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Thanks for looking me up!  (Logbook search at end of page.) I was originally licensed as a cw-only novice in 1977. I enjoy working CW and SSB contests, as well as chasing DXCC entities on all HF bands.

My station consists of :

Elecraft K3 with diversity receive and KPA500 solid-state amplifier, Alpha 9500 amplifier

Telepost Inc. LP-700 Station Monitor, LP-100A Wattmeter

Antennas include 160M fan dipole, 3-element Steppir at 65', Inverted-L fed through a http://www.stockcorner.nl remote tuner,

Rx Antennas: Yankee Clipper Club 9-circle receiving array. InLogis (Pixel) active magnetic loop, crossed parallel Magnetic loops using preamps/controllers from : http://www.active-antenna.eu. Rx Antenna Phasing done with a DX Engineering NCC-1 controller. I typically phase one of the loops against my 9-circle to eliminate noise. I picked the YCCC array because it phases three elements in any of eight directions. I also enjoy building kits. DX Engineeering carries the kit.

9-circle observations: While it's tuned for 160-40 Meters, I've found it receives well on 17M and 20M. In fact, in many cases, received signal strength matches my SteppIR yagi. In those occasions when I can hear the DX signal on the transmit antenna, the array is much quieter. Elements were constructed from the following DX Engineering part numbers: DXE-AT1206, 1207, 1208, and 1480. Ground rods are 4' lengths of 3/4" copper water line. Elements are insulated from the ground with lengths of fiberglass rod obtained from Max-Gain systems (P/N RSR-34-2W). The rod conviently slides inside the element and the ground pipe, and are pinned with stainless machine screws, which also provide ground and antenna connections to the preamps. I added the array 12/29/2016 to fill in DXCC contacts on 80M to complete 5BDXCC, and work on 160M DXCC as well. It was a very good decision. The DXCC award has been been received. I added 42 confirmed countries on 80 for a total of 106, and 33 for a total of 53 on 160 in 70 days! Coincidently, I completed 30M DXCC as well.

I've worked 304 and confirmed 302 DXCC entities and I've filled 1550 DXCC Challenge band slots. The highlight of my amateur radio experience was making two contacts with Monk Apollo in Mount Athos.

I am married and have two wonderful children.  :)

May God Bless you!


A shot of the shack in March, 2017:

AntennaHenge, the 9-Circle array:


Our home during the November 17, 2014 storm:


This is what our home looks like without all the white stuff:





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