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History

WN8LUQ (Novice 2/4/74), thanks to the radio group in Lake County, Ohio. Re-licensed WL7IJY Noviced again in Haines, Alaska. And again WL7BDO (Novice 5/22/84, Technician 6/29/84, General 9/14/84, Advanced 9/28/84, Extra Summer 2002)

When living in St. Vincent operated as J87CF (late 80's and early 90's) Thousands of QSO's and still have the cards so mail to my address to confirm.

4X/WL7BDO until September 2003.

Back in Alaska from September 2003

Stuff: Icom 4710, micro KEYER II for rig control. N1MM for contest and general logging, JT65-HF, DigiPan (PSK31), Ham Radio Deluxe for decoding CW

HF Antenna: 10M Yagi on roof of two story house, 15M two element phased vertical dipoles fixed in phased half wave spacing favored direction due East and West, 20M two element phased verticals quarter wave spacing switchable using a Comtek PVS-2 Array Switch, 40M full size vertical base elevated 3 meters off ground with 4 wire elevated ground plane, 80M loop low to the ground mostly for regional communications but pressed in to service for some other bands 160-30 using the tuner, Multi band Vertical R6000 20 to 6 meters.

Antennas as of March 2011:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEEAb2cJ46A

Antennas as of November 2011:http://youtu.be/KqqgObD3lkc

Vehicle: ICOM 706IIG, Antenna - Hustler system for HF direcly mounted to back side panel of the car. Dual band verticle for VHF/UHF.

Contesting: Working more HF contests every year. Single Operator, Low Power. CQ-WW, ARRL-Sweepstakes, ARRL Int'l DX, CQ-WPX, CQ-WW, Japan Int'l DX. Helping me figure ways to upgrade the station. Have operated with Multi-op efforts at KL2R & KL7RA

If you are looking for Alaska consider looking for me during a contest! Most times I upload the same or next day to both eQSL and LoTW. I also respond quickly to direct QSLs and Bureau works too. Remember you don't have to be in the contest to make a QSO! Just looks up the exchange (required information) and give me a call - or just give me a call and we should be able to work out your exchange. (Hint know you CQ Zone, ARRL section, sometimes you just need your state, or a serial numbers.)

Brief 30 second video recorded of me being received during CQ WW SSB 2012 http://youtu.be/6gcbBok3eSg

As seen in September 2012 QST Magazine page 83! Assisting Dale at KL2R work a pileup during a contest.
 
I operate a localrepeater 449.650 -dup, 103.5 tone, battery backup power for emergency. Located on the side of the hill about 1000 feet above Tanana and Nenana valley. Good coverage E-S-W 40+ miles not so good to the North as blocked by the hill sloping upwards for a few hundred more feet.

Maintain the NENANA APRS Digi.

YouTube listening to the pileup of T32C.com http://youtu.be/Z3Xk2hfDsVc

JT65 Information:

If you hear me on JT65 mostly on 10 to 80 meters give me a call. Below is status of JT65 WAS but looking for any DX.

160M - no antenna - nil for now.

80M - Still need AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY

40M All Confirmed, 30M All Confirmed, 20M Awarded, 17M Awarded ,15M Awarded, 12m All Confirmed, 10m All Confirmed

{End JT65 Information}

PSK31 For basic WAS still need AZ, AR, CT, DE, HI, ID, IL, IN, ME, MN, NV, ND, OK, SD, UT, VT, WV, WI

RTTY All Confirmed

And always if you are needing Alaska give me a call anytime you hear me.

Carl, 73 and hope to meet you on the air soon, again, today!

Awards

Working on WAJA "Worked All Japan prefectures Award" Still need to work/confirm: Tochigi, Fukui, Shimane, Ehime, Kagoshima. Or anyone needing to work Alaska any mode/band.

DXCC #27,716; DXCC Phone #16,500, Golden Jubilee DXCC Sept. 16, 1987 (All DXCC awards with call J87CF)

WAS #55,836 endorsements 10M, 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 40M WAS-Phone Dated January 7, 2012 endorsement 10M, WAS-Digital Dated February 16, 2012 endorsements 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M

eWAS #133720 - JT65 dated April 3, 2012

Records

CQ WW SSB Zone 1 record All-Band Assisted Low Power

CQ WW CW Zone 1 record 40 Meter Low Power

CQ WW CW Zone 1 record 15 Meter Low Power Assisted

CQ WW WPX CW Zone 1 record 40 Meter Low Power

Russian DX Alaska record Single operator SSB All-Band Low Power

CQ WW WPX Alaska record Single operator RTTY 15 Meter Low Power

Photo of the main operatiog position taken November 2012:

Station Op position WL7BDO

 

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