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 LAST UPDATED: 18-Dec-17

BIOGRAPHY

Previously Held: WN2UND, WA2PXV, VK2AIR

Currently Held  : KW2AIR, C6AIR

Club Station: W2AIR - United States Coast Guard, Governors Island NY, NY (1970 - 1974) Radioman School

FIRST LICENSED

I have been interested in Ham Radio since I was 14 as WN2UND (1963-1964) and operated mainly 40 meter CW using a TX Knight T60 and RX Knight Span Master. In those days the novice ticket was for 1 year and I let it expire.

MILITARY - United States Coast Guard

In 1970 I joined the United States Coast Guard and went to Radioman School on Governors Island, New York. This duty station had a club station W2AIR where I caught the ham radio bug again and became licensed as WA2PXV in 1972. I was very active at W2AIR and enjoyed performining hundreds of phone patches for deployed military personnel. Especially enjoyed handling traffic for KC4USA and KC4USB in the Antarctic.

VANITY CALL SIGN

In 2013 changed my call from WA2PXV to KW2AIR which reminds me of my W2AIR U.S. Coast Guard days and has a better CW weight.

UPGRADED TO EXTRA

On June 28 2014 I passed my Extra exam.  I studied for about 3 weeks and attribute getting a 98% score to the online site links listed here.  I purchased the Gorden West Extra book and didn't find it as useful as these sites that simulate the exam with ability to concentrate on sections needing more study. hamradiolicenseexam.com and hamstudy.org

CURRENT

I am currently active on all HF bands mainly digital modes FT8.  I work alot of DX worldwide. Just view my QRZ.com log to see some of the contacts I have had in this area of the world with a very modest shack.

OPERATING CONDITIONS

Rig: Elecraft KX3 5-100w  Antenna: Balun Design 55131 55:1 EFHW 42 meter Inverted L up 16m.

Software: WSJT-X v1.8.0, JTAlert v 2.10.7 auto logs after each QSO to LOTW, eQSL, HRDLOG and Ham Radio Deluxe


MY WEATHER STATION - There has always been a facination, on my part, by the ever changing weather.  I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station that reports statistics wirelessly to the internet which can be viewed by the statistics link below in real time.  There is a Reolink IP camera showing weather conditions in the front of my QTH.  The image below is a live shot at time of refreshing this QRZ page. Click on additional links for current live stream and a 24 hour time lapse of the previous day --- Enjoy!

                  Live Instrument Satistics: LINK   Live Stream: LINK   Time Lapse: LINK 

 KW2AIR QTH Weather Cam Picture      
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

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QSL CARD (QSL by "Mr. QSL" custom QSL cards k4jsg.com)

                 

Sodus Outer Lighthouse - Sodus Point, New York

The Great Sodus Bay is one of the largest and deepest natural harbors on Lake Ontario. After a series of jetties and piers were built to protect the harbor in 1834, the Sodus Outer Lighthouse was established to mark the harbor entrance. This lighthouse is located 30 miles to the east of my QTH. I took the photo, that appears on my QSL card, on a very windy day with a 200mm lens, neutral density filter and a 3 second time exposure.


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KW2AIR
Latest Contacts for KW2AIR at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
VK2IE 2018-02-19 40m FT8 QF55mw Australia IAN EDDY
3D2TS 2018-02-19 40m FT8 RH91FV62 Fiji Phillip J Hardstaff
VK6HZ 2018-02-19 40m FT8 OF78WB44 Australia John FERRINGTON
WA4DYD 2018-02-19 40m FT8 EM83ev Australia WILLIAM S EDWARDS
VK2CA 2018-02-19 40m FT8 QF47ss Australia ALLAN MEREDITH
W5BCA 2018-02-19 40m FT8 EL29DS44 United States Bruce C Alfredson
TF2MSN 2018-02-18 20m FT8 HP84xh Iceland Odinn Thor
AG6GL 2018-02-18 20m FT8 DM04ih United States John P Gartman
PY2XC 2018-02-17 17m FT8 GG66pl Brazil CARLOS
EA8AAH 2018-02-17 17m FT8 IL18nf Canary Islands Jurijs Slesars
ON3SS 2018-02-17 20m FT8 Belgium Ivan deryckere
NZ4DX 2018-02-17 40m FT8 FM15ho United States FREDERICK A BENNETT, II
IW4AOT 2018-02-15 40m FT8 JN54qk Italy PIERO VENTURI
IU5HIB 2018-02-15 40m FT8 JN53er Italy Riccardo Benassi
JA7GYP 2018-02-14 20m FT8 QM09bq Japan KEIICHIRO (KEI) FURUTA

Book Totals: 4482 qso's   3418 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


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DX World Award#6702
Granted: 2018-01-28 23:42:03   (KW2AIR)

United States Counties Award#4513
Granted: 2016-09-08 21:20:02   (KW2AIR)

Endorsements:
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
United States Award#667
Granted: 2015-02-17 16:10:03   (KW2AIR)

World Continents Award#2673
Granted: 2015-02-13 03:30:04   (KW2AIR)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#2430
Granted: 2015-02-13 03:30:02   (KW2AIR)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
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