W2IDQSL: NO QSLS
previous call: WA2GO
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PLEASE NOTE: I do not collect QSL cards, and I do not have any QSL cards to send. So please kindly do not send me your QSL. I have extremely little time available for my radio hobby. I prefer to spend whatever small amount of available time I can find (just a few days per year) either building my station or operating. I apologize to those of you who wanted my QSL card for an award or some other reason. It is just an unfortunate fact that my schedule does not allow me to have any time right now to reply to QSLs.
My interests: Emergency and disaster communications, HF DXing, and contesting.
Emergency power is provided by a Honda EU2000i generator, courtesy of Mayberry's of Port Murray, NJ. (See QST ad for ham discount.)
Most of my operations have been from areas in Ulster, Dutchess, or Kings County in New York; Somerset or Morris County, New Jersey; or Fairfield County, Connecticut, with occasional QSOs from Anchorage, Alaska and various other locations around the USA. I have guest operated during contests from (in approximate reverse chronological order): K9RS, N3RS, ZL6QH, W2RE, 4U1UN, K1TTT, W1US (sk), KH7R, KL7Y (sk), KL7FH (sk)/AL1G, K1KI, N2RM, KY2J, K5NA/2, W2XL, K2OY (sk), K2GBH, WA2SYJ (sk).
Current antennas at NNJ station are:
160m : Inverted L , 70' vertical, 70' horizontal, with 10 radials, some on the ground, some partially elevated, and variable capacitor at feedpoint
80m: 1/4 wave Wire Ground Plane with 8 elevated radials
40m: 1/4 wave Wire Ground Plane with 8 ground mounted radials
20-17-15-12-10m: Cubex 2-element Quad up 45' (14 meters) - highly recommend this antenna!
All wires are supported solely by trees using bow-and-arrow plus fishing reel to install.
Station: Yaesu FT-1000MP x 3, Acom 2000A, Alpha 87A, Commander HF-2500 (for sale), Drake B-Line (for sale)
Recent contest operations include:
2012 CQ 160m (CW and SSB) contest from Morris County, Northern NJ
2011 Stew Perry Top Band DX Challenge from Morris County, Northern NJ (part time)
2011 ARRL 160m contest (CW) and 10m contest from Morris County, Northern NJ (part time)
2011 CQ WW DX Contest (CW) from K9RS in Bucks County, PA
2011 ARRL Sweepstakes (CW and SSB) from K9RS in Bucks County, PA
2011 ARRL DX contest (SSB) from Morris County, Northern NJ
2010 ARRL 160m contest (CW) from Morris County, Northern NJ
2010 CQWW DX contest (CW) from Morris County, Northern NJ
2010 ARRL Sweepstakes contests from Morris County, Northern NJ
2010 CQ 160 DX contests from Morris County, Northern NJ
2009 ARRL Sweepstakes contests from Somerset County, Northern NJ (part time)
QSL via LoTW only
When and if time permits, I will occasionallyupload my logs to LoTW. Ideally, I'd like to upload my logs at least once every year or two, but can't make any promises.