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I was first licensed in 1954 as WN0TLX, then upgraded to conditional class (General Class by mail) as soon as my code speed increased to 13 wpm. Incentive licensing motivated me to get the Extra in the late 60s.

I just recently returned to the airwaves in 2012, after a log hiatus from Ham Radio in1994 when divorce forced me into apartment living. I lived in Mpls for 47 yrs after graduating from ISU in EE. Recently, moved back to Ames, IA, and my almamater ISU in March 2012. Our single family home has given me the opportunity to return to the hobby I love.

My station is as follows:


-ELECRAFT K3S + P3; Timewave DSP-599; Green Heron RT-21; Heil PR-781; Bose headphones

-ACOM 2000A (Main); ACOM 1500(My backup linear)

-Homebrew Shuttle I5 System with Win 7 Enterprise and Virtual XP; Dual 32 in LCD Monitors

-Software: DXTREME Logging SW; PSTRotator Control SW; DX Atlas CW Skimmer

-Optibeam OBW10-5 for 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters,at 60 ft

-Optibeam OB1-4030 Rotatable Dipole for 40 and 30 meters at 45 ft

-Custom End-Fed for 75 Meters

-Folded Monopole (MA55 Tower) for 160 and 80 Meters fed with matching network.


-KWM2 + 312B-4 + 30L-1

-D104 Mic

-Custom End-fed dipole for 75 Meter "Rag Chewing" (Circa: MyAntennas.com)





When I'm not chasing DX, I'm chasing tennis balls.




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W0TLX
Latest Contacts for W0TLX at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
PJ4/KG9N 2016-03-20 40M CW Bonaire
5J0P 2016-03-18 80M CW San Andres and Provi Polish Team
ZS6CCY 2016-03-18 40M SSB KG45dq South Africa WILLIAM (BILL) HUNTER HOSIE
ZL/ZS9HI 2016-03-18 40M CW NON-DXCC
PW0FN 2016-03-16 20M CW Fernando de Noronha VILHO ( "Ville" ) HIILESMAA
J79XF 2016-03-16 30M CW FK95ho Dominica 2016 Commonwealth Contest : Nigel G3TXF
VK9CK 2016-03-15 40M CW NH87jt Cocos-Keeling Island DipperDX Team
4A1DX 2016-03-15 15M CW Mexico Grupo DXXE 11th Anniversary Special Event Station
W0HHF 2016-03-15 80M SSB EN32to United States RICHARD L NELSON
W0BVR 2016-03-15 80M SSB EN42fb United States William J Durspek, Jr
OA1F 2016-03-15 40M CW FI03bf Peru Carlos A. Lorenzo
HI8/N3SY 2016-03-15 40M CW Dominican Republic
7X3WPL 2016-03-14 15M CW JM13kt Algeria Amateur Radio Club *Sahara DX *
3C7A 2016-03-14 15M CW JJ43jr Equatorial Guinea Kenneth Opskar

Book Totals: 2523 qso's   1216 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#1022
Granted: 2015-02-19 21:30:03   (W0TLX)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#4885
Granted: 2015-02-19 18:10:02   (W0TLX)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
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