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Charles S. Ahlgren

Clayton 94517
United States, CA

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Call data

Last update:2021-12-13 17:26:17
Main prefix:K
Federal state:CA
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:6
CQ Zone:3
ULS record:3155358

QSL data

Last update:2012-09-30 21:43:00
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


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Licensed since April 1971 Novice (WN6IYM); General Sept 1972 (WB6IYM); Advanced Aug 1976 (WB6IYM); Extra Feb 1991 (WB6IYM). Switched to vanity call sign KW6G Dec 19, 2009. ARRL Life Member, DXCC (278 mixed ), WAS, WAC, WAZ, RCC. QSL 100% direct or via W6 Buro...

First licensed in High School back in 1971; got the General about 18 months later and went to College. Took the Advanced test during the summer of '76 between my Junior and Senior years at UC Berkeley studying Civil Engineering. Then in 1991, I finally got off my lazy butt and went for the Extra. Good decision, the extra CW priveledges really opened a lot of DX doors!

I am primarily a DX hound, but also like QRP work. I recently added a Elecraft KX3/PX3 combo to the shack for QRP - great fun!!! VHF/UHF is accomplished via a Yaesu FT-7800 and a Diamond X-50A vertical on the roof.

I also have a Drake TR4, TR4CWrit & a Collins KWM2A for vintage SSB operating and a National NC-303 & Johnson Ranger II with a Johnson Courier linear if I want to operate vintage AM.

If you are interested in Drake gear, please feel free to join us for the Drake West Coast Net on 3895 KHz, Thursday Evenings at 8PM local time. I also participate in the Coffee Mug Net @ 9AM Saturday mornings on 7185 KHz for West Coast hams who are interested in good fellowship; there is no dues or assessments.

I can also be found most mornings on 7046 KHz @0715 (local time) doing QRQ CW practice sessions with N7HRK/m, W7XP, and WI60. Please feel free to join us. All are welcome; no special QRQ skills are required, just a desire to improve what you can already do.


Modest station here due mostly to CC&R's in a typical Northern California upper middle class neighborhood (ho-hum). Currently running Icom IC-7610 & IC-7300 transcievers; amplifier is an Acom 1010. I have managed to install 2 HF antennas without incurring the rath of my neighbors...A Butternut HF-9V vertical that is ground mounted with 22 - 25' long radials tied to an 16" X 18" copper plate with a 4-foot ground stake at each corner. And an 80 - 10 meter EFHW (End Fed Half Wave) wire antenna from My Antennas. The feedpoint is located about 9 feet off the ground and the 135-foot wire slopes from there up about 30 feet into a large pine tree on my property, takes a 90 degree bend through a 3-inch diameter plastic pulley and traverses the back of my yard for 95 feet at an average height of about 25 feet...Although my 'antenna farm' is simple and basic, it provides fairly good coverage on the HF bands with both vertically and most recently horizontally polarized antennas...

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