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I have been a licensed amateur since 1963, and have held the calls: WN9KQG, WA9KQG and WB0MAE, while living in Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota. I upgraded to Extra Class in 1978 receiving my present call, K0CN. I am retired now having taught and worked as an environmental chemist for 45 years. I enjoy ham radio with my wife Joyce, K0YCE, who has her general class license.


Corcoran, MN

Mille Lacs Lake, MN

My station consists of a FLEX-6700, 6500 or a Icom 7000 with an Alpha 9500, 8410 or an Icom PW-1. My antennas include a DX Engineering 8040-VA1 vertical for 80, 40 and 30M, a Force 12 OCF Vertical Dipole for 20-10M, a SteppIR DB18E, which covers 40 through 6M, at 95 ft and other wire antenna.

I enjoy DXing and contesting with SSB, CW and digital modes on the HF bands. I also enjoy keeping up with my friends on several 75 meter radio nets.  I operate from two locations in Minnesota, one in Hennepin County and the other in Crow Wing County on Lake Mille Lacs near Garrison, MN. 
I hope to meet you on the air soon. 

73, Al K0CN

 

Below you will find some selected QSL cards received over the years and some of the certificates I have earned. Please click on the image or link to view.

Selected DX QSL Cards Certificates received over the years

I have produced a number of YouTube videos about amateur radio equipment and antennas. Click on a link below to view a video or see a list of options.

Alpha 9500, 8410, 8406 and 2000 videos DX-Engineering 8040VA-1 vertical antenna videos
SteppIR DB18E
Installing my Heights 89 ft crankup, tilt over tower video 

Building the SteppIR DB18E video

 

Flex Radio Videos
 

My antenna at 95 ft taken from Mille Lacs Lake.

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73, Al - K0CN

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K0CN
Latest Contacts for K0CN at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
RW0CR 2017-03-26 20m SSB PN78nl Asiatic Russia Alexander A. Turkin
BI8FZA 2017-03-26 20m SSB OM30et China Peng Sun
BG7BES 2017-03-26 20m SSB OL68mc China Long Teng
W7QN 2017-03-26 20m SSB CN87uq United States Joe E Gregory
KM4HI 2017-03-26 20m SSB EL89xc United States JAMES C BILANCIO
YW5T 2017-03-26 20m SSB FK60ml Venezuela Juan M. Hernandez
ZX5J 2017-03-26 20m SSB GG52kh Brazil Sergio Almeida
WE6EZ 2017-03-26 20m SSB EM10gd United States RALF G HUCKE
W6TK 2017-03-26 20m SSB CM95sb United States RICHARD J STEPANIAN
VE7NY 2017-03-26 20m SSB CN89of Canada Sandro Nitoi
CG7SAR 2017-03-26 20m SSB Canada
KP4CPC 2017-03-26 20m SSB FK78aj Puerto Rico CARLOS PADILLA
CE3CT 2017-03-26 20m SSB Chile Roberto Ramirez
HK3C 2017-03-26 20m SSB FJ24wq Colombia John - see QSL
HI8JSG 2017-03-26 20m SSB FK58al Dominican Republic Juan Salas Gil

Book Totals: 30390 qso's   2607 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#13384
Granted: 2016-08-01 18:26:02   (K0CN)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
United States Award#2388
Granted: 2016-08-01 18:26:02   (K0CN)

United States Counties Award#3718
Granted: 2016-08-01 18:26:02   (K0CN)

Endorsements:
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
DX World Award#4271
Granted: 2016-08-01 18:24:02   (K0CN)

World Continents Award#14784
Granted: 2016-08-01 18:24:02   (K0CN)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
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