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Ronald P. Brodeur

Warwick 02886
United States, RI

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Call data

Last update:2018-06-21 00:12:19
Continent:NA
Views:425
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:RI
US county:Kent
Latitude:41.6948610
Longitude:-71.4530600
Locator:FN41GQ
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:2800911
Issued:2006-04-07

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2018-06-21 00:03:52
eQSL QSL:no
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:SWL's Welcome

Biography

Thank you for looking me up – hopefully, we have just had a QSO! After a 35-year career in the Rhode Island State Correctional System, I retired as a Correctional Officer Captain in 2008. I have been an avid short wave listener since I was twelve years old. I cannot remember any time in my life when there was not a short wave receiver and a world atlas close at hand.

Pondering retirement, I decided it was time to pursue an amateur radio license. Something I had wanted to do for many years, but the responsibilities of raising a family and the demanding hours that my career required, had made very difficult. Now, with some idle time in my immediate future I decided it was time to join in the fun that I had been listening to for so many years. It was time to become a “HAM.” I started studying and received my Technician License in September of 2005 (KB1MQU). I received my present vanity call (W1KDA) in April of 2006. My General Class License came in March of 2007. I advanced to Extra in March of 2011.

In August of 2007 I was “bitten” by the DX Bug. I have been on a “thrill” ride ever since and have never looked back. I chase DX as much as I possibly can and love every minute of it. I also do a little contesting and have participated in NTS traffic nets both as a traffic handler and net control.

HOPE TO WORK YOU AGAIN SOON !

Equipment

WORKING CONDITIONS
Icom 7600
Kenwood TS-2000
Ameritron ALS–1300 Amplifier
JRC NRD-545 DSP Receiver
Grundig Satellit 800 Millennium Receiver
Gap Titan DX Vertical Antenna (10M through 80M)
Traffie Technology – 5 Band Hex-Beam (10M through 20M)
Dipole (Inverted V) 40M & 80M

  

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