K1RA

K1RA – Grid: FM18cr

Andy Zwirko – Captain Crujir

First licensed: 1976 as WB1ALW; age 12
Other calls: KA1GD

Accomplishments:
* 1997 – Winner of Mid-Atlantic SS Phone (low-power)
* 1996 – SPRE (Spartan Packet Radio Experiment) on shuttle STS-72
* 1984 – Winner of Maryland Section SS Phone (high-power)
* 1982 – 9th Place Nationally in June VHF (from W3XO in MD)

Organizations:
* Delmarva VHF and Microwave Society (1997-present)
* Grid Pirates Contest Group – K8GP
* Potomac Valley Radio Club (1981-present)
* Fauquier ARA – W4VA (2004-present)
* University of Maryland ARA – W3EAX – president (1983-85)
* Goddard Amateur Radio Club – WA3NAN – Shuttle retransmission op.

Radio Activities:
* Active on HF from home with wires on 160-10m
* Active from mobile with IC-706MK2G & Perth+ 80-10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
* HF DX contests @ W3LPL multi-multi (1983-2003)
* V/UHF contests @ K8GP multi-multi (1997-present)
* V/UHF contests @ K1TR/3 multi-multi (early-1990’s)
* V/UHF contests @ W1VD multi-multi (mid-1980’s)
* On the web at www.k1ra.us

Homepage: www.k1ra.us

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