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Charles M. Schloss

Cherry Hills 80113
United States, CO

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Call data

Last update:2020-04-25 18:45:26
Main prefix:K
Federal state:CO
US county:Arapahoe
Longitude:104.99 W
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:226854

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QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2020-02-04 15:16:45
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no


I'm called Chuck, (although my given name is Charles), and thank you for looking-up this page.

The Maidenhead grid here is DM79mp. The alitude is 5,440 ft, 1658m, above mean sea level.

The history: Learned Morse code as a 10 year old Cub Scout,built a crystal set, (about 1941), then there were no parts available during WWII, the country was totally mobilized. After the war, in about 1946, assembled a three tube super-regenerative receiver kit with plug-in coils for band changes, powered by a 90 volt B and 1.5 volt C and D batteries, in think it was a Knight kit, In 1947 bought a used RME43 ham band receiver, but majoring in physics and minoring in engineering and mathematics, (Engineering Physics degree - a physics major with first 2 years core classes in engineering, not arts & sciences), didn't have time for amateur radio. Licensed in 1953 during the Korean and Cold War as WN9FGS Novice & W9FGS Technician while in the Army when stationed in the Chicago, Illinois Anti-Aircraft Artillery defense, also licensed there as Army MARS station K9WAR at the 22nd AAA Group headquarters, was Communications and Radar Officer for the defense; then to K4AWV in the Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama and Army Mars AA4AWV. Total of 11 years, (1950-1961), in the Army of which 5 years were Regular Army and on active duty. Combat Engineers, Artillery, Ordnance Corps-Guided Missile R&D. In 1958, (discharged and now a civilian again) K0RBL in Denver, Colorado and finally in February 1979, Extra Class license AG0W in Cherry Hills Village, a few miles south of the City of Denver, Colorado - and still here.

Interests include ham radio, astrophysics, city government, and genealogy. A Registered Professional Engineer, for 60 years designed and built water and wastewater treatment machines (really big machines), for cities, some around the world, and bulk material handling equipment for beet sugar, mining and mineral benefication industries(molybdenum, potash, copper, gold, lead, tin, zinc, alumina, gypsum, phosphate, magnesium oxide, coal, uranium, etc.). Active for 50 continuous years in our city government, about 47 of which are elected positions.

Please, please QSL via LOTW; yes, it is a bit of work to install, but once done - it is very quick, easy and saves money. Once setup, in just a few seconds you can send a whole bunch of QSL's to a whole lot of anxiously waiting folks around the world, including me. I do check Club Log, but it does not work so well for me it loses confirmations. Today, 5 Feb. 2019 I just sent my last QSL card, the end of a stack that I bought in the 1970's. All QSL's are now logged into LOTW; I try to do this at least once a day, and occasionally upload to Club Log. Please, no bureau. I also check eQSL and am "AG", Authenticity Guaranteed there.

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Rig is Yaesu FT-2000D to Yaesu VL-1000 normally running 1000w to a Mosley Pro-96-3 antenna (a really great antenna, 10m has 6 elements; 12, 15, 17, & 20 have 4 elements and 40m has 3 elements - "They can hear you"), up 55 feet = 16.76m, PK-232SC ROC 3.99.04 + HRD Alternate rig is a Yaesu FT-101MP, 200 watts, driving an Expert 1.5K-FA linesr. Both rigs are tuned by a Palstar HF-Auto tuner. Both the 30m and 60m antennas are made from 300 ohm, copper clad steel wire "Kilowatt" twinlead, (Amphenol 214-220),as a folded dipole, 30 feet (9m) and 20 feet (6m) respectively above ground.

QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 250
ITU 60
CQ 40

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dx code of conduct small logoI support the "DX Code Of Conduct" to help to work with each other and not each against the others on the bands.

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