I only have one HF antenna at this time, a 270' long OCF or windom with the feed point 70' high. I am using it to work all HF bands. Finally have a working rotor as of June 13th, 2014 for my 6 meter 7 element beam. It sits at 74 feet and I have a low angle take off in most directions. On VHF and HF my next problem to solve will be to get rid of some powerline noise issues!
All my QSOs since 1977 have been uploaded to the LoTW database with my present call. I uploaded data from previous calls, W4GEQ and W1FUA from data taken from QSL cards. I am finally sold on LoTW and have gotten behind on my bureau cards. At some point I may require direct only QSLs with postage or equivalent. My only award interests are those offered by the ARRL and therefore I have no interest in eQSL. Since the LoTW award program is being expanded to include the CQ awards WPX and WAZ I will be looking forward to adding those awards to my collection. I did upload my 1993 to August 2014 log to eQSL but I may not do it again. I have recently joined ClubLog and all my N4DB QSOs up to 23 August 2014 have been uploaded. July 2014 I answered all QSLs received via the buro over the past couple of years and mailed them to the ARRL outgoing QSL for processing. I'm sorry for being so slow.
First licensed as WN1FUA February 1955. Upgraded to general and was issued W1FUA within one year. Relocated to Virginia in February 1966 and was issued W4GEQ. Requested my present call, N4DB in 1976. By 1978 I was very involved with my work, family and had gone back to school at a community college. I went totally QRT, I was just involved in too many other activities. In August 1987 I was promoted and transferred to Columbus, OH. In 1994 I once again was bitten by the ham radio bug and became very active, putting up better antennas than I had ever had before and acquired great rigs. I remained active chasing DX on all bands until late 2010 when we moved back to Virginia.
Primary interest has always been CW DXing, however I have worked 347 countries on phone and 307 countries on RTTY. I am #1 DXCC Honor Roll, and have 352 DXCCs worked on mixed mode. I am active on all bands 160 - 6 meters.
I was a member of Army MARS, A1FUA, 1959 - 1961. Active duty US Army Signal Corp, 1963 - 1966. Served in Korea, 1964 - 1965, Camp Howze, 1st Cav Div, 13th Signal BN. Following the military I worked for AT&T for over 32 years.
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