Vermont QSO Party 2011
how I got Vermont
=> 2015: same Elecraft K-Line.
Working on design of a tower and beams with assistance of some wonderful hams. Maybe 2016. Designed and detailed. Progress!
=> January 2011: new rig: Elecraft K3 with P3 and TXCO. Digital now!
thanks for all in the past who put up with the FT-301 drifting and chirping.
September 2011: added the Elecraft KPA-500.
Spring 2013: added the Elecraft KAT-500<===
Antennas: Cushcraft R7 vertical and some dipoles.
Speed-X Straight key, Brass Racer paddle, LTA sideswiper, a homebrew sideswiper, and a Navy Flameproof key.
Begali HST sideswiper/single lever paddle, Begali Graciela magnetic vertical paddle, Begali Stealth spring paddle.
Sideswipers are the main keys at the moment. (april 2011...and beyond!)
There is a mic somewhere in the shack, too.
My first radio was a Yaesu FT-301 HF transceiver,
FP-301 (power supply),
FV-301 (2nd external VFO),
FC-301 (Antenna Coupler), FT-221 2M transceiver, LL-301 Land Line Auto Patch.
Yaesu equipment sold to a vintage collector in March, 2011.
QSL Info: LoTW preferred, but I do send a card for every one received.
I don't collect cards, and do not send them out unless I receive one, so a SASE is appreciated for USA destinations and is required for DX.
??? why would you need a QSL from a W7 (or formerly, a W6) station ???
for a YL award !
Send QSL cards direct or via The SKCC bureau. Or LoTW or ARRL Buro.
I upload to LoTW about every week or more frequently. eQSL also.
eQSL and LoTW enabled! Thx Greg - KG5RJ for the help!
Here is a photo of my QSL card, (version prior to current).
It shows the results of another of my hobbies: quilting.
MEMBERSHIPS & GOALS:
Memberships & Activities:
ARRL Life Member,
ARRL Volunteer Examiner,
Young Ladies Radio League (YL RL),
Orca DX and Contesting Club,
CW Operators Club (CWops) - member #911,
Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF),
Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) - member #6933T,
Navy Marine Corps MARS (before it became defunct).
FoxTrot Tango Club (Yaesu FT owners group, when I had my first radio, an FT-301)
Thanks to my personal elmers for loaner equipment and discussions - W6IYS & N6OJ & N6JH & V31JP.