Episode 038 - Tim Duffy - K3LR
First License: May 1972, age 12, WN3SZX
General Class: June 1974, age 14, WA3SZX
Extra Class: August 1974
1 X 2 Extra call sign: K3LR - 1977
Elmer: Bob Bell K3SAN, gave Tim the Novice test.
First Rig: Johnson Adventurer transmitter, Heathkit HR-10B receiver
Randy Thompson, K5ZD - met Tim at the FCC office in 1972. They are still good friends.
Education: BSEE, Penn State University
Favorite Rig: Icom IC-7850 - outstanding receiver performance, ideal for a multi-user contest station.
Favorite operating mode: CW, never lost the love for Morse Code.
First Contest in “Multi-multi” station: W3AU station operated by Bob Cox, K3EST. Tim was 17.
Multi Multi Contest Station - multiple operators with multiple transmitters, up to six transmitters on the air at the same time.
K3LR is Tim's "mulit-multi" amateur radio contest station with two operating positions on each band. Up to six transmitters can be on the air simultaneously. Two man teams on each band. One calls CQ, the other listens for CQs. Transmitters are interlocked so that they can not transmit at the same time.
K3LR Contests: operates 4 per year:
Each competition relies on a team of 30 hams
Contest University - one day course on all facets of ham radio contesting.
Awards (just to name a few):
Dayton Hamvention 2015 Amateur of the Year
Radio Club of America Goldwater Award 2010
CQ Contest Hall of Fame 2006
Radio Club of America - is the oldest and most prestigious radio club in the United States
DX Engineering - Tim is currently the COO of this major distributer of amateur radio equipment and antenna and tower hardware. They have everything and ship the same day.
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Quaker Oats Crystal Radio
Johnson Viking Adventurer Transmitter
Heathkit HR-10B Receiver
Icom IC-7850 HF Transceiver
Tim at one of his twelve operating positions at K3LR