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My new QTH is near Prescott Arizona, grid square DM34un.
I am considering a Callsign change in the near future, but too busy to do it yet.

DX'ing and ragchewing since 1979 and have been active on bands from 160m thru 70cm. All modes and digital. Low power and some QRP. I have a HF KW Amplifier and never use it.

My primary DX focus on HF has been on 10-Meters. I am active on 6,  2-Meters, and occasional 70cm Weak Signal. I am very proud to have made it to the North American DX Records listings on 2-Meter Tropo in 2003.

I enjoy working DX with limited power and single yagi arrays. I acquired VUCC on 6 and 2-Meters in 1988. It took 5 Years and one marriage for 2-Meters, and just 18 hours during the Divorce for 6-Meters. I have worked 43 states on 2-Meters and for some stupid reason I did not work Rhode Island on 6. On 6-Meters, I worked a 7Q7 on 10 watts, go figure.

My favorite DX is a 2-Meter Es Opening. It's Pure Excitement!!! I have worked from Texas, the states of New Hampshire, to Oregon, to California and to Florida on 2-Meter Es.Line of sight !!?? I finally got to work one 2M Es opening in Arizona this past summer.

I enjoy observing HF/VHF/UHF propagation modes (E's, Tropo and Meteor Scatter) and have done extensive research on 10-Meter Es propagation thanks to PropNET.org. I have published my findings. All I can say is that "Sporadic" is an invalid term for it during the bottom of a Solar Cycle and whoever came up with it should turn in his license. During the Spring and Summer there is nothing much "sporadic" about them. 

You can always read my propagation updates on the PropNET Studies Blog and the KA5DWI Propagation Studies Blog.
I recently did an update (01/2016) on the affects of Solar Cycle 24 on 10-Meter Spring/Summer Es. This will be my last post on the PropNET Studies Blog, but I plan to do future updates on my personal blog when events warrant. It was a pleasure to have participated on PropNET the past 11 years and will now do new challenges in the hobby. 

I have always enjoyed the challange of HF QRP. My only contest claim to fame was a First Place, North Texas Section, CW QRP November Sweepstakes 1994.

Between 2001 and 2008 I was a Chairman, Bulletin Editor, and a Webmaster for the Side-Winders-On-Two Radio Club (SWOT), after a 6 year hiatus I am back taking care of the Yahoo group, the Webpage and the Bulletin. Anyone want to help me? indecision
Visit the SWOT Homepage
In addition, view the SWOT Propagation Page to help and enhance your operation of 2 Meter Sideband. 

I do hold 10-10, SWOT, ARCI QRP, SKCC, NAQCC and AMSAT membership numbers.
QSL me Direct, Logbook of the World (LOTW) or eQSL.
As of December 2015, I have all my known and located VHF/UHF/Satelitte logs and all HF from 1985 to present loaded into LOTW. It makes a great retirement activity. It took 2 months of data-mining, typing and loading with a case of glaucoma in the right eye.
I intend to keep up to date with any old Texas QSL requests and have loaded all QSOs in Arizona on eQSL.angel
If you want a QSL before 1985, I suggest you do it via eQSL. I check it regularly.

What little time I have left, you will find me handing on points in a contest or two and speaking now and then about propagation to hamradio clubs. You need a speaker that can keep them awake for a hour, feel free to give me a call or email. I love to hear myself talk smiley

See you on the waterfall, the decode, and face-to-face.

73 Art KA5DWI/7 in the high desert of Arizona

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