LT5X (SA-049) on 23-24 March 2013: The LU8XW club originally announced that they will handle the cards for this recent expedition to Isla Redonda, in the Beagle Channel near the LU/CE border. I have asked the LU8XW club to confirm if they want to handle these cards directly, but have not received an answer yet. Please QRX, unless you want to send your QSL request to Argentina directly. I do not have logs from this weekend's expedition, so I am currently not able to answer if the expedition worked you.
YouTube videos: http://www.youtube.com/va7ewk
Twitter feed (@WD9EWK): http://twitter.com/wd9ewk
APRS tracking (active while traveling): http://aprs.fi/wd9ewk-9
WD9EWK via satellite
If you are looking for my location after working me via satellite, please do NOT rely on the latitude/longitude or grid locator listed on here. I typically work satellites with portable equipment, and I may or may not be in the location listed here. I will announce my grid locator or locators to 4 characters (i.e. DM43) during satellite contacts, and you are welcome to e-mail me if you want a more specific description of my location during our contact (i.e., grid locator or locators to 6 characters, city/state, and/or latitude/longitude).
The latitude/longitude in my QRZ.com entry is actually for grids DM33xp and DM43ap, on the boundary between those grids (112 degrees West longitude). This is in a Phoenix city park that I used as my "home QTH" when working satellites for many years. From that city park and other locations in and around the metropolitan Phoenix area that comply with the 200km limit in the ARRL VUCC rules, I have confirmed satellite QSOs with all 50 US states, about a dozen other countries around the Americas, and over 460 different grids. I operate satellites in FM and SSB, and sometimes in CW, using portable or QRP equipment.
I have worked satellites from 65 different grids in 15 US states, Washington DC, Canada (British Columbia), Mexico (Baja California), and Australia (New South Wales and Victoria). This includes satellite operations from every grid and county in Arizona, many grid boundaries, three US state boundaries:
and one international boundary:
If anyone wishes to make a satellite QSO with WD9EWK from the Phoenix park on the DM33/DM43 grid boundary, or from one of two other grid boundaries near the Phoenix area (DM32/DM42 south of Phoenix, or DM34/DM44 north of Phoenix), please e-mail me so we can make those plans happen.
Operating amateur radio from Mexico
Looking for information on obtaining a Mexican amateur permit? http://xe-permit.wd9ewk.net/
Former USA callsigns
Callsigns used from Canada on past trips
I also operated from Argentina as LU/WD9EWK in April 2004, from Mexico as XE2/WD9EWK during many trips since April 2000 (most recently in July 2010), and from Australia in May 2011 as VK/WD9EWK.
QSLs for contacts with WD9EWK, VA7EWK, etc.
I am the QSL manager for any activity related to my callsigns WD9EWK and VA7EWK, including the following:
If you work me, I will be happy to QSL our contact(s), direct or (for DX QSOs) through the QSL bureau. An SASE or SAE with either a green stamp or new unexpired IRC would be great, but not mandatory. NO eQSL.cc!
I am participating in the ARRL Logbook of the World (LOTW) system. I have registered my personal callsigns and obtained the digital certificates for LOTW. I have uploaded the following QSOs:
I still need to upload HF QSOs made as WD9EWK or WD9EWK/7 when operating away from home, mostly for the 2001-2005 period.
I continue to upload new satellite QSOs to the LOTW system. Please note that I do not add anything to my WD9EWK call for satellite operations from the continental USA. If I operate from Alaska, Hawaii, or another US territory, I will add an indicator to show which state/territory (and DXCC entity) I am operating from.
QSL VIA WD9EWK
In addition to my own radio activity, I am the QSL manager for the following call signs:
4A2Q (May 2003 only!), AY7X (2007-2008 only), AY8XW (2002 only!), LT5X (since 2009), L25X (2010), LU3XQ, LU3XQO, LU4DLU, LU5ER, LU5EVK (also L20E), LU6KK (was also L99K in contests), LU6XV (also LU5XPZ, his former call), LU7JA (also LR1J), LU8XW (also LU8XW/X), LU9XT (also LU9XPF, his former call), XE2BSS (also N2IX, ex-KG6OJZ), XE2BOA, XE2S, and XE2VAS (also N2IY)
For all of these, cards are OK if sent directly to me or through the QSL bureau. If you send me a QSL card direct for any of the stations I manage (calls other than WD9EWK, VA7EWK, or anything else related to either of those calls), please include an SASE with proper US postage, or an SAE with either 1 US dollar or 1 unexpired IRC! If you send an SASE with the proper postage rate, there's no need to also send an IRC or other contribution. I am fully aware that the US airmail rate is now US$ 1.10, but I don't feel like asking for US$ 2 when the rate is not much more than US$ 1. More QSL-related information is available at: http://qsl.wd9ewk.net/
NO OLD IRCs!!!!!!! QSL requests with old IRCs = your QSL sent via bureau.
I do not upload logs to Logbook of the World, eQSL.cc, etc. for the stations whose QSL cards I manage. Some of these operators participate in those services, and upload their logs themselves.
My mailing address
I have received several reports of mail sent to me being returned by the post office. This has been due to some database or QSL-related list having one of two old addresses for me. When I received my current PO box in September 2008, I promptly changed my address on file with the FCC, which changed the address here on QRZ.com. I also changed the address listed on my http://qsl.wd9ewk.net/ web page at that time. If you tried mailing me a QSL request to either PO Box 9283 or 4031 E. Aster Drive since September 2008, the information you used was inaccurate. I have no control over the retention of inaccurate information by other sources. If you have experienced this, please contact the source of your information and advise them it was incorrect.
I am also acting as a maildrop for Rafael XE2RV (ex-XE2PWF, 6I2PWF, 6I2RV), Omar XE1AO, Eliseo XE2TPJ, and David XE3DX. I am not the QSL manager for these stations; I only forward the QSL cards I receive to them and they will answer those requests.
Please do NOT send me an SASE with US postage for cards going to these hams. US postage is not valid in Mexico. A US dollar bill is sufficient for return postage from Mexico to the USA, or a new IRC. You run the risk of not receiving a card from these stations if there is no provision for return postage usable from Mexico.
I have dabbled with all sorts of modes on HF (SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY, AMTOR, PacTOR, HF packet, 10m FM) and VHF/UHF (SSB, FM, operating through amateur satellites and the ISS). I'm still enjoying this hobby. Hablo, comprendo, y leo un poco de español.
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Updated 28 April 2013
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