K2KWQSL: WA4WTG for all DX operations
Please QSL all my DX operations to WA4WTG.
As of October 2012, I have relocated to Evington, VA which is in south-central Virginia.
The above picture was taken in July 2008 in front of the Saba University School of Medicine. Stephanie KD8GKM (my wife) and I were on Saba for about 7 days for our honeymoon and we just happened to stop here for a photo op. We loved the quiet island, and hope to go back to Saba. When my wife was off scuba diving on Saba, I was able to get on 6m, and I racked up over 700 QSOs in 45 countries running 100w. You can see some photos from the trip at: http://pj6-k2kw.blogspot.com/
I've traveled all over the world for work and pleasure, visiting about 35 DXCC entities on 6 continents. I'm an avid CW contester, and I rarely get on the air outside of a contest. For most of the past 10-20 years I was mostly a guest op at larger stations or went on DXpeditions. With my relocation to VA I hope to be more active using my own callsign!
My good friend N6BT and I are co-founders of the DXpedition group we call "Team Vertical". We only use vertical antennas on the beach at strategically selected locations, and the team has collectively set over a dozen world records in the CQWWCW and WPXCW contests. Through our adventures and learning’s since 1997 (which we openly share), we've had a profound impact on the way many DXpeditions chose their operating site, and of course, antennas. We enjoy sharing what we learned in hopes of advancing the art of amateur radio. Here are some pictures and video from our latest trip to The Bahamas in November 2010 http://n6bt.com/n6bt-C6-2010-1.htm
I currently work for Harris Communications designing LMR systems for public safety (police, fire, ambulance etc). Prior to that, I’ve been in the Cellular telecommunications industry since the late 80’s.
When I took a work sabbatical in 2000-2001, I created 2 web pages. Now married with a family and kids I don't have any time to maintain them, but there's a lot of great information on them. One of these years I will clean up the sites.
www.dxholiday.com(information on DXpedition rental QTHs or ham-friendly locations)
www.k2kw.com (Team Vertical operations and stuff)
CW Ops #80, A-1 Operator Club, ARRL Life Member, past President of the Northern California Contest Club, member SWODXA, member MadRiver Radio Club, member PVRC
Thanks for visiting my QRZ.com page. If you are looking for a QSL card from my past DX adventures, please QSL via WA4WTG.
Best regards, Kenny K2KW
Below is a picture of my new house in Evington VA. The out-building is called the "Barn", which is metal building 60' x 24' and houses the ham shack.