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A note to those on digital.  Because the bands have had low propagation, I have been concentrating on digital.  To those on FT8, JT65, and JT9, ensure that you close your sequence with a 73.  I also will close my sequence with a 73.  This will avoid any ambiguity as to the validity of a QSO.  No 73, no confirmation.  And remember weak signak means too low power.

I am a retired project engineer/manager with a BScChE, Cal '69.  Over the years I worked for Bechtel Corporation, Jacobs Engineering, and IC-Engineering.  My main interests, other than my wife, are competitive cycling, motor racing, astronomy, amateur radio, photography, and the PCA.

I was interested in electronics back in the early '60s, but went on to other things. My wife rekindled my interest in electronics when she suggested that I attend a Technician class so I could use a 2M/70cm HT for EMCOM purposes. After I received my general and installed my HF rig, she may have regretted that suggestion when she saw the antenna - but she accepted it. I have been licensed since July 2013.

My rig consists of: Alinco DM-330MV power supply, Yaesu FTdx3000 transceiver, Elecraft KAT500 tuner, and Elecraft KPA500 amplifier.  The antenna is a GAP Titan-DX for the 80M through 6M bands.

For community EMCOM work I use a Yaesu FT-7900R and an Alinco DR-235T.  Antennas consist of a 2-band J-pole, a Dr. Fong DBJ-1, and a home brew tri-band dipole.

I am not particularly interested in contests, but I enjoy DX, rag chews, and meeting other hams.

QSL through eQSL.cc or SAE (no return stamp needed).  Confirm QSO via QRZ.com and LotW (weekly uploads).

Thank you for visiting.

Na zdravie!






     The "shack" and the rig.











     The East Bay hills.

     Two miles from the QTH.










     Vixen ED103S, an excellent small 'scope.











     On my Yamaha TZ350B,

     Sears Point Raceway, 1978.













     Masters Cyclocross National Championships,

     Yountville, CA, 2002













     Jones (left)

     Ripley (right)

     Good buddies.







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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KK6FTD
Latest Contacts for KK6FTD at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
WA9JG 2017-09-21 40m JT65 EM20HB44 United States James M Gatwood
N3CI 2017-09-21 40m FT8 EM15ik United States David N Edger
AA6MU 2017-09-20 20m FT8 CM87xv United States Vadim Krasnoiarov
JA4EVN 2017-09-20 20m FT8 PM75cc Japan Tuneshi Takatori
W5RRW 2017-09-20 20m FT8 EM16wc United States ROBERT R WALKER
JA1PJS 2017-09-20 20m FT8 PM95um Japan Hideo Nakamura Hide
K4EAY 2017-09-20 20m FT8 EM64dt United States CARL NEIDERT
KB0VHA 2017-09-20 20m FT8 DM79qi United States KEVIN M HUTCHINSON
W1ARY 2017-09-20 20m FT8 FN31GD79 United States Marcel Vasile
KF2UZ 2017-09-20 40m JT65 FN31bt United States JOHN W KINNE
KL4M 2017-09-20 40m JT65 BO49fp Alaska Michael E Velikanje
VE7PT 2017-09-20 40m JT65 CN88hj Canada Andrew Wallace Woodsworth
W8NSA 2017-09-20 40m FT8 EN75lh United States JAMES E COOK III
AL7TC 2017-09-20 40m FT8 BP51ko Alaska Terry W Clark
W8KER 2017-09-19 20m FT8 EM97KS84 United States KEITH E RICHMOND

Book Totals: 965 qso's   555 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Award#3392
Granted: 2017-09-10 17:58:02   (KK6FTD)

World Continents Award#18129
Granted: 2017-08-28 16:06:10   (KK6FTD)

United States Counties Award#7127
Granted: 2017-08-28 05:30:02   (KK6FTD)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#16814
Granted: 2017-08-28 05:24:02   (KK6FTD)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
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