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Originally from Michigan, I became interested in amateur radio, along with my father, (now a SK). I received my Novice license in 1960 - KN8TCP, I upgraded to General in 1961 and was issued K8TCP. I was issued W9KXI shortly after I moved to Indiana in the late 1960's. To avoid confusion on VHF SSB (after I moved to New York in 1979), I opted to give up my W9KXI call (a decision I later regretted) and was issued N2BKS. In June 1996, I applied for (and received) my old W9KXI call, which I plan to keep.

From the late 1970's to early 2007, I was active, almost exclusively, on 2M SSB and was not active at all on HF. After retiring in 2007 this has changed  besides operating VHF and UHF SSB, I now enjoy operating HF and working the VHF contests (see www.KA2LIM.com ).  I also enjoy meeting and talking with many, many great people.

The W9KXI Station

HF + 50 MHz

Yaesu FTDX5000MP with a Heil PR-781 microphone. LP-Pan 2 Panadapter. Kenwood SM-220 monitor.

On HF: Ameritron AL-82, MFJ-998, Butternut HF9-V, a 60M Inverted Vee and a Mosley TA-33-M WARC beam.

On 6 Meters: a 3 element Yagi



144, 222, 432 & 1296 MHz.

Yaesu FT-847 with a Heil microphone that has the HC-4 element:

   - 2 Meters: Lunar-Link LA-22 amplifier; homebrew 15 element Quagi (by KA2LIM) at 40 feet; mast mounted MHP-145 preamplifier and one ARR preamp.

   - 1.25 Meters: DEMI transverter; AM-6155 amplifier; homebrew 15 element Yagi, (by KA2LIM) and two ARR preamps.

   - 70cm: Lunar-Link LA-72 amplifier; two ARR preamps, Directive Systems DSEFO432-25 at 30 feet.

   - 23cm: A DEMI 1296-144 transverter and a DEMI 60 watt amplifier.  The antenna is a pair of DSE2325LY's at 35 feet.  




ARRL                  OOTC #4465


The view toward FN10 and points South from my FN12ne location:



A New York sunset at the K2LIM contest site in FN12mg.


Some of the antennas at my FN12ne location - 


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W9KXI
Latest Contacts for W9KXI at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KK6PIM 2016-01-22 15m SSB DM42lg United States Jamie L Litwak
J69AZ 2013-11-25 40m SSB FK93mv St Lucia ANCLETUS ERNEST
PU1MHZ 2013-10-31 10m SSB GG87oc Brazil Leonardo Portella
HZ1TT 2013-10-25 40m SSB LL34ir Saudi Arabia ali al duobie
OP4K 2013-05-12 15M SSB JO21ff Belgium Joe ZIEGELSHIFFER
KN9YEA 2013-02-07 17m SSB FN20da United States Andrew D Blessing
KD2AVU 2013-01-08 2m SSB FN30er United States Tianyi Xie
VE3KCY 2012-12-30 2m SSB EN93rr Canada Ken Buehler
WA6RKK 2012-12-27 20m SSB DN17ot United States RANDALL A DOMINICAK
KK7TV 2012-11-10 10m SSB DM43ar United States Randy E Starace
HZ1TT 2012-10-24 20m SSB LL34ir Saudi Arabia ali al duobie
W8KSC 2012-09-30 17m SSB EN42ic United States TIMOTHY J KRUMHOLZ
NA2NY 2012-07-02 2M SSB FN33gh United States John D. Hart
KJ4FKT 2012-06-08 6m FM EM66bl United States DONALD K PARTAIN, II
W2REA 2012-05-23 2m SSB FN02jc United States Terry W Rea

Book Totals: 59 qso's   59 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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