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Dan Dankert

Tustin 92780-1811
United States, CA

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Call data

Last update:2023-09-18 15:37:42
Main prefix:K
Federal state:CA
US county:Orange
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:6
CQ Zone:3
ULS record:718008

QSL data

Last update:2016-03-20 18:55:06
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:QSL Direct and receive a beautiful color photo tri-fold QSL card


Worked all DXCC entities! DXCC #1 - Top of the Honor Roll!

DXCC Honor Roll Mixed & DXCC Honor Roll Phone

All of my DXCC totals (and other awards) are based completely on personally operating from my home station ("The House of DX") remote station operating, no IRLP, no operating from another ham's shack, etc.....and absolutely no FT8 (aka the "TikTok" of Amateur Radio)! In other words......No DXCC "assisted" here!

DXCC Digital (RTTY Only).....11 hours,

DXCC 80 meters.....11 months,

DXCC #1.....37 years,

Working 3Y0J (Bouvet).......1 Call !

A "Big Thank You" to the hams that elmered and/or helped me over the years:


Your knowledge, assistance and support will never be forgotten.

Featured on the cover of CQ magazine April 2011 & in the 2011/2012 CQ amateur radio calendar.

Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2006

Celebrating my 49th year of DXing

Previous Shortwave Frequency Scheduling Assistance for: Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, ORF) (1980's)

Articles Published Over the Years in: CQ, CQ VHF, DX Magazine as well as various newsletters

First started as an SWL "KDX6T" in 1974 at age of 4, then became a ham in 1986. Also hold SWL Popular Communications Station Identifier "WPC6DX". Inspired by my grandfather W6RII (SK), and my father N6EGC. Jim Rafferty N6RJ (SK) was my DXing and contesting elmer. I am forever grateful to these three individuals for teaching me the best of ham radio. Enjoy DXing and contesting from 1.8 MHz thru 50 MHz.

Past DXpeditions: A35DD, S79DD, S92DD, T20DD, T31DD, V47DD, V63CG, ZF2RE, ZK1PEQ, 1S1DD, 3D2CQ, 5W0DD, 8P9EG, FM/N6PEQ, H44/N6PEQ, J37/N6PEQ, NH6/N6PEQ, PJ2/N6PEQ, PJ4/N6PEQ, P40/N6PEQ, KP2/N6PEQ, KP4/N6PEQ, XE2/N6PEQ & CO2/N6PEQ.

Original Novice callsign: KB6MZM.

ARRL Awards: DXCC #1 Top of the Honor Roll, DXCC Honor Roll Mixed, DXCC Honor Roll Phone, 8BDXCC, DXCC CW, DXCC SSB, DXCC Digital, DXCC Mixed, DXCC Challenge 2000+, Diamond DXCC Challenge, VUCC-50 MHz, WAS Mixed, WAS CW, WAS SSB, WAS RTTY, WAS Digital, WAS 10 Meters, WAS 15 Meters, WAS 20 Meters, WAS 40 Meters & Triple Play

CQ Awards: 5BWAZ, CQ DX SSB Honor Roll, CQ DX CW Honor Roll, CQ DX RTTY, WPX Award of Excellence, WPX SSB Honor Roll, WPX CW Honor Roll, WPX Digital Honor Roll, WPX Mixed Honor Roll, WAZ CW/SSB, WAZ CW, WAZ SSB, WAZ 15 Meter CW, WAZ 20 Meter CW, WAZ 20 Meter SSB, WPX Mixed, WPX CW, WPX SSB, WPX Digital

IARU/Misc. Awards: 8BWAC MIXED, 8BWAC CW, 7BWAC Phone, 4BWAC Image, WAC Digital, 10-10 WAC, JARL Asian DX Award & SARL All Africa Award.

DARC Awards: WAE (Top Mixed), WAE (Class 1 Mixed), WAE (Class 1 CW), WAE (Class 1 SSB), WAE (Class 3 Digital), Europa-DX-Diplom 1000 Trophy, Europa Diplom, DIG European Prefixes (Mixed), DIG European Prefixes (CW), DIG CEPT-Dipolm. WWQR Mixed Award (2015, 2016 & 2017) & Europa RTTY Diplom

QRZ Awards: DX World Award (Mixed, SSB, CW & Digital), Master of Europe Award (Mixed, SSB, CW & Digital), Master of Oceania Award (Mixed, SSB, CW & Digital), Master of Asia Award (Mixed, SSB & CW), Master of South America Award (Mixed, SSB, CW & Digital), World Continents Award (Mixed, SSB, CW & Digital), Grid Squared Award (Mixed, SSB, CW & Digital), USA 50 Award (Mixed, SSB & CW), World Radio Friendship Award (Mixed, SSB, CW & Digital), United States Counties Award (Mixed, SSB, CW & Digital) & Master of Africa Award (Mixed, SSB & CW)

eQSL Awards: eDX100 (Mixed, CW, SSB, RTTY, 10 Meters, 15 Meters, 20 Meters & WARC), ePFX300, eFROM, eCanada, eAustralia (Mixed & SSB), eUK, eEurope (Mixed & SSB), eJapan Mixed, eAfrica (Mixed, CW & SSB), eAsia (Mixed, CW & SSB), eSouth America (Mixed, CW & SSB), eOceania (Mixed, CW & SSB), eNorth America (Mixed, CW & SSB) & eWAC (Mixed, CW, SSB, 10 Meters, 12 Meters, 15 Meters, 17 Meters, 20 Meters, 30 Meters, 40 Meters & 80 Meters)

SWL Awards (KDX6T): Achieved #3 All-Time WDX/WPE DX Honor Roll, WDX/WPE 290 Countries, WDX/WPE 40 Zones, WDX/WPE 50 States, WDX/WPE 12 Canadian Zones, NASWA DX Centurion, NASWA Antarctica DX'er, NASWA European Senior DX'er, NASWA Ecclesiastic DX'er, NASWA All America DX'er, NASWA All Voice of America DX'er, NASWA All Continent QRP DX'er, NASWA World-Wide DX'er.

Member: ARRL A-1 Operator Club & ARRL Diamond Club

Charter Member of the Pina Colada Contest Club (KP2AA).. Previous PCCC Field Day operations: 2002: Puerto Rico as NP4A 2003: Cuba as CO0US/T42FD 2004 & 2005: St.Croix as KP2AA

Charter Member of the Yamon DX Federation (W6YDX)

Member: Orange County Amateur Radio Club (W6ZE), Southern California DX Club (W6AM), BARTG #9226, Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), QRP ARCI, San Bernardino Microwave Society, North American Shortwave Association, National Radio Club, International Radio Club of America, Western States Weak Signal Society, Longwave Club of America, Worldwide TV-FM DX Association, FISTS (#17516), Oceania DX Group, Puna DX Club, Andes DXers International, SKCC (Straight Key Century Club), ROWH, The International Shortwave League (ISWL), True Blue DXers Club #43, Worldwide DX Club, British DX Club & The Northern California DX Foundation

Life Member: Orange County DX (N6RJ), European DX Foundation, Indexa, ARRL, 10-10 International (#65821), OMISS (#11474), Central States VHF Society, QCWA, QRZ & OMIK


All mode capabilities include:

HF Station "A": Icom IC-7851 + Telepost LP-700 + Alpha 87A Valve Amplifier + Alpha 77SX Valve Amplifier + Alpha 4510 Wattmeter + HA8DU DU3500AL Antenna Tuner

HF Station "B": Icom IC-7850LE + Kenwood SM-230 + Alpha 87A Valve Amplifier + Alpha 77SX Valve Amplifier + Alpha 4520 Wattmeter + Palstar AT10K Antenna Tuner

VHF/UHF Station: Icom IC-970H (2X) & Icom IC-375A

Patio Station: Yaesu FT-817, Icom IC-7300 & Icom IC-7000

Receiving Stations: Icom IC-R9500, Icom IC-R9000, Icom IC-970H, Icom IC-R71A, Icom IC-R7100, McKay Dymek DR-33C, Science Fair Globe Patrol & Kenwood R-11(2X)

Misc: Icom IC-700R & Icom IC-700T (Icom Inuoe Twins), Kenwood T-599D & R-599D (Kenwood Twins), Icom IC-20, Icom IC-30A, Icom IC-215, Icom IC-245, IC-21A (2X) + DV-21(2X), Henry Tempo-One, E.H. Scott SLR-M & Layfayette HA-410

HF Aerial System:

10 meters (28 Mc): 7 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi

12 meters (24.9 Mc): 2 element mono-band yagi

15 meters (21 Mc): 4 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi

17 meters (18.1 Mc): 2 element mono-band yagi

20 meters (14 Mc): 3 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi

30 meters (10.1 Mc): 2 element mono-band yagi

40 meters (7 Mc): 2 element wide-spaced mono-band yagi

60 meters (5.3 Mc): Sloper

80 meters (3.5 Mc): Rotatable dipole

160 meters (1.8 Mc): Sloper

Stationary Dipole for 10/15/20 Meters (28/21/14 Mc)

Receiving Loop for 80/160 meters (3.5/1.8 Mc)

Vertical: Comet CHA-250B

Rotor: Yaesu G-2800DXA

VHF Equipment/Aerials:

6 meters (50 Mc): Icom IC-7850 + Alpha 6 valve amplifier (8 Element LFA Yagi 42' boom, Vertical & HO-Loop).

2 meters (144 Mc): Icom IC-970H (Vertical & HO-Loop stack).

1.25 meters (222 Mc): Icom IC-375A (HO-Loop stack).

70 cm (432 Mc): Icom IC-970H (Vertical & 4 HO-Loop stack).

33 cm (900 Mc): Alinco DJ-G29T

23 cm (1296 Mc): Icom IC-970H (35 element yagi & Vertical) & Kenwood TR-50 + Kenwood VB-50.

13 cm (2400 Mc): Icom IC-970H (Vertical).

Misc Equipment:

Interfacing: 4O3A SSC XL's & Winkeyer

Dummy Load: Alpha 2100

Preamplifiers: Mini Circuits, Advanced Receiver Research & Mirage

Bandpass Filtering: 4O3A & Industrial Communication Engineers

Remote Aerial Switching: 4O3A & Industrial Communication Engineers

Keys/Bugs: N2DAN Original Paddle, GHD GN407A+ single-paddle, Bencher Mercury dual-paddle, Schurr Profi 2 dual-paddle, Bencher BY-4 dual-paddle, Bencher BY-2 dual-paddle, Schurr Mini straight-key, GHD GF601MP Cootie/Sideswiper Key, GHD GN209W-P auto-key bug, Autronic paddle (2x), 1941 McElroy "MAC" Bug & Begali Graciella gold vertical key

Microphones: Heil Goldlines & Heil PR-780

Headsets: Heil Proset 7's, Heil Proset Plus's & Radiosport RS60CF's

Aerial Tuner: Palstar AT5Kplus

RTTY/CW Decoder: Hal Communications CWR-6850 with AMTOR-10A

SSTV: Robot Research Models 70, 80, 800 & 1200C

Clocks: Icom GC-4, Trio HC-1, Kenwood HC-10 & Kenwood HC-2

SWL Accessories:

RTTY/Digital demodulator: Universal M-8000

MW Loop aerial: Kiwa

VLF/MW Loop aerial: Wellbrook Engineering LFL1010

RF Systems DX-One Professional MK-2 Active Aerial (ELF/LW/MW/SW)

VLF Receiver: Kiwa Earth Monitor

Navigational Beacon Receiver: Coastal Navigator FR-662B


MAC Pro, MacBook Pro & Mac Mini


RUMlog, SkookumLogger & RUMped

DX Code Of Conduct

dx code of conduct small logoI support the "DX Code Of Conduct" to help to work with each other and not each against the others on the bands.

Rev. e1982f2133