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Thanks for checking out my QRZ info. I was fascinated with radios from about the age of ten (1965) when I got my first set of walkie talkies but didn't get my ham license until 2005. Since the 80s my main hobby was racing and collecting vintage snowmobiles.  I got out of snowmobile racing and decided that it was time to find a safer hobby. Ham radio was the perfect choice. I love the science that ham radio presents. There is literely a lifetime of learning and experimenting for hams that have a quest for knowledge about the hobby. I mostly work HF but also enjoy VHF including 6 meters. I only use 100 watts or less and quite often work portable and mobile HF. My antennas include a 160 loop, Gap Titan vertical, OCF dipole, 80m double bazooka, Imax 2000 vertical, Cubex quad for 6 and 2m, Comet GP-9 vertical and Alpha EzMilitary for portable use. High Sierra Pro 1800 in the mobile. I mostly chase DX and also love portable operating. Some info about my rigs below. 73.. Mike / WØMSN

I use and highly recommend Alpha Antennas.  http://www.alphaantenna.com/


My Daughter Natalie (KC0ZSO) and I operating portable at a game preserve in Victoria MN

Radio - Yaesu 857D with Sprint series tactical battery pack system from Portable Zero LLC   www.portablezero.com

The antennas were a 20M double bazooka @ 15' and an Opek HVT 600 vertical on a tripod

Note: All portable battery pack and carrying system designs displayed here are copyright 2013-2016 Portable Zero LLC (Patent Pending)


Photos below- Operating portable in Northern Wisconsin (Bark Point on Lake Superior) in August 2015. Grid EN46  Bayfield County. Herbster, Wisconsin

I mostly operate QRP with a Yaesu 817ND but also run my Yaesu 857D (5 to 30 watts) with sprint battery pack systems from Portable Zero LLC. Antennas were a 20m double bazooka and an Alpha EzMilitary vertical.


(Shown Below) Amateur Radio Accessories by Portable Zero LLC Available at  https://portablezerostore.ecwid.com/


991 Escort and Field Power 12 battery case shown below. The 12 AH battery has a 24 amp current draw capacity which allows full power operation with 100 watt transceivers.  Available here > https://portablezerostore.ecwid.com/


817 escort tactical Carrier for Yaesu FT-817.

857 escort  for the Yaesu FT-857D

857 sprint battery pack system for the yaesu FT-857D


















Yaesu 1000mp, Icom 551D, Icom 275H

Shack 2

Yaesu 897D

My daughter Natalie (KC0ZSO) 2007 when she first got her license.


My first walkie talkie back in the 60s







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