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Hi there, I'm a relatively new ham -- got my ticket in mid-2010 and quickly upgraded to a 'no code' extra. Soon afterwards, me elmer introduced me to the magic of QRP, so I picked up CW anyway, which is a blast. When I travel for my job, I like to work portable from hilltops.

I was born in Chicago in 1973, and have been here my whole life. By day, I'm a software engineer (and manager) at Google's Chicago office. I also play a lot of bluegrass banjo, jazz piano, write musicals, do semi-professional photography, write computer games, and collect a bunch of other hobbies. See my website for more details, or my blog to read about my latest ham radio adventures.

My portable QRP station: an Elecraft KX3 -- usually powered by AA batteries. I either sling a LNR Endfed 40m/20m dipole into a tree, or carry a Buddistick to clamp to a picnic table. Overall, my goal is to carry as little as possible onto the airplane! For longer field expeditions, I'll use an A123 nanophosphate battery and a full-size Buddipole.

My home station: the Elecraft Trio:  K3, KPA500, KAT500, which allows me to run anywhere from QRPP to 500 watts.  Using a homemade horizonal delta loop at about 25 feet, running across my tiny backyard from my roof to two trees. I'm in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood -- right in the heart of the city. Lots of QRM here, but I'm finally close to getting my WAS.

I'm always happy to QSL either by direct mailing of cards (no need to send a SASE), or by LotW.

I'm a member of the Chicago FM Club, which has a repeater network covering the whole Chicago area.  I don't do much VHF or HF though (except on my HT during road trips).  I much prefer QRP CW contests!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - NN9S
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dedateband mode grid Country op
KF5RAU 2013-07-02 40m CW EM26ad United States MICHAEL G MORRIS
IS0FDW 2013-06-24 20m SSB JM49le Sardinia ANGELO FADDA
KB0NMQ 2013-05-05 80m SSB EN23ch United States Mark L Carlson
KK4HQT 2013-05-04 40m SSB EM63gf United States David E Mize
N5LNL 2013-04-08 40m CW NL79ml United States BRIAN E KEY
KD0TIN 2013-03-13 40m SSB EN40hm United States William D Hieatt
W5KCM 2012-09-22 20m CW EM12ju United States RANDY L PERKINS
KG9HM 2012-09-17 40m CW EM79ji United States STEVEN R KRISTOFF
AK4VL 2012-08-12 40m CW FM05nb United States JULIO A JIMENEZ
W4VKU 2012-03-12 40m SSB FM05ns United States Krishna K Kanakasapapathi
W3JIM 2011-10-27 40m SSB FN00wq United States JIM RAYBURN
KN4UD 2011-09-16 40m CW EM75ka United States ALLEN R MERRELL
KU4RN 2011-09-03 40m CW EM55tf United States Richard T Zingery
N4NQ 2011-05-16 40m CW EM84aa United States SIDNEY B WEAVER
KC8UR 2011-05-08 80M CW EN80rh United States TONY R SPIEGEL

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