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Brett Rantanen

Boise 83709
United States, ID

united states

Call data

Last update:2021-07-23 23:03:39
Main prefix:K
Federal state:ID
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:4456911

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2021-07-23 23:05:10
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:QSL cards on order. In the near future I will be on LoTW.


I have been fixing airplanes for over 30 years. From toilets to engines and everything in between. Many years ago I travelled the world as a member of the flight crew on a DC-8. I was responsible for maintaining the airworthiness while flying charters across the globe. As a youngster I enjoyed visiting many exotic lands.

Now as an OM I'd like to return where I once walked via radio. My desire to become a licensed amateur began in January of 2021. I bought several books to learn and set up my QTH by March. Whlie I studied and RX'd I learned the operation of my radio. I also discovered that even though I've been fixing and troubleshooting VHF Comm/Nav and HF Comm systems for years in aviation I had a lot to learn about how VHF/HF worked in the Amateur Radio world.

But alas I endeavoured to perservere (Chief Dan George) and tested for Tech and General in June of 2021. I furthered my self taught education during the month of June and tested for Extra on July 3rd. My goal of becoming licensed was realized. I am very proud of the amount of studying and preperation I put into getting my license all the way to extra in six months. Fortunately I have the electronics background and the work experience to help me achieve my lofty goal. I may learn morse, I may experiment with digital. But for now my narrow focus is DX phone, with the occaisonal rag chew or special event in my favorite place in the whole wide world; The USA.


ICOM 718, LDG IT-100 tuner, G5RV Jr. up on a 40' (12m) Spiderbeam pole. Just recently bought a RigExpert antenna analyzer to help me experiment in antenna construction for optimum performance in reaching out to the world.


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