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All USA and CANADA stations can send QSL directly to my QRZ.COM


address in Nevada with Self Addressed Stamped envelope or confirm Electronically with LOTW ( Log of the World )

All DX stations ( outside USA/ Canada) please QSL via W3HNK

If you QSL direct to me include 1 USD for return postage  - NO IRCs please .

DO NOT QSL TO THE W7 Bureau  !!!

This is EFFECTIVE beginning MAY 2013

You have 3 options :

1) Direct to W3HNK with Self addressed envelope and postage

   IRCs are NOT wanted- small town Post Office knows nothing about IRCs

2) Via W3 Bureau to W3HNK , getting a response via Bureau

3) Confirmation using LOTW - which I upload at least twice a month


Joseph  L Arcure Jr

PO BOX  68

Dallastown, PA 17313


DO NOT QSL to W7/ K7 QSL bureau , as I am trying to reduce PAPER QSL tasks


I am new to LOTW -starting JAN 1, 2013 and beyond.

if we work in CONTEST and you want LOTW ,

send me time,date and FQ since this information

is not uploaded to LOTW ( at this time) - I am not

a contester !    


Former Call Signs: WX7K, AA6IT, K2MMS, KN2MMS

I am social DXer . Lover of pounding the Holy Brass - CW !! It's music to my ears!

I know CW is a dying art, but great CW can make the hairs on my arm stand up !

My favorite band is 40m !! But I am getting more interested in 160m now.

Original call was KN2MMS in the late 50s. As teenager was active CW Dxer with NC-300

and Viking Valiant to Mosley TA 33JR and 40m wire vertical running up a tall tree.


I am always learning new things in LIFE -

The best students make the best teachers.

they are TWO Sides of the SAME COIN !!!

Life is eager to meet our expectations !



Antennas : at 33 meters: 2el on  40 meters,  3 el on 30 meters

 at 30 meters height : 3 el on 20m, 4 el on 15 meters ( same boom)

80m has  sloping dipole    to the West ,

for 160m the tower is shunt fed , with radials on the ground.

 ( no 10m antennas  at this time )



Yagis at SUNRISE in the High Desert



I have all 40 zones CONFIRMED on each of these BANDS

80, 40, 30, 20, 15 and 10 meters

160 m (TOP BAND) is a work in progress !


In the beginning , my very first Short Wave Receiver was S38D Hallicrafters

As KN2MMS in late 50s my first Transmitter was crystal controlled

World Radio Labs 680A using single 6146 ( I used light bulb as dummy load )


In the early years , KN2MMS - Globe Scout 680A and Hammarlund HQ-100

age about 12 years . My early " Elmers" were just a little older than me:

Jerry K2TNI ( now N4JR) and Dan K2YWE ( still same call) - both

still active and very skilled Operators !



  Below  about  16 years of age as K2MMS  in New York State

Below is recent PHOTO of "moi " - over 50 years later!

My RECEIVER as teenager (K2MMS). Weight 26 kgs National NC-300

Below is my teenage Transmitter Viking Valiant using 3 X 6146 in the final

Weight   38 Kgs



LogiKeyer ( homebrew with 18 memories ) - paddles from left to right :

Palm Radio ( mounted on wooden block ) , N0SA iambic , N0SA iambic

Little N0SA paddle in Traveling mode on wooden block ( below)


Operating position today : Nye Viking Tuner, K3 , LP-100A watt meter

and (on Top) is ALPHA 78 highly modified for dual 3XCP800s, and hypersil

transformer   . Left top is Green Heron controller for Prop Pitch rotor at tower top .

 Another iteration of OPERATING position,  allowing Quick Band change

Left amp used for Low Bands,  Right amp for 40 thru 15 meters




In late summer of 2001 I visited NEWFOUNDLAND ( Canada ) and operated at SIGNAL HILL which

is about 175 meters above the Atlantic Ocean - here is a PHOTO of me operating at VO1AA

which is on second story of CABOT Tower . This location is +90 minutes time zone

from EST ( East Coast of USA ) -

Cabot Tower - Picture of St. John's, Newfoundland
This photo of St. John's is courtesy of TripAdvisor


Cabot Tower  ( Signal Hill)


Me  at  summer home of Alexander Graham Bell in  Novascotia, Canada


The LOW BAND MONITOR ( monthly bulletin ) used to have informal

contest for Longest mileage WAC on 160 meters

One season I got lucky and came in second to Larry K1UO

who had 48,000+ miles ( see below)

160m instant  confirmation on line - 18 minutes after my local Sun Rise

Other interests : Alternative Medicine, Ketogenic Diet, Fitness and Healing, Paleo Diet, Meditation , Movies ( Science Fiction ) .   Day hiking and bicycle  in the nearby Mountains , enjoying the great Outdoors.

Nevada is one of the few places in North America where Wild horses roam

First snow Nov 2015 in city of Reno

Virginia  City  - Once a  huge center for Silver Mining

Lake  Tahoe ( shared between CA and NV )

Below is CARSON CITY,NV  looking to the West

You can see the JEWEL of the SIERRAS - LAKE Tahoe past the mountains

The snow capped peaks in the distance  are in CALIFORNIA.

Below:  Lake Tahoe      - divided North/ South between CA and NV


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