Episode 154 - Dave Le Duc - N1IX
Dave LeDuc, N1IX, like many of my guests got his ham radio start as a teenager in the sixties. His love for CW and chasing DX has not diminished over the years. His new passion is running QRP and winning contests. Dave shares his ham radio story and offers some advice for QRP success in this episode of QSO Today.
Home QTH: St. Albans, VT
First License: 1963, Novice, KN1EPJ, Age 16
First Radio Club: Franklin County Amateur Radio Club, Vermont
National Contest Journal Profile: Dave Le Duc, N1IX
Radio man on a US submarine
Submarine School, Groton, CT
Polaris Nuclear submarine
Radio Station NAA -
Monroe Calculating Machine Company repairing mechanical calculators
Compugraphic Corporation, Wilmington, MA. digital typesetters - final test technician
Current QTH: Newton, NH
Favorite operating mode? CW
First contest: ARRL CW Contest
Advice to new contest hams with 100 watts and a wire: Search and pounce - looking for DX stations to work. Treat 10, 15, 20 as one band.
Sunspot cycle drives: JT65
Contest Elmer: Mark, K1RX, contest station
CQ Worldwide DX Contest
QRP Discovery: “you can work the World with 5 watts”
Excites Most about ham radio: new technology and SDR
Advice to new and returning hams: Get on the air and make contacts
DX entities: 330, Needs North Korea
Yankee Clippers Contest Club
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