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Hello! I go by the nickname Rick on the air.

First licensed in 1976 as a novice (WN4MWR), I upgraded to General the following year (WA4MWR). I then moved from the 4 call area to the 1 call area and was assigned KA1GBJ in 1980. When vanity call signs became available, I requested & received my current call (W0ZAP).  I finally got off my behind and upgraded to Extra Class in March of 2017.

My career path led me to an extended stint riding Uncle Sam's Gray Ships, Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Electronic & Mechanical Calibration Systems, and finally, Network Engineering. I'm retired now, so I have more time to spend with my "toys".

Over the years, I've dabbled in many facets of the hobby, including contesting, VHF/UHF work, chasing DX, Public Service, and Satellites. 

After an extended period of being "radio inactive", I discovered the National Parks On The Air event conducted by the ARRL in 2016. I was bitten HARD. Although I didn't start participation in the event until late in the year, I still managed a respectable showing by years' end. What a wonderful event it was! I totaled 55 activations in about 45 days of participation. I had close to 3,000 confirmed QSO's per LoTW. I've had QSL cards made up for every park I activated; so if I owe you a card, drop me a line and I'll eventually get one to you. 

Current interests include Digital Modes, chasing and activating parks for World Wide Flora & Fauna/Parks On The Air, attempting to improve my somewhat meager CW skills, and operating remote stations from my home QTH. I live in a deed restricted development and rely heavily on wire antennas. I also have a TransWorld TW System that I employ for portable activations as well as home use. Terrific system and highly recommended for folks in similar situations. I run an Icom IC-7610 at my home QTH and an Icom IC-7300 for portable operations. Both are terrific radios. I run Kenwood's TS-711 & TS-811 for VHF/UHF. I also run Elecraft's KX3/PX3/KXPA100 on occasion. I use an Elecraft K3-0/Mini with RemoteRig boxes for remote work.

I hope to hear & work you on the bands!

73 & 44


Current Affiliations:

    World Wide Flora & Fauna

    Parks On The Air

    ARRL Life Member

    QCWA - #30296 - Chapter 35

    Kansas City DX Club

    Society of Midwest Contesters

    FISTS - #18323


    Old Man International Sideband Society - #11001


    10-10 International - #71025


    100 Watts and a Wire - #2627








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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W0ZAP
Latest Contacts for W0ZAP at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KC4JNW 2018-02-18 20M SSB EM84PS11 United States JAMES T FULLER
W7PEM 2018-02-18 20M FT8 United States Paul E McCormick
N6ZDH 2018-02-18 17M FT8 CM97gr United States Martin D Higgins
N7TNP 2018-02-18 20M FT8 CN85tl United States Shaun L Harteloo
K7VIZ 2018-02-18 20M FT8 CN95IQ33 United States Colin D Zylka
WD6R 2018-02-18 20M FT8 DM04ME United States E JOSEPH NARDO
K9CJM 2018-02-18 20M FT8 EN54ci United States Thomas J Liska
W0OGH 2018-02-18 20M FT8 DM43ci United States Larry D Godek
WG7X 2018-02-18 20M FT8 CN87RD36 United States Gary M McAdams
W1HS 2018-02-18 20M FT8 FN33WM United States Steve GOLDSMITH
NR3Y 2018-02-18 20M FT8 DM34xq United States DARRELL A EARNSHAW
K0ATZ 2018-02-17 40M SSB EM36DD United States Brian K Martin
KQ6QB 2018-02-17 40M CW CM87xh United States PETER J SLOCUM
WK2S 2018-02-17 30M CW FN20QX United States Arthur R Cote
WK2S 2018-02-17 40M CW FN20QX United States Arthur R Cote

Book Totals: 8044 qso's   5987 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#17605
Granted: 2017-06-02 04:56:02   (W0ZAP)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
United States Counties Award#6491
Granted: 2017-04-30 14:04:04   (W0ZAP)

  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 500 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 500 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
Grid Squared Award#15907
Granted: 2017-04-30 14:04:03   (W0ZAP)

  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • 80 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 30 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
United States Award#3097
Granted: 2017-04-30 14:02:02   (W0ZAP)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Phone
  • Mixed Digital
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