QRZ.COM
Please login help/register callsign: password: secure login
Database News Forums Swapmeet Resources Contact
 17:46:54 UTC 31 Jul 2014 
Advanced Search Current Hot Callsigns XML Logbook Data QSL ListMaker Database Downloads DX Spotting Network Ham Club Database QSL Corner Top Web Contacts Expired Callsigns QRZ's 1993 FCC Database Daily Update Reports Just Added Callsigns Database Help Forum
Amateur Radio News General Announcements Special Events, Contests, etc. Hamfests and Conventions Silent Keys Headlines
Forums Home Discussions, Editorials, Talk Technical Forums Logging and Contesting RV and Mobile Help Forums
Ham Radio Gear for Sale Ham Made Gear General Merchandise Swapmeet Hot List Ham to Ham References Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-offs
Site Menu... Practice Amateur Radio Exams Amateur Radio Study Guides Online License Renewals License Wall Certificates Commercial Ham Radio Links DX Country Atlas Grid Mapper Ham Radio Trivia Quiz Life Member Honor Roll
Help Desk, for accounts, lost passwords, etc. Add your callsign to QRZ Subscription Services Users Help Forum Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ QRZ en Espanol Privacy Statement Advertise with QRZ List of Current Advertisers About QRZ Donate to QRZ Contact us
ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-assoc
ad: l-Waters
ad: l-rl
ad: l-WarrenG
ad: l-gcopper
ad: l-tentec
ad: l-innov
ad: l-sarc
KW4CQ USA flag USA

Login is required for additional detail.

QSL: LOTW OR VIA THE BUREAU PLEASE. WILL REPLY 100%

Email: Login required to view

Ham Member Lookups: 18753

QSL image for KW4CQ

 

My previous call sign was: W4TRP from 1953 to 2004

I'm a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and a recipient of the ARRL A1 Operator Award.

I am a retired EE in Telecommunication Systems and Satellite Networks. My career included employment with RCA Communications, Philco-Ford Aerospace Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, and the final fifteen years before retirement as a technical consultant to government and industry.

While globetrotting during my youth, I operated as HS1RC in Bangkok, Thailand in 1964, as XW8/W4TRP in Vien Tien, Laos in 1965, and as EP2TC in Tehran, Iran during 1972-1973.

My rig consists of an Yaesu FTdx-5000 and ACOM 1000 amplifier feeding an OCFD (off-center fed dipole antenna) at 75 feet. The antenna tuner in use here is Palstar HF-AUTO fully automatic tuner 160m-6m.  Due to CC&R restrictions in my community I am presently limited to using an 135 foot long OCFD wire dipole strung between two 80+ foot tall oak trees. No beam and tower possibilities here unfortunately. In time I soon discovered the OCFD to be an amazing antenna. It has outperformed all my expectations for a wire dipole antenna and it even does reasonably well on the 6m band. My future plans are to put up a "stealthy" vertical GP antenna for the 160m band with buried radials.

I am primarily a CW operator but I also enjoy occasional SSB rag chewing with the many wonderful friends I've made around the world in my 60 years of ham radio. I spend most of my on-air time chasing new DX entities (especially DXpeditions) for DX awards.  I'm getting a bit too over the hill to compete in contests anymore.

I recently received the ARRL 5-Band DXCC (mixed) award with endorsements for the 12, 17 and 30 meter bands, a goal I set for myself three years ago. I have also received the CQ WAZ (mixed) award plus the CQ DX SSB and CW awards. My current DXCC (mixed) standing, thanks mainly to LoTW and QSL card exchanges, is now at 268 confirmed and 275 worked. They are coming a WHOLE lot slower now but my goal for 2014 is to attain DXCC Honor Roll status and 5BWAZ (both are really tough ones as the current sunspot cycle goes down to zero and when limited to wire dipole antennas at my QTH!). I also plan on trying some of the digital modes such as RTTY, JT65 and PSK.

 

Thanks for looking.

73 and happy DXing

Bob, KW4CQ

 

smiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

1111381 Last modified: 2014-07-18 11:16:39, 4586 bytes

Login Required

Login is required for additional detail.


Apply for a new Vanity callsign...

You must be logged in to file a report on this page

Please login now...

Currently updating logbook display.
ad: giga-db
Copyright © 2014 by QRZ.COM
Thu Jul 31 17:46:54 2014 UTC
CPU: 0.049 sec 39163 bytes mp