Special early announcement: ARRL Field Day, 2016
An experienced team of CW/SSB operators will be operating from the Gulf of Mexico as N4A
Photos and location are found on the N4A QRZ page.
We will be located in IOTA - NA-076 from Levi County, FL
More N4A information can be found on my Twitter page
Here's some of the best CW / SSB operators from ARRL Field Day 2015
Look for us working Field Day 2016 at Cedar Key, Florida
Please consider using the LOTW system since rising postal costs, lost mail,
theft and a BURO delay of at least 2 years, adopting LOTW makes sense.
I strongly support the DX CODE OF CONDUCT
I donate to the NCDXF which funds our future DXpeditions
I'm a past Secretary and Board of Director for the Northern California DX
Club. The Northern California DX Club sponsors DXpeditions through
countless donations as well as financial donations to the NCDXF.
Yaesu G-1000 DXA rotator
SteppIR 3 element beam with the 40m add on at 24'
80m home made dipole
Palstar AT1KP manual tuner
Heathkit SB-220 amp
RigExpert Standard USB interface
Heil Pro-Set PLUS headset
Icom IC-2710 2m/440
A Little about me:
All of my QSO's are done with 100 Watts and no help from a band scope.
I consider it a challenge against a pile up with higher power stations.
I am a VE (Volunteer Examiner) for both the ARRL and W5YI
I enjoy the thrill of the confirmation of a new entity.
RTTY is my favorite mode for contests but I depend on CW for DX.
At 8 years old, my parents wouldn't let me have a ham radio, but I did enjoy SWL and AM skip turned
into a great AM radio career. My love for radio extended into college as I was voted "Station
Manager" for the college radio station KFJC. I then worked toward obtaining my F.C.C. First Class
Radiotelephone License for my career of broadcast engineering.
In college a group from the college radio station were called in to work at KSAN in San Francisco.
KSAN was the hippie station in the heart of Height Ashberry and that's where I met Janis Joplin.
I worked for a small town FM station called KLIL in Ukiah, California and 50KW AM radio staions
WBZ-AM and WRKO-AM in Boston, Mass. and KNBR-AM in San Francisco. I left commercial
broadcasting to run both an industrial security company and a LMR commuications shop.
My XYL is a mainstream fiction author with a natural abiltiy to spin a story.
I'm really proud of her creative talent www.MAliceSmithAuthor.com
Here's a photo of my ARRL 5BWAS and DXCC Challenge Plaques.
I just completed my 5BDXCC with a DXCC for 12, 17 and 30 meters.
This is a photo of me working with the N6A team during the California QSO Party(CQP) 2011 from Alpine County