into PSK31 and RTTY. I use a SignaLink USB interface with an Asus EEE netbook computer for those modes. Late breaking news: Ok, I'm now sucked into JT65 and JT9 ;-). I need a new computer though as the Asus machine is definately too slow for those modes!

Here's a picture of the radio shack.



I currently have two HF wire antennas. One antenna is an Alpha Delta DX-EE fan dipole. That antenna is mounted in my upper story attic about 25ft up from the ground and runs north to south. I've recently added an outdoor inverted vertical delta loop tuned for 40M that runs east to west. I also have a j-pole antenna in the garage attic for 2M VHF work.

Here's a picture of my attic HF fan dipole antenna. It's fed with 75ft of LMR-240 coax. It seems to work quite well on 10, 12, 15, 17, and 20 meters. I use an antenna tuner for 12 and 17 meters. It also works ok for 40 meters, although the bandwidth @ <2:1 VSWR is really narrow -- around 50KHz or so. I've tuned it for the lower CW portion of the 40 meter band and use a tuner for the upper phone section. I've also added 14 clamp-on ferrites to the coax near the feedpoint to reduce any potential common mode currents on the feedline.

Here's a picture of my outdoor HF inverted vertical delta loop. It's hard to see the wires (and that's by design!!) It's strung between the house and a large tree and runs east to west. The top wire is about 30-35ft off the ground. It is a full wavelength loop on 40M and also works well on 20M, 15M, and 10M. There's a 4:1 balun at the feedpoint and it's fed with 175ft of RG-213 coax. I measured the coax loss at 1.0 dB @ 7.1Mhz to 1.8 dB @ 28.7Mhz.

Here's a picture of my 2M J-pole antenna in the attic of my garage. It's fed with 35ft of LMR-400 coax. It actually works quite well as I'm able to hit about 20 repeaters along the Front Range. I've also added 4 clamp-on ferrites to the coax near the feedpoint to reduce any potential common mode currents on the feedline.

I live at 6250 ft up against the frontrange foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The foothills rise immediately west behind my house to about 7900 ft. The Rockies reach 14,242 ft (Mt Evans) 25 miles to the west. Here's a picture of our area:

Here's what our area looks like in winter:

I mainly use LoTW for QSLs. However, I will return paper QSLs if I receive a card and SASE from anyone.

73 and I hope to hear you on the air!

Brad

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