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FIRST LICENSED: December of 1972 as WN6UPE, then General as WA6UPE, Advanced as KF6FM, and finally to Amateur Extra as WU6X.

CURRENT STATION: Elecraft KX3 and Elecraft 100w amp. I can be found on all modes with CW as a favorite. A 40-foot tower supports HF antennas including a 2-element, 5-band Lightning Bolt quad at 45 feet, inverted V's for 40m and 80m, a 2m "J" at 50 feet, and a discone for 6m at 25 feet. I also work HF mobile with an ICOM IC-706 MkIIG and High Sierra HS-1800 screwdriver antenna (pictures below). The KX3 is often used for portable ops, mostly from my RV connected to a long wire or the screwdriver on the Jeep. (Note: the FT-1000D and AL-80B are now sold and the home station is being updated)

OTHER HOBBIES: RC sailplanes, float tubeing and stream fishing for trout and bass, computers, RV'ing, and support of local events as a member of Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club (www.w6ek.org) and Placer County ARES.

BIO: Vietnam veteran, active 68-70 aboard USS Hassayampa AO-145 as a Radarman, with 10 years total service in the Reserves, honorably discharged as Petty Officer 2nd Class. Past ARRL EC for Santa Cruz County (1970's) and Assistant Commander Santa Cruz Police Department Reserves. I've enjoyed many career paths including Hewlett-Packard as a microwave tech, Director of Facilities at Atari, and 16 years in management positions with the Grass Valley Group in Marketing, Sales, Field Service and Customer Training, and 5 years as an Adult School teacher in Auburn. I'm now enjoying retirement and RV trips with my XYL of 45+ years (W6LPG).

I'm sure we have something in common, and hope to chat with you someday. I work all bands and modes and occasionally remote ops via RemoteHamRadio.com, mostly 40m and 20m.

eAddresses: eMail: wu6x-at-hotmail.com; Packet: wu6x-at-ag6qo.#nca.ca.usa.noam; Winlink: wu6x-at-winlink.org

QSL Info: LOTW, eQSL or the ARRL QSL Bureau. If you need a paper QSL, send a SASE please or print from eQSL if that will work for you. Grid CM98kw, CQ Zone 3, ITU Zone 6

Other: Member of Sierra Foothills ARC, Northern California Contest Club, CWOps #1632, and SKCC #16255

If you hear me, please break-in and say hello.

BCNU and 73, Dennis

BELOW: USS Goldsborough, USS Hassayampa and USS Ranger underway replenishment (UNREP) in So. Pacific with other destroyers waiting their turn to refuel from the mighty "Hass"; 655 feet long, 86 foot beam, 7.8 million gallons of fuel capacity, and capable of 21 knots maximum speed.














BELOW: 5-band Lightning Bolt Quad (20 thru 10 w/WARC) with and without snow! 












BELOW: Mobile (ICOM IC-706 MkIIg), audio out through car stereo system AUX input; antenna is the High Sierra HS-1800 screwdriver mounted New Zealand style. 












BELOW LEFT: Field Day 1980 on CW and Son Justin (now N6FWD) looking over my shoulder. 

BELOW RIGHT: Field Day 2016 with Son Justin (N6FWD) logging for me. Elecraft KX3 running QRP off deep cycle battery for 24 hours. 











BELOW: I love portable ops ... That's me at the picnic table during the CA QSO Party 2015 from a Siskiyou County campground with my Elecraft KX3. 












BELOW: 2005 Winne 34' with Jeep in tow and High Sierra screwdriver mounted to tow bracket. This allows connection and operation of the screwdriver from the RV dash via RG-8X and control cable, and HF mobile ops in the Jeep on excursions (no HF antenna on the RV, only VHF/UHF). 

BELOW: Home station WU6X is being updated. Only the Vibroplex paddle and a 1946 Lightning "bug" are shown below. 
















BELOW: Portable station on dash of RV when parked and connected with RG-8x to a 64-foot (1/2 wave on 40m) longwire matched with 64:1 homebrew toroid core, auto-transformer that works 5 bands, 40m thru 10m with SWR below 1.5:1 ... no tuner required! 

















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