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I was first licensed in 1962 - I inherited the "ham radio gene" from my father Willis and his brother John - who were first licensed in Philadelphia in 1933 as station license W3CYN. I am an admitted DX Hound with a DXCC QSL count of 278, all using less than 100 Watts from the Pacific-Northwest USA. I am chasing 5-Band DXCC, needing "only" 23 more on 80M (which is why it remains to be seen if I remain a low power "purist"!)

My main rig is a Kenwood TS-590S that runs 100W to a 3 element triband Cubical Quad up about 38 ft/12 Mtrs on a roof tower. For other bands, the antenna is a full sized G5RV @ 75 ft/25 M. You will find me on 160-10, mostly CW, although I enjoy a bit of rag chewing on SSB and playing with digital modes. 

I am a big fan of QRP -  the designated QRP rig at my operating position is a Elecraft KX2. I also have one of KD1JV's "Mountan Top Radios" (Ver 2), an Argonaut 509, Hendricks PFR-3 and an Small Wonder Labs PSK20 . I take at least one of these little rigs with me backpacking and all my other travels. I often use QRP at the home QTH and have achieved QRP DXCC. A few years back I hatched the idea of posting youtube videos to document the fact that DX can be had via QRP, eventually this morphed into a "QRP YouTube DXCC" playlist in which my webcam captured QSOs with 159 entities - ALL while using less than 5 watts (YouTube Links Below) -- I am having as much fun with this as chasing "real" paper..

In addition to hamming, I do occasional volunteer radio work in Central and South America and with my local emcoms orgs. I am also fond SWL'ing and am a confirmed scanner nerd. I realized a lifelong dream by adding a nicely refurbed (Collins Designed) EAC R-390A 82lb receiver to the shack.. 

I have operated portable HC, XE, PY, DL,I, G, EA,VE and as YN3JG; I currently hold the Ecuadorian call HC1HB. I am happy to QSL via the Bureau, LOTW or Direct, but I do not have an eQSL account.

(Shameless Plug for my friend Jeff Murray, K1NSS: Jeff, is a talented artist who created an image for my new QSL card - which is at the top of my bio here. He works patiently with his clients to make sure that your ideas are implemented just the way you want. If you are interested in a truly one of a kind QSL, check out: http://www.dashtoons.com/


QRP YouTube  DXCC Playlists, 2 parts, 159 Video Clips


A-L https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL677A093C75EB5C55

M-Z  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVvkB7-2l2R_2vDTY5HSJ1Nssh9PmM8RJ



Operating CW QRP with my KX2 as HC1HB/7 in Amazon Ecuador, April, 2017

The Shack


Halloween Version of Quad


Campsite operating at Olympic National Seashore


My memorial QSL Card to my Uncle John, KQ3E


The back side of the QSL Card















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