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I was licensed in 1969 while in high school in Fort Dodge, IA. My original call was WNZSF, upgraded to General in 1970 as WAZSF and Extra in 1980 as KND. I received the KPC call when the vanity call program opened in 1996. My interest in amateur radio began when Dr. Paul Kersten, WWIT (SK), donated some of his equipment to my high school.

These days my interests tend to CW contests and DXing. I am currently serving as secretary/treasurer of the Twin City DX Association and webmaster of the Minnesota Wireless Association and the TCDXA. Since 2004 I have operated mobile in state QSO parties in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

QSL via LOTW or Direct. All of my QSOs back to my Novice days are loaded on LOTW.

Next Planned Mobile/Portable Operation:

IL QSO Party, Sunday October 22nd

I will be operating mobile for the IL QSO Party through 20 counties. The scheduled start time in each county is listed below. This will be CW only, mostly on 40M & 20M with excursions to 80M when time permits and the last few hours of the contest. Follow my progress at

Scheduled Start Times

JODA 1700Z, STEP 1720Z, CARR 1740Z, OGLE 1800Z, LEE 1820Z,
WTSD 1840Z, HENR 1915Z, BURO 1935Z, PUTN 2015Z, MSHL 2040Z,
STAR 2100Z, PEOR 2130Z, KNOX 2145Z, FULT 2210Z, MCDN 2240Z,
HANC 2315Z, HNDR 2335Z, WARR 0000Z, MRCR 0025Z, ROCK 0045Z

See for more information on the IL QSO Party.

I operated from Turks & Caicos Islands in the 2014 through 2017 ARRL DX CW contests under the call VP5K (2016 & 2017) and VP5S (2014 & 2015). Outside the contest I operated as VP5/KPC. QSL VP5/K0PC via LOTW, SASE direct to me, OQRS is available through ClubLog below, or via Bureau. Other operators on these trips include Scott KMD, Bill ACW, and Fred K4IU.

Past Mobile/Portable Operations:

I have operated the Minnesota QSO Party every year since 2003 from many counties on the first Saturday in February. Currently hold the scoring record for mobiles from the 2014 outing where I had 1284 QSOs in the ten hour contest. I have finished first in the mobile category three times.

Operated the 2011 through 2017 Wisconsin QSO Party as W9DND/m. This is the call of my QSO Party driver, John. The call originally belonged to John's uncle Archie (Art) Smith (SK). Archie was an outstanding CW operator and this call has been very good luck for us with four first place finishes.

I have been mobile in the Iowa QSO Party every year since 2009 with several first place finishes. I always enjoy a drive around my home state each fall. It complements my bike ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI) each summer since 2004. The IAQP is under new sponsorship for 2017 and the date is moving to mid September.

I went mobile in the Illinois QSO Party for the first time in 2016. All CW, Single-Op, Mobile netted 898 QSOs while traversing 19 counties.

2017 was my first outing in the Missouri QSO Party. Another Single-Op, Mobile effort with 1292 CW QSOs across 40 counties.

Operated the 2012 South Dakota QSO Party from 25 counties on April 21 & 22. Total of 860 QSOs & 60 mults for 206,400 points.


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