Thanks for looking me up on qrz.com. I enjoy the digital modes especially RTTY contesting, JT65HF and Hellschriber. I also enjoy an occasional phone contest, DXing, rag chewing, checking into nets and talking with friends on the radio. In 1974 I had the Novice call WN8MSF which I let drop. I was next licensed as KD8ELX in 2006 and obtained my current vanity call shortly after getting my Extra Class License in 2008.
I am a member of the Louisiana Contest Club and the Delta DX Association. My other associations in the hobby are: 10-10 #75322, SouthCars # 7614, Feld Hell # 2302, Six Club #2496 and PODXS 070 #972.
I am the past president of the Alliance (Ohio) Amateur Radio Club, liaison for the Stark County (Ohio) Volunteer Examiner Team and the F letter manager for the 8th Area Incoming QSL Bureau.
I'm not much of an awards chaser, however I have earned DXCC - Basic, WAS - Basic and WAS - RTTY as a result of my contesting efforts.
My radios include an IC-7600, IC-7300, IC-746PRO, IC-7100 and (my newest toy) an Elecraft KX2 for HF, and various VHF and UHF mobiles and handhelds. My antennas are mostly dipoles and modest VHF antennas plus a 6 band KIO Technology Hexbeam on a 30 foot tower And a StepIR BigIR vertical. I always run 100 watts or less.
I am a retired systems engineer and spent 2-1/2 years driving an 18-wheeler before fully retiring. In addition to Amateur Radio I enjoy riding my motorcycles and try to get out and play an occasional round of golf.
From 2010 through 2014 I also operated from my winter home in Franklinton, Louisiana, located in Washington Parish, Grid EM40uv. I still occasionally operate from Louisiana when on vacation. All of my contacts made from Louisiana are uploaded to LOTW and eQSL under call sign NX8G/5. Therefore if you want those contacts confirmed you must use NX8G/5, not NX8G.
Thanks again for looking me up and I look forward to talking to you on the air!
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