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W6QT
Michael Koffler
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W6QT Ham Since 2004
United States

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Other Callsigns
K6KGW
KG6EUQ

My Ham Radio Interests
I am retired and living a few months out of each year in the Philippines.

Some of my past working background involved work in medium market radio and television stations in Eastern and Western Oregon USA.

I have a reciprocal operating permit for operating a Class "A" station in the Republic of the Philippines.

Really like boat anchors receiving and transmitting equipment. Like to build certain crystal radio designs to see what long distance signals I can get.

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I am an International Associate Member of PARA, the Philippine Amateur Radio Association.

W6QT Updated Profile - 11/7/2016 1:25:32 AM


W6QT is Connected to the following - 12/21/2013 4:08:56 AM

K1CSA K7JKZ
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QSL Card
QSL Card

W6QT is Connected to the following - 9/28/2012 9:02:18 PM

KK6BQQ KK4JAY VK4FNQA AF7NV N3GQ N7RD VE3TMT KX8N W3CPO N6QZJ W8GUC
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W6QT in California
W6QT in California

W6QT's Blog Post - 9/1/2012 5:17:13 AM

Homebrew Tower is up

12 meter tower is up. Nothing hooked up yet! I expect to be using an inverted V with an auto tuner for 80-10 Meter operation.
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12 Meter Homebrew Tower
12 Meter Homebrew Tower

W6QT is Connected to the following - 8/27/2012 5:07:19 PM

G7JVG AA0MV WA1GZY K9OQ AE8Q KN8K KD3LPL KD7FAF
W6QT's Blog Post - 8/27/2012 5:07:19 PM

Tower

Final welding being done on 12 meter tower. Primer paint being applied today. Will be raising it soon.
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W6QT is Connected to the following - 8/19/2012 4:41:44 PM

DU1BR G0OMH
W6QT's Blog Post - 8/19/2012 4:41:44 PM

Small Tower Going Up Soon

I've been back in DU land about two weeks now. I have updated some of my equipment and I'm having a small tower built on top of my second story house. Will be posting photos when this is finished.
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W6QT is Connected to the following - 1/3/2012 10:38:42 PM

VK4JAO YC1BJX K3JEL W4GSM KO5X KG6NXX K5CPC M0GNM W6SO K4BTC K9TEN KD8HIZ K6IAA DU1EC N5JJH KK4HQT
W6QT's Blog Post - 1/3/2012 10:38:42 PM

DX work

My logbook is filling up fast with daily DX contacts, especially on 15 Meters. My present temporary QTH is Subic Bay. I expect to be operating for many months in 2012 and 2013.
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W6QT is Connected to the following - 12/1/2011 3:47:07 AM

K3EEE K6RAF
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W6QT in DU land by the beach
W6QT in DU land by the beach

W6QT is Connected to the following - 10/17/2011 11:29:48 PM

AF7S W9ZI N8WBV KE3GK KB9LUK WC2O K0BKL WI6R PA1HR DU2RD KA8WWK DV1VGC N2OE WD0GOF
W6QT's Blog Post - 10/17/2011 11:29:48 PM

70cm Antenna

Will attempt to build a 70cm antenna that can reach a repeater about 50 miles distant. My Elk log periodic cannot hit this repeater with 35 watts. The problem is I am "in a hole" and have power no higher than 35 watts at present. I am wondering what type of antenna I could built to reach this machine. My elevation is about 200 feet HAAT and surrounded by hills and this repeater is at sea level. I have my work cut out for me. Any ideas?
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W6QT is Connected to the following - 9/10/2011 4:57:31 PM

W4ZG KC2VDM WA7PRC NG9R K6ZA W3NRL
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W6QT_Station
W6QT_Station

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1920s Tank Circuit_Brown_Drake
1920s Tank Circuit_Brown_Drake

W6QT is Connected to the following - 8/16/2011 4:54:06 PM

WD0EPG W8VFM AA6QQ DU1KJA DV1MM
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Seimens Cap Crystal Radio
Seimens Cap Crystal Radio

W6QT is Connected to the following - 7/16/2011 2:35:14 AM

AA3IR DU9HUA DG1SGW AD6SJ KB3FLZ K8VA W1GYF
W6QT's Blog Post - 7/16/2011 2:35:14 AM

Temporary Antenna Testing

I have set up my 5 ele Elk beam at 55' for testing here in Subic Bay. I have received strong repeater ID signals from the DX1ARM 2 Meter/70cm repeater in the Manila area using 50 watts.
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W6QT is Connected to the following - 6/16/2011 4:51:44 AM

DV1KD W0AAA KG4HTX W7GEX DW1PPZ JA3EGE AA9UF DV1VHY W5LFA KC5IZN ON3RON KB3RDT DW1FOD WZ4I
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Diode Crystal Radio
Diode Crystal Radio

W6QT is Connected to the following - 6/12/2011 4:17:39 AM

G4GQL
W6QT is Connected to the following - 6/10/2011 6:11:27 AM

LA4DW 2E0DWJ
W6QT is Connected to the following - 6/10/2011 4:48:39 AM

KG4CBI KC2SCY K7RFI K7AV JA1IST DU1RP DU1BA
W6QT is Connected to the following - 5/23/2011 6:04:46 PM

4F1UUX 4F2KWT K9SLY W8STU W4LGH W4WJ DU1GM DU1JQ AD5MD DV1VSL WE8R AI6F WC8T
W6QT's Blog Post - 5/23/2011 6:04:46 PM

New Reciprocal Permit Issued

Effective May 23, 2011, I was issued a reciprocal operating permit for the Philippines with the call DU3/W6QT. Many thanks to the NTC and the Philippine Amateur Radio Association for granting permission to operate ham radio in the Philippines.
Comment from AI6F 6/10/2011 4:48:39 AM
Congrats on the Reciprocal DU Ticket.

Comment from W6QT 6/10/2011 5:34:33 AM
Thanks Derek! That's quite rig you have there.

Comment from AI6F 6/10/2011 6:11:27 AM
Thanks, I really lucked into it. It is a good bit of fun taking the operation on the road.

Comment from DU1GM 6/11/2011 11:51:32 AM
I hope you're busy racking up the contacts now! If you like VHF, try 6m which is half way between HF and VHF! We need some ops in DU3 to fill the gap. You will need some patience for that band though as it's not like HF. Hope to hear you on 50.110MHz soon.

73
George
DU1GM

Comment from W6QT 6/12/2011 4:17:39 AM
Appreciate hearing from you George. I do like VHF, but my Icom 718 doesn't give me 6 meters and my other gear is just dual band 2 meter/440. Maybe an upgrade is in my future so I can enjoy what I'm missing!

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Previous Calls
Previous Calls

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Simple Crystal Radio Using Ferrite Stick
Simple Crystal Radio Using Ferrite Stick

W6QT's Blog Post - 5/13/2011 5:48:23 PM

Relocation to Philippines

Look forward to getting on the air in the Philippines probably in June or July 2011. Will have to set up my station and antennas...lots of work to do.
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W6QT Joined My Ham Shack - 5/13/2011 5:15:32 PM


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