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I have been a ham for 44 years.

I first got my ham license in 1974 when I was 16 years old. My call was WN1SXK, a year later I upgraded to the Technician class, so I wrote to the FCC and asked them to change my "N" to an "A" so I would not be identified as a novice class operator. LOL...

After college I moved away from ham radio and into other hobbies, I did not operate a ham radio for over 35 years, until 2016 when I decided to get back into the chair. I kept my license active all these years, and in late 2016 I decided to take the Extra exam. I am still learning about all the changes in ham radio while I was inactive, and I now find I enjoy the challenges of DXing on the HF bands. I also am interested in all the digital modes. You can see me on the FT8 waterfall, most everyday, looking for new DX to add to my DXCC count. I am up to 175 countries in (1) one year and always trying to add new countries to this count. I worked most of these with 100watts or less with the ICOM 7300, I feel the ICOM 7300 is one of the best SDR in the market place for the price. I just  purchased a 600w amp to start to add to the DXCC count and 600W gives me some advantage now in the DX pileups.....

I enjoy building wire antenna's and experimenting with antennas, and I like having phone conversations with other hams who like to ragchew about antennas they have tried and tested.  I have a 10m-40m loop and a 80meter loop.

I retired as a Sonar Engineer, where I worked on testing submarine and surface ship sonar systems. I have a degree as an Electrical engineer and I have a minor degree in Quality Engineering.

This year I plan to renew my moss code CW operations, this mode should help me add new DX to my count, I purchased a key and plan to start learning how to use the paddle key. I started as a novice with a straight key so there will be learning curve with the paddles. LOL 

If you hear CQ CQ DE...... WA1SXK with a bad fist it is me! Give me a call....please.....

Hope to hear you on the air or see you on a waterfall someday!



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WA1SXK
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S01WS 2018-02-23 20m FT8 IL46rd Western Sahara Sahrawi Amateur Radio Club
K1MIJ 2018-02-23 20m FT8 EM95md United States WILSON A CASELLI
JW2US 2018-02-23 20m FT8 JQ94mm Svalbard Erik I Sommerseth
S55DX 2018-02-23 20m FT8 JN75fx Slovenia Milan Stojiljkovic
LX1GG 2018-02-23 20m FT8 JN39bo Luxembourg Gilbert Gira
VK6XN 2018-02-22 40m FT8 OF77WV44 Australia Hans Fairhurst
G4DBW 2018-02-22 40m FT8 JO01ni England RW HAMMOND
V26PE 2018-02-22 20m FT8 Antigua and Barbuda Paul Egan
KP4RGD 2018-02-22 20m FT8 FK68XJ28 Puerto Rico RAUL GONZALEZ
SM3CCM 2018-02-22 20m FT8 JP92bx Sweden LARS BERG
WA1SXK 2018-02-22 20m FT8 EM95lf United States ERIC SPERO
WB5OZA 2018-02-22 40m FT8 EM30se United States Douglas D Phelps
7Z1IS 2018-02-22 40m FT8 LL34hn Saudi Arabia IBRAHIM SAUD
WA1SXK 2018-02-22 40m FT8 EM95lf United States ERIC SPERO
WA1SXK 2018-02-22 40m FT8 EM95lf United States ERIC SPERO

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