First licensed in 1966 as WN4DJP in Nashville TN. Obtained General license in 1967 as WB4DJP. Obtained Advanced license in 1972. Obtained Extra license in 1991.
I am married to Janie Matthews Luke, KC4ZUM. I have two grown daughters, Hannah Peters of Dothan, AL and Amy Tadlock, KD4CHV, of Ozark, AL.
Current equipment includes: Kenwood TS-440SAT for digital modes, Icom IC-738 for SSB and CW with a Behringer UB802 audio processor and Timewave DSP-9+. Amplifiers are a Henry 3K Classic, Yaesu FT-2100F, or Heathkit SB-201. Antennas are Cushcraft A3S with A743 40 meter add-on kit at 70 ft. and an off-center fed windom for lower bands at 50 ft. For VHF 2m, Yaesu FT-2500M transceiver. When running mobile, the equipment is an ICOM IC-706Mk2 with Hustler type antenna.
Accessories : Bird Model 43 watt meter; Bencher paddle; MFJ 989C 3kw tuner; MFJ 1279 audio interface plus a homebrew interface for the other HF rig; Motorola mobile speakers peaked for voice frequency response; HP 520C Pavilion for logging, digital modes, and Ham Radio Deluxe.
Be sure to look for me in the Alabama QSO Party, June 2-3, 2012 on both ssb and cw for DALE county.
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