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I have been licensed since October 1969. Novice call was WN4OPG , then upgraded to General in 1970 as WB4OPG. Advanced Class in 1971 until upgrading to Extra in 1978. Applied for new call in 1980 and received KX4R. Enjoy chasing DX on the HF bands and have been active on 160 mtrs through 23 cm CW/SSB/AM. Also got hooked on collecting and restoring old tube type radios (Boatanchors) and have enough to keep me busy for a long long time ! Presently retired from UPS after almost 38 years and trying to get the station and antennas back in order at my new QTH.

Located on a small ridge in SE Polk County EM73lw...one of the higher spots in the county, approx 1300 ft elevation a.s.l.

Tower #1 55' Rohn 45G

m2 6M7JHV 7 element 30' boom 6 mtr yagi at 55' fed with 1/2" heliax

m2 2m 5wl 17 element 33' boom 2 mtr yagi at 60' fed with 7/8" heliax

m2 222 5wl 15 element 23' boom 1.25 mtr yagi at 65' fed with 7/8" heliax

m2 432 9wl 28 element 21' boom 70 cm yagi at 70' fed with 7/8" heliax

DB6NT MiMo 2344 44 element 10' boom at 75' fed with 7/8" heliax

Tower #2

Cushcraft A3WS for 12 and 17 mtrs with 30 mtr add-on


Equipment at KX4R:

HF: Yaesu FT-1000Mp MkV Field

Yaesu FT-2000D

Kenwood TS-2000X

Alpha 76PA

VHF/UHF: Yaesu FT-736R

144 Mhz TE Systems 1452G  350 watts

222 Mhz TE Systems 2252G  250 watts

432 Mhz RF Concepts 4-110 100 watts

1296 Mhz 10 watts (amplifier in the works)

Here's Tim Malone with the boom of his bucket truck fully extended to get the 1296 antenna on the mast !


If you need EM73lw on any of the bands I have, I'll be glad to

set up a sked....just drop me a line at my email address.

QSL's are greatly appreciated and welcomed.

All logs uploaded to LOTW

Hope to see you on the bands !!

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