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Brian Betourney

Edmond 73013
United States, OK

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Call data

Previous call:W7OKC
Last update:2020-07-12 22:31:45
QTH:Indian Territory
Continent:NA
Views:84
Main prefix:K
Class:EXTRA
Federal state:OK
US county:Oklahoma
Latitude:35.6324079
Longitude:-97.5408854
Locator:EM15FP
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:7
CQ Zone:4
ULS record:4278150
Issued:2020-05-12

Most used bands

40m
(53%)
20m
(33%)
80m
(8%)
17m
(3%)
30m
(3%)

Most used modes

FT8
(68%)
SSB
(21%)
FT4
(11%)
MFSK
(1%)
PSK31
(1%)

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2020-06-22 04:03:16
eQSL QSL:no
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:LOTW Preferred - OQRS (ClubLog) - DIRECT, No GS or SSE Required!

Biography

Greetings: Fairly new to Amateur Radio, but not new to radio communication.

I grew up as an SWL enthusiast, built several Heathkit receivers. Spent an entire career in the Military as a telecommunications systems/signals analyst (Tech Control), with the majority of my career station on remote mountain radio sites in Europe. For the past 20 years I have worked as a Telecommunications Design and Integration Engineer For the US Department of Defense.

I live in an HOA restricted community which limits my antenna choices. I have a Tilt-base vertical that is my primary low-band antenna, and I have a KIO Hexbeam on a Yaesu Rotor 20M and up. I made a Homebrew Eggbeater, and just starting to work LEO satellites, ISS, and download NOAA images.

My favorite Radio activity is DX! I prefer SSB Phone whenever possible, but spend a lot of time on FT8 due to the current poor propagation.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

STATION:

ICOM IC-7300
ICOM ID-5100
Ameritron AL-80B AMP
PALSTAR AT2KD TUNER
MFJ SIGNAL ENHANCER
AMERITRON ATP1000 TUNING PULSAR
RASPBERRY PI 3+ (2 Units)
RASPBERRY PI 4 (1 Umit)
SDRPlay RSP1A SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO

ANTENNAS:

Hustler 6BTV with 30 Radials
KIO Hexbeam
Wellbrook Magnetic Loop (RX ONLY)
DXE Magnetic Loop (RX ONLY)
HOMEBREW BEVERAGE ON GROUND (RX ONLY)
HOMEBREW UHF/VHF SATELLITE EGGBEATER
ARROW HANDHELD SATELLITE VHF/UHF

QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 150
ITU 50
CQ 30

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