Colorado Connection (Statewide 2m system) Thursday NightNet Controller (8pm, 1 of several)
--- The Colorado Connection (http://www.colcon.org) is my home repeater system
Operating mainly from Denver area (posted FCC/QRZ information) bult also from near Lake George, CO, pretty deep in the mountains. QSL cards and LoTW postings reflect the operating location.
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I still think physical QSL cards are an important part of Ham Radio. However, after spending $600+ sending SASEd cards for every QSO my first five months of doing HF, I realized I needed a more practical plan!
Direct: No matter what, if I get a card from you and I had not originally sent one myself, I will reply to anywhere on the planet with no need for return postage, green stamps, or IRCs. Give even the slightest hint on the QSO that you would like a card and I'll gladly send one too. If I mess up somehow and you don't get one, email me! I still proactivley send SASEd QSL cards to many folk too if something about you or the contact was special, and certainly for the first few contacts to a new DX location.
LoTW: All contacts are uploaded to LoTW. Not as much fun as cards, but very practical for awards. I do this at the end of every day I make contacts.
Bureau: I'm in this for the long haul, long enough even for the Bureau! For DX, I am using this more and more. Feel free to use this too. I respond to all cards from the Bureau too.
eQSL: Just starting to use it. Not for awards, but just to be helpful to those who do use it for awards. It is also handy to find out if I busted some contact information.
Originally licensed as a Tech+ in 1993, finally upgraded to Extra April 2013 and started playing with HF. After several home-made antennas, favorite now is a 40m loop fed with an external antenna tuner usable for 40/20/17/15/12/10m. For 30/6m I have a dipole on the roof. I enjoy both ragchewing and DXing. It is hard to show ragchew statistics, so below is all DX stats. I mostly use SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65 and am on attempt number three to learn CW.
DXCC and WAS Mixed confirmations are LoTW+Cards. WAS Phone/Digital/CW are LoTW-only toward the Triple Play WAS certificate.
Awards garnered so far: WAS Basic, WAC Basic, and DXCC mixed.
Endorsements I could get but have not requested: WAS digital, WAS Phone, DXCC phone
-Fun QSLing statistics:
Toy List (VHF/UHF) Yes, I like packet!
- Portable: Kenwood TH-D7, Yaesu FT-60, Yaesu VX-8G.
- Mobile: Yaesu FTM-350
- Base: Kenwood TM-D700
Toy List (HF)
- Rig: Yaesu FT-DX3000 (smarter than me) with FC-40 antenna tuner.
- 40m wire loop antenna (favorite), 5-band fan dipole (10/12/15/17/20m, took *forever* to tune!), and a seperate 30m dipole useable for 6m too. Also had a 40m "cammo pole" end loaded vertical from Feb 2014 QST magazine article. It worked nicely, but loop worked better, so it was retired.
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