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I was first licensed in 1994 as a Technician. In 1995, really wanting to work DX on the HF band, I passed the code test and upgraded to Tech Plus. I spent some time working DX on 10 meters before taking a hiatus from amateur radio for a few years.

In 2006 I returned to the hobby and upgraded to General. After that, I purchased a Kenwood TS-430S, put up a homebrewed 20 meter dipole, and started working DX again. In 2007 I decided to finish my testing and upgraded to Extra.

Current station is really nothing fancy. For HF I'm still using the Kenwood TS-430S with a  MFJ-941C tuner with an 80 meter OCF Windom hanging in the pine trees at about 10 meters. For VHF I'm using a KDK FM-2016A into a hombrewed J-Pole in the shack. In my shop I'm using another 2016A into a hombrewed 5 element yagi. On UHF (440) I'm using a KDK-7033 with a homebrew ladder line PVC slim jim.

I hope to be expanding my station as soon as life permits.

QTH is Midcoast Maine, just west of Belfast.

QSL direct, eQSL, QRZ, LOTW



I have always enjoyed the older radios and recently have been restoring some classic receivers and AM radios. The passion for tube radios started with my purchase of a Heathkit AR-3 at a local hamfest. I plugged it in (I now know that was a no, no)  and it worked. That's how I fell in love with the sound and smell of the old tube rigs. Now I'm hooked!



Dayton Hamvention 2017 

In May of 2017 I made my first trip to the Dayton Hamvention. This was the first year it was located at the Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio. My son and I along with KV1B, and KD1O made the 1000 mile journey from  Maine to Ohio to attend one of the largest hamfests in the world. And it did not disappoint!










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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N1STN
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W2TET 2018-01-21 80M SSB FM29UQ96 United States Tim E Tonnesen
AA7G/2 2018-01-21 80M SSB United States
K5ZD 2018-01-21 80M SSB FN42eb United States RANDALL A THOMPSON
W8WDR 2018-01-21 80M SSB EN74tg United States WILL RADTKE
NE1C 2018-01-21 80M SSB FN32qb United States 510 Radio Group
W9ILY 2018-01-21 80M SSB EN51ti United States JOHN R HOLMES
K2KU 2018-01-21 80M SSB FN13TJ89 United States DEREK E STOLP
KV1J 2018-01-21 80M SSB FN44 United States ERIC A WILLIAMS
VA3LR 2018-01-21 80M SSB FN03gx Canada Michael (Mike) Suljak
W1HMM 2018-01-21 80M SSB FN43MD United States Harry M Mueller, III
W1CTN 2018-01-21 80M SSB FN31li United States David M Arruzza
VA3EBM 2018-01-21 80M SSB FN03dk Canada Emanuel B.
WA3EKL 2018-01-21 80M SSB FM19pd United States Alan B Hoffmaster
W2QF 2018-01-21 80M SSB FN54mk United States Henry D Wyatt
K4IU 2018-01-21 80M SSB EN34 United States Frederick J Regennitter

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United States Award#3713
Granted: 2017-11-20 23:56:02   (N1STN)

  • Mixed Phone
United States Counties Award#6969
Granted: 2017-08-03 02:46:02   (N1STN)

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
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Grid Squared Award#15979
Granted: 2017-05-09 03:44:02   (N1STN)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
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  • Mixed Phone
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World Continents Award#16909
Granted: 2017-03-10 03:08:03   (N1STN)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
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