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Update:  I will be operating from Bonaire (PJ4) as PJ4/NA9Q from 2 - 10 December 2017.  This will be a holiday style operation but I will be on as much as possible. Modes will be SSB, FT8 and CW.  I will also operate in the ARRL 10M contest on the 9th and 10th.  QSL to the home call.  Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon the return to the home QTH.

 

The photo above shows me with my lovely wife of 51+ years, Arlyce, formerly NB9Q, a silent key as of 13 April 2015. A victim of end stage kidney disease.  The home and radio shack are located just outside of the Quincy, Illinois city limits and are now shared with just my Shih Tzu rescue dog, Diane.

 

I was originally licensed as WN0HOG in 1972 while on staff at the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy. I upgraded directly to Advanced Class in 1973 and as a result traded the N for a B and became WB0HOG. Arlyce and I and our three children moved to Quincy, Illinois in late 1976 at which time I was forced by FCC rules of the day to trade WB0HOG in for a 9-land call, WB9RGA. In 1982 I accomplished the final upgrade to Extra Class and was sequentially issued my present call sign, NA9Q.  Of our three children, only son John has continued the family interest in ham radio and is licensed as KA9EYT. 

 

I have been an ARRL member since 1973 and a Life Member since 1975.  I am an ARRL Registered Instuctor, OES appointee, DXCC Field Card Checker, former EC for Johnson County, Iowa and Adams County, Illinois, a current member and past president of the Western Illinois ARC, a past member and past president of the Iowa City ARC, a current member of the Great River DX Association, and I am a Charter Member of the Eastern Iowa DX Association.

 

At the University of Iowa I worked as part of a small engineering group from 1967 until late 1976. The group designed and fabricated space flight instrumentation hardware to support on-going space physics research projects for both earth orbital packages (the Explorer series among others) and for interplanetary flight (Pioneer, Voyager). During my 33 years at Harris Corporation Broadcast Division in Quincy, I worked in FM transmitter design (100 W to 70 KW), AM transmitter design, AM and FM systems design, and broadcast facilities and installation design. For the last 15 of my working years, I designed high power AM transmitter facilities and systems for transmitter power levels from 50 KW to 2,000 KW. I fully retired in early 2010 after working more than 33 years at Harris Broadcast Division (Gates Radio prior to 1957 and now known as GatesAir).

 

DXing, rag chewing and some contesting are my favorite on air activities and I presently hold DXCC Top Of Honor Roll with all 339 entities confirmed on the Current List as well as 17 confirmed from the Deleted List for a total of 356. I also hold 7BDXCC, WAZ, and have WAS on several bands.  In my travels, I have operated from PJ4, SV1, SV5, 5B4, ZC4, RO, VE, VY1, KL7, 9K, A7, HS and DU.

 

The home station details are: an ICOM IC-7600 with an Ameritron ALS-1306 solid state amplifier for HF and 6 Meters with an Icom IC-746PRO and Heathkit SB220 for HF backup. The antenna farm consists of a SteppIR DB-18E at 45 feet for 40M through 6 M and dipoles for 80M and 160M.  I use a Ham Gadgets MK1 CW keyer when operating CW and a Heil Pro Set with a  No 5 element on phone.  I make full use of the ARRL LoTW system and upload frequently.  My QSL card is available by direct mail with SASE and via the bureau but I prefer using the LoTW as it is much more environmentally friendly and saves the high postage costs. Not to mention the speed of return.  We live in a time of instant gratification, so why not bring QSL'ing into that age.

 

In the summer months, I spend a lot of time roaming the US and Canada in my 30 foot class C motor home. Twice Arlyce and I spent the entire summer motoring to and from my favorite destination, Alaska.  When on the road, I carry the IC-746PRO along for portable operation.  A Hustler mobile mast with an assortment of resonators mounted on a homebrew version of the Outbacker Outpost tripod provide a fast deploy antenna system. When campground circumstances permit, I throw a G5RV up in the trees to provide additional antenna options.  Additional hobby interests are photography and astronomy.

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