Amateur Radio - WAMHJ 

 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 WAA contest club (MWA), the Twin City DX Association (TCDXA), and the Twin City FM Club (TCFMC).

 Notable Events:

2023
Happy New Year! First QSO of the year was working FT8WW for CW #337. Will be operating as N0W during month of January.

2022

A confirmation from EP2ABS on LOTW allowed me to reach DXCC Challenge level 2500.

2020

The long quest for 5BWAZ is over. Zone #200 (JT5DX on 80M) was the final zone, and award #1046 is on the wall!

2018
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.

2016
I enjoyed having the opportunity to have Bill, AEEE (one of the VKEK OP's) present me the plaque for #1 Honor Roll. Bill gave TCDXA a presentation on the VK0EK operation at the May meeting.

2014
Back for a 3rd time in VP5 for ARRL DX Phone operating with Glenn WGJ and Ron NAT. It was a close race but happy to see we achieved another world #1 finish!

2013
As of Oct. 1,  all antenna projects are complete! I'm looking forward to a contest season & resuming some productive DX'ing. DETAILS 

2012
Back again in the Turks & Caicos Islands for a full week, QRV as VP5H during the ARRL SSB DX Test, and as VP5/WA0MHJ after the DX Contest.

Enjoyed wonderful hospitality & operated a bit in the CQWW CW contest in Dallas at the QTH of Pete N5KD. 

2011
I was in the Turks & Caicos Islands for a full week, QRV as VP5/WA0MHJ and VP5H during the ARRL SSB DX Test. We placed #1 in the world as the Multi-Single station entry.

I operated once again, multi with the KIR group in CQWW RTTY.

CQWW PH this year was a multi operator effort witt KXV & son Jason. DETAILS

2009/2010
For both the 2009 and 2010  CQWW RTTY, I had the pleasure of operating at the QTH of Ralph KIR, in a Multi-2 operation.

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

2008
I was a 2008 host NU1AW/0 station for the IARU contest allowing Cal - K0DXC the majority of the operating for this event. Click HERE for the details. 

1986
I had an exciting time operating as VP2MU, getting a 1st taste of being on the other side of the pile-up.

C.U. in the pile-ups or contests!!
73's - Mark
QSO 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 adventures.
I operate mobile now with a Yaesu FT-450 and two Hustler mobile mounts with antennas for 80, 40, 20, and 15 meters. Click here to ride along with a YouTube video clip. I have operated mobile in many Minnesota and Wisconson QSO parties, and once in North Dakota.

I have also been the main log processing facilitator for the Minnesota QSO Party for the last twenty years.

Recent  News

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 afterwards!
JT5DX was worked (Jan-2020), and confirmed for zone 200. 5BWAZ plaque award #1046 arrived in the mail today. (April 3rd, 2020).

All contacts from VP5/WA0MHJ (2011, 2012 & 2014) have uploaded to LOTW and Club Log. WA
MHJ is registered on Club Log, and those logs are uploaded.

  • Recent QSO's:  SU9VB for new on 12M
  • Recent QSO's:  ET3AA for new on Digital, 12M, and 10M
  • Recent QSO's:  S79/RM8A for new on 12M
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  • Recent LOTW:  FT8WW for new on  CW, Digital, and 30M
  • Recent LOTW:  TN8K for new on 12M, 160M
  • Recent LOTW:  H44SHD for new on 12M
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  • Recent QSL's:    FR4OO for new on 12M
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WAA and K0LD QSL Manager

Most QSO's for WAA contacts after 2000 will be LOTW uploaded or can be requested directly. QSO's for KLD requested direct only.

9 band DXCC achieved!!!   9BDXCC, 6BWAZ, and 9BWAS are all in the books!

DX Code of ConductI support the DX Code of Conduct
2014 Mark Endorf, WA0MHJ, Ham Lake, MN
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Updated January 24, 2023