QSL manager for N4Z, Special Event Station, Dec. 30, 2003 -- Jan. 6, 2004, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Send SASE, please.
NX4DG -- QSL mgr & trustee, Capital City Contest & DX Group, Frankfort, KY
(I am not the manager for TG9NX. Those cards go to N4FKZ.)
I use Logbook of the World. If that works for you, great. If not, I do answer all QSLs whether direct or via the bureau. SASE is not required but always appreciated. I no longer use eQSL.
I was licensed as a teen-ager in February 1969 -- so that makes 44 continuous years on the air. I have held the callsigns WN4MEN, WB4MEN, WB9LHS, WB8TOB, KJ8S, WE4K and N4KZ. I was AB8TOB during the 1976 bicentennial year. Extra class since 1979. My current call of N4KZ was issued in 1996.
I have been active continuously over the past 44 years despite having lived in a dozen different locations. I have tried just about every aspect of ham radio that you can during the past 4 decades. I operate voice, CW and digital modes on 160-2 meters. But my favorite ham radio activity over the years has been working DX. I hold DXCC for phone, CW and mixed modes plus several individual bands (340 worked all-time and 340 confirmed), the Worked All Zones (WAZ), 8-Band DXCC, Worked All States and 5-Band Worked All Continents awards. I have worked 40 states from Kentucky on 2-meter SSB/CW and have all 50 states and 70 countries worked so far on 6 meters. In June 2010, I worked JE1BMJ on 6m CW to give me Asia and worked all continents on 6m.
I have written free-lance amateur radio stories that have been published in QST, CQ and on the ARRL web site. One of my earliest QST stories, "The Bardstown Experiment," was about my involvement in getting ham radio introduced to a middle school in Kentucky. Then in August 1998 I had a story in QST about my QSO with Barry Goldwater when I was a teen and the favor he did for me in straightening out a problem with the FCC. It was called, "Thanks, Barry." Later, the ARRL web site published my story about the mechanical rotor system my father designed for my 15-meter monoband yagi and mast during my novice days in 1969. That antenna system put a ton of DX in my log before I left home for college.The June 2008 issue of CQ featured my story about Dr. John Townsend, W3PRB, (SK), an active ham and former NASA administrator. The April 2010 issue of CQ featured my story about Larnelle "Stu" Harris, WD4LZC, an excellent CW operator who is also a Grammy Award-winning gospel and inspirational music singer.
These days my station is comprised of an Icom IC-7600, Kenwood TS-590S, ALS-600S solid-state amp, and a Yaesu FT-817ND. My antennas consist of an 8-element T-8 Tennadyne log periodic yagi at 60 feet for 20 through 10 meters, an Innovantenna 5-element 6 meter yagi and an 80-meter full-wave horizontal loop at 50 feet which I use on 160-30 meters.
My hilltop location with steeply sloping ground around much of my property makes for a great low take-off angle in several directions -- particularly northeast and east.
73, Dave, N4KZ
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