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K4RHS

Active QRZCQ.com user

activity index: 5 of 5

Raymond Sweeney

Cutler Bay 33157
United States, FL

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Call data

Last update:2020-06-22 19:32:02
Continent:NA
Views:134
Main prefix:K
Class:General
Federal state:FL
Latitude:25.5934652
Longitude:-80.3261977
Locator:EL95UO
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:4159799
Issued:2019-05-14

Most used bands

20m
(86%)
40m
(8%)
17m
(3%)
10m
(1%)
2m
(1%)

Most used modes

SSB
(68%)
FT8
(26%)
USB
(5%)
FM
(1%)
LSB
(1%)

QSL data

eQSL QSL:no
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:no

Biography

Like some folks I started in radio back in the 70's the heyday of CB radio... AM channel 8 in New York City was my home.

My first radio was an old Lafayette Telsat 1140 (which I still have). A great many years of rag chewing with people all over the NYC tri-state area.

When solar cycle 21 kicked in I was hooked on 11 meters SSB dx'ing. Call it what you like "chicken band" "childrens band" etc... I purchased a modified Cobra 148 GTL for the car and a Cobra 2000 GLT for the QTH.

I was able to save enough to purchase a Kenwood TS-850 SAT (I still use today)

Talking around the world from home or car was a thrill. I had a stack of QSL cards from around the world.

As the years passed, like many of us, other interests take center stage in life. However, from time to time I would fire up the radios and make a contact or two.

After years of work (IT in international banking), travel and other hobbies (South Florida boating and fishing) it was time for me to take the hobby I truly loved seriously.
With some encouragement from my friend WB4DB I decided to study and take the test. An achievement I am extremely proud of.


I work mostly 20 and 40 meters SSB, FT8, so if you hear me calling DX or having a QSO please stop by and say hello and if possible please confirm our QSO on QRZ.com as I'm actively logging all contacts.



73's and all the best.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

My HF equipment consist of the following.

Icom IC-7300

Kenwood TS-850S

Hunter Bandit 2000c 1.5kw amplifier

Heathkit SB-200

MyAntennas EndFed 80-10 1k 130ft horizontal approximately 35ft above ground

NA4RR Hex Beam 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, and 20 meters




DX Code Of Conduct

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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