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Lawrence W. Stark

St. Charles 60174-4601
United States, IL

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Call data

Last update:2013-06-07 20:17:28
QTH:St. Charles, IL
Main prefix:K
Federal state:IL
US county:Kane (IL)
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:4
ULS record:267291

QSL data

Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


First licensed in 1960 as KN9ARZ (Winfield, IL). I currently hold a 20WPM extra class licensed that was granted by FCC examiners. In addition to my amateur license, I also hold an FCC GROL (formerly Second Class) Commercial Radio License with the Ships Radar Endorsement. I was tutored in my early days by the late William J. Nolan, W9TQL (Former Chief Engineer, WLS Radio, Chicago). Bill taught me how to design and build transmitters and amplifiers. Since then, I have built scores of receivers, transmitters, linear amplifiers, and tuners. I have also built many antennas and other hamshack accessories.

My primary interests within amateur radio involve DXing (345 countries confirmed)on CW, RTTY, PSK, and also SSB. My favorite band is 15 meters, and favorite mode is CW. I also enjoy building almost anything related to radio, trouble shooting non-working gear, and restoration of amateur radio boat anchors.

When not working the radio, I play with computers, my grandchildren, and try to keep the house and my antennas from falling apart. When the bands are dead I like to go fishing. I am currently retired after 34+ years of teaching, so now I have the time to pursue my interests. I hold a B.S. in Geography and an M.S. in Geography from Northern Illinois University.


My current station consists of:
Station #1: Ten Tec Omni VI+, Heathkit SB220, Heathkit SA-2060A Tuner
#2: Kenwood TS-590S, Kenwood TL-922A, Vectronic HF-1500 Tuner
#3: Kenwood TS-2000, #4: Kenwood TS-570DG, Heathkit SB-200, Heathkit SA-2060A Tuner
I also have several general coverage receivers including:
Collins 51S-1, with 312B-3, and a Kenwood R-600

One addition favorite is a Collins 75S-1 with a military 300Hz crystal filter installed for CW use with some old boat anchors such as DX-20, homebrew rigs etc.

My antenna farm is quite basic with a Mosley TA-33M at 42'
and a ZS6BKW wire antenna for other bands 80-10 including WARC.
On 2 meters I use a 4 element homebrew beam.


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