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I was first licensed as WN6FPT in 1962, after being mentored by our ham radio mailman, "Dingo Joe", WA6BNI (now SK). My first rig was a Globe Scout 65-A transmitter and a Hallicrafters SX-111 receiver into a homebrew 40 Meter dipole, and later as General Class licensee, WB6FPT, used a Hallicrafters SR-160, a Collins KWM-2 and a Kenwood TS-140S over the years. I also did VHF/UHF repeater work in the Los Angeles basin on the 144/220/440 MHz bands from 1970s to 1990s.

My current HF radio is a Yaesu FTDX-3000D (acquired October 2017), driving an Ameritron ALS-600 solid state linear when more power is needed. The output is matched using a LDG AT-600 PROII autotuner into a K4KIO six band (20,17,15,12,10,6m) hex beam at 30 feet, a ZeroFive Antennas HOA 27, 27 foot, 10-40 meter multiband vertical, or a Maple Leaf Antennas QSO King 185 foot longwire on 160-30m. The dedicated computer for digital is a homebrew Intel i5, running Windows 10-Pro, 64 bit. Also, I have an RF Space SDRIQ, that I am using with SDR Console. On VHF/UHF, the radio is a Yaesu FT-857D into a 2m/70cm dual band vertical at 25 feet. Recently, I added a Baofeng UV82L to my equipment so I could have an HT for emergency use and DCS on 2m and 70cm. 

My initial interest in getting back on the low bands in 2004 was 40 Meter CW on the low end of the band in the late evenings/very early mornings Pacific Time. I also do some SSB on either the 80, 40 or 20 Meter bands. More recently in 2012, working towards a WAS award, I became active on the OM International Sideband Society Net on 7.185 MHz, OMISS #8186, as well as on the Triple H Net on 7.190 MHz. As of January 2013, I started running PSK31 and Olivia digital on 80-10 meters, using HRD-DM780. I have also been working digimodes JT65 and JT9 using WSJT-X. I am a member of the Straight Key Century Club #11762, FISTS #17379, 30 Meter Digital Group #6560, Feld Hell #4652, 10-10 International #77238, and the European Phase Shifting Club #22159. As of January 2014, I started dabbling in Domino, MFSK, RTTY, and even back to some CW. In summer 2014, I started to take an interest in contesting, however not a serious contester. The latest, summer of 2015, my concentration is almost exclusively CW, trying to get my receive speed up and to learn how to properly send using a Begali HST II single paddle keyer.

All contacts are automatically uploaded from HRD to eQSL.cc and HRDLog.net. Normally, I upload to LOTW at the end of my operating day.

My faithful companion, Leia (the Doberwoman), in the radio room frequently during the last months of her life is shown below right. Her love was unconditional; this dog went to heaven.







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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K6RWM
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dedateband mode grid Country op
KZ0MBI 2018-02-24 40m FT8 EN32rg United States MICHAEL F CHAPMAN, JR
CO2AFV 2018-02-24 40m FT8 EL83 Cuba Andy Fernandez Valdespino
KD2AVU 2018-02-24 40m FT8 FN30er United States Tianyi Xie
N2GDU 2018-02-24 40m FT8 FN02qv United States Luke A Calianno
NU8Z 2018-02-24 40m FT8 EN82aa United States KENNETH M HINKLEMAN
WT4N 2018-02-24 40m FT8 EM44xv United States Joseph P Murphy
NF8H 2018-02-24 40m FT8 EM34vt United States Pat Koss
W6HGF 2018-02-24 40m FT8 FM18gv United States ALLAN F DANIS
VE6JPR 2018-02-24 40m FT8 DO21vc Canada Jason Reeves
N8WCR 2018-02-24 40m FT8 CN85qq United States Ronald K Wolenski
W5DMT 2018-02-24 40m FT8 EM65ov United States DAVID M TIPTON
WA6ZKM 2018-02-24 40m FT8 CN87sb United States BRADLEY L AMBERS
TI5JCJ 2018-02-24 40m FT8 EK70va Costa Rica JORGE CAMPOS JIMENEZ
AD4YQ 2018-02-24 40m FT8 EL97dw United States FRANK HARRIS, JR
W4TTG 2018-02-24 40m FT8 EM64wd United States DANNY E PRINCE

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United States Counties Award#2158
Granted: 2016-07-20 06:18:02   (K6RWM)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 1000 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
DX World Award#633
Granted: 2015-02-02 07:37:11   (K6RWM)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
United States Award#506
Granted: 2015-02-02 07:37:08   (K6RWM)

  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 30 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#1975
Granted: 2015-02-02 06:29:00   (K6RWM)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#1794
Granted: 2015-02-02 06:28:18   (K6RWM)

  • 5 Band Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
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