Hello My Name is George and Welcome to my Qrz Page.
You landed here by either three ways.
1. We maded Contact on the air and I Thank You Sincerely for the contact rather it was a short one, by Contesting, Qso Party, Field Day, Nets or even Ragchew.
2. We met by Eyeball Contact and you just wanted to look my call up here.
3. By Mistake looking up a call close to my own.
Either one of the above ways I'm glad you stopped by. Now read on if you like and I'll tell you a bit about me.
I have been into Radio all my life at the young age of 7 maybe 8.
At that young age most of us are not thinking what we want to grow up to be but I done had my mind maded up.
My Uncle Terry (SK but never a Ham) brought a CB radio over to my Mom's house (lived in Lousiville, Ky then) and hooked it up to a car battery and a mobile antenna out the dinning room window and up on the roof of our 2 story house.
This was back during the 1970's of the big CB Radio craze.
I loved listening to the Trucker's going up and down I-65 and would key up and ask things like "Hey Trucker where you going and what are you hauling".
They come back to me and then the rest became history and thats then I said I'm going to be a Trucker too when I grow up.
That dream came true in 1984 right after High School I went to USA Trucking Academy in Pensacola, Florida.
My dream ended when I was hit by a hit and run drunk driver on May 10th 1994.
It wasn't till December 2005 I got my Ham License, I'm hearing impair so the CW code scared me away from getting into Ham radio.
I went to a Hamfest in Tampa, Fl and talked to a lot of the Ham's there and was told then you don't need code to get a license anymore.
So I took the test and got my Tech on December 27 2005.
After learning the code was dropped for all classes I then started upgrading to General just to land at the top with my Extra Class.
I'm now a VE with Lakeland Amateur Radio Club (LARC) located in Lakeland, Fl.
July 5th 2009 I met my YL Joy and got her into Ham Radio too her Call is KJ4RNJ,Stop over there too sometime.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my page, Hope to make contact and a qso with you very soon or again.73 George KI4NBE God Bless
Became a License Ham:
My Radio's,Antenna's and Etc are as Follow:
Shack Rig is a YAESU FT-950,The HF Antenna is a ZEROFIVE GP 1080
2 meter Antenna is a DIAMOND X50A.Mobile Rig is a Yaesu FT-897D
Mobile Antenna for HF is a Tarheel M100A HP Installed by W4WBZ.
ARRL Feild Days I've Worked With The Lakeland Amateur Radio Club (LARC) Lakeland,Florida
Soon to come
#1 I will listen, and listen and then listen again before calling.
This seems so obvious but it is the most vital thing to do. Careful listening rather than rushing to transmit will get the DX into your log. You must listen to find out whether the DX is working split and if so, where is he listening? Then you need to listen to the calling stations in order to determine what the DX station is doing. For example, he may be working gradually up or down the pile-up frequency range – and you need to find the best spot to call. And it may be time to ask yourself: “Do I really need to work this bit of DX, right now? Can I wait a while for the pile-up to subside?”
#2 I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
You also need to listen carefully to determine how well you can hear the DX station to be sure you will hear his reply to your call and to avoid causing interference by transmitting at the wrong time. It is extremely frustrating for a DX station to return a call to a station that is unable to hear him, thereby causing incessant QRM.
#3 I will not trust the Cluster and will be sure of the DX station’s callsign before calling.
Cluster spots often show the wrong call sign. Before you log a station, you should hear the station’s callsign on the air – don’t trust spotting networks. The DX operator should send his call sign at regular intervals. Unfortunately, not all operators do this!
#4 I will not interfere with the DX station or anyone calling and will never tune up on the
DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
Sadly, this covers a multitude of operators, employing poor operating practices. We are frequently afflicted with “Policemen,” people who repeatedly jump in to tell callers that “the DX is listening up” – often adding a gratuitous insult. The rule is quite simple: never, ever transmit on the DX frequency for any purpose whatsoever.
Iwill pay attention to the operator's instructions if he is operating "split" so as to stay in his preferred bandwidth.
#5 I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before calling.
If you transmit before a QSO is over, you are likely to interfere with the exchange of information, lengthening the QSO and slowing the process. It may seem clever to “nip in” as the previous contact is ending but many DX stations don’t like it, as such operating may break the pattern of the operator, which is what helps everyone to know when to transmit.
#6 I will always send my full call sign.
This is essential for CW and SSB, because incomplete calls lead to an extra transmission, slowing the operator’s progress with the pileup. If the operator is responding to partial call signs, it may appear that you should call with only several letters. Generally, this is not the case. Always use your full call sign.
#7 I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
Continuous calling is selfish and arrogant. With a computer or memory keyer, it is easy to send continuously. Unfortunately, it prevents you from listening and knowing what is taking place. In addition, it raises the QRM floor greatly, making life difficult for the DX station and everyone else.
#8 I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another callsign, not mine.
Perhaps this is intuitively obvious, but it is a common occurrence. If it is clear that the station is not calling you, do not transmit.
#9 I will not transmit when the DX Operator queries a call sign, not like mine.
In life outside amateur radio it would simply be considered rude to answer when someone else is asked a question! How do you know if the station is calling you? Perhaps the DX operator has a partial version of your call. Is it me? “The timing is right!” Yes, the timing may seem right, but it may also be “right” for many other stations. If the DX is actually calling you and hears nothing, he will call you again. Then you can call.Only one letter from your call sign is NOT enough, however. Calling when not being addressed raises the floor level of QRM and slows progress dramatically.
#10 I will not transmit when the DX operator requests geographic areas other than mine.
You must recognise and accept that when an operator is calling for a specific geographic area (e.g. NA for North America, AS for Asia ), you must not call until the operator’s instructions change. Even if his choice appears incorrect, you must follow his instructions. The DX operator is in control. Here’s an important point: If a DX operator is working, some area, perhaps North America , and he fails to say so between QSOs, do not begin calling immediately. Call only when it is clear that the operator’s instructions have changed. To do otherwise is impolite and simply slows the process.
#11 When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my callsign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
If you repeat your call sign, the DX station may think that he has your call sign wrong. He might then listen very carefully – again – thus slowing the process. A DX operator will generally log what he has if you say nothing further.
#12 I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
There should certainly be a pride of accomplishment when you get a QSO with a guy in a far-away entity. But before you start basking in the glow of accomplishment, think about the help you received from your partners, perhaps Mr. Icom, Mr. Alpha, and Mr. Force 12. If your ego still feels a need to take ALL the credit, try again. But this time turn off your amplifier and connect your rig barefoot to a dipole. If you get through the pile up this time, then YOU, as the operator, can take more of the credit.
You should also acknowledge that you would not have had the contact without the skill of the operator at the other end who undoubtedly made sacrifices to be there for you. So be thankful for all this help you received.
#13 I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.
Respect is about behaving well toward others. DXing is very competitive. If you operate otherwise, you may acquire a bad reputation. DXing will be the most fun for everyone if we all behave with politeness, mutual respect and even a bit of humility.
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