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Hi, and thanks for checking my page. I started in ham radio in high school (1968) in Maryland with the help of Bill Cole K3YBN. Bill was a metal shop teacher and held morse code class after school. To this day, morse code is still a lot of fun and I have made many QSO's which would not have been possible without CW mode! I caught the 2 meter and VHF weak signal bug while stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center near Chicago. Got active on 2M from Illinois and received 2M VUCC number 4 (1983) as well as 432 VUCC number 46 (1986).   I have since obtained 6M VUCC working from eastern Maine (2013). 

I Retired recently! I worked as a tech support engineer for Keysight Technologies (ex-HP Agilent) out of my garage in what the XYL called "the barn". We moved in December 2014 to a new QTH and new Grid, FN54 Hermon Maine, near Bangor. The new QTH appears to be good for VHF grid chasing, and weak-signal work. The snow finally melted, and antenna work continues. Plans for 2M, 6M, 432 beams, and HF wires. KT1R placed first in Maine in the 2015 June VHF contest, and first place in 2016 also (low power category). Great 6M opening in June 2016.

Several hams have mentored and helped me greatly. Jim Sears WA3MEJ helped me start in ham radio in high school, and pointed me to the Navy after I was drafted during the Vietnam war. Jim and I maintain a schedule of QSO's via landline, and occaisionally 6M. Served aboard USS Yellowstone, and USS John F. Kennedy. What an honor! Ran the Great Lakes Naval Station's ET school calibration laboratory in 1976/77. Joined HP in 1978 (just lucky I guess!)

Thank you, Bill Cole K3YBN (SK) who taught me metal shop and electronics and morse code after class. Bill, I wish I could thank you in person (maybe some day, Hi Hi) 

Thanks to Jim Smith W0EEA who helped with contesting on the VHF bands. Jim is like a brother. Thanks Jim for all those barn runs. Building a world class VHF contest station was a blast. Roving around the midwest was a great experience too. Dave Carlson AA9D managed to put together a remarkable contest group that taught me so much about teamwork and contesting. Hope to catch you guys on the air, especially on 6M. See this Youtube Video of Contesting pictures... 


Ham radio has taught me a lot, and keeps me out of trouble. Not really, it presents a lot of trouble, but that's life, HI. Drop a line or I'll catch you on the bands. 73 de KT1R ex N9KC ex WN3KGC ex WA3KGC ex NNN0PVP -- XYL is KN1TME (yes, she knits!!!) ex- N9IGA

"NEW" GRID FN54mt (as of December 2014) --  FN64 from October 2010 until December 2014.

Feel free to call me any time, for schedules, QSL info or a rag chew... 207-605-0263

Note--As of April 2016, new 432 antenna 15 elements fixed SW ready to test. I no longer have to use the 2M beam on 432, Hi.   On 2M 14 elements, on 6M 5 elements. Added another 10 feet to the 6M/2M tower (trees were overtaking it). 

If you need a QSL card for contacts with me from FN64 before December 2014, send me a card or just email me. I have plenty of FN64 QSL cards available. Also, I received a new batch of QSL cards for the new QTH.

email:  N9KC88@gmail.com 

SKCC #13566 

VUCC on 6M 2M and 432

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KT1R
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dedateband mode grid Country op
WA0CSL 2015-08-11 6m SSB EN17GP42 United States MARY L CARLSON
W1DEY 2014-04-24 10m SSB FN65gb United States Lloyd T Dwelley
KK4EIR 2013-12-07 6m SSB FM16 United States KEN
KJ4ZYB 2013-12-07 6m SSB FM07ah United States Frederick D Porterfield, Jr
F5TA 2013-11-23 10m SSB JN09lq France Jacques ERNIE
7Z1CQ 2013-10-26 15m SSB KL91on Saudi Arabia ABDULHAFIZ KASHKARI
KB4PRH 2013-08-27 6m SSB EM73xx United States MITCHELL WALKER
WA4JW 2013-08-27 6m SSB EM62ch United States James L Walters, Jr
KB3TZD 2013-08-04 6m SSB FN11ub United States Heather D Embee
NC4DC 2013-08-04 6m SSB FM06tl United States DAVID M SPRAGUE
KI4WEF 2013-08-03 6m SSB EM78qm United States Lonnie D Kuhn
KD2CYU 2013-08-03 6m SSB FN20uq United States Nelson De Sousa
KB1WHY 2013-08-03 6m SSB FN31lf United States Christopher J Moorman
KC4EOG 2013-07-21 6m SSB FM05hi United States CHRISTOPHER G LASSITER
W8DDW 2013-07-13 6m SSB EM98su United States Steven L Mealey

Book Totals: 129 qso's   127 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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