Welcome to my QTH in beautiful East Central Florida!!!
First licensed on February 9, 1971 (WN2TAW); became WN4OMM in 1975, WB4OMM in 1976.
THE SHACK ("DOG HOUSE") OPERATING POSITION QRP CW - GETTYSBURG NATL PARK
My station:Yaesu FT-2000 Transceiver and FL-7000 Solid State 600W Amplifier - totally computer integrated. I use the LOGic logging program (with MixW Software and JT65 for digital modes) and it controls everything from logging, looking up QSL data, and adding the QSO information from the rig and license databases (it's defaulted to the QRZ.COM lookup - when we QSO I can see you too!). The FL-7000 amp is interfaced to the rig and I can run 600W to the antenna system with the flip of a switch. I also have a dedicated 2M/440 FM75W Kenwood V71 to an AR-270 @45 feet. I'm in my "dog house" (ham shack) - a 10x14 exterior building fully insulated and finished with 100A AC electric service, A/C (yeah, it gets hot in Florida!), Cable HDTV, Hi-speed Internet, fully equipped workbench, and more.
Log onto http://www.livestream.com/wb4ommshackcam and take a look a me operating in the shack live! (Activated when I'm in there!)
Anntenas: 40M/80M wire loopat 35'; A3S 3EL 10/15/20/30 beam at38';4 EL 6M beam at 40'; 2m/440 vertical at 45'; and 160M wire sloper on a 40' crank-up Aluma Tower. All coax is LMR-400.
I work all bands/modes, from 160M to 2M, SSB, CW, Digital (PSK31, RTTY, JT65, and SSTV), AM, FM, and I QSL 100% via LoTW, eQSL, Bureau, and of course direct !!!! I work most of the major contests throughout the year if I can. I upload my logs usually the same day. I mail hard cards weekly (usually Monday morning via snail mail). I also do QRP CW in public parks, national forests, pavillions, fields, picnic tables, or wherever else I can get active in the field. I am a "rabid" contester, love CW and QRP!
ARRL Life Member *Quarter Century Wireless Association Life Member * QCWA Citrus Chapter #45 Life Member * OMISS #6900 * 10-10 #42514; QRP/ARCI #12419 * SKCC #8793* NAQCC #5913 * 4SQRP #150* FoxTango and several other groups.
Daytona Beach Amateur Radio Association past President (1992-1996,1999-2003); Vice-President (1998); Director (1990,1991,1997); DBARA Ham of the Year (1995, 2009), President's Award (1996,1997). Association Secretary (2004).Former DBARA License Trustee (K4BV) and Association Treasurer (2011-2012).
Daytona Beach CERT ARC President (2005-Current) and License Trustee (N4DAB). QSL Manager for N4DAB.
Old Timers Club (1991); Rag Chewers Club; 5BWAC, 5BWAS, WAZ, DXCC (315), WPX (1,150). Volunteer Examiner (1996); Offical Observer (1991); ARRL Awards DXCC Card Checker andWAS/WAC/VUCC Field Checker for HF and VHF; ARRL ARECC Field Instructor and Mentor. Former ARRL District Emergency Coordinator, East Central District, NFL.
1st Place, Single Op, Low Power, Phone, NFL Section - ARRL November SS 1996, 1998, 2002 - Clean Sweep 1993 to 2004 (11 years in a row! Yes, my favorite contest!!! ); And a Clean Sweep for 2010, 2011and 2012 too!!!! Musta been the CleanSweep Mug and Ham Radio Shirt I wore for the contest. Yeah, I do believe in that stuff!!!!!!!
Graduate of University of Central Florida; BS Criminal Justice, MS Criminal Justice.
Retired Police Captain, Daytona Beach Police Department (Retired in October of 2010). Certified as a Florida Professional Emergency Manager; DHS/FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner; City Emergency Management/EOC Director (1998-2008).
Adjunct Faculty at the University of Central Florida; University of Phoenix; Daytona State College; and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida Leadership Academy.
Instructor, DHS/FEMA, National Emergency Training Center, Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, MD;USCG Noble Training Center, Anniston, AL; NIMS Support Center, Somerset, KY; CBP Advanced Training Center, Harpers Ferry, WV.
73, Best DX, and look for me on the bands!!!
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