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Operator/manager for

VP5VDY, VP5/WB9HRO, VP5R (1991 WPX SSB ONLY !!), VP2E/WB9HRO, VP2MGF, WP2/WI9WI, C6A/WI9WI, C6AJZ, PJ2/WI9WI, PJ2WI, PJ2W (only WPX CW), J79WI, NP3/N9FJ, N9FJ, PJ4/WI9WI, V31WI. I am NOT the manager for other VP5R and PJ2W operations.

 

I quickly upload all logs to LotW. As of 8 April 2016 all QSOs since 2000 with the exception of a few state QSO party mobile operations have been uploaded. Logs prior to 1996 will probably not ever be uploaded. This includes VP5 operations, VP2E and VP2M. I had a computer crash in 1996. I may be able to recover some of the VP2M logs someday but this is low priority. I do have paper copies of some of these logs and so will respond to mailed cards.

 

Starting in 2016 I have a new QSL policy. I will no longer answer Bureau cards received after 31 March 2016. I recently did an audit of several hundred bureau cards received in early 2016. I discovered that more than 95 percent (actually almost 98 percent) of the cards received were for QSOs that had already been confirmed on LotW. It is a total waste of your and my time and money to provide duplicate confirmations. I will still provide QSL cards, but only direct. All QSOs for all operations will be uploaded to LotW. To get a direct card, postage and an SAE must be provided. If both are not provided, you will not get a card. "Donations" while always appreciated are absolutely not necessary beyond the cost of postage. All Bureau cards received after 31 March will be thrown away. It is my feeling that the bureau system is rapidly becoming obsolete with the advent of electronic confirmation. It is time to come out of the 19th Century and the Pony Express and join the 21st century. I realize there are those who love real cards. You can still get one if you follow the above. I will attempt to cull down my backlog of Bureau cards from older operations, but this is not a high priority.

I was first licensed as KN3EXV in 1958 at age 13 and upgraded to General as K3EXV the next year. I was very active while in high school. During college and while in the army I was only sporadically active. I spent 3 years in the army, first as an EM in the Infantry, and then after OCS as a Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. I was a platoon leader, company XO and briefly company commander of C Company, 369th Signal Battalion in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam in 1968-69. After that I worked for a while and then went to Medical School. I became WB9HRO in 1972. I was somewhat active from then until 1979 when I finally had room to put up some full sized antennas, and have been continuously active ever since. I upgraded to Advanced in 1982, and Extra in 1992. I became WI9WI in 1996. My main interest in radio is contesting. I enjoy operating from DX locations both on mini "suitcase" DXpeditions and also at PJ2T and from J7. I also enjoy operating mobile in state QSO parties. Other interests include bicycling, playing ice hockey, camping and fishing.

Former US calls KN3EXV, K3EXV,  WB9HRO

For US cards for domestic operations, e.g. SS, 160, WIQP, no stamp necessary if you don't mind a postcard. If you want it in an envelope, send an SASE.


73 and see you on the bands

 

Jim

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