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Chuck Chiariello
Extra Class
NK9I Ham Since 1980
United States

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Other Callsigns
KA9JFJ (9-25-1980 TO 4-29-1986)

My Ham Radio Interests
Contester and DXer

Yaesu FT-100MP
Yaesu Quadra Amplifier VL-1000
High Gain TH6DXX at 70ft
Cushcraft A3WS at 75 ft.
1/2 Wave Wire Dipoles for 40, 80, & 160 at 68 ft.

Other Interests

Greater Milwaukee DX Association
Society of Midwest Contesters

About Me.

From NK9I

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Two years after my father was licenced as a Ham Radio Operator, I followed suit and was originally licenced as KA9JFJ in September 1980 at the age of 16. Over the course of the next few years, I upgraded my licence to the General, then Advance, and finally the Extra Class.

When I started DX-ing and Contesting, I wanted to changed my call sign to a shorter one, and was issued NK9I in May 1986 and I have been using it ever since.
I currently have a 9 band DXCC (10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80, 160 meters) and worked 330 out of my maximum of 341 DXCC countries. I just started keeping track of the DX Challenge, which is currently just over 1500.

Equipment includes: Yaesu FT-1000MP with Quadra Amp, Info-Tech CW Keyboard, K7NV Prop Pitch Controller, Ameritron Remote Coax Switch, Rigblaster Pro Interface.

Antennas are: Hygain TH6-DXX at 70ft, Cushcraft A3WS with 30M at 75ft and ½ wire dipoles for 40, 80, and 160 at 68ft.

I use two computers in the shack. Both are dual boot with Linux and Windows OS. The desktop has two monitors and two soundcards. One soundcard is for everyday computer stuff and the second is only used for soundcard interfacing software. This way only the proper stuff gets transmitted and nothing else by mistake. I use DX4WIN for everyday logging, N1MM for contesting, Digipan and MMTTY for digital modes. The laptop is used for the internet and as a backup for files and software if there should ever be a crash.

I prefer to recieve QSL's via LOTW and
If you must mail one, please include a S.A.S.E.

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