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Blue Hill Bay after sunset, 8/8/2012
160-meter Inverted L (visible lower right) hangs from this pine on shoreline in Tremont, Maine.

AA1K QSO's now on LoTW
All contest QSOs and most non-contest since late 2007 are believed to have been uploaded through 2012 ARRL DX SSB contest. Mobile QSOs are not uploaded to LoTW.

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AA1K atop Tower 2 with a 204BA; the 160-meter vertical is behind him, and beyond is Europe

Ham Radio
Felton, Delaware, USA

Grandson Hunter at NW parasitic of 160 array.
The European 2nd director tower is visible in background. More photos under "160 TX array"

Welcome to my web site. I get many questions about my station and operation so here are some details.
Like my contesting and DX ham radio station, this site is very much under construction. So check back for updates!
73/Jon AA1K

I have been licensed since 1964, first as WN3BGN, then WA3BGN and since 1978 as AA1K. Other calls I have held include WB0UIW and J79K.

My "elmer" was the late Peter Sommsich, K3VWH and ex-HA8S, HA8Z, who was an engineer at Western Electric in Allentown, Pa., and a Boy Scout leader who taught a course in ham radio in Coplay, Pa. It was through his course that I was able to get my Novice license and later upgrade to General. It became my main and lifelong hobby, and I am forever in Pete's debt. I later helped teach his course.

My dad, Charley Zaimes, always encouraged my hobby. He was briefly licensed as WN3EEH in the 1960s.

My wife, Jeanie, is AB1P, and son Adam is N3TTT (ex-KB3FEE).

In memory of Charley Zaimes, 1920-2007

Favorite links
Information about our J79K/J79P operation in April, 2003: http://www.qrz.com and lookup those calls.

The American Radio Relay League, our national organization. Go here for more info about amateur radio in general, http://www.arrl.org

My favorite site for info on 160-meter antennas and other technical topics: http://www.w8ji.com
Latest 160-meter spots on DX Summit: http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/1.html
DX Summit main page: http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/
Who's who on Topband: http://www.topbanders.com/
More about contesting, antennas and much more: http://www.contesting.com
Frankford Radio Club: http://www.gofrc.org/
Kent County Amateur Radio Club: http://www.kcarc.net
Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club (Seaford, Del.): http://www.qsl.net/w3tbg/
Official Delaware government web site: http://www.delaware.gov
The News Journal's Web site. A wealth of news and information about Delaware: http://www.delawareonline.com
A great site for maps and aerial views of Delaware (source of aerial and property outline on the Location page): http://datamil.udel.edu/
Hunting, fishing and canoeing info for the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania. My brother runs this: http://tworiverjunction.net/
For owners of Hunter sailboats (we had a 1980 Hunter 27): http://www.hunterowners.com/
Larry's Antennas LLC, source of my mobile screwdriver antenna that's still going strong after about 370,000-plus miles: http://www.kj7u.com/