N4GBK Bill - Updated 01 March 2014
Stations outside of USA, if you send me a QSL, I will send you a QSL - no stamps - no money - no IRC needed. A self-addressed envelope is appreciated but not needed.
QSL OK via LoTW, eQSL, bureau or direct.
USA stations, no SASE needed, just send me a card and I'll do the same.
SWL Reports are also welcome. Today's SWLs are tomorrow's Hams.
EPC # 20964
10-10 # 41801
070 # 1688 LONP #252
SMIRK # 5514
My PSK IMD Meter shows my IMD between -31 and-34 dB. If you are having a problem with my signal overloading your receiver, please adjust the RF gain or filters at your end. Thank You!
Now in early March, the numbers for LoTW are improving. I have been working more US stations and less DX stations. The US stations are more likely to use LoTW. 4453 QSOs logged in LoTW, 1258 QSLs. That is a 28% rate of return. eQSL is still around 65%.
PSK31 DX results are now as follows. Worked 135 DXCC Entities since May 2013. Confirmed 117. DXCC paperwork is at ARRL HQ.in the queue waiting for processing. EQSL now have 103 confirmed with PSK31.
I am enjoying earning awards from the folks at the EPC (European PSK Club) and PODXS (Penn-Ohio DX Society) 070 Club for my PSK contacts. Some of the awards are easy and some are hard but they are all free. You apply for everything on line.
I appreciate the volunteers that work hard in the background in the ham radio community. QSL bureau workers, Card Checkers, awards managers, QSL managers and many more. Thank you!
Kenwood TS-590S with Carolina Windom 160 antenna. Active on all HF bands and 6 meters with the same rig and antenna. Excellent signal reports and performance by the Carolina Windom, especially on 40 meters but it works on all bands.
The receiver section of the TS-590S is great when the bands are crowded. It really allows me to pull in a weak signal with strong signals nearby.
I use a Signalink USB with the Kenwood. It was already in use with my old TS-680 so I just plugged in the TS-590 and kept on truckin'. I may at some time try the TS-590 directly with a USB cable and appropriate software but for now, it works great.
First licensed in 1963 as WN4POP.
Member ARRL, QCWA and the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). FCC 1st Phone in 1971. Full time broadcast engineer for about 10 years followed by a 30 year career in civil service with the US Government. Recently retired as an Electronics Equipment Specialist (civilian) with the US Coast Guard. Worked in avionics support with the Coast Guard search and rescue helicopters and airplanes.
I'm in Perquimans County, North Carolina in the rural community of Belvidere in the Northeast part of the state.
(My mailing address is Hertford, NC which is about 8 miles away.)
Thank you for reading all of this stuff. Have fun with ham radio!
North Carolina - First in Flight
Pictured is a US Coast Guard HC-144A Search and Rescue airplane at the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This is the site of the Wright Brothers first flight in December 17, 1903. That is the Atlantic Ocean in the background.
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