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My house is a condo triplex two blocks north of Minnesota's State Capitol Building. The station is a Kenwood 570G running 100 Watts without an amplifier. Through a hole in the wall a coax cable connects it to a center-fed half-wave 20 meter dipole tied to attic beams. It cost $3 and has let me confirm 272 entities on 20 phone, though at times DX can be very frustrating! Elevation does help, and I'm fortunate to be on top of a hill.

Along the way I've worked every US county, a project that took 18 years, and (finally!) got all 40 CQ zones. Over 2400 prefixes and 300 islands have also been collected. Just for fun I also picked up every FCC commercial license, another long-term exercise.

Born in New York City in 1950, after going to the University of Wisconsin I came back to the Midwest and eventually settled in St. Paul. My wife, Lindsay Nauen, is from South Dakota and has masters' degrees in library science and business administration. A self-employed accountant, we do triathlons and running events together. Our sons are Noah and Ben. I've a doctorate in geography from Rutgers and teach that online as well as some math and science at colleges around the Twin Cities.

With geography and radio interests it's no surprise that travel is another hobby. In 1973 I went overland from Luxembourg to Nepal, across Australia, and through all of Latin America. Once the boys were older Lindsay and I starting doing long trips. Cuba, Tunisia, Rhodes, Albania and the Hebrides are among the more interesting places we've visited, but I still occasionally take off on my own, as to Haiti and Andorra. Speaking of travel, I also like shortwave listening, which paid off big time when I won China Radio International's Kaliedoscope Contest.  The prize was another trip!  (The picture above was taken in front of the Bell Tower in Xi'an.) Thanks, CRI!

My other hobby is flying.  In college I got a private pilot's license for small airplanes, and much later a commercial one for gliders.  I'm a member of the Red Wing Soaring Association in Osceola, Wisconsin. The club's web site is www.rwsa.org and if you're in the area on any nice weekend from April through November, drop on by the airport.

Thanks for your interest and good luck with your own activities. I hope to meet you on the air!

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N2JFL 2013-09-18 20m AM FN20wc United States Jeffrey F Lambert
HZ1TT 2013-09-07 20M SSB LL34ir Saudi Arabia ALi - Al Dubie
N9NQA 2013-07-08 20m SSB EN52lh United States David R Paton
PD0MBU 2013-05-04 20m SSB JO21tp Netherlands Marco Bongers
KF5RBW 2013-05-04 20m SSB EM30wf United States James T Williams
N3AYA 2013-04-15 20m SSB FM29ft United States RODGER A NELSON, DR

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