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I first obtained my Novice license February 15, 1974 when I was thirteen years old. Got my General in 1976, Advanced in 1980, and Extra license in 1981. Previous callsigns are WN8RMS, WB8RMS, and K9RMS.

I spend almost all my radio time on 40 meters (SSB). One of my favorite hobbies is building and experimenting with big wire antennas for 40m, 80m, and 160m.

Currently, I have a 13-element 40m wireYagi at 60' beaming due West. The total boom length of the West antenna is a little over 438'. I have another 40m wire Yagi (3 elements) beaming ENE at 50 feet high (its boom length is about 42 feet).

I also have a 75m Dipole at appx. 60' high broadside North and South. I use this as my North/South antenna on 40m.

Station equipment:

Kenwood TS-440s, Kenwood TS-830s, ICom IC-781, Kenwood TS-520S, Ameritron AL-80A amplifier, Palstar AT1500DT Antenna Tuner,

and an IC-V8000 (75W 2m FM XCVR).

Most of the equipment listed above was given to me by my generous and loving brother, Tom (WA8DXD). Thanks Tom!!






Picture of three element ENE 40m Wire Yagi at 50'.






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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K9RM
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dedateband mode grid Country op
N1WLD 2017-09-04 40m SSB FN43ld United States WAYNE D PARKHURST Mr
K4LPQ 2017-09-04 40m SSB EM86SK92 United States Leo P Quesinberry
K4AKK 2017-09-04 40m SSB EM55VD44 United States Ronald L Koenig Jr
VK6AV 2017-08-28 40m SSB OF78RK55 Australia ALAN GUMMERY
VE3CCD 2017-08-19 40m SSB FN04JM76 Canada Curtis Davis
W2HL 2017-08-19 40m SSB FN30BN88 United States HOWARD L LEVINE
EA8DAO 2017-08-17 40m SSB IL28hb Canary Islands Raul Betancort
KD2NOU 2017-08-15 40m SSB FN30IR33 United States Ben Piecora
KD2HEA 2017-08-15 40m SSB FN34AH10 United States RAYMOND J HAVLICEK
KC2MMC 2017-08-15 40m SSB FN20vs United States Terry Rutledge
KD2HEA 2017-08-14 40m SSB FN34AH10 United States RAYMOND J HAVLICEK
EI5KG 2017-08-13 40m SSB IO62SH Ireland David N Sherwood
G1GSK 2017-08-12 40m SSB England ME BAYLIS
VO1IDX 2017-08-07 40m SSB FN04JM76 Canada Christopher Hillier
VK6APZ 2017-07-01 40m SSB OF88rp Australia Peter Zwarecz

Book Totals: 546 qso's   545 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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