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                                     Hello; thanks for checking my biography. I was first Novice licensed in 1957, than relicensed in 1960. My family moved to Bristol England in 1957 so I had no means to upgrade till we came back to the states. I have held this call since 1977. Previous call was K8TLX. I retired to Florida in 2005 from the Grand Rapids MI area.  I primarily operate CW on 6 thru160 meters and like chasing DX and working QRP.  From my Florida QTH I have acheived; 9 band DXCC,  Challenge 1500, 160m WAS, 54 Countries on 6M.  I am a life member of QCWA #18713,  member of TEN-TEN #3043,  SKCC#10580T,  NAQCC #8597,  A-1 Operator Club and ARRL.  I live in a restricted HOA community; so I can not have a tower/yagi but Iike constructing wire and vertical antennas. Currently I am using palm tree installed wire verticals on 40 and 30 meters, a 40/20 meter horz. sky loop roof mounted at 18 ft , A Hy-gain AV-620 vertical for 6 thru 20 meters, Fan Inverted L's for 160, 80 and 60 meters, Par moxon for 6 meters, and various other wires and verticals that go up and come down. The rigs are;  Elecraft K3S, P3 panadaptor  and  KPA500 amplifier.  For QRP an Elecraft KX3 and PX3 panadaptor. My boat anchor station is a National NC303 and Collins 75A3 rx, Heathkit Apachee TX1 tx, and a National NCX-3 xcvr.  Mobile rig is an Icom IC706MK11G and Tarheel 11 roof mounted antenna.

My other hobby interests are motorcycles, old cars and hot rods, fishing, old radios, and cooking. I like a good cigar, a glass of wine, wiskey neat, and a cold draft beer. Up north I liked gardening vegtables and growing fruit trees. Here in Florida I've had poor luck trying to grow vegtables because of the bugs and soil conditions. Now I go to the farm market to get them. I have been asked, what motorcycles I ride, A HD fxdx Dynaglide sport, HD xls Sportster sport and my favorite a Chinese knockoff of a Honda 50 step thru that I bought in 2004. The step thru is my grocery getter and gets about 100 mpg.  I have many old broadcast type radios that I  restored and enjoy listening too. I'm no cheff, but enjoy prepairing meals and experimenting in the kitchen. I make a mean stuffed turkey meatloaf with cranberry sauce glazing that even my kids like. So does my dog!

My YL's handle is Katie. She doesn't like the X in front of YL. She's a good strong woman who tolorates my hamming, cigars, motorcycles. and eats my cooking. I have five kids, 4 boys and 1 girl, between the ages of 47 and 21. Yes, my daughter Amy is now 21 and has gone off to college. Also have a dog named Hoover, named after Hoover Dam, how ever his last name is Hoover, and his first is D---! 73 and catch u on the bands. U can e-mail me, or call me at (386) 366-0685..

 

 

40M skyloop above house.  Palm tree vertical for 30 and 40 meters, the DX Bar w 1930's broadcast radio,  80 and 160 meter inverted L installed in oak tree,  L matching network w chain link fence radial,  6M Moxon at 27ft.   6 thru 20 meter vertical.  Horz. loop feed support,  IC706MK11G mobile CW and SSB.  50cc Grocery Getter..                               

D. Hoover working 30 meter cw.                                                            Miss Katie and the Old Man.

                                                                             73 FROM SUNNY FLORIDA

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United States Counties Award#3435
Granted: 2016-07-26 13:28:02   (K8NS)

Endorsements:
  • 250 Counties CW
  • 500 Counties CW
  • 100 Counties CW
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
United States Award#1207
Granted: 2015-05-25 10:20:02   (K8NS)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed CW
DX World Award#1864
Granted: 2015-04-28 19:25:03   (K8NS)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 10 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#7515
Granted: 2015-03-26 11:55:02   (K8NS)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 10 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    160 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#2582
Granted: 2015-02-13 11:40:03   (K8NS)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band CW
  • 10 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    160 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    40 Meters CW
    6 Meters CW
    80 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
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    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
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    80 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Phone
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