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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 Designs 9:1 Balun with 150' wire inverted L with auto antenna tuner at feedpoint

Software: WSJT-X v1.7.0, JTAlert v 2.8.5 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!

                  Statistics: LINK   Live Stream: LINK   Time Lapse: LINK 

 KW2AIR 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
HB9MOZ 2018-01-19 20m FT8 JN37qc Switzerland Rudolf Kaech
PU5YSV 2018-01-17 15m FT8 GG54ii Brazil Marco Hoelz
IZ8GCP 2018-01-16 40m FT8 JN70DW55 Italy Morris Mozzillo
N4LKB 2018-01-16 40m FT8 FM18iq United States Michael J Loucks
AE7CD 2018-01-16 40m FT8 EM12pt United States Paul F Swider
NA5WH 2018-01-15 20m FT8 EL95sp United States WILLIAM A HUCKABA
YV4JP 2018-01-15 40m FT8 FJ69cc Venezuela RAMON ENRIQUE PAEZ PAEZ
F4EVV 2018-01-15 40m FT8 JN08aa France ALAIN TONDRIAUX
CU3AN 2018-01-15 40m FT8 HM68iq Azores JOSE GABRIEL ALVES
WB4HXE 2018-01-15 40m FT8 EM74 United States CAREY I FISHER
N3PEC 2018-01-15 40m FT8 FN21hm United States Paul E Coar
EA5EFU 2018-01-15 40m FT8 JN00bh Spain JAIME SANCHO ESCRIG
HA1RB 2018-01-15 40m FT8 JN86KU74 Hungary JANOS BICZO
K4IU 2018-01-15 40m FT8 EN34ra United States Frederick J Regennitter
DJ6MN 2018-01-15 40m FT8 JO30mx Germany Klaus Hennecken

Book Totals: 4010 qso's   3053 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


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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:
  • 10 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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