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KA4IQB, KO4EC, AC4MV
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My is Joe and I have been a ham for 35 years. I have enjoyed CW for the past 33 years on the air. On HF 30 meters is my favorite band. Code speed of 20 wpm is my normal but I will QRS if I am asked to.
One day someone introduced me to the satellites at field day. I made my first satellite contact in December 12, 2000. I am active on A0-7, AO-27and SO-50.
Choccolocco is in the Anniston area which is about 20 miles north of the Talladega Raceway.
I QSL 100% no SASE required. Please no EQSLs. I like to display all my QSL cards.
Dx by bearu 100%.
Previous call held KA4IQB, KO4EC, AC4MV, present AC4NY.
My station equipment:
Icom 725 running 60 watts into a fan dipole @ 30 feet . Fed with a full wave of 75 ohm coax.
30 meter Dipole @ 25 feet
Yaesu FT-60r and a homemade 3 element handheld yagi makes up my satellite station. Have worked 65 grids with this setup and 5 watts