I was originally licensed as KN0SVW in 1959, while in high school, living in Bettendorf, Iowa. As my fascination with our hobby developed, DXing,CW, RTTY and contesting became my favorites.
Travel is also one of my real joys, and I am fortunate to have visited many countries worldwide, often taking ham radio with me. I have operated as G5BJI, GI5BJI, KA2AS, KA1DX, KA1CQ, ZK1AM, HL9TS, and most recently in Bhutan as A52ST and A50A.
I am fortunate to have operated from all continants except Antartica.
My wife and I now reside in northern Minnesota, on beautiful Lake Vermilion, equidistant between Duluth and International Falls.
Dxing and contesting on CW and RTTY occupy most of my current operation. Current antennas include SteppIr 4 and 3 element yagis phased at 120 and 60 feet( 39 and 19 meters ), and a 2 element 40 meter beam at 130 feet( 42 meters ). I use verticals on 30, 80, and 160 meters.
I have acheived 5BDXCC, Honor Roll and most recently DXCC on 30, 17, 24 and 160 m. ie 9B DXCC.
I need Bouvet, and Crozet for Top of the Honor Roll.
I am a proud life member of ARRL. In addition I am a member of the Twin Cities DX Association, Minnesota Wireless Association and a charter member of our local Lake Vermilion DX Association.
QSL via direct, LoTW, or Buro. I don't use E QSL.
Hope to see you on the air real soon
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