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New ham as of Dec 2010.

Studying for Extra exam.PASSED exam on 4/21/12.

DX Engineering 10-80 vertical. Coax is buried and the ground radials are in place. 36 radials at 32 feet long. See attached picture for the radials and base of antenna.

Changed callsign from KC9TJZ to ND9E on 6/29/12.

5/18/13 Made my first trip to Dayton. Quite an experience.

7/2/13 Trying to work the 13 Colonies event but my vertical doesn't hear the east coast very well on 20M and can't get through the pile-ups on 40M. Finally got all 13 plus the bonus station. That was fun!

8/8/13 Installed a Motorola Spectra radio in the pick up truck. Also installed the antenna for a future APRS radio.

9/14/13 Enjoyed the Route 66 special event until I only needed 1 station then it became a mission! Finally found W6M to finish off all 18 stations. Lots of fun! Got my certificate on 10/10/13.

4/1/14 Installed APRS in the pickup truck.

10/13/14 Prepping for the ILQP!

10/19/14 Worked 151 contacts during ILQP with some CW this year. My personal best score so far. 3 element yagi is so I could talk to other portable stations.

10/30/14 Just earned Triple Play award and worked all 50 states for W1AW portable stations.

11/9/14 10 meter ground plane antenna is up! Works well on the local net.

11/29/14 Put up 146 ft inverted L antenna with 9:1 balun. Now I can get on 160 meters and 80 meters is much better.

12/6/14 Operated in the ARRL 160 meter CW contest. Made 102 contacts all as search and pounce.

12/13/14 Operated portable with a group called RaDAR. Made 12 contacts from 3 locations in 3 hours.

12/25/14 Just finished my last W1AW portable station contact for a W1AW/P triple play. Just will have to wait for the LOTW confirmation now.

1/17/15 Operated portable with the RaDAR group from 3 locations.

1/24/15 Purchased a IC-703 QRP rig. Love the internal tuner!

2/7/15 Operated QRP for the first time. Made 14 contacts in the MNQP contest.

4/5/15 Operated as K0E mobile in the Missouri QSO Party. Made 499 contacts and drove 862 miles.

4/12/15 Made 5 QRP contacts in the GAQP today.

4/19/15 Made 11 QRP contacts in the MIQP.



5/9/15 Participated in my first US Islands event. Activated 3 islands and made some contacts even if it rained the entire time.

6/8/15 Replacing the 2005 Colorado with a 2015 Colorado. Time to remove the radios and antennas and find a place to mount them on the new truck.

6/27/15 I was able able to make around 90 contacts on Field Day in between work and family stuff. 

12/6/15 Made 88 QRP contacts in the ARRL 160m CW contest.

12/13/15 Finished with the ARRL 10 meter contest with 20298 points. Fun but weird propagation for me. 

1/2/16 Activated the  Ulysses S Grant House for the National Parks on the Air program.

1/31/16 Participated in Winter Field Day. 

2/21/16 Activated the Ulysses S Grant House for the National Parks on the Air program for a second time. 

2/22/16 Activated the Lewis and Clark Trail for NPOTA. 

4/3/16 Participated in the MOQP as a rover using callsign K0E. I didn't go as well as 2015 but still had fun. 

4/23/16 Activated NM12 Gateway Arch for NPOTA along with N0KTK.

5/20/16 Went to Dayton Hamvention.  

6/1/16 Loving the NPOTA event. I have 141 confirmations so far.

6/1/16 Participated in Winter Field Day on 1/31/16. Results are in and I placed 8th out of 40 entries in the 1O category. 

6/5/16 Hit 150 confirmed parks for NPOTA!!!!

6/11/16 Activated RV05 Ozark National Scenic Waterway. Made 134 contacts. Picture below is the mill at Alley Spring MO. 

8/25/16 Activated NS73 Grant House along with N0KTK. See picture below. It was a very hot day!

9/4/16 Search and pounced the Tennessee Qso Party. 48 contacts for about 4200 points. 

9/19/16 Reached 250 confirmed contacts for NPOTA!

9/24/16 Participated in a 2 meter FM simplex contest in the St. Louis area. Great fun!

10/8/16 Helped activate the Gateway Arch NM12 with N0KTK, WX5CW and N0SSC. Beautiful day to play radio!

10/16/16 Ran as a rover for the Illinois QSO party. 

11/4/16 Activated BF04 Fort Donelson for NPOTA. 247 contacts

12/3/16 Activated HP13 George Rogers Clark for NPOTA. 197 contacts

12/31/16 Activated NS73 Ulysses S Grant House for NPOTA. Ended the year with 10 NPOTA activations and 251 units as a chaser. 

1/1/17 Activated KFF-0998 and KFF-1765 for WWFF.

1/28/17 Operated as a 2O IL station in Winter Field day. 

2/4/17 Participated in the Minnesota QSO Party. 1280 claimed points. Mostly all CW. 

4/1/17 Operated as a rover in the Missouri QSO Party at ND9E/0. Terrible band conditions. Made 283 contacts with only 5 of them being MO counties. Weird weekend!

8/26/17 Operated as a rover in the US Island QSO Party. I hit 4 islands and made around 170 contacts. 

9/30/17 Activated 3 parks for WWFF in the Carlyle Lake area of Illinois. 

10/22/17 Participated on ILQP from the Pulaski/Alexander county line. This was also a POTA location of KFF-0283. I then moved to the 3 county corner of Pulaski, Massac and Johnson. This was park # KFF-4112.

11/18/17 Activated Giant City State Park KFF-0996. This was located in Jackson County IL. 

11/26/17 Activated Bohm Woods KFF-4111 located in Edwardsville IL. 

1/27/18 Winter Field Day!

2/8/18 Activated Kickapoo State Park KFF-4097.

2/17/18 Activated Moraine View State Park KFF-4099. Picture below.

3/10/18 WWFF activation of KFF-4132 Iroquois County State Wildlife Area in Northern IL. 55 contacts. 


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World Continents Award#13869
Granted: 2016-05-31 17:45:03   (ND9E)

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Grid Squared Award#12514
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