This site is mostly dedicated to my passion/hobby, Ham (Amateur) Radio. I primarily focus on Contesting, however I am active in DX’ing. Primary mode of operation is CW (Morse Code) but am active in Phone and RTTY contests.
Please feel free to browse around, I also am active in drone flying and have taken a lot of pictures in various places around Chicago and beyond.
Current Station Layout
Radio 1 (Right): ICOM IC-7300 Radio 2 (Left): Elecraft KX3, KXPA100
- SPE Expert 1K-FA Solid State amplifier
- Alpha 76PA Amplifier (backup)
- LP-100A Digital Vector Wattmeter with dual coupler option
- Array Solutions Six Pack 2 radio antenna switch.
- Green Heron Everyware wireless interface/software for antenna switching from any computer (local or remote).
- VA6AM High Power bandpass filters for 40 and 20 Meters
- Low Band Systems 40/20/15/10 1500W Quadplexer
- Vibroplex and Bencher BY-1 morse code paddles
Logging: DXLab for general/DX logging, N1MM+ for contest logging.
Station is fully accessible via the internet using Remotehams and Icom RS-BA1 software (currently a private system)
160 (Winter Only): Reduced Half-Sloper, apex @ 45ft.
160-80M Receive (Winter Only):
- NE-SW BOG (250 ft.)
- NW-SE BOG (250 ft.)
- E-W BOG (150 ft.)
80/15: Inverted V @ 30ft.
40/20: Inverted V @ 45ft.
6M: Dipole @ 25ft.
All band/antenna combinations automatically selected by Green Heron software driving the Array Solutions 6 x 2 switch.
Previous Callsigns Held
1994-1998: N9YXA, 1997: Z2/N9YXA, 1998-2005: K9YO
2005-Present: WT2P, 2016-Present: P40XA, P4/WT2P
Also have operated remote as W3/WT2P, W4/WT2P, W6/WT2P
Previous Contest Results/Analysis/Audio
The WT2P Planned Contest Activities Calendar
Claimed contest scores for WT2P on 3830 Scores.
Young Contesters – The Promise of a Future (K7BV) [NCJ, 2000]
OLD: Raw Recordings (All)
Search WT2P contest QSO recordings archive: