Station Information


Awards
ARRL Emergency Service Award
ARRL Public Service Award
ARRL National Certificate of Merit (April 1978)
DXCC (Mixed, Phone, CW, Digital, QRP)
DXCC Challenge Award
WAS - Mixed (80m, 40m endorsements)
WAS - CW
WAS - Digital (FT8, 80m, 40m endorsements)
WAZ - CW #292
WPX - CW #3872
DXCC Totals
Mixed - 307
CW - 295
Phone - 188
Digital - 127
QRP - 146
DXCC Challenge - 1229
DXCC Band Totals
160 meters - 1
80 meters - 50
60 meters - Worked 64, Confirmed 62 (no 60 meter award issued by ARRL)
40 meters - 167
30 meters - 161
20 meters - 216
17 meters - 184
15 meters - 177
12 meters - 125
10 meters - 163
6 meters - 3
Contests - First Place Finishes
2021 ARRL International DX Contest - Missouri Section, Single Op, Low Power, Unlimited
2014 ARRL 10-Meter Contest - Missouri Section, QRP, CW
2014 ARRL 10-Meter Contest - Midwest Division (Division Record), QRP, CW
2011 ARRL 10-Meter Contest - Iowa Section, QRP, CW
2010 ARRL International DX Contest - Iowa Section, QRP, CW
2001 ARRL 10-Meter Contest - Tennessee Section, QRP, CW
2001 ARRL 10-Meter Contest - Delta Division (Division Record), QRP, CW
1999 QRPARCI Holiday Spirits Sprint - Tennessee Section, CW
1984 ARRL International DX Contest - World, 80m, CW (as W9NXD/HR2)
1983 ARRL 10-Meter Contest - Honduras (record), Mixed Mode (as W9NXD/HR2)
1983 ARRL 10-Meter Contest - North America, Mixed Mode, also 6th place World DX, (as W9NXD/HR2)
1983 CQ World-Wide WPX Contest - Honduras, Mixed Mode, CW (as W9NXD/HR2)
1983 ARRL International DX Contest - Honduras, 80m, CW (as W9NXD/HR2)
1983 ARRL International DX Contest - Honduras, 80m, Phone (as W9NXD/HR2)
1975 CQ World-Wide DX Contest - Honduras, All-Band, CW (as HR1DH)

  Station Equipment

Elecraft KX2 Transceiver
Kenwood TS-590SG Transceiver
Hilltopper 30m CW QRP Transceiver
Bayou Jumper QRP Transceiver (40m CW crystal controlled)
Tuna Tin II QRP Transceiver (40m CW crystal controlled)
80-10m End Fed Half Wave Antenna by My Antennas
Diamond A144S5 2m Yagi
Icom IC-2300H 2-Meter FM Transceiver
Alinco DJ-V5 2-Meter/70cm HT
Icom IC-T70A 2-Meter HT
Idiom Press Logikey Keyer
Skillman Bug (so-called coffin key - a Christmas gift in 1960)
Kent Paddle
NØSA Mini Paddle
NØSA B-B Semi-Automatic Key (S.N. 004)
NØSA Straight Key (S.N. 006)
NØSA TP4 Paddle (S.N. 037)

Radio Club Memberships
American Radio Relay League
FISTS CW Club (#3597)
Four States QRP Group (#467)
Flying Pigs QRP Club (#4455)
International DX Association (#5214)
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 (Michigan - K8WHB as General class)
W9NXD (Indiana)
NJ8X (Michigan)
K4EQ (Virginia)
HR1DH (Honduras)
Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) Call Signs (no longer a member)
AAV4CS - Army MARS (Tennessee)
AAV7CS - Army MARS (Iowa)
Special Event Station Call Signs
NØA - ARMS National Convention (2007)
KØS - ARRL Field Day (2020)
NØU - Missouri QSO Party (2020, 2021, 2024)
DX Countries Operated From
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