K3URT - Amateur Radio - Curt Sanders



Technician, 7 July 1994, Smithburg, MD.

General, 15 March 2011, Carlisle, PA.

Extra, 23 November 2013, White Marsh, MD.

VOLUNTEER EXAMINER (ARRL, W5YI and LAUREL) accredited until 6 November 2018.

MY QSL CARD: (most from eQSL - I have thousands of paper QSLs from 1968 to the present!)




For portable work, I use a Yaseu FT-60 walkie-talkie, FM, VHF/UHF.

My home base radio is an all-mode  Yaseu FT-897D, HF to UHF. Modified with a 500 Hz filter (digital and CW). Using a MFJ-949E for the tuner and SignaLink USB for computer to radio interface for digital operations.


  1. *Diamond Arrow 2-meter/1.25cm quarter wave antenna, 7 meters high.

  2. *4 element cubical quad for 2 meters, 6 meters high.

* Yaesu FT-60 dual band HT, VHF/UHF.

* For 6-meters I use Cushcraft A50-3S 3-element beam 3 meters high.

* For HF a What Is My Antenna?, 12 meters high at center apex. (G5RV for 10-40 meters, erected in 2008 but removed in 2013.)

* 10 meter Extended Double Zepp.

* Experimental W3EDP, but 84 feet (25.6 meters) long.

COMPUTER: Apple Macintosh IMac G5 (Late 2009 model) with 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 Gigabytes RAM, 500 Gigabyte Hard Drive; System 10.9.5

SOFTWARE: Aether 1.5.14 for my logbook; fldigi for digital work.

Other URL sites you can find me:

  1. http://qrzcq.com/call/K3URT

  2. http://www.qrz.com/db/K3URT

  3. https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html

  4. http://www.eQSL.cc/Member.cfm?K3URT

  5.   My  QSO Map

ACTIVITIES: I am largely a digital operator, using under 30 watts, primarily modes PSK-31 and some OLIVIA. Depending on the type of contest, I will use voice. I am not a “rag chewer” type.


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