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Hello all.

I was first licensed in the fall of 1991 as a no code Tech N9NOE. Later that year I upgraded to General. In 1993 I then upgraded to Advanced with the call KF9NK then later that year to Extra with the call AA9OO. Once the vanity calls were available I really wanted K9 or W9BC which were not available yet. But N9BC was so I decieded to apply for that one. For quite sometime I checked into the 3905 Century Club net worked and met some really nice folks.

Sometime in the early 2000s I started contesting mostly the WI Qso party and FD. I really love the trill of having a pileup and working everyone I could.  I blame my good friend Gregg K9KL for making me love contests as much as I do. He has an awesome station that I could use pretty much anytime I wanted and I can tell you it rocks. I rarely have to say my call more than once to break through a pile up. 

For a few years hamradio dropped off for me exect for going out by K9KL's for Field Day or for the WIQP. Another good friend Jeremy N9RWR that I havent talked much over the years said he wanted to get back into the radio hobby again. He did the unthinkable he let his license expire. So he studied and passed all 3 tests in a matter of a month or so. Way to go! He was issued a license once again. Then applied for a vanity W9JLW.  After some wheeling and dealing it was time to get a shack again. With some swaping and selling some computer gear I was able to get a Icom 718 thanks to him. I was back on the air! 

Now with a house full of people phone really was not going to work well at least not where the rig was. So digital and cw it was. I used to operate PSK31 quite a bit with my old shack. Then I found this new mode call JT65 using 3-15watts typically and people were working dx pretty with ease. I had to try it. Sure enough with my End-Fed halfwave for 20m. I was working anyone I heard. I was hooked! After some poking W9JLW a bit I got him hooked as well. We both were working some great DX!  As usaual I just had to upgrade and upgrade and upgrade. So now here is my current shack.

Current Radio Equipment

  • FTDX-3000
  • W2IHY EQ & EQplus
  • SDRplay reciever
  • Ameritron 811
  • LDG 600Proll
  • 6 Band Hexbeam
  • 80m Dipole
  • 40m Double Bazooka
  • 30m Vertial using a Wolfriver Coils Silver bullet portable antenna
  • Yaesu FT-857D
  • Tram 1481 2m/70cm vertical
  • Tytera MD-380 DMR Uhf
  • 42 ft Rohn tower
  • Logging software for LOTW HRD
  • Contest Logging software N1MM

For QSLs if I get one I'll send one back. But all my logs are sent to LOTW frequently. I do not use eQSL please no requests.

DX cluster that I run is:

  • dxc.n9bc.com 7300


Search your call in my QSO recordings archive from various contests:

The Shacks over the years. Starting with the current one.

Jun 2017 

Mar 2017 Yaesu FT-3000, FT857D, W2IHY audio gear

2016 Yaesu FT-1000D , Icom 718 AL-811  

2016 Yaesu FT-1000D , AL-811 

2007 Icom 756 Pro II , Icom 706MK2G, SB-200 and the hunt for good audio. 

2006 Icom 756 Pro II, Rebuilt SB-200

2005 Icom 756Pro II 

2005 Mobile Shack FT-857D

2000 Cabin Shack Icom 706MK2G, Alinco HT


My old shacks consided of

  • Icom 756 Pro II
  • Icom 718
  • Icom 706MK2G
  • Shure Beta SM-87a Mic
  • Behringer EQ quipment 
    • MIC2000
    • DEQ2496
    • DSP2024
    • MX882
  • Cushcraft MA5B yagi
  • Alpha Delta LB Plus for 160m-20m
  • Amp SB-200 
  • Nye Viking MB-V-A tuner


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N9BC
Latest Contacts for N9BC at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KN9X 2018-01-06 160m FT8 EN50NK11 United States DAN M AUSILI
KC9MEG 2018-01-06 160m FT8 EN52TI49 United States Dennis C Blaha
WY3A 2018-01-06 160m FT8 FM29fw United States WILLIAM T PATTON
VA3HP 2018-01-06 160m FT8 EN92ks Canada Gary Allan Chase
NA9RB 2018-01-06 160m FT8 EN40xn United States RANDAL L BURNHAM
NF0N 2018-01-06 160m FT8 EN12tl United States MICHAEL E NICKOLAUS
K8OM 2018-01-06 160m FT8 EN42eb United States JOE B HUNGATE
KC7CS 2018-01-06 40m FT8 DM43BM14 United States GARY W GRANT
K7DAT 2018-01-06 40m FT8 DM43bs United States David A Twyver
N2ADV 2018-01-06 40m FT8 FN23ea United States James M Shaver
N6PDB 2017-12-12 80m FT8 CM87WB50 United States DENNIS D MASON
CF3TTB 2017-12-12 80m FT8 Canada
W9BBF 2017-12-10 80m FT8 EN54CG95 United States MICHAEL T KROHN
EA1AKS 2017-12-10 80m FT8 IN73xj Spain JOSE MARIA PINEY
W5TMP 2017-12-10 80m FT8 EM31id United States TERRY M PARTIGIANONI

Book Totals: 7173 qso's   3620 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#5591
Granted: 2017-06-14 19:54:02   (N9BC)

United States Counties Award#6741
Granted: 2017-06-14 19:48:02   (N9BC)

  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 500 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties CW
World Continents Award#12316
Granted: 2016-03-22 16:15:05   (N9BC)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#11016
Granted: 2016-03-22 16:15:03   (N9BC)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • 80 Meters Phone
  • Mixed CW
United States Award#1938
Granted: 2016-03-22 16:15:03   (N9BC)

  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
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