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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 117 (90 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!

73

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
WB0ZRD 2017-04-29 20m JT9 DM79 United States Paul
VK3VM 2017-04-29 40m JT65 QF22MC Australia Stephen Ireland
VK2QQ 2017-04-29 40m JT9 QF55 Australia Brad GRANGER
N7VR 2017-04-29 40m JT9 DN55 United States JAMES FULLER
W1UU 2017-04-29 60m JT65 FN41QN United States Peter K Butler
W0ZAP 2017-04-29 60m JT65 EM28QU United States RICHARD D PARENT
KC3OL 2017-04-29 60m JT65 EM28IX United States Theodore
W1SNE 2017-04-29 40m JT65 FN41DW United States ALLEN ZATONSKY
AE1EZ 2017-04-29 40m JT65 FN42IX United States Rowland G Shaw
N4PHH 2017-04-29 40m JT9 EM60 United States FREDRICK L GAMBLE
VA3VF 2017-04-24 40m JT65 FN25 Canada Vincent Ferme
AB1FD 2017-04-24 40m JT9 FN34 United States MALCOLM K BELLAIRS
K7DDM 2017-04-23 20m JT9 DN66 United States DANIEL D MEES
KG6SVF 2017-04-23 20m JT65 CM97 United States David P Marson
K6RF 2017-04-23 20m JT65 CM97NS United States Howell Hunter, Jr

Book Totals: 3034 qso's   2172 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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)

Endorsements:
  • 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)

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

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Digital
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