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Edward Deringer

York 17404
United States, PA

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Call data

Last update:2017-04-17 15:15:01
QTH:York
Continent:NA
Views:1272
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:PA
US county:York
Latitude:39.9788300
Longitude:-76.7445870
Locator:FM19PX
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
Website:www.qsl.net/kx2s
ULS record:625672

Most used bands

20m
(52%)
15m
(26%)
40m
(11%)
10m
(6%)
80m
(4%)

Most used modes

CW
(48%)
SSB
(42%)
RTTY
(9%)
JT65
(3%)
AM
(1%)

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2018-12-31 18:46:13
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:Direct QSL please include SASE for quick return

Biography

Hi my name is Ed Deringer. I have been an amateur radio operator since March 1961. At that time I lived in Brooklyn, NY. My first call was WV2SQY. This soon changed to WA2SQY on sept 1961. The "V" denoted novice. My first rig was a crystal controlled 6146 running 75 watts. Had alot of 40 meter crystals, no vfo's allowed at that time. The receiver was a home brew regenitive receiver, with plugin coils for band switching. I later aquired an army surplus BC348Q Receiver. Spent alot of time on 40M cw. (7.100 to 7.150) When I upgraded to general I added A VFO and A Home brew pair of 1625's to plate modulate the rig. Those were the days AM was king. I soon upgraded to a heathkit DX100B transmitter.Purchased a Drake 2A receiver used from an old friend Benny(WA2UWP) who is now an SK. My next major upgrade was a Hallicrafters HT37 transmitter, this was my first SSB rig. SSB was just showing up on the ham bands. At that time I started getting interested in DX. So I decided to build my first home brew amplifier. This was a pair of push pull 450TL's with 4000 volts on the plates, the rectifiers were a pair of 872B's mercury vapor tubes. What a great blue glow from those tubes. My favorite part of the hobby is DX'ing. My DXCC totals at this time including deleted countries (10) are 338/348. I have reached my next goal DXCC Honor Roll. I only need 2 more countries for Top of Honor Roll. At the present time I have an Elecraft K3 tranceiver and a Heathkit SB221 amplifier with ten meters added. The SB-221 has been modified for full break in CW. I now have the tower and it is up. My favorate band is 20 meters second is 15m. I do about 60% cw and 40% ssb. If you hear me on the air give me a shout. New QTH: York, PA.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

Elecraft K3
Heathkit SB-220 full break-in CW
Heathkit SA2060A
Dipole 80, 40, 30M
Telrex 3el 20M Monobander
Hygain 3El 15M Monobander
Lenovo T430 Windows 10 ACL Logging SW

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