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PATRICK C CAIN

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K0PC

Accepts QSL via:
LoTW: YES
e-qsl: NO
mail QSL:YES

lookups: 36487


Planned Operation:

The Missouri QSO Party is the weekend of April 1st & 2nd. I plan to operate mobile in the following counties:

SATURDAY: Platte 1400z, Buchanan 1420z, Andrew 1437z, Holt 1450z, Atchison 1517z, Nodaway 1548z, Worth 1636z, Gentry 1704z, Harrison 1727z, Mercer 1800z, Putnam 1827z, Schuyler 1909z, Scotland 1935z, Clark 2000z, Lewis 2036z, Knox 2118z, Adair 2151z, Sullivan 2234z, Grundy 2315z, Daviess 2345z, DeKalb 0020z, Clinton 0045z, Caldwell 0124z, Livingston 0150z, Linn 0215z, Macon 0245z, Shelby 0320z, Marion 0345z

SUNDAY: Ralls 1400z, Monroe 1435z, Randolph 1514z, Chariton 1538z, Howard 1603z, Saline 1626z, Carroll 1705z, Ray 1747z, Lafayette 1808z, Johnson 1837z, Cass 1906z, Jackson 1930z

I will be operating CW only on 40M & 20M during the day and jumping to 80M later on Saturday. Follow me on APRS using K0PC-9. This is my first foray in the MOQP.

73, Pat KPC


I operated from Turks & Caicos Islands in the 2014 through 2017 ARRL DX CW contests under the call VP5K (2016 & 2017) and VP5S (2014 & 2015). Outside the contest I operated as VP5/KPC. QSL VP5/K0PC via LOTW, SASE direct to me, OQRS is available through ClubLog below, or via Bureau. Other operators on these trips include Scott KMD, Bill ACW, and Fred K4IU.


I was licensed in 1969 while in high school in Fort Dodge, IA. My original call was WNZSF, upgraded to General in 1970 as WAZSF and Extra in 1980 as KND. I applied for my KPC call when the vanity call program opened in 1996. My interest in amateur radio began when Dr. Paul Kersten, WWIT (SK), donated some of his equipment to my high school.

These days my interests tend to CW contests and DXing. I am currently serving as secretary/treasurer of the Twin City DX Association and webmaster of the Minnesota Wireless Association and the TCDXA. Since 2004 I have operated mobile in state QSO parties in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

QSL via LOTW or Direct. All of my QSOs back to my Novice days are loaded on LOTW.


Operated the 2003 through 2017 Minnesota QSO Party from many counties on the first Saturday in February. Currently hold the scoring record for mobiles from the 2014 outing where I had 1284 QSOs in the ten hour contest. I have finished first in the mobile category three times.


Operated the 2011 through 2016 Wisconsin QSO Party as W9DND/m. This is the call of my QSO Party driver, John. The call originally belonged to John's uncle Archie (Art) Smith (SK). Archie was an outstanding CW operator and this call has been very good luck for us with four first place finishes.


Operated the Iowa QSO Party every year since 2009 with several first place finishes. I always enjoy a drive around my home state each fall. It complements my bike ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI) each summer since 2004.


Operated the Illinois QSO Party for the first time in 2016. This event runs the day after the IA QSO Party so it makes a nice double header for the weekend.


Operated the 2012 South Dakota QSO Party from 25 counties on April 21 & 22. Total of 860 QSOs & 60 mults for 206,400 points.




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