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I do not do LOTW nor do I respond to Bureau package requests for QSLs. Please, if you want a VO2 CQ Zone 2 QSL, please send request direct to the above address. Reason: severely arthritic fingers for handwriting QSLs. I can respond only to individual requests. enclosed self addressed envelopes preferred. A green stamp would be nice but not required. I reckon IRCs are now history.

Original Novice earned March 1961 as WV2RNN. Earned Novice again 1994 as KB2SYT. Quickly rose through the ranks - Tech Plus, General, Advanced, Extra. Finally secured vanity callsign and license plate K2FRD in 2000.

ARES, RACES, Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Assn, ARRL; Chenango Co. (NY) Asst Emergency Coordinator; Former Editor-Publisher: Otschodela Council (BSA) Amateur Radio Group newsletter: http://homepage.mac.com/k2frd/ocarg.htm . (Due to cancer, I no longer publish this Scouting-ham radio newsletter.) Am now a member of Yavapai, AZ ARES/RACES and YARC.

Boy Scouts of America - Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), very active Volunteer (District Training Chairman, Council Camping Committee, Exploring Commissioner). http://homepage.mac.com/k2frd/cncldetails.htm (Otschodela Council, Oneonta, NY). Eagle Scout 1961.

Work DX (SSB, CW, PSK31) on all bands (6 thru 160 meters) with Kenwood TS-2000 (TS-50 for backup), homebrew all-band 20m vertical made with used tent poles, various homebrew wire antennas, and especially a Buddipole portable antenna system. Collect QSL cards. DXCC, WAS, WAC, WAelPaso, Live-Wire, HFPack, and Portable e-groups, OMISS #4078, 10X #41039, DX Lists. Owner-Moderator of Buddipole, HamsEF, Amateur Radio Moderator, Live-Wire, SGC Yahoo Groups. http://groups.yahoo.com/ .

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Signal Corps (Active and Reserve). Vietnam Veteran (69-70, Americal Div - 523rd Sig Bn, LZ Bayonet; 69th Sig Bn, Tan Son Nhut and Gia Dinh).

Retired Wildlife Biologist (Cornell, '68; M.S. U. Washington, Seattle 1975); worked for U.S. National Park Service and as a private consultant with my own firm in Washington and New York States.

Activated for ARES duty at Ground Zero (Respite One) in NYC following 9/11 attacks. See <http://homepage.mac.com/k2frd/GroundZero.htm> for details. Activated for Katrina duty in September 2005, served in Washington Parish, Louisiana. ARES/RACES/SKYWARN activations measured in the hundreds when I've served as NCS.

Outdoor nut: Certified Wildlife Biologist (retired), camping, canoeing, fishing, fly tying and fishing, wilderness travel.

Macintosh computer "MacAddict" - presently with MacBook Pro 15" laptop.

DXers and CQ WAZ collectors: I conducted two mini-DXpeditions to Labrador, Province of Labrador and Newfoundland, Canada in 2001 and 2004 (CQ Zone 2, ITU Zone 9). Details at: <http://homepage.mac.com/k2frd/labrdx.htm< and <http://homepage.mac.com/k2frd/Labrador2004.htm> . Please QSL direct to above address for contacts with VO2/K2FRD and include a SASE or self-addressed envelope with an IRC or green stamp. Next VO2 DXpedition planned for summer 2012 depending upon progress of Solar Cycle 24 which so far has proved disappointing. Further, my health has deteriorated but I still hope to make the trip.

On return from the 2004 trip, took the Canadian Basic Plus (CW) license exams and earned VO2FS.

DXCC, WAS, working on WAZ. Goal is DXCC Honor Roll. On all modes, but most recently have concentrated on PSK-31.

I'm a fulltime RVer with a 20' camper trailer and Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and operate portable with a Buddipole antenna system wherever I park for more than one night. Sold my home and hit the road in 2003 to escape winter. I look for isolated and wilderness areas in which to park for weeks at a time; height above surrounding landscape is a key criteria. I keep in touch online via a portable satellite internet system (Direcway). In Sep '10, I bought a permanently parked 30' RV in Prescott, AZ but will still travel when the mood moves me.

And, if you're really curious about me, please check out my personal page at: <http://homepage.mac.com/k2frd/K2FRD.html> . It's an adventure!

3333333, 73, 88, and 101s, Fred K2FRD and VO2FS; EX - VO2/K2FRD EX - KB2SYT EX-WV2RNN

updated 7Sep10

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