... Ham Radio County Hunting History/Archive
Jerry Mertz (Hubbard County, MN)
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I started county hunting from Michigan in 1967, operating CW
on the old CHN frequencies of 7035 and 14070. In 1998
following a seventeen year break from county hunting, I
installed my first mobile system and became very active on
both the CW and SSB nets. Since 1998, in addition to my own
trips, I've made 32 trips with other county hunters while
operating from 13 different states.
In 1973 I began participating in the CW County Hunters
Contest from Georgia (1973-1976), Louisiana (1977-1978), and
finally Minnesota (1998-2013). I am the only participant to
have won all four categories of the CW contest.
Selected as the MARAC CW County Hunter of the Year in 2004,
and recipient of ten Best CW Mobile of the Year awards and
eleven Best CW Net Control of the Year awards. In 2006, I
became the first operator to work all of the counties on 30
Secretary of MARAC from 10 May 2006 to 12 July 2008.
de Jerry, WØGXQ
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