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First licensed in 1959 as KN3KJX. I have held callsign W3NP since 1977. Main interests: Restoring and/or modifying vintage communications gear and test equipment. I operate almost entirely CW using my collection of straight keys and "bugs".  My modern station is a Elecraft K3 Line, Ten Tec Omni VII & Eagle along with a K2-10 for QRP. I am quite active with SKCC and my SKCC # is 3182S.

Retired June 2010 as an Electronic Tech from the Communications Dept of CSX Railroad.

 

I also have quite a few vintage rigs and equipment that I like to work on and exercise occasionally, especially during SKCC WES "tube gear and crystal control" events and also the Novice Rig Roundup. The little novice era rigs such as the DX-40, Eico 720, Knight T-50, Drake 2-NT, etc -  just to name a few are fun to work on and operate.  I still have my vintage AM station setup using a B&W T-368, 32V1, Viking II, as well as a homebrew 812H  transmitter along with 75A4, R-390A, and HRO-60 receivers.

Some Vintage Rigs

Drake B-Line along with some QRP Gear

I apologize to those who have sent QSL cards to me and have not received one in return. I have received my new cards and have begun so send them out.  To those that have sent SASE's, I will get a card to you as fast as I am able. I will try and send a card to everyone who has sent one to me in the past year or so.

 

Antennas: KLM KT34A @ 51',  Full wave 160 meter loop at 45' for 160-30 meters.  Cushcraft A3WS for 17/12 on 2nd tower @ 42' -  (not shown)

I just put up (May 2017) the 160 meter loop to try and improve my low band performance looking ahead to the low sunspot activity for the coming years - (took down 130' CF Zepp & 160 meter dipole).  I will probably install a 160 meter Inv L in the fall as the loop has a very high radiation pattern on 160 but has shown a lot of promise on 40 & 30.  I am still tweaking the antenna & feedline for a good compromise length.

Below is part of the 160 meter loop looking to the NW. It is made with approx 500' of  white #14 Teflon coated standed copper wire. It averages about 45' AGL, is supported at 8 points, and is fed with 600 open wire line to a DX Engineering 1:1 remote balun mounted about 5' from the Elecraft KAT-500 tuner. It can also be switched to the Viking KW Matchbox tuner for use with the vintage higher powered AM gear in the basement.

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VE2PID 2014-01-28 40m CW FN45bj Canada Pierre Desjardins
WA3PRR 2014-01-28 80m CW FN00ex United States Raymond T Henderson
HC6PE 2014-01-26 20m cw FI08qs Ecuador Ernesto (EPE) Perez Estevez
W7SAG 2014-01-25 20m CW DN13ur United States John R Sager
K0FTC 2014-01-22 10M CW DN70lm United States John K Bredehoft
K0FTC 2014-01-22 12M CW DN70lm United States John K Bredehoft
KB0TUA 2014-01-21 20m CW EM48qo United States ROBERT L GATES
AH6AX 2014-01-21 40M CW FM19lj United States LAWRENCE P WANDEL
K0FTC 2014-01-20 12M CW DN70lm United States John K Bredehoft
AE2DX 2014-01-19 160m CW EL88tx United States FREDERICK M BERNQUIST
K0FTC 2014-01-15 30M CW DN70lm United States John K Bredehoft
VE2PID 2014-01-14 40m CW FN45bj Canada Pierre Desjardins
WB2UOB 2014-01-13 40m CW FN23oc United States WILLIAM R BAUM
KI8JY 2014-01-11 40m CW EM79xr United States DAVID L PERRY
W7SAG 2014-01-11 80m CW DN13ur United States John R Sager

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