DXCC - WAZ - RCC - WAC - WPX - WAS - VUCC
DXCC: Total 301Mixed
DXCC SSB & CW: 20 - 17 - 15 - 10
ARRL International DX Contest: 1st place in section: 2009 20M SSB; 2010 10M SSB; 2011 15 SSB; 2012 80M SSB (6th N.A.)
AMATEUR BIO: First lincensed in 1964 as WN8QBW. Pictured below is my first station a BC454 receiver with a home brew power supply and a Globe Scout transmitter along with 3 crystals and a 80 meter dipole. The station grew to a Heath Comanche receiver and DX40 along with the addtion of a 40 meter dipole and a homebrew 2 element 15 meter beam. By the end of my novice year I had upgraded to a Heath DX60B and a Mohawk receiver. As a new General with a new call I added a Heath Apache and SB10 to the Mohawk along with the XC6 & XC2 converters and a Heath Senaca for 6 & 2. The antenna farm grew to a TA33SR & Mosley A76S for 6 meters, a year later the Heath Warrior was added and I replaced the TX1 & SB10 for the Maurder. I felt I had put together the ultimate station until Drake introduced the T4XB & R4B several years later. I sold everything and purchased a brand new Drake line along with a Hy Gain 2 element Hy Quad and with the warrior sold purchased a Swan MKII. The HY Quad & Swan MKII are still used in my current station.
QSL INFO: Direct (no return money/stamps required) LOTW & EQSL(uploaded 1 or 2 times a week) VIA Bureau (cards received are returned via bureau approximately every 3 months.)
Rig: FT1000MP / SP6 speaker & Swan MKII Amp, MFJ 998 legal limit auto tuner for using quad with amp on 17 & 12. MFJ Giant peak reading Watt/SWR meter. MC60 mic boom mounted and Vibroplex keys, Heathkit HD15 phone patch converted for use as interface for digital modes. Heil Pro Headset & Heil foot switch for contests. Icom IC 505 & Lunar Electronics 120 Watt Amp with HM2102 Watt/SWR meter and HD-10 mic.
Antennas: 2 Element Hy Gain Hy-Quad at 50 ft on a MA40 tubler tower with 10 ft. mast. A homebrew raise/lower & rotating device so tower rotates with rotor mounted at ground level. For pictures go to www.myphoto.com/fetter/4838. Seperate Double Extended Zepps for 160 & 80. 4 element homebrew quad for 6 meters.
QTH: Located on top of a mountain in north east Pennsylvania and bordering the Delaware River with over 2,400 square miles of lush mountain tops, waterfalls and rugged vistas, the Pocono Mountains are a noble landscape of massive green peaks and hillsides. It’s here that America found new wealth in coal, where the railroad began, the snow machine was invented and entrepreneurs opened stunning year-round resorts that celebrate ski & sun. With 150 lakes, 170 miles of rivers, 20 natural waterfalls and 72,000 acres of state forests the Pocono’s are a great place to hunt or fish for DX.
73 Steve WA8UEG
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