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First licensed in 1959 as KN4QEE in Columbia, SC. On air with Hammarlund HQ129X and homebrew transmitter during high school. Purchased first SSB rig while a student at Clemson. After graduating my interest slowly waned and I let my license expire. In 1976, I got a dose of interest and took the trek to the Long Beach FCC office. Walked out having passed everything for my Extra class license. A few weeks of waiting resulted in a brand new call sign - AB6R. Lots of contesting and field days with the Ventura County (CA) club.

In 1979 we moved to Cypress, CA and I put up a 15 meter monobander on a pushup mast and got on the air big time. Over time, the station was upgraded and the final configuration was a KT34A on a roof mounted 27' mini-tower. Lots of DXing and contesting with the Hughes Aircraft Fullerton club (K6QEH). During a trip to Europe, I operated 4U1ITU for a day. Great fun!

In 1999 we moved to Tiverton, Rhode Island where I changed my callsign from AB6R to N1NK, re-established my station, and significantly upgraded it from the AB6R configuration. A TS2000 and vertical came first with many subsequent changes. A 54' crankup tower was installed and now has a 3 element SteppIR DB-18E on top with a M2 6M5X 6m yagi above that. Miscellaneous dipoles fill out the low bands A second 45' crankup tower hosts a variety of yagis, Either a 5 el 10m or 3 el 15m yagi is used during HF contest season and a 5 el 6m yagi is used for summer Es season.

A SteppIR DB18E purchased from the estate of a SK has replaced the current 3 element SteppIR.

The current rig configuration is:

  West station: Elecraft K3/100 s/n 2295, Elecraft P3, Expert 1.3K-FA

  East station: Elecraft K3//100 s/n 6866 + K144XV, Elecraft P3, Acom 1000, MicroHam StationMaster

Antenna switching is performed by the Expert 1.3K-FA. All antennas are available to each station.

DXCC totals currently stand as follows (339 current DXCC entities):

    Mixed 338 worked, 338 confirmed missing only P5 (North Korea)

    Phone - 337 worked, 337 confirmed, missing only P5 and 5A (Libya)

    CW - 338 worked, 338 confirmed missing only P5

    Digital - 238 worked, 224 confirmed

    6m total is currently 99 worked, 98 confirmed, all via Es. 

DXCC Challenge total is 2,419.  (all statistics current as of 11 July 2016)

As of May 2016 N1NK is active on 2m EME with a small to medium sized station.  The hardware lineup is:

  • pair 9 element LFA yagis in horizontal configuration
  • M2 preamp
  • Beko HLV-1250 amplifier
  • HA1YA 144 - 28 MHz transverter
  • K3 s/n 6425
  • M2 S2 sequencer controlling the flashing lights and clicking relays

N1NK plans to be active as much as possible, especially with moon above 20 degrees and east of 210 degrees.  Interference from large oak trees is present, especially in summer.  EME qsos are qsl'd 100%.  No IRC or $$ needed.

N1NK has operated 4 dxpeditions: VE2/N1NK (zone 2), CY0/N1NK (one of CY0MM ops), MJ/N1NK and J6/N1NK.

N1NK is an ARRL DXCC field checker.

N1NK is qsl manager for XE1UN and YS1GR. All qsl requests will be promptly processed and returned by direct mail or bureau as appropriate. N1NK is a Logbook of the World User with 28,124 qsos and 12,013 confirmations.

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S58MU 2015-02-14 30M CW JN76bc Slovenia Milan
ES5RY 2015-02-14 15M RTTY KO38ji Estonia Toomas Soomets
YU1UN 2015-02-14 15M RTTY JN93wv Serbia Dragan Arsic
YB1C 2015-02-14 20M RTTY OI33sb Indonesia ORARI WEST JAVA DX CONTEST STATION
ER3MM 2015-02-13 20M RTTY KN37ws Moldova Victor
KG4RQ 2015-02-07 40M RTTY FK29kv Guantanamo Bay Robert J Dye
K1N 2015-02-04 15M USB FK28lj Navassa Island 2015 Navassa DXpedition The KP1-5 Project
K1N 2015-02-04 10M USB FK28lj Navassa Island 2015 Navassa DXpedition The KP1-5 Project
K1N 2015-02-04 12M CW FK28lj Navassa Island 2015 Navassa DXpedition The KP1-5 Project
K1N 2015-02-04 30M RTTY FK28lj Navassa Island 2015 Navassa DXpedition The KP1-5 Project
K1N 2015-02-04 40M CW FK28lj Navassa Island 2015 Navassa DXpedition The KP1-5 Project
K1N 2015-02-04 20M CW FK28lj Navassa Island 2015 Navassa DXpedition The KP1-5 Project
K1N 2015-02-03 17M CW FK28lj Navassa Island 2015 Navassa DXpedition The KP1-5 Project
S01WS 2015-01-25 30M CW IL46rd Western Sahara Sahrawi Amateur Radio Union - Club Station
S01WS 2015-01-24 12M CW IL46rd Western Sahara Sahrawi Amateur Radio Union - Club Station

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