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(Contest logs back to 2010 have been uploaded to LoTW.)


OK, I'm an alligator on 80 and 160.  Apologies in advance to those I don't hear calling.  My shunt fed tower gets out quite well, but my urban location has a high noise level, and I've done all I can to improve receiving antennas on my small lot.  I rarely call CQ on 80 or 160 in DX contests to avoid frustrating operators on the other end.  I do often call CQ on those bands in contests in which I can work North American stations, and work quite a few DX stations that way.  Please do call, and I'll do my best.  

During 30 years of commuting to work by bicycle, I did save quite a bit of petroleum.



A great 160 M opening to VK in 1995, a one minute recording:




KP2/K9MA, St. John USVI,   2011 ARRL 10 Meter Contest



When I was first licensed in 1966, I couldn't afford commercial gear.  I built a couple CW transmitters, and have been hooked on CW ever since. In college, I got into contesting at the club station, W9YT, which then was a competitive station. There I met K6NA, K9LBQ, W9XT, and others.  Most of my operating is in CW contests.

I choose to live in the city, close to job, etc. Fortunately, my small city lot has just enough room for a 21 meter tower.  I don't win any contests, but I have a lot of fun. And my commute to work took 10 minutes by bicycle.

Before I retired, I designed electronics, mostly analog, at the University of Wisconsin.

Some of my other interests include bicycle touring, many other outdoor activities, and playing the oboe.

I've recently combined ham radio and bicycle touring:




K3, FT-1000D, AL-82, SB-220, homebrew automatic antenna switching system.



TH-7 at 21 M, A3 Fixed SE at 15 M, 40 M rotatable dipole at 23 M, tower shunt fed on 80 and 160, a couple wire antennas. RX loops for 80 and 160.


K9MA Tower



K9MA 80/160 Receiving Loop (One of Two)




K9MA Operating Position






K9MA Antenna Control Panel


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