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NC6DX is a radio club currently primarily located on top of a 5000 foot mountain in the middle of a forest in a wilderness area in northern California in Nevada County grid square CM99oh in the Sierra and NC6DX has been operational since 1998. At our QTH we have no paved roads, no commercial power and we primarily rely on solar power, batteries and as needed generator power. Our primary interest is to have fun in a beautiful wilderness area and to also provide licensed amateurs with radio contacts on 12 bands from Nevada County, California and grid square CM99. We are often on during the California QSO Party (CQP) in October to provide the deserving with contacts from Nevada County for the CQP. NC6DX has earned various ARRL DXCC, WAS and CQ WPX and contest awards and as a club we enjoy ragchewing, DXing, contesting and experimenting.

During the winters we always receive at least eight feet of snow at the cabin but the snow level in 2011 reached over eleven feet at the cabin. Can youspot the two Jeeps buried under the snow in the picture of our cabin on our QSL card above? It snowed for three more days after I took the picture. Although we primarily operate from Nevada County, California, we also operate from other locations in California and in Nevada.

We now have our LOTW account up and running and we also have traditional paper QSLs printed and many already mailed out to those who have sent us an SAE. We of course are automatically QSLing via LOTW but if you also want a traditional paper QSL please QSL via K6XN and include a SAE with your QSL for contacts with NC6DX. 73 and see you in the pileups. I will provide the QSL card and the stamp for our QSL card back to you.

Here is a picture of the cabin at the beginning of a snow storm.

Our Siberian Husky "Scout" enjoying the snow. He is wearing a red vest so he doesnt get mistaken (again) for a wolf and shot at by uninvited visitors.

Bob-1, K6YN, operating one of our NC6DX stations in the cabin.

Bob-2, K6ON, and Bob1, K6YN, enjoying a fine glass of wine at the cabin during a break.

Ted, K6XN, driving our 1943 WWII Willys Army Jeep with friends on our several hundred acre forest site with another of our Siberian Huskies, "Ranger" leading the way for us.

K6ON, Bob-2, and KJ6WQQ, Lee, sampling more wine at the cabin. Special thanks to Laine, K6XXN, for providing wine for the entire NC6DX team :-).

K6XN, Ted, taking a break from filling out QSL cards.

One of our monster home made amplifiers that is over 50 years old. This beauty weighs over 300 pounds, uses a pair of Eimac 3-500z tubes in the final and will run full legal limit until the generators run out of gas. This is our usual 40M amplifier during CQP and if you have worked a strong SSB signal over the years from NC6DX, W6DOJ, N7PR, K6XN or NN7NN on 40M during CQP it was probably Bob2, K6ON, at the microphone using this amplifier. Our 40M antennas? We usually use either a four element KLM 40M beam or a 546 foot horizontal loop wire antenna up 60 to 70 feet in the air at an elevation of 5000 feet supported by tall pine trees. :-)

A sled dog team pulling an off road vehicle on a Forest Service dirt road near the main gate to our property during the summer. If you look closely there is a small white Siberian Husky teamed up with a large black Husky as part of the sled dog team. She is our Siberian Husky "Tolsona" and she has pulled sleds in Alaska over 2000 miles during her professional career as a sled dog. She is now retired and is a second op for NC6DX.

Our Siberian Husky "Scout" and K6ON's beautiful dog "Domino" hunting varmints and protecting the NC6DX operators from rattlesnakes.

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