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APRS: K0RU-9 Mobile APRS MAP Follow me in realtime by Google Map, while you chat with me on the air.

PLS: QSL via LOTW or eQSL ONLY DO NOT SEND QSL CARDS!
I WILL NOT RETURN ANY QSL CARDS AT ALL - eQSL or LOTW ONLY

COUNTY HUNTERS PLEASE READ!
I will always honor county hunters and your cards only.

APRS Realtime Map Tracking K0RU/M CW On-The Air: K0RU-9 Mobile

I love CW. I operate alot of CW mobile, and would love having you aboard some day.

I've been licensed since 1970, at the age of 10, and been going ever since. I have a couple people I would like to thank for my amateur radio pleasures, W8MYZ - Mike, no longer with us, but most definetly in my heart. WB8TTH - Wally (my father) whom I admired the most, little education, hard worker, and always on my tail to do my best.

The one thing I love most, is giving back to Amateur Radio what I have learned from my Elmers, Mike and my Father were the BEST, no I don't mean the best at CW, the best at Phone, RTTY, nothing like that, I mean simply put they were the best TEACHERS one could ask for, they had confidence in me when I needed it, and they always encoraged me to do the BEST I could, they both are truely missed, and in my heart each time I key my rig.

I enjoy Elmering others into Amateur Radio, and enjoy teaching. If you've worked me, thank you, if not, please look for me on the bottom end of any band, I don't run Phone much at all, but find your key, and jump in my qso, I will run ANY SPEED, and I love to Ragchew.

FISTS #: 7436 SKCC #: 329 FOG #: 006 CWOP# 478 -- I AM NO LONGER A FOC MEMBER

73 Rob K0RU

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DO NOT SEND QSL CARD! DO NOT SEND ANY CARDS BECAUSE THEY WILL GO IN THE TRASH, DO NOT SEND SASE OR ANYTHING!

 

40Meter 4-Square Verticals

4 each 33 ft 6 inch approximately verticals, DX Engineering 4-square controller, each element has 1/2 inch 75 ohm hardline running to them and then from the dx engineering center controller to the shack is approx. 150 foot of 3/4 inch 75 ohm hardline with 1/12 wavelength terminators on each end for 50 ohm matching

 

 

 

 

 

Here you can see the termination method I used for each vertical element. Using 3/4" plumbling compression fitting and cutting them I was able to develope a very nice compression fitting for the PL259 connection to the elements. You can see the alluminum homebrew plates for the connection of the ground radials with sheet metal screws.

 

 

 

 

 

BEGALI - IAMBIC PADDLES

Begali - Pearl Key

My two paddles I use most of the time

BEGALI - PEARL IAMBIC PADDLE

 

 

 

 

 


Begali - Signiture KeyThis is my mobile paddle.

BEGALI - SIMPLEX IAMBIC PADDLE

 

 

 

 

 

WW1USA SPECIAL EVENT STATION

I received the above certificate for participating as a guest CW Operator for the weekend event honoring The Great
War Centennial during the weekend of August 2-3, 2014 at the World War 1 War Museum in Kansas City, MO.
It was an honor to be able to participate and be a part of this event to honor our soldiers of war.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K0RU - MOBILE SETUP

Mobile Image 2The antennas are as follow:

Blue Unit: Tarheel HP-200 (80-10 Meters)
White Unit: Hustler Coils, 15, 20, 40 & 80M (SSB QRG)
Single Unit on Roof: 6 Meter homebrew Quarter Wave
Single Unit Trunk Lip: 2M & 70CM FM & APRS Antenna

 

 

 

 

Mobile 3 ImageStarting from Left to Right, top left corner is the new Yaesu Fusion Radio called the Yaesu FTM-400DR its running as a dual band mobile (one band is 2 meter FM) (one band is 2 meter APRS) with a 200 watt amplifier in the trunk.  Mounted in the center console is the Kenwood TS-480HX remote head and just in front of that is my paddles I'm using a Begali Signiture Iambic Paddle mounted in the cup holder and just in front of that you can just barely see the Indiom Press LogiKey K5 keyer I'm running.  (and yes, I send 50 wpm while I am driving down the road going 80 mph)... 73 Rob 

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United States Counties Award#4305
Granted: 2016-08-27 12:52:02   (K0RU)

Endorsements:
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#7801
Granted: 2015-04-02 19:45:02   (K0RU)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 40 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
United States Award#998
Granted: 2015-04-02 19:40:12   (K0RU)

Endorsements:
  • 40 Meters CW
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#6554
Granted: 2015-04-02 19:40:11   (K0RU)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 160 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 160 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    6 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#1639
Granted: 2015-04-02 19:40:02   (K0RU)

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