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I was first licensed in 1971 as WN8JSQ. One year later I passed my general test and became WB8JSQ which I held until 1981. In the summer of 1981 I passed the advanced and extra tests. I applied for a new callsign and received the call KQ8M on my birthday, Sept. 1, 1981. I was always very interested in DX but not so much as after 1980. I was very active in DXing and contesting, operating at the K8AZ superstation here in multi op and single op efforts. In 1994 I went off the air due to personal problems. At that time I had all active DXCC countries confirmed. I was off the air until March of 2007. In that time period a number of new countries were added to the DXCC list and I was dropped from the honor roll. Now I have to fight my way back again. If you hear me on the air, stop by and say hi.
My station consists of an Elecraft K3, Icom IC-746pro, Kenwood TS-930 and Ameritron AL-1200 amplifier. Antennas consist of a Cushcraft A4S (10-15-20) with 40M addon and an A3WS (12-17) with 30M addon on one mast on a roof mounted tower. 80M is a dipole antenna. Using DX Engineering 43 ft vertical primarily on 160. Now active on 6 meters with 5el Yagi.
KQ8M / Pic 2