Amateur Radio Resume


2016

  • Redesigned the NJ2X website.

2015

  • Completed the ARRL DXCC Phone Award.  100% LoTW QSL's, <100W
  • Completed the ARRL Triple Play Award (from CA) #1601 - This is my 3rd Triple Play award, having now earned the award from three states: New Jersey (#464), Pennsylvania (#972), and California (#1601).  I am the first person to earn the award three times.
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - 20m (from CA) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - CW (from CA) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W

2014

2013

2012

  • ARRL DX Century Club (DXCC) Award #57,420 - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W, Wire Antenna
  • CQ WPX Mixed Award #2395 - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W, Wire Antenna
    • 500 prefix endorsement
    • CQ WPX Mixed Award - North America Continent Endorsement
    • CQ WPX Mixed Award - Europe Continent Endorsement
  • CQ WPX Digital Award #158 - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W, Wire Antenna
    • 350 prefix endorsement
    • CQ WPX Digital - North America Continent Endorsement
  • Finished 15th out of 42 low-power single operators in call area 3 in the 2012 CQ DX World Wide SSB Contest with a final score of 47,854 (230 QSO's, 45 zones, and 97 countries during 8.7 hours operating)
  • Participated in the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)
  • Setup a 6m ground plane antenna
  • Setup a home brew 124 ft end-fed stealthy wire antenna
  • Attended the Skyview Radio Society "Swap N Shop" hamfest
  • Attended the Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) Hamfest
  • Toured the ARRL HQ and W1AW station
  • Attended Ham Radio University 2012

2011

  • ARRL Worked All States Award - 20m (NJ) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - 20m PSK31(NJ) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - 40m (NJ) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - 40m PSK31(NJ) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W
  • Launched my amateur radio oriented website -- NJ2X.COM
  • Began experimenting with the Allstar Link Network
  • Began experimenting with the JT-65 mode
  • Attended Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) Hamfest
  • Assembled a mobile solar power system (40W) - 12v battery, 2x20W solar panels, portable stand of my own design, Anderson powerpole connectors, and cabling
  • Helped a new ham earn a FCC Technician license
  • 1000th LoTW QSL reached on July 6, 2011
  • Designed and built a hand-held 3-element Yagi antenna for use on 2m with an HT
  • ARRL Field Day (QSO's on 20m, 6m, and 2m bands with portable antenna farm)
  • Used an MFJ antenna analyzer on a ground plane antenna to cut and optimize resonance for the 6m band
  • Conducted 3 ham radio workshops for the local science convention
  • Attended Ham Radio University 2011

2010

  • ARRL Triple Play Award (from NJ) #464 - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W, Wire Antenna
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - CW (NJ) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W, Wire Antenna
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - Phone (NJ) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W, Wire Antenna
  • Completed 484 PSK31 QSO's
  • Attended Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) Hamfest
  • Began experimenting with APRS and position tracking
  • Constructed a 440 Mhz 1/4 wave ground plane antenna
  • Built a PicoKeyer+ kit from N0XAS
  • Kids Day
  • Attended Ham Radio University 2010

2009

  • Completed 1000 PSK31 QSO's
  • Hiram Percy Maxim 140th Birthday Event
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - Digital (NJ) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W, Wire Antenna
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - PSK31 (NJ) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W, Wire Antenna
  • ARRL Worked All States Award - Mixed (NJ) - 100% LoTW QSL's, <100W, Wire Antenna
  • Attended Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) Hamfest
  • Built a 20m wire mono-band dipole
  • Field Day - finish #1 in the 2B1C category
  • Kids Day
  • Began experimenting with Echolink
  • Helped a new ham earn FCC Technician license
  • Attended Ham Radio University 2009

2008

  • DX expedition to activate Hatteras Island, NC
  • Began using the Log Book of the World (LoTW)
  • Participated in the annual Kids Day event

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