I was first licensed in Birmingham, Al as KB4SIW at The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club (BARC) on April 1st, 1986. I became WB4CDH on January 21, 2011.
My station consists of a Kenwood TS-590S HF rig, a Tokyo High Power HL-1.5Kfx (1) kilowatt amplifier, Tokyo High Power HC-1.5KAT auto-tuner, a Heil PR-781 microphone, a SignalLink USB interface, Kenwood TM-710 dualbander, an Icom ID-51 D-Star handheld, ID-880H D-Star dual-bander, a DVAP and a DV-Dongle which is running on a Rasberry PI micro computer.
The HF gear is fully automated to a pc utilizing Ham Radio Deluxe software. This system provides true point and click operation with automatic band selection, antenna selection, tuning and amplifier control in addition to maintaining the log. Chasing DX is as simple as “clicking” on a station listed in the DX Cluster and talking! Rag chewing is just as easy by clicking on a stored memory tab and “chewing the fat”. HF operation couldn’t be simpler than what this combination provides.
My HF antennas are composed of a 40 meter inverted V, a 20 meter inverted V, a 17 meter inverted V and an off center fed Windom that covers 10-20-40 and 80 meters. A Diamond dual band antenna is used for 2 meters and 440 MHZ. This antenna arrangement allows me to operate 2 meters, 440 MHZ, 10, 15, 17, 20, 40 and 80 meters with the Tokyo High Power auto-tuner.
I am active on HF, PSK-31 and RTTY in addition to VHF/UHF FM, Echolink, APRS and D-STAR. I typically monitor the KI4WZA port "C" D-Star repeater or I can occasionally be found on Echolink Node 564961.
When away from my radio hobby, I enjoy spending my time with my wonderful wife Teresa and our family dog Duncan. Teresa keeps me straight and I keep Duncan in line! Teresa is also a ham. Her call is WB4TCH so if you hear her on, please say “Hello”. Teresa and I enjoy spending time riding our 2011 Harley Ultra Classic motorcycle with our friends or on the water in our Baja boat. We are blessed in many ways including living in a great area to enjoy all of these hobbies here in the Panhandle of Florida!
73's and I hope to hear you on the air again soon or drop me an email at email@example.com !
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