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                                             Log QSO infomation from my station  (W4DOW) 

                  NOTE:  QSL imformation: I am 70 years old, Been a Licensed Amateur for 56 years. I got over 74,000 Contacts 

                          in my adif files Log from years of contesting, DX'ing and Just chasing contacts on CW  

         I Do NOT Do Paper QSL any more. If you must have Paper SASE Please. EQSL.cc (AG)  and LOTW

                                                 Log QSO infomation from my station  (W4DOW) 


                                                                     W 4 D OW

                     (I am Located at 2178 Feet Elevation in the Mountains of Virginia N.of Bristol,VA.)  





                                                      EQSL User           LOTW User






                W 4 D O W 


                                   My Home Web Page: http://wa4hmx9.wixsite.com/amateur-radio-w4dow 
                                                                  Revised Home page for W4DOW (December 30,2016)

                                                                                                Twitter @dow_pierce





                                                    Hello and welcome to my page here on QRZ!

                   If we've worked, thanks so much for the QSO. If not, I sure look forward to it!


                                        W4DOW CW Operator for 56 Years Licensed in 1961 




     Join me on FACEBOOK at:   dow.pierce@facebook.com   (Total Amateur Radio & SoTA ) 



s Station as of 09/2017


My Station 1961 (Heathkit DX60) I built at the age of 14. Heathkit HG10 VFO I built at the age of 15 ( After I became WA4HMX)  SX99 RCVR. Homebrew Amplifier pair of 811'a in GG  (I built at the age of 16) Skillman Bug on CW 

Picture on the Right (Blue tent) is the setup in the house now... All Kenwoods 

 My father was a Ham in 1947 when I was born. Dr came to house to bring the new baby into the world (ME) when he spank me on the butt and I took my first breath the first thing I heard was my Father on 40M CW sending CQ, So I can say I been in the Hobby all my life. and Its not just a Hobby for me its a way of life. Retired now and 68 Years old and enjoy it even more today as I did in 1961 Keep the Call of WA4HMX for 53 years until I Got the W4DOW  Oct 2013 and Its much better on CW as I am a 30/35 WPM operator Contester, Dx'er and Full time SOTA chaser on W4V (Virginia) Stations Now All Kenwoods TS590SG and One TS570SWith Rig Control thru TRX Manager Software. (Details Below)  Telnet to W4ML Cluster in Va.

My Antennas as of Jan 2015 (1) G5RV @ 40/45 Feet  (2) SupperLoop80 @ 60 feet  (3) EAGLE ONE Vertical 

mounted on pipe 3 feet off the Ground.. VHF 6 Meter 5 Ele KLM Beam at 30 Feet    2 meter Curshcraft 13B2 












I  am now a register user of TRX MANAGER . Rig Control for up to 4 Rigs at one time. Log program , 2 Cluster Telnets esl, LOTW. All rig controls from the screen with mouse. Band Scope. CW Sending (only) From Micros/Keyboard. All ARRL/CQ + many other Contest. Multi Screens Pop and drag. QRZ/FCC online Database (upgraded daily) DX Call Book Lookups from other country Database's.Award tracking . DX Needed Notice by bands or modes. By far the best software I have tryed. But its not FREE . I guess you get what you pay for. Relly a Joy to use and I guess its only that good for those using Rig control and likes total control on one or Muilt Rigs doing Fast QSK operations.Most of all for me Easy to Read on Screen and a learning curve but easy to use.. Lots of other good stuff I havent listed here. 

You can Download a FREE Demo to check out @  http://www.trx-manager.com/   

(Dow) W4DOW)           






                                                                            New Video W4DOW V.2.0 Amateur Radio


                                                                                    Enjoy the Background Music.









                                          I telnet to the DX Cluster network via: W4ML USA flag USA 

                                                                    Central Virginia Contest Club
                                                                         5303 St Paul S Church R

                                                                           Goochland, VA 23063 USA


                                   Grid EM96bs WashingtonCounty
                                                    Clubs 10X 47327 VP 2301 EPC=5649 HPC=397 070=856 SKCC=11596
                                                                           The latitude for this location is: 36.763934
                                                                              The longitude for this location is: -81.862





                W4DOW SOTA STATISTIS

                                 My First SOTA contact with a Activators was April 5, 2013 ( Local 2M FM Simplex)
                                        ON Oct 2,2013 achieve " SOTA Shack Sloth " status with 1000 Chaser Points.
                                             Oct 27,2013 achieve "Double Shack Sloth " status with 2000 Chaser Points
                                         ON Nov 29,2013 achieve "Triple Shack Sloth " status with 3000 Chaser Points
                                 NOTE* On Novemver 10, 2013 W4DOW moved into 1st Place CHASER in Section W4V 

                                    December 24,2013 achieve Quadruple Shack Sloth status with 4000 Chaser Points  

                                                           On March 7, 2014 achieved 6,000 Chaser Points for Section W4V 

                                                   On April 11,2014 achieved 7,000 Chaser Points for Section W4V (Virginia)

                                                                   On June 4,2014 achieved 8,000 Chaser Points in W4V    

                                                                    On July 30,2014 achieved 9,000 Chaser Points in W

                               On August 28,2014 achieved 10,000 Chaser points to become the FIRST SOTA SuperSloth  W4V

                                 On August 8,2015 achieved 20,000 Chaser Points to become the SOTA 20X Super Sloth in W4V

                         As of June 25,2016 Still holding 1st Place Chaser in W4V @29K (+) Plus Now 9th in NA United States (W) 

                                          On August 29,2016 achieved 30,000 Chasers Points to become a 33K Super Sloth in W4V 

                                                         (Just a little over Three Years Now in the SOTA Program) 










Lived in Richmond VA for 27 years and worked as a Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic. many years with Overnite Trans. Moved back to Southwest Virginia (Washington County) in 1997 to my home place with my Wife of 41 years Darlene (AC4VE) Also 20WPM CW  EXTRA Class,

Over my 56 years in the hobby I have been a Class room instructor and an instructor of Morse Code and Text  for new hams and those wanting to up-grade when we had to have it for a license. The Wife and I are also VE's for ARRL and W5YI giving Amateur Radio Exams in Richmond at the McGuire Veterans Hospital for many years. I have Always be a die-hard CW operator working DX along with Contesting and just plain ole Rag-chewing on CW.

AS of May 2012 I have Retired from the work force as a Mechanic. At the Age of 69 now and with COPD it was time to get out.

I spend more time now with my Hobby that I have been in all my live as MY Father was W4YQW when I was born in 1947 born at home and when the Old Country Dr. spank me on the butt the first thing I heard when I came into this world was my Father Sending "CQ" on 40M CW.?

                                          SO YOU DO SEE FOR ME AMATEUR RADIO IS NOT JUST A HOBBY, ITS A WAY OF LIFE.




 Virginia QSO party 2014,2015,2016. High Score WAshington County.  2016 -13 Colonies Special Event CW & SSB Clean Sweep 

                                    Clubs 10X 47327 VP 2301 EPC=5649 HPC=397 070=856 SKCC=11596 







                        (This is for those who just cant understand,REAL Amateur Radio. You know who you are. ENJOY)

                         Common sense isn't a gift its a punishment Because you have to deal with the people dont have it !?


                                   Thanks for looking up my page and very best 73.

                                                                                73 es Good DX  

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Book Totals: 4955 qso's   2376 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#3914
Granted: 2016-08-08 14:22:02   (W4DOW)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#12934
Granted: 2016-05-14 21:35:03   (W4DOW)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#11652
Granted: 2016-05-14 21:35:02   (W4DOW)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#3781
Granted: 2016-05-14 21:05:02   (W4DOW)

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