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​-I'm just an old guy, who is trying to keep my brain active. 

- I have been in and out of ham radio a couple of times. My first callsign was WN4HYN, then KE4DWZ, and now W2WCM.  I enjoy HF, especially HF nets.

- I have retired once, and now work part time in a completely different field. My life seems too busy.  


The station :

An Icom 7800, which is a lot of radio for me.  I have a lot to learn.  It gives me the chance to send 200 watts up the coax, which might make for a better signal, though I usually use only 150 watts output. The receiver is clearly much better than with my old rig, an Icom 706.  I have also added an Icom 7300, which is a lot of fun.


The new antenna is a Carolina Windom, up about 45-60 feet.  It is a fairly good antenna, though it makes for a "modest" station.  I thank other hams, with beam antennas and amplifiers for doing the "heavy lifting" and making more QSOs possible.

Please come back to me and let me know how I am doing!


Thanks, and 73!




First QSO of 2016--NPOTA from Prince Wm. Forest Park!  





Working a pileup on the Appalachian Trail at Harpers Ferry, WVa for NPOTA--TR01 and HP14!

Many thanks to Craig, N0CSM for use of his Buddipole antenna!





Operating from Slovenia as S5/W2WCM, thanks to my friend Slavko, S57DX!  An impressive station!



Also from Slovenia, QRP contesting with a KX2 and 5-9 watts.  


The heart of the station--two ICOM HF rigs!  

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W2WCM
Latest Contacts for W2WCM at QRZ.com
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W9IMS 2017-05-27 20m SSB EM69wt United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club
EA8JK 2017-05-26 20m SSB IL18cp Canary Islands MANUEL HNDEZ .
OE3DIA 2017-05-26 20m SSB JN88hl Austria Ivan Dobrocky
R5ZZ 2017-05-26 20m SSB KO90be Russia Konstantin KEN Kolesnikov
VP2MDG 2017-05-26 20m SSB FK86vs Montserrat George Briggs
HZ1SK 2017-05-26 20m SSB KL91on Saudi Arabia Samir Khayat
OP2A 2017-05-25 17m SSB JO20gx Belgium IVO CLEYNHENS
PD9Z 2017-05-25 20m SSB JO32fi Netherlands Sascha
HK3TK 2017-05-24 20m SSB Colombia
DF3XY 2017-05-24 20m SSB JO52FG Germany Fabian Grundmann
9A9A 2017-05-24 20m SSB JN75ws Croatia ZDRAVKO - "EMIL" BALEN
DF2BO 2017-05-22 20m SSB JN48hv Germany Thomas Schmenger
HB2U 2017-05-22 20m SSB JN36lo Switzerland Contest Call
KD4GUB 2017-05-22 40m SSB EM54AW16 United States PAUL B MILLER

Book Totals: 2732 qso's   512 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#13553
Granted: 2016-08-18 11:36:02   (W2WCM)

United States Counties Award#4145
Granted: 2016-08-18 11:36:02   (W2WCM)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#14949
Granted: 2016-08-18 11:34:02   (W2WCM)

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