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Our next DXpedition will be to Tobago, part of Trinidad and Tobago, from Monday
March 19th through Saturday March 31st, 2018. Operation will include the CQ WPX SSB Contest

during that period. Callsigns will be 9Y4/KE1B (Rich) and 9Y4/W6NN (Anna).
As usual, this will be a holiday-style DXpedition, combining pleasure, food, Caribbean beverages, tennis,
and (oh, yeah) radio.

Operation will run 100W into a Buddipole, on 40-10 meters. Logs will be uploaded to Clublog daily, and to LoTW and eQSL upon our return.

QSL cards will be printed after the trip, so if you request a QSL (direct, bureau, or Clublog) you should receive it within 4-5 weeks of our return.

QSL information for all KE1B and DXpedition contacts:

PJ2/KE1B (2011), VP5/KE1B (2012), VP2EAQ (2013/2014/2015), EA8/KE1B (2013), 9H3MMM (2013), V25M (2014), J38MM (2015), J8/KE1B (2016), J87HQ (2016), 8P6MM (2016), V4/KE1B (2017), 9Y4/KE1B (2018)

All logs are uploaded to Clublog, LotW and eQSL.
If you believe you contacted us and are not in the log, please send an email to ke1b@richseifert.com

Send Direct QSLs to my home QTH address in the US (shown above): US send SASE, International send SAE + USD2$
or 1 vaIid (stamped) new IRC (expiration 2017).

Bureau cards should be sent via KE1B to the US bureau, and will be responded via Bureau.

Direct cards without stamp, 2$, or valid new IRC will be returned via Bureau.

BEST WAY TO GET A QSL, either Direct or Bureau is via Clublog!!
You can check the logs for your QSOs and request a QSL card ($2 direct or free via bureau) with the Online QSL Request below:

Feel free to combine QSLs for KE1B, W6NN, all of our DXpeditions, and our contest callsign K6MMM.
No need for multiple envelopes or stamps/IRCs. 
All logs are regularly uploaded to LoTW and eQSL.

I appreciate the many cards I receive via the Bureau. I will reply with a QSL card for all contacts with new stations,
and for repeat contacts on different bands or modes. It is not practical (or especially useful, for awards or other purposes)
to reply with a QSL card for every contact, particularly repeat contacts on bands and modes that have already been confirmed.
I will reply 100% to all cards sent direct, regardless of band or mode.


My home QTH is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California, 100 km south of San Francisco.
Elevation 600 m, with line-of-sight to the Pacific Ocean.

Radios: Icom IC7600 with David Clark headset
Icom IC-7000
Kenwood TS530s with Astatic D-104
Homebrew QRP (5W) on 20 m CW
Harvey-Wells T-90 Bandmaster (1954 restored vintage rig) with Astatic D-104

Amplifiers: Acom 2000a (1.5 KW), Tokyo Hy-Power 1.5KFX (1 KW HF, 650 W 50 MHz)

Antennas: 20/17/15/12/10m: Optibeam OB11-5 (17 element, 5-band interlaced Yagi) at 18m
40/30m: Extended Double Zepp at 20m
160/80m: Inverted Vees at 18m
2m: Diamond X200 (omnidirectional) at 20m, 40 element phased Yagi array at 10m
6m: 5 element Yagi at 13m

Mobile: IC-7000 with High Sierra Sidekick and Diamond VHF/UHF whip

You will find me mostly on CW for DX and contesting (all bands), but I also enjoy RTTY, SSB and a good ragchew.
I especially like to work QRP when the conditions are right.

New for 2010 is a second tower for VHF, holding the 6m and 2m arrays:

The top-level photo is my 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo. The car is great for navigating the winding mountain roads here.
No, I have not drilled holes in it to install a mobile rig or antenna! You will find me mobile in my Chevy pickup (which no one wants to look at!)

Check out the pair of "Then and Now" photos, below. On the left, that's me operating my first station at age 16 in 1968 (WB2DLJ). Note thenow-classic Harvey-Wells T-90 Bandmaster transmitter on the left. In late 2010, I restored one just like it (who knows, maybe it's the same one)for use on 80m AM, and CW for "Classic Exchange" and similar nostalgic events.


73, and see you on the bands!

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