Station Info


Awards
ARRL National Certificate of Merit (1978)
ARRL Emergency Service Award
ARRL Public Service Award
DXCC (Mixed, Phone, CW, QRP)
DXCC Challenge Award
WAS - CW
WAZ - CW #292
WPX - CW #3872
DXCC Totals
Mixed - 305
CW - 292
QRP - 137
Contest Achievement Highlights
K4EQ
1st Place, Midwest Division, QRP, CW, 2014 ARRL 10-Meter Contest (Division record)
1st Place, Iowa Section, QRP, CW, 2011 ARRL 10-Meter Contest
1st Place, Iowa Section, QRP, CW, 2010 ARRL International DX Contest
1st Place, Tennessee Section, QRP, CW, 2001 ARRL 10-Meter Contest
1st Place, Delta Division, QRP, CW, 2001 ARRL 10-Meter Contest (Division record)
1st Place, Tennessee Section, 1999 QRPARCI Holiday Spirits Sprint
W9NXD/HR2
1st Place, World, 80m, CW, 1984 ARRL International DX Contest
5th Place, World, 80m, CW, 1983 ARRL International DX Contest
1st Place, North America, Mixed Mode, 1983 ARRL 10-Meter Contest
6th Place, World, Mixed Mode, 1983 ARRL 10-Meter Contest
1st Place, Honduras, Mixed Mode, 1983 ARRL 10-Meter Contest
1st Place, Honduras, All-Band, CW, 1983 CQ World-Wide WPX Contest
1st Place, Honduras, 80m, CW, 1983 ARRL International DX Contest
1st Place, Honduras, 80m, Phone, 1983 ARRL International DX Contest
HR1DH
1st Place, Honduras, All-Band, CW, 1975 CQ World-Wide DX Contest
Station Equipment
Elecraft K2 QRP Transceiver (installed Elecraft amplifier - now 0.1-100 watts)
Elecraft KX2 QRP Transceiver
Cricket 30 QRP Transceiver (30m CW crystal controlled)
Bayou Jumper QRP Transceiver (40m CW crystal controlled)
Splinter II QRP Transceiver (40m CW crystal controlled
Tuna Tin II QRP Transceiver (40m CW crystal controlled
LDG Z-11 Pro II Auto Tuner
MFJ-969 Tuner
MFJ-902B Tuner
Icom IC-2100 2-Meter/70cm HT
Icom IC-T70A 2-Meter FM Transceiver
Samlex SEC 1235M Power Supply
Samlex SPS-1204UL Power Supply
Elecraft W2 SWR/Watt Meter
Diamond Antenna SX-200 SWR/Watt Meter
Idiom Press Logikey K-3 Keyer
Skillman Semi-Automatic Key ("coffin bug" - a Christmas gift in 1960)
NØSA Mini Paddle
NØSA B-B Semi-Automatic Key
NØSA Straight Key
NØSA TP4 Paddle
Memberships
American Radio Relay League
Cliff Cave VE Team
FISTS (#3597)
Four States QRP Group (#467)
International DX Association
Michigan QRP Club (#109)
Mississippi Valley DX/Contest Club
North American QRP CW Club (#439)
Old Old Timer's Club (#4003)
QCWA (#19129)
QRP ARCI (#10034)
SKCC (#2238)
St. Louis QRP Society
St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club
Call Signs Held Since 1960
KN8WHB - Novice call sign.
K8WHB - Now assigned to Geauga Amateur Radio Association
W9NXD - Formerly held by Hubert H. Barcus, Des Moines, Iowa, c. 1937-1942
NJ8X - Now assigned to Ainahou Contest Club
K4EQ - Formally held by William Kargoll, Jr., Jupiter, Florida, c. 1963-1977
HR1DH - Honduras call sign
NØA - Special Event Station call sign (May 25-27, 2007) - ARMS National Convention
NØU - Special Event Station call sign (April 3-5, 2020) - Missouri QSO Party
KØS - Special Event Station call sign (June 26-29, 2020) - ARRL Field Day
Also operated from these countries:
Honduras (HR1DH, K8WHB/HR1, W9NXD/HR2, NJ8X/HR1, HR9/K4EQ)
Costa Rica (W9NXD/TI2)
Russia (NJ8X/UA3)
Canada (W9NXD/VE3, NJ8X/VE3, K4EQ/VE3)
Miscellaneous
Novice Class license issued 29 September 1960
Amateur Extra Class license issued 26 September 1984