My Station


Awards
ARRL Emergency Service Award
ARRL Public Service Award
ARRL National Certificate of Merit (April 1978)
DXCC (Mixed, Phone, CW, QRP)
DXCC Challenge Award
WAS - Mixed + 80m, 40m
WAS - CW
WAS - Digital + FT8, 80m, 40m
WAZ - CW #292
WPX - CW #3872
DXCC Totals
Mixed - 305
CW - 292
Phone - 183
Digital - 100
QRP - 137
Contest Achievement Highlights
K4EQ
2nd Place, Missouri, QRP, 2020 Missouri QSO Party (Special Event Station call sign NØU)
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 K2/100 Transceiver
Elecraft KX2 QRP Transceiver
Kenwood TS-590SG Transceiver
Hilltopper 20m CW 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
80-10m End Fed Half Wave Antenna by My Antennas
Diamond A144S5 2m Yagi
Icom IC-2100 2-Meter/70cm HT
Alinco DJ-V5 2-Meter/70cm HT
Icom IC-T70A 2-Meter FM Transceiver
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 (S.N. 004)
NØSA Straight Key (S.N. 006)
NØSA TP4 Paddle (S.N. 037)
Memberships
American Radio Relay League
Cliff Cave VE Team
FISTS CW Club (#3597)
Four States QRP Group (#467)
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
K8WHB - Original holder of call sign - Now re-assigned
W9NXD - Formerly held by Hubert H. Barcus, Des Moines, Iowa, c. 1937-1942
NJ8X - Original holder of call sign - Now re-assigned
K4EQ - Formally held by William Kargoll, Jr., Jupiter, Florida, c. 1963-1977
HR1DH - Honduras
AAV4CS - Army MARS
AAV7CS - Army MARS
Special Event Station Call Signs
NØA - May 25-27, 2007 - ARMS National Convention
NØU - April 3-5, 2020 - Missouri QSO Party
KØS - June 26-29, 2020 - ARRL Field Day
NØU - July 30 - August 2, 2021 - Missouri QSO Party
NØU - April 2-3, 2022 - Missouri QSO Party (mark the dates)
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