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!Look for me August 29-30 at the 2015 Kansas QSO Party, I will be operating as N0F again!

http://www.ksqsoparty.org/

http://www.1x1callsigns.org/index.php/index.php?option=com_jumi&fileid=4&action=recDetail&recid=12109

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So much fun operating as N0F on the 2014 Kansas QSO Party!

I won the Rookie Award! Woohoo!!!

I was originally licensed as KD4HTP,AC4OV, nowAC0RL.

My best friend Rick Cordary KN4CV prodded me to become a HAM. I studied the new No-Code Tech license in 1990, and listend to a little morse code. I took the written exam and passed. Heprodded me further to take the code test for the code-tech license, since it was no extra charge and I would certainly fail due to no real CW practice, I took the CW portion of the test. I wrote down what I thought was being sent, answered the multiple guess portion, wrongly of course and had no expectation of passing. I was ready to leave, when they called my name to ask me a question about a pencil mark on the section of the test where I was copying the code. He asked me if it was where I just set my pencil down or a period, I looked closely at it and figured it was too dark for a pencil rest and said it was a period. Honestly I could not remember at the time if it was a period, but I did mark it as such and said so. He then congratulated me on passing the code test, said I copied 26 letters in a row, which is passing!

My friend RIck was in disbelief, he just wanted to pick on me, because he knows I do not usually fail at things. He was so mad, he said Imust have cheated and gave me his own code test, which I failed miserbly.

I was so excited about passing that I went completely crazy, studying the general and advanced class and using Super Morse to get my code up 15WPM. I took those tests and passed within 30 days of having my code-tech license.

It took me about two more months of intensive Super Morse and CW tapes while driving to get past 20WPM, but I hit 24WPM studied for the extra and passed it.

I thank my friend Rick for being my Elmer in many things. He passed on to me a love of Radio and Flying. He is an awesome pilot!

If you read this Rick, don't let it get to your head! Ha!

My base rig is a Elecraft K line, K3, P3, KAT500, and the KPA500. Also a new addition of an Alpha-87A!

My AM setup and the Gold Dust Twins

The Gold Dust Twins, two 30S-1's, one is for AM, the second for my S-Line

A sprinkle of Gold Dust

Behind the shelves, enough room to work

The shelves are 16' long and 20" deep.

APRS Igate

80 foot ROHN 25 tower with my Mosely Classic 33 with the WARC and 40M extension kit. Also 80m and 40m dipoles...

 

I also use an old fully restored Collins S-Line

Recent Additions to the Collins S Line

 

SM-3 Microphone

30S-1 Linear Amplifier

And some National Stuff:

National NC-109 is fully restored to original and is a great sounding SWL rig.

My latest kit:

Probably the newest HW-101 on the planet, purchased it about 1/3 built and completed it last year...

My metal forestry/farming crop:

80 foot Rohn 25G foldover (homebrew) tower for HF.

50 foot rohn 65 free standing tower for V/UHF

40 foot free standing commercial tower

Mosely Classic 33MW with 40 meter kit.

160m Dipole @ 60'

80m Dipole @ 75'

40m Dipole @ 70'

900' Horizontal loop @ 50'

DB Products APRS antenna

2) GP3 2m/400 antennas

1) GP95 2m/70cm/13cm

 

 

 

 

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