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K5MGK

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Mark Karagas

Silver City 88061
United States, NM

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Call data

Last update:2021-11-21 13:06:34
Continent:NA
Premium:YES
Views:64
Main prefix:K
Class:General
Federal state:NM
US county:Grant
Latitude:32.7822230
Longitude:-108.2121840
Locator:DM52VS
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:4139428
Issued:2019-03-29

Most used bands

20m
(68%)
40m
(10%)
17m
(8%)
10m
(7%)
30m
(5%)

Most used modes

FT8
(47%)
SSB
(46%)
JS8
(8%)
SSTV
(1%)
PSK31
(1%)

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2021-08-11 18:30:05
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

I received my first license in the early spring of 2019 and have upgraded to the General Class. I have volunteered as radio support for two mountain biking competitions and a bicycle road race since receiving my license. I have also joined our local amateur radio club: Gila Amateur Radio Society. I have a Yaesu FT-991A connected to a Wolf River Coils Vertical, a couple of homebrew random end fed wire antennas and for VHF/UHF: a KB9VBR J-Pole slim jim. For the field, I use a Xiegu G90 attached to an inverted V dipole antenna 20 ft agl on a DIY portable mast, or a homebrew small magnetic loop (see photo at bottom), or a homebrew random end fed wire antenna. I also have a couple of handhelds: an FT-250R 2M and an FT-70DR 144/440/C4FM. I currently use QRZ, LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog, and HRDLOG.net for my QSO logs. I would love to exchange QSLs by mail/bureau as well.

Amateur radio, for me, is a natural progression from my love of computers. I like to tinker with things and experiment with software, hardware, etc. I had a childhood friend whose father introduced me to amateur radio at a young age. I have learned so much more since being licensed than I have from any other rabbit hole I have crawled down previously. :o) One big appeal to me is in the age of big corporate culture, amateur radio has its own infrastructure which doesn't usually rely upon a commercial network.

73 de K5MGK

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

Rigs: Yaesu FT-991A, Xiegu G90, Alinco DX-SR8 as a backup
Antennas: Random Wire End Feds, Loaded Coil Vertical, Magnetic Loop

QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 30
ITU 30
CQ 20
IOTA 20

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.

Other images

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K5MGK / K5MGK at his first POTA activation.
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K5MGK / Mogollon Mountains with snow in the distance.
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K5MGK / Gila River Riparian Trees
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K5MGK / City of Rocks State Park POTA activation.
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K5MGK / Ham Radio Desk
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K5MGK / American Red Cross ARES Drill Portable Setup
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K5MGK / Local Hiking
  

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