I go by Doug, a short version of my middle name. I hold an Amateur Extra Class License and have been an avid DXer and contester since 1998. I enjoy SSB, CW, RTTY, and PSK31.
I live on a city lot that is only about 1/3 of an acre and it has been a big challenge to be successful in contests and DXCC. As of May 2015 I have 310 confirmed countries (312 worked) and 8BDXCC(10/12/15/17/20/30/40/80 meters). Hopefully 160 meters won't take too much longer.
My 16 year old son, Garner, KK4CLY, has earned DXCC (263) on SSB (208), CW (238), RTTY (144), 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 and 30M. Garner was invited to speak at the 2014 Dayton Hamvention Youth Forum on "How Dx'ing Can Increase Your Knowledge of the World.
I enjoy homebrewing as much as possible to help keep up my electronics skills. I also help my local club, the Alamance Amateur Radio Club, K4EG, by teaching Technician and General classes and serving as an ARRL Volunteer Examiner and a NC Section Technical Specialist. Hopefully we will meet on the bands one day.
Elecraft K3 #1289
(all kit builds)
Cushcraft MA5B 3 element 5 band beam 20-10M
Inverted L 160-10M
Homebrew 4 element 6M beam
AEA Halo-6 6M
KF4VTT/VP9 Bermuda, June 10-17, 2011, June 11-17, 2009 http://home.mebtel.net/~kf4vtt/vp9/VP9.htm
Please be sure you have my call correct. It is KF4VTT/VP9. Some stations logged me at VP9/KF4VTT and this is wrong. Sorry, after January 22, 2012 I will need $2USD for QSL reply to DX because of postage increase.
KF4VTT/P Key West and Boca Grande Key, Florida June 4-8, 2008
KF4VTT/KL7 Juneau, Alaska July 21-27, 2001
DXCC 309 Mixed, 292 SSB, 262 CW, 171 RTTY, 10M, 12M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, and 80M
1st Place 2011 and 2012 NC QSO Party SO/SSB In-state
1st Place 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 VA QSO Party Expedition - K4EG - Alamance Amateur Radio Club
1st Place 2011 June VHF Contest (First Place Single Operator Low Power - Bermuda) - KF4VTT/VP9
EC - Alamance County, NC ARES
ARRL NC Section Technical Specialist
ex-President - Alamance Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
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