radio amateur N1AIAOn HF, I operate CW almost exclusively, emphasizing DX and contests. My rig is usually an Elecraft K1 (s/n 00139) for 40, 30, 20, and 15 meters, and sometimes a Yaesu FT-817ND. I use a 6-band cobweb and a low 40m dipole.
On satellites (usually FM, sometimes linear), I use a Yaesu FT-817ND (recommended), Kenwood TH-F6A (not recommended), and an Arrow antenna. I rove to several FN grids.
In addition to the K1, I've built K1SWL's SW-80+, N1BYT's Wheatstone bridge regenerative receiver, KD1JV's DC40 transceiver, WB6BYU's 80-meter direction-finding receiver, NEQRP's switched capacitive audio filter, a SoftRock Lite 6.2 (80m), and other small projects with varying levels of success.
QSL InformationScott Richardson, 29 Knox Lane, Berwick ME 03901, USA
DX OperationsWA1YXL/VO2: Labrador City, Canada. CQ Zone 2. May 1986.
KH4/N7TNL: Sand Island, Midway Atoll. December 1991 to April 1992, October 1993 to January 1994, November 1996, and June 1997.
Licensing HistorySWL in 1972. Learned Morse Code from W1QHG (my Quite Happy Grandfather). First callsign WN1RSY issued March 2, 1973, as a 2-year non-renewable novice class. WN1RSY expired. Obtained second novice license, WN1YXL, in July 1975 under new rules. Operated as AK1YXL and AA1YXL during 1976 bicentennial celebration, then as WA1YXL. Passed general class exam in the FCC offices at the Custom House in Boston in January 1980. Moved to Washington State in 1986. Briefly held N1JGZ in 1991, then obtained 7-area callsign, N7TNL. Returned to New England in 1999. Requested W1QHG in 2000 to honor my grandfather. In early 2004, requested N1AIA as a snappy CW callsign that better reflects my licensing era. The N1A## block was introduced about 1978 and ended with N1ZZZ on December 29, 1997.
- VUCC Satellite # 269 endorsed for 450 grids
- DXCC # 24,756 endorsed for 150 entities
- WAS # 34,079 (CW)
- ARRL Centennial W1AW WAS (QRP)
- AMSAT Friends of 50
ContestingI enjoy contesting, but have never built a competitive station. By entering in rare classes, I have managed to earn a number of 1st place finishes, which are listed here. Presented separately are my scores for the New England QSO Party.
|2019||Virginia QSO Party||QRP||ME|
|2018||Minnesota QSO Party||Single Op QRP||ME|
|2018||Virginia QSO Party||ME|
|2017||ARRL June VHF Contest||Single Op, 3-Band||ME|
|2016||CQ World Wide VHF Contest||QRP||1st District, 8th US|
|2016||ARRL International DX Contest||CW||QRP||ME|
|2015||ARRL International DX Contest||CW||QRP||ME|
|2014||ARRL International DX Contest||SSB||Single Op 10 Meter||ME|
|2012||Illinois QSO Party||ME|
|2012||Missouri QSO Party||ME|
|2011||Georgia QSO Party||CW||ME|
|2010||ARRL International DX Contest||SSB||Single Op 10 Meter|
|2010||ARRL International DX Contest||CW||QRP||ME|
|2010||Minnesota QSO Party||Single Op QRP|
|2009||ARRL International DX Contest||CW||QRP||ME|
|2009||Minnesota QSO Party||Single Op QRP|
|2008||ARRL November Sweepstakes||CW||QRP||ME|
|2008||ARRL International DX Contest||CW||QRP||ME|
|2007||ARRL 10 Meter Contest||Mxd||Low||ME|
|2003||QRP-ARCI Spring QSO Party||ME|
|2002||WWDXC Salmon Run||ME|
|2001||WWDXC Salmon Run||ME|
|1993||CQ Worldwide Contest||CW||Low||KH4|
|1993||59 Japan International DX Contest||KH4|
|1986||CQ WW WPX Contest||CW||Single Op - All Band||VO2|
|1985||ARRL 10-Meter Contest||CW||Single Op||ME|
|1985||CQ WW VHF WPX Contest||CW||Single Op, Single Band, QRP||ME|
|1983||73 Forty Meter World Championship||SSB||Single Op||ME|
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