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Hi - Thanks for checking my callsign on QRZ.com!

 I like to work HF with foreign countries, and have over 200 countries confirmed as of today.  The HF station has a FlexRadio 6500 and an ICOM 7100 running 500W into a Hexbeam antenna at 65' asl.  I also have a 40 meter dipole, an R9 vertical, and an AH-4 tuner connected to a 500 foot long wire that I can select for HF.  It's really fun to switch back and forth and compare the antennas.  


My biggest radio interest is VHF/UHF/Microwave operating - both from home, and also roving with my good friend K8DOG. Here I mainly use a Kenwood TS-2000X for 6m, 2m, 432MHz, and 1.2GHz. Three AM-6154/55 amps puts out 350W on 2m, 220, and 432.  A DEMI transverter covers 220MHz, and uses the HF output of the TS-2000X as it's IF.  Another DEMI transverter covers 902MHz, and I use a Yaesu FT-817 as it's IF.   At home, I have antennas for the lower 4 bands that are mounted on my smaller tower, which I put up in 2010.  It has a Glen Martin Hazer on it, and it's located in our NW pasture.  The elevation here is about 800' asl, so it gets out fairly well.

When I rove, I add more microwave bands for 2.3GHz, 3.4GHz, 5.7GHz, and 10GHz.  All those are DEMI transverters as well, with the 817 as the IF radio.  I enjoy roving, and have had a lot of fun trying to keep all the gear running.

Thanks for checking my bio, and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at the address given.

73 de KF8QL!



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KF8QL
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dedateband mode grid Country op
KK4RAG 2015-09-05 20m SSB EL96VQ99 United States MICHAEL A LOPEZ
5E2E 2015-09-04 20m SSB IM63ox Morocco ARRAM Club Station
J69AZ 2015-01-04 15m SSB FK93mv St Lucia ANCLETUS ERNEST ERNEST
G0JMS 2015-01-03 12m SSB IO91mm England MARNOCH MIN STANDEN
KD8SZZ 2013-01-20 2m FM EN73eb United States Corey J Grahn
KU8Y 2013-01-20 2M SSB EN61uw United States Kenneth D Simpson
KR8T 2012-09-08 6M SSB EN72gu United States RICK A DYKSTRA
N2BRD 2011-10-09 20m PSK31 FN22em United States Steven J Burdick
KD8LZU 2011-09-27 2m FM EN72ax United States Mitchell D Johnson
N8WNA 2011-09-26 2m SSB EN82jm United States JOHN M SWINK
N8NWA 2011-09-11 6m SSB EN82ig United States John Turowski
KR8T 2011-07-17 2M SSB EN72gu United States RICK A DYKSTRA
N0XXL 2011-07-16 2m SSB EN62cs United States NAPOLEON D HARDY
W5TLV 2011-07-12 6m SSB EM23xr United States FRANCIS V COOPER
KR8T 2011-07-12 6M SSB EN72gu United States RICK A DYKSTRA

Book Totals: 1875 qso's   147 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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