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First licensed at age 11 in 1954 as a Novice with call KN6ELQ in Glendale, CA. My Elmer was W6STA, a neighbor.

Went through Technician, General, Advanced and now hold an Extra Class with current call. I did it the "old" way where code was a requirement and you had to draw schematics. Those were the good old days!smiley

Ham radio led to a BSEE (Electronic Engineering) degree and after 47 years working in the industry I finally retired in October 2012.yes

I started on 40 meters CW with a home brew 6L6 osc/amp transmitter and a Halicrafters S-20R receiver. My first commercial transmitter was a Heathkit AT-1, which was basically the same as my home brew but in a pretty box. Next came a Heathkit DX-100 and SB-10 SSB adapter with a Hammerlund Super Pro (BC-779B) receiver. These were followed by a string of Heathkits ending with a SB-104 with all the accessory boxes and a SB-230 amplifier. My first modern non-kit radio was a Kenwood TS-820S followed by an Icom IC-701 with a Henry 2KD5 amplifier. Then came the IC-751, 751A and 781. Those were the HF radios. There were a bunch of VHF/UHF radios too, ending with a Icom IC-970H and R-9000. Today I have thinned it out to just two boxes, an Icom IC-7851 and Alpha 9500 amplifier, and three antennas (pictured above), a modified Tennadyne T-10 log yagi for 10-20 meters at 60-feet and for 30/40 meters an ObtiBeam OB1-4030 Rotary Dipole mounted 10-feet above the log yagi. An inverted-V for 60 meters is mounted 8-feet below the log yagi. I operate 100% CW and at present can be found on the low end of 40 through 10 meters. I am also active in SKCC with number 10250S and can be found on the same bands but up a bit higher in frequency.

When not hamming my other main interest is motorcycles. I've been riding for 47 years and at present I am down to two bikes, both BMWs, a 2016 R1200RS and a 2014 R1200RT. At last count I've had 32 bikes, the last 20 being BMWs. I haven't had a car for thirteen years. Don't need one--it never rains in California--much!


Tony - K6ELQ

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K6ELQ
Latest Contacts for K6ELQ at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KE7AOU 2014-01-29 40m CW DM51eo United States Johnathan D Van Wormer
KC5ILR 2014-01-26 40m CW EM31qo United States JOSEPH A DELGADO
K0FTC 2014-01-21 40M CW DN70lm United States John K Bredehoft
K0FTC 2014-01-10 30m CW DN70lm United States John K Bredehoft
K0FTC 2014-01-09 20m CW DN70lm United States John K Bredehoft
AH6AX 2014-01-09 10M CW FM19lj United States LAWRENCE P WANDEL
N2BR 2014-01-07 17m CW EM76ge United States BOBBY A RAYMER
AJ4GL 2014-01-05 20m CW EM97xf United States Gary E Yohe
N4HUS 2014-01-04 10m CW DM41um United States ARTHUR E FRANTZ
KN3A 2014-01-03 20M CW EN90wq United States SCOTT A LITHGOW
K0FTC 2013-12-08 15m CW DN70lm United States John K Bredehoft
KE9V 2013-12-08 30M CW EN70he United States Jeffrey L Davis
KE9V 2013-12-08 20M CW EN70he United States Jeffrey L Davis
KC8IIR 2013-12-06 30m SSB EM89or United States GREGORY A JOHNSON
KE6ORO 2013-12-06 30m CW CM88nc United States JAMES T FINCH

Book Totals: 293 qso's   255 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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