On air name: Mac
Thanks for visiting my QRZ page. I was issued my novice license, KA8BXM in 1978 and operated with that call in West Virginia, New Mexico, Louisiana and Virginia where I was issued KC4CCF. We then moved to Florida where I held N4YRV. Upon returning to West Virginia I was issued N8XGE, then the vanity call W8LMG.
The station in my loft consists of an Icom IC-7600, Heil PR 781 mic, Ameritron ALS-600 amplifier and LDG AT-1000ProII tuner used primarily for SSB. For the digital modes including CW I use an Icom IC-7300.
I also have a secondary station in my living room next to the wood stove, an FT-897D, MD-100 mic, Ameritron ALS-600 amplifier and LDG AT-600ProII tuner. I use a Yaesu FT-857D, Little Tarheel II and TurboTuner, 6 thru 75 meters, mobile.
With the IC-7300 I enjoy the digital modes, JT65 using WSJT-X @ 10 watts and JTAlert companion software, BPSK31 @ 20 watts and CW using Fldigi. While not for everyone the results can be very satisfying as shown on the 40 meter contact with VK7RB and the 160 meter contact with YV4DYJ on JT65..
HF antennas include a NA4RR Hex Beam, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters, 75 meter dipole and a 160 meter full wave loop.
Here are the plots of SWR for the Hex Beam using my LP-100A meter and LP-100 Polar Plot by Larry Phipps, N8LP
One of the surprises of a loop is finding the resonant bands. Here are the plots of the 40 Meter Digi, 40 Meter Fone, 20 Meter Digi, 20 Meter Fone and the 17 Meter band on the 160 Meter Loop with NO TUNER. (535 ft fed with 450 ohm ladder line into a 4:1 balun).
The mailing address is Hillsboro but I am physically located in Seebert, 2 miles east on the Greenbrier River adjacent to the Greenbrier River Trail, Mile Post 45.8. The address on the QSL card was pre-911 maping change.
Seasonal population: 43 winter & 85 summer
Lat 38.1281 N Long -80.1769 W 2072 ASL
Follow this link to learn more about Pocahontas County, WV. You might also want to visit one or more of the other WV State Parks.
I enjoy traveling around our beautiful county and especially the Monongahela National Forest as well as the remainder of Nature's Mountain Playground. Please support the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument.
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Visit the web page for information about the ARRL in West Virginia including
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I am a Vietnam Vet (1966-1970) and life member of the VFW
All contacts are logged on QRZ.com and uploaded to LOTW. I had so many BOGUS requests from people not in my log for confirmation on eQSL that I finally deactivated the account. If you need confirmation and do not use LOTW send me a card and I will return one. NO SASE required.
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