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I was first licensed in July 1960 as a novice with the call WV2OCK which was later changed to WA2OCK after I upgraded my license in 1961.  I used this call for many years  on HF and VHF.  I managed to work 21 states at that time on six meters using a Heathkit Sixer and a dipole antenna two feet above my roof (not bad for 5 watts AM).  In 1968 I entered the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Caribbean.  While in Puerto Rico I was issued the new call KP4DKF which I held until 1972.  After returning to the States I lived in New Jersey for awhile and was issued the call WB2QYV.  In 1976 I moved to New Hampshire to join the staff of 73 Magazine and received my current call of WB1ASL .

I am a DXer working SSB, CW and Digital modes.  I have so far earned DXCC on 7 bands and Digital.  My current challenge score is 1275.  Right now I am working for DXCC on 30 and 160 meters.  My country count is 294.


One of my fondest memories is working Oscar 13 using all homebrew equipment (except for the antennas). It was a challenge and I made quite a few contacts worldwide.  The furthest was with Uzbekistan with the satellite on both of our horizons.


This is my main operating position.  It is rather hard to see all the equipment but it consists of an Icom 7000 (now replaced by an Icom 7410) for SSB, Digital and CW.  The Amplifier shown in the picture is a Heathkit HL-2200 which was the upgrade of the SB-220 with a brown rather than green case.  That amplifier has been replaced by and Ameritron ALS-1300 amp and I am using the LDG-1000 antenna tuner.  The radio on the right at the bottom is an IC-706MkIIg and an MFJ 300 watt automatic antenna tuner which I use for Digital work.  For digital I use the Signalink USB interface to my computer and I am running HRD v. 6 software and WSJT-X for RTTY, PSK31, JT65 and JT9 QSOs.

My antennas consist of a HyGain TH5dx triband yagi for 20,15 and 10 meters and a Cobra Senior Multiband wire antenna which tunes from 160 through 6 meters for the Low Bands and the WARC bands.    

As you can see I collect “boatanchors” .  This is part of my collection (not enough room on the shelves for all of them).  Maybe you can pick out the SP-600 receiver, the HQ-170 receiver, the Viking One transmitter with VFO, the Heathkit analyzer, the 390A receiver, the Collins 51J-4 receiver, the Drake Twins with matching Power Supply and Tuner and the Johnson Matchbox antenna tuner.  

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WB1ASL
Latest Contacts for WB1ASL at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
K0PT 2017-10-20 30m FT8 EM94jc United States Paul E Travis, Jr
WF3J 2017-10-20 30m FT8 FN10pn United States JAMES E HOFFMAN
DL1RYD 2017-10-20 30m FT8 JO62oj Germany Willy Eckert
PA3CPS 2017-10-20 30m FT8 JO32bh Netherlands Geert Balsma
AA9GL 2017-10-20 30m FT8 EM49hw United States RONALD C ROSE
WB2NVR 2017-10-20 30m FT8 FN31da United States ROBERT S SCHAPS
N1MGO 2017-10-20 30m FT8 FN42dn United States Gordon A La Point
AC8SW 2017-10-20 30m FT8 EN82jq United States THEODORE H FISHER, II
W1LQJ 2017-10-20 30m FT8 EM82aq United States WILLIAM L KENNETH
NT5A 2017-10-20 30m FT8 DM14cc United States ROBERT F AHRENS
WQ7A 2017-10-20 30m FT8 CN86qu United States TERRENCE W DUMMLER
M0NPT 2017-10-20 30m FT8 IO91vl England Abdel Mesbah
E44WE 2017-10-19 30m FT8 KM72pa Palestine Janusz Wegrzyn
9G1SD 2017-10-19 30m FT8 IJ87wr Ghana DAVID SCHNEIDER
F5JKK 2017-10-19 30m FT8 JN18gs France ERIC JAUCH

Book Totals: 5678 qso's   1807 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Award#2917
Granted: 2017-02-28 22:00:02   (WB1ASL)

United States Counties Award#4164
Granted: 2016-08-19 15:48:02   (WB1ASL)

  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#9010
Granted: 2015-09-05 17:15:02   (WB1ASL)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#10382
Granted: 2015-09-05 08:45:02   (WB1ASL)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#2500
Granted: 2015-09-02 17:20:01   (WB1ASL)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
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