Amateur Radio

I was first licensed for Amateur Radio in 2008 as KE5UUO. In May 2016, I upgraded my license to Amateur Extra Class and applied for the call KN6Q.

I'm a member of ARRL, AMSAT, K2BSA ARA, and a lifetime member of the WC5C Tri-County Amateur Radio Club in Azle Texas. I'm a Volunteer Examiner for ARRL and W5YI. PODXS 070 #2539

My home HF Setup:

  • Yaesu FTdx-3000
  • MD100 Microphone
  • AL-811 600 Watt Amplifier
  • 130ft End Feed Dipole (80m-10m)
  • LP-PAN 2 SDR


My home VHF/UHF Setup:

  • Kenwood TM-V71A
  • Jetstream JTB2 antenna


Portable Setup:

  • Yaesu FT-991
  • Alpha Antenna ProMaster 18' vertical.
  • 2m/440cm J-Pole
  • LDG YT-1200 Auto Tuner
  • MFJ-1708 RF Sensing T/R Switch
  • SDRPlay SDR Receiver (Running SDR Console V3)

My FT-991 is mounted in a 3U rack mount case (Go-Box).

My Mobile VHF/UHF Setup:

  • Kenwood TM-D710A

QSL Via LoTW (preferred), (AG), QRZ and Direct. I enjoy real paper QSL cards and will 100% send you one back if you send me one.
You can contact me at:


Tom Kisner KN6Q

I'm not much of a contester, but just started to post contest scores here:

I confess to being a tiny bit of a paper chaser. Some of my Virtual Wallpaper:

Worked All States
ARRL Worked All States Award (Digital). About half of the contacts were PSK31, half were JT65 or JT9. Intend on working on the Triple Play and band endorsements. I'm pretty close on 20 and 40 meters.
CQ WPX Digital
CQ WPX Digital- for working 300+ different call-sign prefixes (digital modes - PSK, JT65/9 etc).
CQ WPX Mixed
CQ WPX Mixed for 400+ total prefixes for all modes. The higher bar for the mixed award took a little longer than digital.
eQSL ePFX300
Similar eQSL award version of the WPX award for 300+ prefixes confirmed on
NPOTA 5 Star Activator
National Parks on the Air Activator Award for the Waco Mammoth National Monument activation. My first time being the target of a pileup, it was a blast. I have a Chaser Award as well, NPOTA was a really fun event.
My first ever "real" contest. Band conditions were very bad, but it was a blast trying to pull the DX stations out of the dirt. Didn't do great or spend as much time as I would have liked, but it me a jumpstart on working on DXCC.

eDX Award
eDX Award (Mixed). Still working on DXCC using LoTW, but in the mean time I've managed to confirm 50 on

Grid Squared
QRZ Grid Squared Award for working 100 different Maidenhead grid squares. I have a few endorsements now.

I have more I'll post over time.