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30-JUN-2017 - QSL Update: All cards/requests received via DIRECT MAIL, CLUB LOG & BURO as of 30-JUN-2017 for KN5O and W5RU have been answered the same way received. If for some reason you do not receive your card within a reasonable amount of time, please let me know (SASE/SAE required as explained below). Also, LoTW and eQSL updates, if not already completed, will be uploaded soon.

KN5O & W5RU QSL Policy - Effective 01-JAN-12

USA & Possessions: SASE Required >>> No SASE= No QSL

DX: SAE Required - 1 or 2 USD (Green Stamp) appreciated - PSE NO IRC

73, Ted




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I was first licensed in February 1966 as WA5OZH. In 2001, I obtained KN5O.

My current station equipment:

SO2R Position #1

  • 1- Yaesu FT-1000MP MK-V Field w/ Alpha 99CS
  • 1 -Yaesu FT-1000MP MK-V Field w/ Alpha 89

SO2R Position #2

  • 1 - Yaesu FT-1000MP MK-V Field w/ Alpha 8410
  • 1 - Yaesu FT-1000MP MK-V Field w/Ten Tec Centurion

VHF Position

  • 1 - ICOM 756-PRO-III w/Drake L-4B converted to 6M.

Info on the Drake L-4B conversion: http://www.deltadx.net/Activities/Presentations/L4conversion/L4-conversion.htm

Antenna farm:

  • Tashjian LM470 Motorized w/M2 Orion rotator supporting a KLM KT-34XA @ 72ft, a M2 6M7JHV @ 80ft and an 11 element 2M Cushcraft @ 85 ft.
  • 40M/20M - Tashjian DX-86 w/M2 Orion rotator supporting a 5 element Hy-Gain 205CA @ 100ft and a 2 element modified Cushcraft XM-240 @ 87ft.
  • 15M/10M - US Tower TX-472 with Yaesu G-1000DXA rotator supporting a 5 element Hy-Gain 155CA @ 88ft, a Cushcraft A3WS @ 81 ft. and a 5 element Hy-Gain 105CA @ 73ft.
  • 80M - Array Solutions 4-Square with ~40 radials/vertical antenna.
  • 160M - Inverted-L, 105 ft vertical, 25ft Horizontal, 64 radials, fed with 37.5 ohm, 1/4-wave transmission line. 
  • Hi-Z Tri-angular receiving array, homebrew 22' x 11' Vetical Waller Flag - 200 ft separation - used in diversity reception.
  • Installing Hi-Z 8-circle receiving array.

My radio interests are homebrewing, contesting, and chasing DX. I am currently on the BOD of the Delta DX Association,and past President (2009-2011) of the club. I am also a member of the LCC and a director. The following link is an operating sample from the 2011 ARRL SS Phone Contest in November of that year: Nationally, we took 2nd place, multi-operator, high power as W5RU:


Since 2009, I've also been VHF/UHF contesting with the K5QE crew. Here is a look at Marshall's fantastic setup. Enjoy the show!


If you are going to be in our area and would like to visit, please contact me via my e-mail address. You are also welcome to contest with the W5RU crew. Please write or call anytime if you are interested to find out about our plans.


Ted KN5O


205CA @ 100 ft. with XM240 Moxon @ 87 ft.

Hygain 205CA@ 100 feet with "W6NL-modified' XM240 @ 87 feet.

155CA @ 88 ft. with 105CA @ 73 ft.

Hygain 155CA @ 88 feet with Hygain 105CA @ 73 feet.

Mosley PRO67C-3 @ 70 ft with 2N6 @ 80 ft

Mosley PRO67C-3 @70 feet with Mosley 2N6@80 feet.

STATION A: Left-side SO2R operating position

STATION B: Right-side SO2R operating position

XYL & Me

My XYL Lorraine and I


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