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 I am currently enjoying many aspects of this hobby. I was active on ham sats for many years until the last of the Molniya orbit birds was lost. I am active in our local ARES group and also volunteer throughout the year for community events like marathons, bike races, etc. I have been inspired by a friend to become a top notch QRQ CW op and am spending as much time as possible building speed and accuracy on that mode, while actively chasing DXCC on all other modes. I am active on 6-160Meters on CW, SSB, PSK31, and RTTY currently. I have recently also been working on achieving EME contacts with JT65B.

73 de KI0KN


Hanging on the wall so far:

DXCC:   Mixed, Phone, CW, 20, 15

WAS: Mixed,  (Looking for IL for #50 on Phone)

Current antennas:  

Bencher Skyhawk tribander @ 50' for 10-15-20meters

Cushcraft D3W rotatable dipole at 60' for 12-17-30meters

Butternut HF2V for 40-80meters

Hygain AV-680 multiband vertical (6-80) for polarization checking.

Cushcraft OSCAR  switchable L-R circular polarized beams on an AZ-EL rotator for satellites

Assortment of FM verticals for 2meter, 220mhz and 440mhz

In the works right now are:

Full size 160 Carolina Windom

New 70' tower with a W6NL style 40 Moxon and a 30 meter 2 element created from an old tribander.

Here's a picture of the QTH


And another one with our view of the beautiful Rocky Mountains:



Here's 'the shack'!

I also am currently the Technical Chair for the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club.  Here I am working on aiming a 5Ghz dish that links our repeater sites. 

Here's another repeater site I maintain.  This is the city of Fort Collins, about 15 miles north of my QTH.  This is from one of our repeater towers located on Horsetooth mountain with Horsetooth reservoir below:

The above picture was taken from this tower:

Repairing hardline at the 100' crossarm:

73!  Looking forward to our next QSO.

KI0KN  James

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