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Welcome and thanks for looking me up on QRZ!

I was originally licensed as KB9YLD in 2000 and soon changed to my current vanity callsign of K9WKD.  Until recently I have not been a very active ham.  I recently had the desire to get into the hobby again.  I went to the 2015 Hamvention in Dayton with my very good friend Chuck Pocius (NJ9Y) came back home, studied and passed the General and Amateur Extra exams.  I then setup in my backyard and made many contacts during ARRL Field Day, completed a clean sweep in the 13 Colonies event, and I have now worked 120 (100 confirmed in LOTW) countries with 100 watts and a wire!   I have found that I am enjoying contesting and special events!  Some recent special events that I have participated in are The 10th Anniversary of Katrina, Route 66, Convoy on the Air, and currently National Fire Prevention. 

I have worked some PSK31 but really enjoy SSB and I have made most of my DX contacts on 20M and 40M.  I recently made my first DX contact with PI4COM in the Netherlands on 20M from my car in Illinois!  Very exciting! 

100WAAW ID: 111If you have questions about amateur radio I suggest you checkout the 100 Watts and a Wire group on Facebook.  Cristian Cudnick (K0STH) created this group as a safe place to ask any questions you have about the hobby.  The group also has a weekly net on Tuesday nights at 7p CDT (Wednesday 0000 UTC) on D-Star reflector REF026B.  The 100 Watts and a Wire group uses 14.287 Mhz and 7.180 Mhz as calling frequencies. Many 100 Watters monitor these frequencies so go ahead and call CQ there and you might meet one. By the way, not every 100 Watter is only using 100 watts and a wire.  Some have beams on towers and are pushing near limit legal power so everyone is invited to join in the conversation.  Members of the group now have 100 Watts and a Wire IDs.  My ID is #111! Go to http://www.100wattsandawire.com and get your 100WAAW ID too!

Christian also produces a very popular weekly podcast under the same name that you can find on iTunes, Slacker or on his website.  The topics vary but are designed to be understandable for newer hams too.  Give it a try, I think you will enjoy it! 

I hope to meet you on the bands!


VE Affiliations:  ARRL & W5YI



The above are photos of my base and mobile stations.  

Here I am working field day in the back yard.


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K9WKD
Latest Contacts for K9WKD at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
MW0CSO 2018-02-18 17m FT8 IO83 Wales CHRIS MCKENZIE
ON8BB 2018-02-18 17m FT8 JO21CC Belgium Patrick Vermeulen
G4MLW 2018-02-18 17m FT8 IO93 England Dr. Ian Jones
GW0PLP 2018-02-18 17m FT8 IO72 Wales Don PLP
F8RZ 2018-02-18 17m FT8 IN95 France JEAN RAYNAUD
F6HRP 2018-02-18 17m FT8 IN88 France Alain PUILLANDRE
TG9IIN 2018-02-18 20m FT8 EK44QO Guatemala Ilias N. Nikolaidis
N4DAB 2018-02-18 30m FT8 EL99 United States Daytona Beach CERT ARC
AJ4UQ 2018-02-18 30m FT8 FM02 United States THOMAS J GLAAB
W7ZAC 2018-02-18 30m FT8 DN20ER United States KEITH C FLINT
KF2T 2018-02-18 40m FT8 FM18 United States GEORGE J MOLNAR
KU4OC 2018-02-18 40m FT8 EM84 United States Douglas F Clark
KD1RT/2 2018-02-18 40m FT8 United States
KB2SDA 2018-02-18 40m FT8 FN30 United States Albert Vazquez
KB2SDA 2018-02-18 40m FT8 FN30 United States Albert Vazquez

Book Totals: 5891 qso's   4682 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#6544
Granted: 2018-01-01 03:22:02   (K9WKD)

United States Award#2367
Granted: 2016-07-24 19:12:35   (K9WKD)

United States Counties Award#108
Granted: 2016-07-18 23:20:02   (K9WKD)

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
Grid Squared Award#9675
Granted: 2015-11-04 22:50:02   (K9WKD)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 160 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#10846
Granted: 2015-10-20 22:00:02   (K9WKD)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Digital
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