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Please call me Bill... Updated 01 April 2015

Stations outside of USA, if you send me a QSL, I will send you a QSL - no stamps - no money - no IRC.

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

QCWA - ARRL - Carolina DX Association

  • Comments and Awards

I started using PSK-31 on 24 May 2013.  As of 01 April 2015, I have worked 159 countries and confirmed 150 with LoTW and paper cards all using PSK-31.  Finally got a ZA card from Albania..that will allow me to send in for DXCC 150 with PSK31...I'm waiting for more DX cards to arrive. They're getting hard to find now.  Maybe I can get 200 confirmed in two more years!

Worked my first NC QSO Party on March 1..all PSK31.

Tried SSB for the first time in a long time and worked a few hours in the ARRL Phone Contest.

I am enjoying earning awards from the folks at the 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. They also have some fun contests.

Chasin' DX

I appreciate the volunteers that work hard in the background in the ham radio community. Volunteer Examiners, QSL bureau workers, Card Checkers, awards managers, QSL managers and many more. Thank you!

  • Station

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.

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.

  • About Me

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. Retired in 2013 as an Electronics Equipment Specialist (civilian) with the US Coast Guard. Worked in avionics engineering support with the Coast Guard search and rescue helicopters and airplanes.

http://www.uscg.mil/alc/welcome_aboard.asp

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.)

http://www.albemarle-nc.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_City_micropolitan_area

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belvidere,_North_Carolina

Thank you for reading all of this stuff. Have fun with ham radio!

73,

Bill

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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