Krassimir D Petkov
Krassy is born in 1956 and has been an Amateur Radio Operator for over 40 years (since 1969) and has been a major financial contributor (ACOM amplifier loans and paying for shipping expenses) to many DX-peditions in the last 10 years.
Krassy is the President of Milara, Inc. and ACOM North America. He is the cofounder of ACOM with LZ1JK.
His prior call signs were: LZ1KCZ, LZ1KDP, LZ1SA (1996), N1QQO (1991), AA1ND and then K1LZ (9/21/06).
He received his first license in 1969 while in 6th grade (12 years old) and operated from the Club Station – LZ1KCZ, City Students Radio Club - LZ1KDP, and received the call sign LZ1SA after passing Level C, B and A examinations in 1996.
George (LZ1GS) was Krassy’s mentor when he was in the 6th grade – 12 years old. George was very helpful and supported his efforts to become an Amateur Radio Operator.
Krassy built his first 25 Watt, AM/CW transmitter at13 years old.
He was a key player on the N8S Swains Island (April 2007), 5A7A Libya (November 2007), FS5KA St. Martin (Feb. 2007), and 8P9R (2005) Barbados multi-multi dx-pedition teams .In 1999 organize dx-pediting with PY5EG - ZX0F.He was member of CY9SS . TS6A Tunisia .The last dx-pedition he was member of the team YI9PSE in Iraq
He has operated for the following DX locations:
Tunisia (TS6A), Antigua (V26B), Swains Island (N8S), Mongolia (JT1LZ), Bulgaria (LZ1SA), Russia (UA9SA), Serbia (YU9ZL), Hawaii (KH6/K1LZ), American Samoa (KH8/K1LZ), Western Samoa (5W5LZ/5W3LP), Australia, Barbados (8P9R, 8P9LZ - 2005), Jamaica (6Y1LZ), N. Cacaos (VP5/K1LZ, VP5B), Aruba (P40HQ), St. Martin (FS/K1LZ, FS5KA), Saint Maarten (PJ7/K1LZ) Puerto Rico (KP4/K1LZ), Brazil
WRTC San Francisco K6R (WRTC 2006, PT5E), and Fernando de Noronha Isl. (ZX0F – CQWW SSB 1999)Libya 5A7A Iraq YI9PSE
Krassy is very activity in ARRL DX CW and SSB, and CQ World-Wide CW and SSB contests each year in the old days from LZ1KDP, KC1XX and recently from his location in Jamaica 6Y1V or 6Y1LZ and his own QTH in USA K1LZ
Krassy is a member of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club (YCCC), and LZ1KDP and LZ1KSP (LZ7J) ,Milara Contest Clubs LZ5R, Araucaria DX Group . In addition; he is a live member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
Some of Krassy’s major awards are as follows:
WPX SSB M/S K1LZ USA
YEAR Contest CALL
K1LZ – Krassy Petkov; Hall of Fame – No. 06, Oct. 2004, Araucaria DX Group
Major Contributions to WRTC:
This site was last updated 10/29/10