My name is Kevin Stockton and my call sign is N5DX/ZF2DX. I began amateur radio and contesting at the age of 13 with the support and encouragement from my dad, K5GO. The world of ham radio has given me many opportunities To accomplish goals and meet new friends. Many of these accomplishments are directly related to the skills and ingenuity necessary to build and maintain a multi operator contest station. With the help of many friends the K5GO/N5DX contest station has built some of the largest amateur radio antennas in the world. The largest of these antennas being a full size rotatable 5 element 40 meter Yagi on a 90 foot long boom. Our contesting crew has worked hard and we were rewarded in the 2011 CQWW CW contest with amazing conditions and a first place finish in the Multi Single high power category for the U.S. Our contest success continued, and in 2012 I was able to win the SOAB HP category for the U.S. in the WPX SSB contest. I recently had the opportunity to operate the 2013 WPX CW contest as a single operator from the amazing QTH of Pat, W5WMU, in Maine. Meeting and getting to know Pat was just as big a thrill as hearing the booming signals pounding in from Europe. In November, I returned to the easternmost town in the U.S. with K5GO, and Erik, N5WR, in tow. Along with W5WMU we won the multi single high power category for the U.S. in the 2013 CQWW CW contest. What great fun to feast on lobster and Cajun cooking while racking up big rate and score along the Maine coast.

Kevin Stockton  N5DX/ZF2DX

Kevin Stockton
N5DX/ZF2DX

In 2010 ham radio presented a new opportunity and my father and I began the company Cycle 24 Antenna Products. Shortly after our company began we partnered with Scott, WU2X, to design and build the TX38 Triband Yagi antenna for WRTC 2014. Sixty-five TX38 antennas were hand built and preassembled by K5GO and N5DX for the WRTC 2014 event. Building each of those antennas was a lot of time, hard work, and sometimes frustration. Sharing those moments with my father is something that will always be very special for me.

In January of 2014 I accepted a job offer in the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands are known for their tropical climate, white sugary beaches, and diverse marine life. But to me they are known as a contesters paradise with loud signals and a nonstop rate fest. I’m looking forward to operating contests and running DX pileups for at the next two years as ZF2DX.

I try to update LOTW and Club Log at least once a month. Please send all QSL requests to K0DEQ.

73,
Kevin
N5DX/ZF2DX

4 thoughts on “About

  • May 18, 2015 at 1:39 am
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    Thanks for the note Randy. Andrew’s place is still here, thank goodness. He has been a great host to me for the past year and a half. Will really miss this place when I return to Arkansas.

    73,
    Kevin ZF2DX/N5DX

  • May 17, 2015 at 10:57 pm
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    Great Site Phillip.
    Well, I was there about 6 or so years ago. Had call ZF2SI..Operated from Andrew’s place 2 times. Had a great time. The interesting thing was I also set up a station at the Sunshine resort. Remember my window faced the vacant lot behind it. Got a 40m delta up. Do they still have the best hamburger on the island. Scuba diving now=so may be back…GL Randy Bossier City,la

  • October 28, 2014 at 11:14 am
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    Hi Philip. Its good to know that I was getting out. We made a Q on 15 meters during the contest. I met Fred at WRTC this past July in Boston. Not sure what I’m going to do when we move back to Arkansas in a couple of years to get my contest fix as operating from down here is quite pure and doesn’t get much better.

    73,
    Kevin, ZF2DX/N5DX

  • October 28, 2014 at 6:23 am
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    Kevin,

    Great story about the contest and your setup. That is true perserverance.
    Your signal on 15 or 10 ( can’t remember the band we had a Q on ) was
    good for LP..
    BTW, do you know Fred (k9vv – np2x ) as I believe that he
    has mentioned your call during my visits to St. Croix.
    73, Philip KT3Y. ( KP2M in a few recent CW contests.)

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