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K6MCS

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MIKE SHRADER

Sacramento 95842
United States, CA

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Call data

Last update:2016-09-09 17:59:29
Continent:NA
Views:166
Main prefix:K
Class:GENERAL
Federal state:CA
US county:Sacramento
Latitude:38.6835724
Longitude:-121.3538781
Locator:CM98HQ
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:6
CQ Zone:3
ULS record:3445327
Issued:2013-02-12

Most used bands

20m
(31%)
10m
(29%)
15m
(26%)
40m
(12%)
12m
(3%)

Most used modes

SSB
(100%)
JT65
(1%)
PSK31
(1%)
FM
(1%)
CW
(1%)

QSL data

Last update:2019-08-22 00:12:52
eQSL QSL:no
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

First licensed in October 2010. Took my test at Pacificon 2010. Upgraded to General in December
2010 and got my ticket on the last day of the year.
I got set up for VHF operating a few months later with a mobil rig, desk mounted, and also
a handheld. Enjoyed learning all about ham radio operating and learning how to build some antennas.

I finally got my HF radio in November 2013, but did not get it up and running until March 2014.
I have been operating HF mostly since then and enjoying it very much. Due to
disability I sometimes don't get to the radio for days at a time, so I am a very casual operator.
I'm happy to get a few contacts a week and the occasional contest. I really enjoy chasing the DX that I can hear but sometimes the pileups can be brutal!

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

My VHF rig is the Yaesu FT-7900 mounted at my workbench. Also have a Wouxun KG-UV3D handheld.
My HF rig is the Kenwood TS-590s. Man what a great radio! It's my first and probably only HF rig
and I really like it. It was no problem to set up and learn, but it did take a few tries to get it set up for digital modes with the computer. More computer problem than radio problem.
I also Have a Funcube Pro+ Dongle that I have been using since 2012 for shortwave and listening to some of the satellites and just random radio signal hunting. I use it as a PanAdaptor of sorts on HF. Find the signals using HDSDR and the Funcube, then switch over to the TS-590

For antennas I have an Alpha Delta DX-EE for 40-20-15-10 meters up at about 40 ft.
Also have an IMAX-2000 vertical up about 35 ft. It works 10m much better than the Alpha Delta,
and also works 12m and 15m pretty good. I can get it to tune on 17m but it is not very good.
Looking forward to getting a Hexbeam up this summer..

  

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