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Seattle, Washington atop the Space Needle. September 3, 2013.

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More information on general happenings may be found on the More announcements and the Latest Fun Thing pages.

Areas of interest

Travel I have lots of different interests in the ham radio hobby but the thing I've been having the most fun with lately is lightweight DXpeditioning. I started The 100 Pound DXpedition where I pack lightweight gear and travel to fun places. I am always pleased to give a presentation to a radio club on this topic. In addition to pictures, sounds, and video, I bring lots of great toys to these talks!
Building I've always loved building things (and taking things apart!). One of the great things about this hobby is it provides opportunities to build and operate radios and other devices of your own design and built with your own hands. It is a thrill to talk to someone thousands of miles away with nothing more than a wire and a small device you put together!
Operating There are largely three reasons why hams around the world get on the air and seek other hams: they just like to rag chew (just hang out and talk), they seek DX the chance to talk to new countries, islands, or other entities, and contesting a chance for radio operators to compete by making contacts with as many other hams as possible as quickly as possible. Some contests go 48 straight hours. Think Le Mans but using radios and computers instead of cars.

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The tabs at the top of the page provide doorways into these areas of interest and much more. Be sure to check out the other tab, too, as there are a bunch of fun things I've collected that you might enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. 73!

Please see the QSL information page for my new address. Use this form to find your calls in the NE1RD log and to request QSL cards. See my DXpedition pages for QSL requests for those entities.


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