|Amateur Radio - WAØMHJ
Welcome to my Ham Radio Page. If you followed a link from QRZ.COM and we have just worked, then TNX for the QSO!. If we have exchanged QSL's, TNX also! I QSL direct, via LOTW, ClubLog requests, bureau, and via eQSL. eQSL requests sent with an account call sign that is different that the call used to make the QSO will not be checked for match, and therefore no confirmation. Please use the ClubLog QSL request if possible vs. sending a bureau card. I mail to outgoing bureau only twice per year, so be patient. After 50+ years I have no desire to collect more QSL cards. Digital image QSL's sent via e-mail are ignored and deleted.
My primary interest and activities are DX'ing and contesting. I am currently active on 160 through 6 meters. I have been licensed and mostly active since 1968. I am a member of the Minnesota Wireless Association WØAA contest club (MWA), the Twin City DX Association (TCDXA), and the Twin City FM Club (TCFMC).
Added a picture showing the QSL that took the longest time to get. (Picture gallery.) Just received a reply from an un-named station that sat on my SASE for eight years! Never give up!
Happy New Year! First QSO of the year was working FT8WW for CW #337.
Will be operating as NØW during month of January.
Entered first time ever as a distributed multi-multi in the ARRL DX SSB contest as WØAA. Only top ten entrant not on a coast.
First ever POTA activation. Enjoyable until the thunderstorms cut it short.
A confirmation from EP2ABS on LOTW allowed me to reach DXCC Challenge level 2500.
The long quest for 5BWAZ is over. Zone #200 (JT5DX on 80M) was the final zone, and award #1046 is on the wall!
September 3, 1968 I made my first QSO with W8MMV in Michigan on 40M CW. This year marks the anniversary of my 50 year journey in ham radio. Here are some DETAILS of how everything began.
In April, I received 5BWAZ certificate #1977 for confirmation of 199 zones.
Enjoyed wonderful hospitality & operated a bit in the CQWW CW contest in Dallas at the QTH of Pete N5KD.
CQWW PH this year was a multi operator effort witt KØXV & son Jason. DETAILS
In the CQ WPX CW, I was visited by Foster - N3KCJ, who happened to be in town, and we operated as a M/S. DETAILS
73's - Mark
Party Operation & Mobile Contesting
Sometime back around 2000, I got the idea to try
something a little different by trying a portable operation during the
Wisconsin QSO Party. Being in the outdoors seemed like a good change of
pace from staring at the same radio, and the same desk I always sit at.
My adventures were chronicled in the May 2007 NCJ. Erecting antennas in
thigh deep snow, and operating in -20F temperatures led me to look for
alternatives for the following years, and thus started my mobile
I have also been the main log processing facilitator for the Minnesota QSO Party for the last twenty years.
Now that the WAZ
program is integrated with LOTW, I did a submission of the award. In
LOTW I had 198 of the 200 neccesary zones for a 5BWAZ application.
Those were submitted, and one single QSL card for zone 28 on 80M was
mailed. I was notified of 5BWAZ award with credit for 199 shortly
| WØAA and
Most QSO's for WØAA contacts after 2000 will be LOTW uploaded or can be requested directly. QSO's for KØLD requested direct only.
|9BDXCC, 7BWAZ, and 9BWAS are all in the books!
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