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The quest for the DXCC Honor Roll



28 December 2016 - resolution for 2017 is to do MORE ham radio.  QRP, kit building, EME.

***************STATION INFORMATION**********************

Cleaned it up over the Christmas holidays 2016; it was chaos before this picture.

Here's the workbench area:



Location: FM06be, 36.20N 79.83W


Equipment: FlexRadio FLEX-5000, TS480SAT, TS570D, TS520S, IC-910H for VHF/UHF, FT817ND for rover/portable, LNR MTR3B for trail QRP, Tokyo High Power 1.2kfx amp, Yaesu VX6R handheld, SDRPlay RSP.

Antennas: Traffie Hex-Beam for 20/17/15/12/10, 6M5 for 6 meters, 2M9 for 2 meters, 432-12EME for 432 MHz, Zero-Five 43 foot vertical for 30/40/80, inverted L for 80 and 160, Hamstick verticals for mobile, Elk antennas for AMSAT, AlphaLoop for portable QRP, HiZ four-square for low band receive.

My Blog***************BIOGRAPHY*************************

First licensed in 1977 at the age of 13, I quickly became a CW fanatic. General class upgrade in 1978. Advanced and Extra class upgrade in 1990. Almost all operations on CW, primarily focused on DXing. I also enjoy contests. Since 2004 I am on digital modes. Started AMSAT in 2007, then weak signal VHF work and 160 meter DXCC chase in 2009.

Currently pursuing Honor Roll, one DXCC entity at a time. December 2016 = 314/314.

Previous operations include:

WD4ELG (1977-1978) WD4ELG/6 (1978-1980) WD4ELG/3 (1980-1986) WD4ELG/KP4 (1988-1989) J6/WD4ELG (1988 CQ WW SSB)

All logs from the KP4 and J6 operations were lost when Hurricane Hugo hit Puerto Rico.


*********************PERSONAL INTERESTS****************

Here is a picture of what keeps my stress low and keeps me healthy (besides the XYL). Many miles of walks with three Golden Retrievers. So sweet and lovable, smart and loyal and friendly. Raj, Boomer, and Maggie...all rescued from Triad Golden Retriever Rescue.



Here's a picture of me at age 2, getting an early start on cutting grass so I can put down more radials for 160.

Antenna pictures: Hex beam 20-10 meters from Traffie Technologies, suspended from the trees (no towers allowed), and a vertical in the woods for the low bands.







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