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I was licensed as a Novice in 1988, and have enjoyed Amateur Radio in its many forms ever since. Among the MANY facets of this hobby that I participate in, most of my time lately has been spent via CW, although I have made more QSOs with old-fashioned RTTY than ANY other mode.  I also enjoy contesting...slugging it out with the big guns in the Single Operator/Single Band (usually 10m) QRP categories.  I am the current record holder for the 2nd Call Area in several CQ contests for both 20 and 10 meters.

I am 100% QRP, and have been for the entire 29 years of being licensed.  The old adage that "Power is No Substitute For Skill" is without a doubt TRUE!  With QRP, I've earned Worked All Continents, Worked All States, DXCC, CQ WPX, as well as the many AMSAT awards I hold.

After nearly 20 years of being a PBX technician, I am now a (FT3) technician for Time Warner Cable...based out of Niagara Falls, NY. 


73 from Western New York!!!

My Station:

HF: Yaesu FT-817ND, Radio Shack HTX-10

VHF: Icom IC-290A, Baofeng UV5RA

Digital Interface: Buxcomm RASCAL

Digital Suites Used: WSJT-X v1.7, FLdigi, MSHV 1.29, JTDX

HF Antenna: LNR Precision EF-10/20/40 and EARCHI endfed

Tuner: LDG AT-100 Pro Autotuner
VHF Antenna: Arrow Antennas Dual-Band Groundplane
CW Keys/Keyers:
-2000 Vibroplex "Brass Racer" Iambic paddle
-1995 Nye Viking Speed-X straight key
-1965 Vibroplex Original Presentation
-1966 Heathkit HD-10 electronic keyer
-1975 Ten-Tec KR5 keyer
-1985 Heathkit Micromatic SA-5010 Iambic/Memory keyer.
My Clubs/Groups:
SKCC #13171C
North American QRP CW Club #1931
30 Meter Digital Group #919
Feld Hell Club #1049
BARTG #8414
QRP ARCI #9675
WSSTVC (World SSTV Club) #1030
My Accomplishments:
- Straight Key Century Club "Centurion Award"
- 100 DXCC countries worked/confirmed QRP (including Navassa Island, Antarctica, Kiribati, and Ascension Island)
- 7 Continent W.A.C.
- W.A.S. Basic
- W.A.S. Digital
- 49 States W.A.S. RTTY
- 47 States 40 Meters
- 43 States 20 Meters
- CQ WPX Digital (300+ Prefixes)
- CQ WPX Mixed  (400+ Prefixes)
- Featured in QRP Quarterly (Front Cover) April 2000
- ARRL / W1AW Code Proficiency (CP-20) Award
- AMSAT Satellite Communicators' Club
- eQSL "eDX Award"
- 1st Place NY: 2000 QRPARCI Winter Fireside SSB Sprint
- 1st Place 40 meters: 2007 QRPARCI Homebrew Summer Sprint
- 3rd Place QRP Class: 2011 NCJ NAQP RTTY Contest
- 2nd Place "U.S. 2nd Call Area"/ 5th Place North America Single-Op/All Band QRP: 2011 CQ WPX RTTY Contest
- 2nd Place "U.S. 2nd Call Area"/ 6th Place North America Single-Op/All Band QRP: 2012 CQ WPX RTTY Contest
- 3rd Place "SWL Class": 2012 TARA RTTY Melee
- 3rd Place U.S./5th Place World Single-Op/Single-Band 28 MHz QRP: 2013 CQ WPX RTTY Contest.
- 1st Place "2nd U.S. Call Area" / 3rd Place North America Single-Op / Single-Band 20m QRP: 2013 CQ WPX CW Contest
- 3rd Place QRP: October 2013 North American RTTY Sprint
- 1st Place "U.S. 2nd Call Area" / 2nd Place North America / 6th Place World Single-Op/Single-Band 10m QRP: 2013 CQ WW RTTY (2nd Call Area Record Holder for this contest)
- 2nd Place "U.S."/10th Place World Single-Op/Single-Band 10m QRP: 2014 CQ WPX RTTY
- 2nd Place North America/8th Place World Single-Op/Single-Band 20m QRP: 2015 CQ WPX RTTY Contest
- 1st Place U.S. / 8th Place World Single-Op/Single-Band 10m QRP Assisted: 2015 CQ WW SSB Contest
- 2nd Place U.S. / 14th Place World Single-Op/Single-Band 20m QRP Assisted: 2015 CQ WW CW Contest

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United States Counties Award#1993
Granted: 2016-07-20 01:42:03   (KB2HSH)

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#121
Granted: 2015-01-14 17:21:27   (KB2HSH)

  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#116
Granted: 2015-01-14 17:21:24   (KB2HSH)

  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Mixed
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