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I just started working Satellites in Dec 2017.  If you're here because we worked on the birds, thanks for the QSO! I record and upload all passes to my soundcloud if you're interested in listening to my end. Click HERE to listen. I send QSL Cards to all satellite contacts. I'm working on figuring out the most efficient way to get QSOs into LOTW so if you need EN35, I'll get it up eventually.  I also will QSL on QRZ Logbook if you'd like, please contact me directly for this. 

I intend to activate some of the more remote Northern MN grid squares in Spring/Summer 2018 for the ARRL Grid Chase Event.  If you have any requests for Grid Activations, please email me and I'll see what we can work out.

Ham Bio:

I sat down for my Technician exam on May 14th, received my call on May 19th, 2016.  I passed my Element 3 General Exam on July 25th, 2016, and have begun studying for the Extra. On the air, I've been doing quite a bit of the new FT8 mode lately. Also recently have gotten into working Satellites, and having an absolute blast doing that. I also enjoy contesting when my busy family life allows, and have been known to check into various HF, VHF/UHF and DStar nets on occasion.

Clubs/Memberships:

ARRL, Skywarn Spotter #MSW1325, AERO MN, AMSAT, Minnesota Wireless Association, FT8 Digital Mode Club #1063, 100 Watts & A Wire #2702

Operating Conditions:

My main rig at home is an Icom IC-7300, running into a 40m inverted V at about 25 feet. An MFJ-939 Intellituner quickly tunes it up on 80m through 6m. I was able to get WAS with this setup. I recently purchased a used 40ft Rohn 25G tower and HyGain rotator from an old 11 meter operator, and will get that in the air Spring 2018 and start chasing DX and contesting quite a bit more.

My Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a Yaesu FT-8900 into a Diamond NR770.

In my F-350 (daily driver) I have a Yaesu FT-2900 into a Firestick Fiberglass 2m Whip.  I usually monitor the local 85/25 Repeater system for trips around town. Also have been known to haunt the N0BVE machine, and the Crown repeater as well.

For satellites (and anything else requiring an HT), I use an Icom ID-51A Plus 2 running 5 watts for uplink, and a TDX One Q8A for downlink, full duplex with an Arrow II BP Antenna.  Hilariously enough, the TDX One is a Chinese knockoff of a Chinese radio (the Baofeng UV-5R). 

For D-Star, I use the ID-51A Plus 2 into a DVMega hotspot.

 

 

 

 

 

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World Continents Award#18790
Granted: 2017-11-05 02:54:02   (W0WTF)

Grid Squared Award#17416
Granted: 2017-10-24 03:38:02   (W0WTF)

Endorsements:
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Mixed
United States Counties Award#7588
Granted: 2017-10-18 18:09:17   (W0WTF)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
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