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Hello Fellow Amateurs,

My name is David (Dave) and I've been a ham since September 20, 1996; upgraded to extra class on July 31, 2001. My primary operating mode is CW, but I am also fairly active on digital and SSB HF.  I have two radios, an ICOM IC-746 and a Yaesu FT-897D, connected to either a W5GI Mystery Antenna (multiband dipole 80m-6m) or a Mosley 5 element beam (TA-34-M, WARC); both up 50 feet. When operating CW, I use either the Bencher RJ-1 straight key or Bencher Hex paddle connected to a K1EL WinKeyer. I can copy about 12 to 15 WPM comfortably when the bands are good. Also enjoy serving as a VE (since 2010), chasing DX, paper chasing, and contesting.

I'm active in both the Goshen Amateur Radio Club and the Mennonite Amateur Radio Network (MARN).  MARN has a Tuesday and Sunday afternoon net called the "Mennonet".  You can find more information on our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MennoniteAmateurRadioNetwork or Twitter look up MARnetwork.  Just for the connection, I attended Goshen College in the early 1990's.

Outside of amateur radio, I serve our community as a member of the Millersburg-Clinton Fire Territory (a volunteer fire department based out of Millersburg, IN) since July 2002. I have dual roles as both a firefighter and EMT-Basic; I was department secretary for 4 years, EMS Lieutenant 7 years, and now EMS Captain for a year. Be not surprised if I have to cut a conversation short, we are on call all the time.

A special thank you to Jim Locke (W3NRJ; ex:W6NRJ) for introducing me to the hobby back in 1984 and to James Doyle (W3CKU) for making my first morse code tape.  Also to David Schaefer (NR9M-SK) for encouraging me to study for my technician ticket. Lastly to Brent Zook (N9HZ-SK) for helping me develop and improve my CW skills. It's guys like yourselves that motivate me to spend time with the younger generation, to hopefully produce some future radio operators. Thanks.

As of 6/6/2014 we started the Long Family DX Contest Group of Goshen, IN, callsign AA9BL.  It consists of my 13-year-old son, Jenson KC9UMP, who holds a general class license, my wife, Charlotte KB9OPS, (a technician), a brother, Derek KG4INE, (a technicain), and a daughter, Allison (a future ham).  We hope to use this club call not only for contesting, but to introduce friends to the exciting hobby of amateur radio.

QSL information:  Direct (must include a SASE, No Bureau), eQSL, QRZ.com, and LoTW.


Dave Long - AA9DL (Previous call KB9MLE)


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WAS Basic #57736  (November 2013)

DX Century Certificate - Mixed Mode  #58,949 (March 2014)


FISTS Website: http://fistsna.org/

FIST #13933

Century Certificate #2069 (August 2009)

Silver Century Award #541 (May 2010)

Platinum Award #530 (July 2014)

Millionaire Award #117 (August 2009), 2 Million points (May 2010), 3 Million points (December 2011), 4 Million points (May 2013),

CW Phone Award (October 2009)

WAS Award #235 (May 2013)


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SKCC Website: http://www.skccgroup.com/

SKCC # 4685T

Centurion #324 (August 2009)

Tribune #222 (December 2009)

-Tx2 Award #261 (July 2014)

-Tx3 Award #219 (September 2014)

-Tx4 Award #207 (January 2015)

​-Tx5 Award #295 (June 2016)

WAS Award #237 (June 2013)

K3Y Clean Sweep  (January 2015)

PX1 Award #186 (January 2016), 20m endorsement (January 2016)

US K3Y Sweep (January 2016)


NAQCC Website: http://naqcc.info/

NAQCC # 2735


Feld Hell Club Website: https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/

 Feld Hell #2580

Bronze Gridloc Hell Award #39 (December 2012)

25 State WAS Award #25 (December 2012)



Digital Modes Club Website: http://www.digital-modes-club.org/index.php/en/

Digital Modes Club #5231

WAS 40 (July 2014)

WAC (July 2014)

WAZ 20 (July 2014)


 European PSK Club Website: http://www.eupsk.com/

European PSK Club #25168

 DX 100 (July 2014)

CPLPA III (July 2014)

EPCAF (July 2014)

EPCDX 100 (July 2014)

EPCEU 50 (July 2014)

EPCNA 20 (July 2014)

EPCSA 10 (July 2014)

EUAPA (July 2014)

ITPA (July 2014)

NASPA 300 (July 2014)

MWCA - First and Second (July 2014)


PODXS 070 Club Website:  http://www.podxs070.com/

PODXS 070 #1812



30 MDG Website:  http://www.30mdg.org/

30 Meter Digtial Group #7431


 Flying Pigs QRP CW Club:  http://www.fpqrp.org/index.php

Flying Pigs #3457


World Slow Scan Television Club:   http://wsstvc.org/index.php

WSSTV Club #604





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United States Award#1719
Granted: 2016-01-03 17:40:02   (KB9MLE)

World Continents Award#6763
Granted: 2015-03-12 00:40:03   (KB9MLE)

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Grid Squared Award#5622
Granted: 2015-03-12 00:40:02   (KB9MLE)

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