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NQ0N

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Jeffrey Rumsey

Medina 55340
United States, MN

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united states
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Call data

Last update:2019-07-02 18:29:50
QTH:Minneapolis, MN
Continent:NA
Views:206
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:MN
US county:Hennepin
Latitude:45.0350449
Longitude:-93.5244654
Locator:EN35FA
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:7
CQ Zone:4
ULS record:4059129
Issued:2018-06-22

Most used bands

20m
(44%)
40m
(30%)
10m
(12%)
15m
(5%)
17m
(4%)

Most used modes

FT8
(92%)
MFSK
(9%)
SSB
(1%)

QSL data

Last update:2018-03-25 19:42:21
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

I got my Novice ticket back in 1974, and built a Heathkit HW-16 & HG-10B VFO and was on the air by Spring of 1975 with CW as WN0PCK. Then, after much CW practice, I upgraded to General in 1983 and continued with CW on a straight key with the same rig and the new call sign of N0EOS. With many absent years other than a brief period in 1993, I’ve been off the air, sold my gear and thought the internet and cell phones had taken the allure and fun away.

After I retired in 2015 from a career in Electronics Engineering, Computer software, and Project management, I was looking for something to do with my free time. I came across a Roku channel called Amateur Logic TV, and started watching and caught the bug again – I watched every episode and was amazed at how things had changed in the world of Ham Radio in 30 years. In 2017/18, I finished off a room in my basement to be my Radio Shack, setup an electronics bench and a radio desk, and built my first rig as a kit – the QCX-40, CW rig – great fun building a kit again. I also decided to study for the Extra and got my ticket in 2018 with my old call sign, which I was able to exchange for the vanity call of NQ0N – short on CW.

Then, since I had never made a QSO with phone on HF, I was excited to purchase the Icom 7300, which has been great. I strung up a fan dipole in my attic, since I live in a close neighborhood HOA, and it works great. However, I immediately discovered the frustrations of AFCI circuit breakers, and had to stay off the air for 6 months until all of my circuit breakers and several of my neighbors’ were replaced with an upgraded design AFCI circuit breaker. In the meantime, I continued to learn about digital modes, new software, acquire more equipment, like the SDR-Play, which is amazing and configured with the MFJ-1708B switch, allows me to connect with my transmitters and not blow out the SDR-Play – works great! On June 1, 2019, I was ready to go. I’ve been having lots of fun with making FT-8 contacts around the world with anywhere from 5 to 50 watts and my simple attic dipole.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

Icom IC-7300
QCX-40 CW Kit
SDR-Play w/MFJ-1708B Switch and SDRUno software
Fan Dipole Antenna in attic
MFJ-949E Tuner
Ham Radio Deluxe software / HRD Logbook
WSJT-X /JTAlertX software
Station UPS and Lithium-Ion battery back-up

QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 30
ITU 20
CQ 20

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NQ0N / Pic 2
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NQ0N / My Station
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NQ0N / My Rigs
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NQ0N / Soldering Work Bench
  

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