Also QSL manager for 9H9X. For direct QSLs, send SAE with $1 or equivalent in the currency of your choice. Or SASE if you have US postage handy.
I've been interested in ham radio since age 10 (1963) and it took me less than 25 years to get my license (1987). But my early interest in radio and electronics led me to major in physics in college and then work in semiconductors, avionics, and most recently optical fiber test & measurement at Photon Kinetics. This web page is almost certainly reaching you after having traversed an optical fiber that was tested at the factory by one or more of our products.
I'm active in traffic nets, contesting, and DXing as well as being a Volunteer Examiner. I'm NCS and net manager for Oregon Section Net on 80 CW. Overall, contesting is my favorite activity and I am often heard on the club calls W7TVC and W7OTV in addition to my own call. CW is my favorite mode, FISTS #14941.
Rig is Elecraft K-line, K3 #486. My antenna farm is modest. I have a wire dipole cut for 80 m CW, a Butternut HF-2V vertical for 80/40, a Cushcraft R-6000 vertical for 20 through 6 meters, and a Field-Day style homemade 3-el 20 meter monobander on a 10 m high mast. I also have a 15 m tall push-up mast for a 160 m top-loaded vertical, which also supports an inverted V for 30 meters. I worked my first 309 countries using verticals, but had to put up the beam to get TT8TT for #310, also needed it for T6LG and YI1RZ.
Awards: DXCC (315/318), 160 m DXCC, 5BDXCC, WAZ, DXCC Challenge, Diamond DXCC
Other calls: 9H3WM, ex-N7KBV
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