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I have been fascinated by radios since I was a kid - from shortwave listening to scanner radios and a ten-year stint in the wireless and telecommunications industry from the early years of cellular telephones to the tech boom (and bust).

I am now a Financial Planner based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota since 2001 with clients around the country. I have three grown children and my wife of 25+ years is my COO and business partner.


I am also a published author. You can find my career-management book Fire Yourself! on Amazon.com (click the cover)

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I upload to LoTW every day

I will happily confirm eQSL and paper QSL's by email request!


Weather Underground PWS KMNMINNE289 #9384


I am a member of the Minnesota Wireless Association 

and the Twin City DX Association.

I am a Skywarn volunteer and a Volunteer Examiner (VE). I monitor the Minnetonka/N0BVE repeater on 145.450 when I'm in my Radio Room.

My goal is to achieve awards primarily via LOTW and I achieved WAS and DXCC via LOTW exclusively.


(WAS and DXCC Phone)

Confirmed DXCC QSL's on LOTW:   164 


Radio Room:






  • K4KIO 5-Band Hex Beam up ~17 Meters on a Rohn 25G Structure for 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m
  • 43' DX Engineering MBVE-1 Vertical with 48 radials totaling ~1900' of wire, primarily for 80m and 40m
  • NI4L 200' custom-made center-fed, (half flat-top, half sloper) Doublet up ~50 feet up in the Oak trees fed with ~50' of Ladder Line into an MFJ 912 4:1 Balun, primarily for 40m-160m; backup for 80-10m
  • Comet GP-1 2M/70cm Base Antenna for local FM, Fusion C4FM
  • MFJ-856 Directional RFI Finder for spotting neighborhood sources of noise and offending power poles and lines
  • Acurite Pro Color 5 in 1 Weather Station fed to Weather Underground

Check out my station and various radio activity on my Facebook Amateur Radio Page and my YouTube Page.

Icom IC-7600


Yaesu FTM-400DR


My children and I putting up my custom NI4L 200' Doublet


50' up in the Oak Trees is my custom made NI4L 200' Doublet 


DX Engineering MBVE-1 43' Vertical; 48 radials; about 1900' of wire


DX Engineering MBVE-1 43' Vertical; 48 radials; about 1900' of wire



K4KIO Hex Beam up 51' (17m) on a Rohn 25G

Accurite 5-in-1 Weather Station Sensor

NG0Z and my Son KE0BAB at Field Day 2014


First RTTY QSO on the IC-7600



My longest contact so far, 3B8HC on Mauritius off the East coast of Africa on my 200' Doublet/Sloper on 12 Meters SSB 2/7/15...10,067 miles away


My QTH at night looking WNW


Other Minnesota fun...

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - NG0Z
Latest Contacts for NG0Z at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
WU9P 2017-03-24 20m SSB FM18fg United States CHARLES R MATTERN
CN3A 2017-03-24 20m SSB Morocco Contest Station
PJ2/PT2IC 2017-03-23 20m SSB Curacao
WW4JL 2017-03-23 20m SSB EL88VG64 United States Jon E Lamphere
K4DVW 2017-03-23 20m SSB EL98pc United States Edward M Schlee
HI3MRV 2017-03-23 20m SSB FK49QK18 Dominican Republic marcos j rosario
YN2WL 2017-03-21 80m SSB Nicaragua William A Fahle
K3LQB 2017-03-21 40m SSB EM74sb United States Larry K Belock
T2AQ 2017-03-20 15m SSB Tuvalu Jacek Marczewski
IZ5UGP 2017-03-20 20m SSB JN53hp Italy Fabrizio Battini
YN2KW 2017-03-20 15m SSB EK71aw Nicaragua Ken E. Mitchell
LU3MCJ 2017-03-20 20m SSB Argentina EMILIO JOSE JORGE GILI
YN2KW 2017-03-19 20m SSB EK71aw Nicaragua Ken E. Mitchell
JH3NGD 2017-03-19 20m SSB PM74lq Japan Kazuhito Yoshimura
EA1ABT 2017-03-19 20m SSB IN73wj Spain LUIS SEGURA

Book Totals: 7617 qso's   1929 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#1521
Granted: 2016-07-19 20:50:07   (NG0Z)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
United States Award#2174
Granted: 2016-05-19 22:35:02   (NG0Z)

World Continents Award#3477
Granted: 2015-02-14 11:05:04   (NG0Z)

  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#2989
Granted: 2015-02-14 11:05:03   (NG0Z)

  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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