My wife, Joeanne (Peanut) is N4NUT and I am real proud her & love her very much.
I am a member of the ARRL, Southeastern DX Club, and Montgomery ARC in Alabama.
CQ zone 4 & ITU zone 8
Rigs: Yaesu FTDX-5000MP LIMITED with Heil Goldline mike.
Yaesu FT-1000MP MARK-V field as a backup setup for 3.965 for the Alabama Traffic net Mike.
Antenna: Beam Force 12, C19XR with Ham-III Rotor
Fan Dipole: 160m, 80m, & 40m and OCF Dipole.
Amp: Ameriton AL-572 & ALS-500M
MFJ-989D & LDG AT-1000 Tuners and I use a MFJ-207 Analyzer to tune with.
Alinco Dual Band DR-600 with Diamond X200 Vertical Antenna
Alinco DR-119 in the Barn.
MFJ-4275MV and Astron RS-35M Power Supplies
My first DX contact!
After I got my Technician license, I got a 2 meter radio with a beam. I was having fun.
After a year I told myself that I would never upgrade if I stayed on 2 meters.
I sold that radio and beam and bought a FT-101 and a 3 element tri-band beam.
When I had the beam three feet off the ground, checking it out,
I gave a CQ call on 15 meters and CE3ALE (Chile) answer my call.
I made myself make at least one CW contact every day till I passed my 15 wpm code test and got my general class. Which was given by the FCC back then.
I did not start chasing DX until July 2000.
CONTEST: I work contest looking for DX.
1st Place: 1982 ARRL Novice Roundup, Technician Class, AL Section
1st Place: 2004 ARRL International DX, Phone Single Op 20-Meters, AL Section
1st Place: 2005 IARU HF World Championship, Single Op Mx Mode Low Power, AL Section
46th Place: 2007 CQ WPX CW, Single Op Low Power All Band, 4th US Call Area
Montgomery ARC 2008 Field Day Award - Most Phone contact - W4AP SSB Station
58th Place: 2013 CQ WPX SSB, Single Op Low Power All Band, 4th US Call Area
31th Place: 2014 CQ WPX SSB, Single Op High Power All Band, 4th US Call Area
Old Calls = Date issued
KA4MIP = 01/25/1980 Novice
N4DLV = 07/08/1980 Technician
N4DLV = 07/09/1982 General
N4DLV = 10/05/1982 Advance
N4DLV = 06/01/2000 Extra
WA4AL = 09/02/2000 Extra
K4APG = 02/19/2003 Extra
NA4MM = 09/21/2013 Extra
I have ARRL DXCC: 6BDXCC, Mixed, Phone, CW, 80M, 40M, 20M, 17M, 15M, & 10M,
Challenge, Millennium, WAC, Triple Play and 5BWAS.
eQSL: eAustraia, eCanada, eDX100(MIX, CW, SSB), eEuroupe, ePFX300, eWAS(MIX, JT65, SSB), and eZ40
I have worked 336 out of 339 with 324 ARRL Confirmed & 4 Deleted Countries.
NEED TO WORK 3
3Y/B - BOUVET ISL (Have heard but not able to work)
BS7H - SCARBOROUGH REEF (Have heard but not able to work)
FT5W - CROZET ISL
NEED TO CONFIRM 12
AP – PAKISTAN
EP – IRAN
EZ – TURKMENISTAN
H40 - TEMOTU PROVINCE
JX - JAN MAYEN
SV/A - MOUNT ATHOS
TL - CENTRAL AFRICAN REP
UJ – UZBEKISTAN
VK0/M - MACQUARIE ISL
XX9 – MACAO
YK – SYRIA
My web page http://webpages.charter.net/pawstjohn/NA4MM.htm