''SWL QSL ARE WELCOME"
Pop'Comm Monitoring Station
Thank you kindly for taking the time to look me up! I became an Amateur “ham” radio operator in July 06, 1978 under the callsign WP4AQK, KP4-Land. My love for radios begun in my early years, late 1960’s when my father brought home an old Hallicrafter Model S-38. Many Caribbean nights I spent listening to distant radio station.
In the mid-late 1970's I acquired a small CB-mobile, set up a home station, made some local contact and soon after my father applied and received the FCC license for CB'rs KAZW-8890. But, after while I realized this is not what I was looking for or hope for. I kept hearing about Ham Radios, Morse code, repeaters, countries, prefixes and whole bunch of Ham jargon, and then I discovered the difference between these two. In early 1979, I found after researching, a Radio Club for KP4. I enrolled in the Novice class and the rest is history.
I mostly work CW and some SSB. My SSB is mostly to NTS Traffic Net, occasionally YL-System net, and late net for WAS on SSB when I am up to. My enthusiasm for CW was sparked by a friend Daniel “Danny” Ponce WP4F, who also set up my first 15 meter radio antenna, on the CW portion. Many, many wonderful contact I made with that small long wire 15 meter antenna back in the early 1980's. He later introduced me to William “Willie” Werner KP4DJ (SK).What a CW operator he was! These 2 gentlemen-CW Operator encouraged me to stay focus while increasing my receiving CW speed. My CW-Code teacher was Sr. Felix Albert Cordero-KP4ZC, Don Felix thank you for your time, and patience with me and my classmate. The Novice classes were given back then at the Civil Defense HQ in Guaynabo and sponsored then by Radio Club De Puerto Rico - KP4ID.
I’m a wallpaper chaser, and a serious DX hunter; mostly I’m a Lone Wolf operator. I am in a listening, search and find mode. Getting very interested in all Digital Modes. I am reading and learning all I can regard these modes.
· FISTS CW CLUB-#12757
· SKCC CW CLUB-#2378
Ten-Ten International # 76112
Old Timers Club Member - # 415
ARRL A-1 Operators Club
· Lake Monroe Amateur Radio Society-LMARS- Secretary 2011
· Seminole County ARES – Florida
· MORSE TELEGRAPH CLUB
· … and some other fine Amateur Radio Organization!
I'm also an Official Relay Station - ARRL. I'm very active with the National Traffic System- Nets. I love handling traffic, you may find me on our local nets 147.285 SVTN Net - 07:15 PM - Orlando/Sanford area, Florida Mid-day Traffic Net "when conditions allow it", 4RN (at one point I was net control), some Caribbean HF-Traffic net and as well some other HF nets on a daily basis. My good friend Vic-NU8K (former KF4WIJ) always encouraged me to stay active on NTS and never failed to lend me a hand when needed, Maraming Salamat VIC!!!
Did it the OLD FASHION WAY, STUDYING & WORKING THE BOOK!!!
THANKS GORDON WEST - WB6NOA!!!
PAST EXPERIENCE IN HAM RADIO
MY QSL POLICY
YOU SHOULD REMEMBER HOW YOU FELT AND HOW ANXIOUS YOU WERE TO RECEIVE YOUR VERY FIRST QSL CARD! PAY THAT COURTESY TO OTHERS!
If You Need My State or County; for US Hams send me a card with or without a SASE. I will respond with my QSL Card 100%. I always appreciate a SASE or SAE, if you cant afford it, just send me your card and you will get mine.
U.S. Stations – If I need your state or county, I will send a SASE with my QSL CARD, unless in your QRZ.COM stated that NO SASE is needed. Please have the courtesy to send me a card back! There are few states that have been uncooperative and I had sent out at least 4 or 5 of my QSL CARDS to get one back.
MY QSL CARD
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER!!!
This card is to commemorate and pay my personal tribute to all NASA employees, for their 30 years HARD work with the SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM!
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