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I got my Technician ticket in April 2016. Watching my husband, NO2C chasing NPOTA parks and not being able to because of my license restrictions, I achieved my General on September 24th. From then until December 31, 2016 I chased and confirmed 350 parks!  I also activated 3 parks. I enjoy contesting and DXing. That drove me to get my Extra because there was a lot going on in the Extra portion of the bands that I wasn't allowed to use.  My husband complains that I am always hogging the radio. Too Bad!

The equipment I use is an Icom 7300, Alpha 91B amplifier (which I love for DXing), 43 foot ZeroFive Verticle and a 135 foot OCF dipole up 35 feet in my neighbor's yard. Nice neighbor! My husband bought a IC-7100 for my birthday, which we use for WWFF Park activations. I changed my original call sign from KD2KSA to K2RYD (ride).

The horse in the pictures is my faithful mount Spartacus. I adopted him from a local riding school when he was 19yrs old. We just celebrated his 31st birthday. We belong to a mounted Drill Team and perform at shows, community events and parades.

If you would like a QSL card, please send one of yours and a SASE


I am an Activator and a Chaser for WWFF - Link - http://wwff.co/

One week Post Fracture 9-23-17. Fractured Fibula while jumping off deck to feed Spartacus. Sooo Stupid. Have to keep leg elevated, so I chase parks via HT to microphone in the ham shack from the couch with the help of my husband NO2C. Here I am working the Texas and Maine QSO parties!











Long Beach Bar Bug Lighthouse US-448, Long Island, NY  9-2-17

Operated Using Club Call W2GSB

Field Day 2017 with my husband Lou using club call W2GSB 6F NLI

My boy Spartacus and I after a Drill Team Performance at the IHA Gymkhana Horse Show in Bohemia, NY.

My Ham Cat Sterling. Always there to lay on my keyboard when I am operating.

WWFF Activation Heckscher State Park, KFF-2070. It was so windy I had to sit between two trucks in the parking lot. I was using my brand spanking new IC-7100.

My First WWFF POTA Activation KFF-2013 for my birthday May 2017.

Provided communications for "Operation Santa" held at Kennedy Airport NY for 4000 special needs kids - 2016.

NPOTA Activation RC-08 from Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, Brooklyn, NY with my NPOTA Pal Mike, KC2SYF.

NPOTA Activation MN-41 Governors Island, December 30th, 2016.


 Can you find me?

Here is the Link to the Video - https://youtu.be/FlludQSibSs


70 more steps to go to the top of the Fire Island Lighthouse. The HT needed to stop to rest three times.

Working the locals on 2 meters at the top of the Fire Island Lighthouse during Lighthouse / Lightship weekend 2016.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K2RYD
Latest Contacts for K2RYD at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
AA1JD 2017-12-10 10M CW FN32xp United States MATTHEW P SLOMCHECK
KD2GFO 2017-12-10 10M SSB FN30iq United States PHILIP F JACOBS
KS2G 2017-12-10 10M SSB FN30GT United States Mel Granick
KD2ONF 2017-12-10 10M SSB FN30EP07 United States Marc D Elbaum
W1TJL 2017-12-10 10M SSB FN32RA United States Thomas J Le Clerc
KD2JPL 2017-12-10 10M SSB FN30HQ88 United States Merrick O Fenkohl
K2TV 2017-12-10 10M SSB FN30hq United States ROBERT W MYERS, SR
K2TV 2017-12-10 10M CW FN30hq United States ROBERT W MYERS, SR
KD2RD 2017-12-10 10M CW FN30lw United States JOHN F BAGNO
NY6DX 2017-12-10 10M CW FN30is United States John Nistico
K2RB 2017-12-10 10M CW FN30fv United States RICHARD H BRESSLER
WB9OWN 2017-12-10 20M SSB EN52SU United States DAVID S GARNIER
W5MIG 2017-12-10 17M SSB EM00kc United States GERALD R MIGELY
N4EX/P 2017-12-10 40M SSB United States
HH2AA 2017-12-10 40M SSB FK38 Haiti Radio Club D'Haïti

Book Totals: 5498 qso's   2993 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#6757
Granted: 2017-06-18 12:36:03   (K2RYD)

  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
United States Award#3205
Granted: 2017-06-18 12:36:02   (K2RYD)

World Continents Award#17721
Granted: 2017-06-18 12:36:02   (K2RYD)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#16308
Granted: 2017-06-18 12:36:02   (K2RYD)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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