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I was first licensed as a novice as WN3KPP in 1967 at the age of 15 and upgraded to general about 6 months later with the call WA3KPP. I have always had an interest in operating CW. I spent many years operating VHF/UHF as part of a contesting group with the call of K3MTK. We operated from a high location in the Pocono mountains and ran many June VHF contests from there.

I took a break from the hobby for a few years and when I came back, I got into serious HF contesting. I upgraded to Extra and got my current vanity call of K3ZV. I joined the Frankford Radio Club and have operated from some of the clubs biggest stations (N3AD, K3NM, N2RM, K2AX). I still enjoy CW much more than phone contesting.

I am now residing in Summerfield, Fl in grid square EL99AA.   The shack has been paired down.   I have a Softrock transceiver for 40-30-20 meters using the rain gutter around the house for an antenna.   I am using the softrock for WSPR and JT65-JT9 on 20 meters.  The 1/2 watt from the Softrock has been heard in Europe on 20 meters using WSPR and up into Canada on JT65.   Hope to have a small amp running soon.

73 – John – K3ZV


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K3ZV
Latest Contacts for K3ZV at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
US5EAA 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 KN78ho Ukraine Vladimir I. Kovalenko
UT0LK 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 KN79un Ukraine Vladimir D. Apalkov
UA6AVA 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 KN96dq Russia Yuri Ya. Tkachev
DL3KOG 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JO61iv Germany Siegfried (Sigi ) Ziesing
F5HVI 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 IN98np France Alain LORE
UR5QS 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JJ00aa Ukraine Kucheryavyi Ivan M.
ON8VB 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JO11ub Belgium Georges Bernard Simon Vimeux
ON8VB 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JO11ub Belgium Georges Bernard Simon Vimeux
ON8VB 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JO11ub Belgium Georges Bernard Simon Vimeux
ON4EB 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JO11xc Belgium Hilaire De Ruyte
IK2WAS 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JN45kt Italy EMILIO BERNASCONI
PD5JWR 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JO32fr Netherlands Jan Riemeijer
ON5UN 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JO11wc Belgium Erwin M. Seyssens
PD1DTH 2014-03-14 10m PSK31 JO32hu Netherlands Derk Ter Heide

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