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My journey in Amateur Radio began in 1960 at the age of 13 when I passed the Novice exam and became KN8WHB. That was changed to K8WHB when I upgraded to General. Later call signs were W9NXD (1976) and NJ8X (1984). I received my current call in 1996 while living in Virginia.

Our family lived a few years in Honduras, where I operated as HR1DH, K8WHB/HR1, and W9NXD/HR2. We also lived a year in Costa Rica, where I operated as W9NXD/TI2. Additionally, I have operated from the island of Roatan as HR9/K4EQ and from Vladimer, Russia, as NJ8X/UA3. After I retired in 2013, my wife and I moved to Union, Missouri, a small town west southwest of St. Louis.

I enjoy QRP operation (5 watts or less) and am primarily a CW operator. My station includes an Elecraft K1 (4-bander), an Elecraft K2, a Kenwood TS-2000, and a few other QRP radios I've built. My only HF antenna is a Cushcraft R8 multiband vertical attached to the back deck of the house. The picture at the top of the page shows my K2 plus a couple of my newest QRP builds: a Bayou Jumper, a 5-watt 40-meter CW kit sold by the Four State QRP Group, and a Splinter II, a 500-milliwatt 40-meter CW kit sold by Breadboard Radio. I won the Splinter II as a door prize at the 2017 OzarkCon QRP convention in Branson.

Pictured below are four of my keys. Picture one is a Nye Speed-X straight key. Picture two is the Skillman semi-automatic key (bug) that my parents gave me for Christmas in 1960. I no longer use it, but it has remained in my shack all these years. Picture three is a TP4 paddle, which was crafted by Larry Naumann, NØSA, in St. Louis. I've had several paddles through the years, but this one is definitely my favorite. Picture four is a SSP dual lever mini paddle--another creation of NØSA. I bought a second base plate from Morse Express to mount it on. It's the same base plate as I have on my Speed-X.

DXCC totals (worked/confirmed): Mixed - 305/305; CW - 292/292. Ham radio memberships include ARRL, FISTS, Four State QRP Group, Michigan QRP Club, NAQCC, QRPARCI, and St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club.

Check out my website at www.k4eq.net.

 

               

 

 

 

 

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