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Originally licensed as KNØVXU in 1959 in Independence, MO, I have held KØVXU since 1960.  As a young man I thoroughly enjoyed contesting and DXing but, over the years, have tried my hand at several other areas of amateur radio including rag chewing, handling written traffic, 2 meter VHF repeater operation, beacon operation on 10 meters, antenna experimentation, rig building, packet radio, RTTY, PSK31, SSTV, and other digital modes.

My operation is pretty much evenly divided between CW and SSB, 160 meters thorugh10 meters. I enjoy contesting and DXing and belong to the Kansas City Contest Club and the Kansas City DX Club. I also belong to CW Ops.  Since my retirement I have devoted my energies toward achieving DXCC Honor Roll status. Because I didn't pursue QSL cards until a couple of years ago, my totals are slowly inching upward. Also, the sluggish solar cycle 24 has not helped matters. Hopefully, this won't be my last solar cycle. See you on the HF bands!

I am the Trustee of KSØMO, the club callsign for the Kansas City Contest Club.  The club's membership is only 18, but we are very active contesters.  Look for KSØMO in all major contests and Field Day (as it NOT a contest...yeah, right).

In 2014 the members of FOC invited me to become a member (#2047) which I consider a great honor.  I look forward to meeting many of the other members on the bands and participating in special operating events.

As seen in the photo above my station consists of a K3 driving a Kenwood TL-922A amplifier.  Antennas are a triband yagi for 20-15-10 meters (TH6DXX); a set of sloping Vees for 80, 40, 30, 17, and 12 meters off a single feedpoint for which the center is 45 feet above ground and the ends range from 20 to 35 feet above ground; and an inverted L (55 feet vertical and 91 feet horizontal) for 160.  The antennas are switched remotely at the tower.

In 2016, I raised the TH6DXX to 60 feet to clear the trees.

Recently raised TH6DXX to 60 feet to clear the trees.


As of May, 2017 Vicki and I now have 5 grandchildren, four of whom 

are pictured below.  The 5th, Palmer, will soon be pictured.


 This is number three grandson and fourth grandchild, Ryder                                   This is our 3rd grandchild, Eleana



                                                                      This is our first grandchild, Holden


This is our 2nd grandchild, Andrew

A Christmas 2016 photo of all of my children and grandchildren.


I QSL via Direct, LoTW, and e-QSL and bureau, but I prefer LoTW.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K0VXU
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WY2G 2017-10-23 20m SSB FN12vx United States Elias J Goletsas
SP4L 2017-10-03 20m FT8 KO13nc Poland Henryk Skalimowski
ZL2SDX 2017-08-11 20m SSB RE78kp New Zealand Darren H
ZL2SDX 2017-08-11 20m SSB RE78kp New Zealand Darren H
HL1ZIX 2017-05-05 20m SSB PM37nn South Korea Derek Fichtner
KL3ZJ 2017-02-28 20m SSB BP64kr Alaska SILAS O HESSLER
G0LVX 2017-01-19 20m SSB IO83uo England Tom Burns
C91PA 2016-12-14 20m SSB KG64ha Mozambique Johannes Hafkenscheid
SV3JBA 2016-07-06 20m SSB KM17ad Greece Aris Christopoulos
VU2TS 2016-06-09 20m CW MK81nx India GANESH TS
VE3SIZ 2016-02-23 20m USB FN03HP38 Canada Steve Goodman
K0TRL 2015-12-21 20m USB EM28qv United States BRADFORD M SUMNER
YB8TM 2015-05-25 15m USB OI33tb Indonesia TEDDY SETIADY
E41WT 2015-05-21 20m USB KM71fm Palestine Walaa Abdul Temraz
LX1IQ 2015-04-24 20m USB JN39AR Luxembourg LUC ENGELMANN

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