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I use my middle name - David on the air.


MY LAST 10 QSO'S


Originally licensed at age 14 under the callsign WN9UZE. (never got to operate from IL)

I moved to Florida from Illinois shortly thereafter and received a new call WN4GPX.

Above: Me as a Novice operator (left) and General (right) in Altamonte Springs, Fl in 1967 and 1968. Rig was a Globe Scout 65B transmitter and a Hammarlund HQ-170C receiver. Ran 65 watts CW into a trap vertical. The good ole days!

I upgraded to General in 1968 and received call WB4GPX. In 1982 upon moving to a different QTH and renewing my license, I was issued my current callsign N4HFA. In May of 1987 I upgraded to Advanced and later that year in September I upgraded to Extra.


THE SHACK
EQUIPMENT
MAIN RIG: Yaesu FT-950 SSB & Digital
BACKUP RIG: Kenwood TS-440SAT Used mainly for QRPp CW
     
QRP RIGS: Heathkit HW-8 Very nice tunable QRP transceiver
  Rockmite RM20 Lots of fun but broad as a barn receiver!
     
BOAT ANCHORS: Heathkit HW-32A 20M monobander
     
AMPS: Ameritron AL-572 Used when needed on 40M and 80M
  Ameritron ARB-704 interface  
     
TUNERS: Ameritron ATR-30 For high power on SSB and digital work
  Dentron AT-1K For QRPp work
  MFJ-901B Used with my vacation/portable setup
     
ANTENNAS: 80M Delta Loop at 35 ft AGL Homebrew antenna and ladder line
     
MISC: Autek WM-1 SWR/Wattmeter Computing Wattmeter
  Homebrew QRPp Wattmeter Accurate to 1mW
  OHR WM-1 SWR/Wattmeter Not accurate and not used
  MFJ 422D Keyer Mounted on a Bencher paddle
  Bencher paddle Dedicated to FT-950
  MFJ 4225MV 25A Switching PS  
     
VHF: Kenwood TM-231A 2M rig used at home and on vacation
  IC-2AT handheld Homebrew tone encoder added
VHF ANTENNA: Diamond F22A Up about 25 feet AGL

 


I was inactive for 40+ years, and late in 2012, I decided to become active again.

I enjoy working QRP (ARCI membership number 3190) (North American QRP CW Club number 7289) (Member of Four State QRP Group) and have been running 5 - 10 milliwatts on JT9 and making many contacts state-side as well as DX. It is amazing what low power can do with the right conditions.

Currently active on 2 meters, 10 meter FM mobile, EchoLink, Digital modes (WSPR, RTTY, PSK31, JT65, JT9, SIM31, Olivia & Contestia), as well as SSB and CW on the HF bands 80 thru 6.  No 160m antenna yet due to space restrictions.  Hope to work Top Band someday.

I spent 30 years in management with a electric utility in Florida. After that, I owned and operated a computer store in Gainesville, Fl for 5 years. The last four years prior to my retirement, I was the Director of Management Information Systems for a Sheriff's office.

When I'm not playing radio I'm out riding my 1999 Yamaha Roadstar 1600cc motorcycle.

 


VACATION SETUP

(TS-440SAT 100 watts and 392M mobile antenna)

Station in the rear of my 18' toy hauler

73,

David


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I had the pleasure in 1969 of working the special event station commemorating the lunar landing with my original call, then working the 45th anniversary station with my current call.

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