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Shown above is my standard QSL card.

I'm totally new to 160m operation. As of 9/19/17, I began working the FT8 mode on 1.840 MHz. the antenna I am using is certainly not meant for this band, but it seems to be radiating my signal decently. A special QSL card will be printed within the next month that will be strictly for 160 meter contacts that each contact will get. I'm pretty pumped up about possibilities. This will be somewhat of an experiement with this antenna, and I welcome any and all contacts. I'll be sending out a CQ each evening between 02:00-04:00 UTC and in the morning from 10:00-12:00 UTC. Thanks, and I hope to catch you on 160m.

***Important Update For eQSL users***

I have a backlog of 600+ eQSLs so please be patient for confirmation as I work down the list. eQSL is not my primary logging site, and I check it only once or twice a month. If you need immediate confirmation, send me an email and I'll see if our logs match up and then get you confirmed. 73!


I've been licensed for a number of years (since the late 1980's) and thoroughly enjoy most all aspects of the hobby. My passions are vintage antique electronics and theory, building antennas, tube-based linear amplifier design and keeping a powerful and clean operating signal. I also have a strong interest in biological, botanical and chemical sciences.


My latest interest has me totally hooked...JT-65 & FT-8! Love it! I believe anyone that gives this a try will agree that it's addictive. =) Anyone needing a contact for all different bands, give me a shout on the waterfall and we can switch around. =) Working remote out of my home, I have a laptop set up beside my workstation to call CQ most all day. I hope to give you a great signal report!


I love CW, though I am not at all proficient...still learning. If you hear my signal, please feel free to stop and chat. I'm always on the lookout for someone that would be interested in getting on a clear spot within a band and practicing CW. I have one last commercial license to get, and that license requires 25 wpm...nowhere close to that yet, but trying. =)

Shown below: My VHF/UHF antenna array (Comtelco commercial VHF yagi, Decibel Products commercial UHF yagi, Comet tri-band (144/220/440) vertical and a Hy-Gain TV antenna rotor. All cables are microwave rated Aircomm Plus. If my signal is heard on 40m or 80m, then you're receiving that signal from the antenna in the second photo - a homebrew 40/80m NVIS "spider" - this antenna has a 90' square footprint, so there's much more than what's shown. =) (If you are seeing my signal on 160m, the spider is what is radiating my signal...so cool.) Not shown is my homebrew 40-6m OCF dipole (slight neg. angle on each leg for inductance tweaking / matching) up 25 feet.


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - AB4BC
Latest Contacts for AB4BC at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
MI0JZZ 2017-09-24 15M FT8 IO65qd Northern Ireland CHRIS MC LELLAND
YL2QV 2017-09-24 15M FT8 KO26wl Latvia Yanis Bebris
K7VNE 2017-09-24 15M FT8 DM43DO04 United States Vincent G Rosemann
DK2JP 2017-09-24 15M FT8 JO73db Germany Henry Löser
DL6TY 2017-09-24 15M FT8 JO44LO Germany Gerd
LA9NKA 2017-09-24 15M FT8 JP20qd Norway ANDERS KVALVAAG
G3PLP 2017-09-24 15M FT8 IO92cn England R.W. (BOB) COX
ON8BB 2017-09-24 15M FT8 JO21cc Belgium Patrick Vermeulen
ON3NR 2017-09-24 15M FT8 JO20km Belgium Pascal ETIENNE
F5PEY 2017-09-24 15M FT8 JN23BQ France DOMINIQUE GEENS
DJ3BO 2017-09-24 15M FT8 JO43lc Germany Lars-Christian Hauer
DO4ZH 2017-09-24 15M FT8 JO64mh Germany Martin Hellbarth
DL2KBQ 2017-09-24 15M FT8 JO30oq Germany Horst-Andre Guenther
KB8OTK 2017-09-24 160m FT8 EN90HR22 United States MICHAEL MC NAMARA
W5P 2017-09-23 20M SSB EM13qc United States Plano Balloon Festival

Book Totals: 2913 qso's   2146 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Award#3256
Granted: 2017-07-14 17:17:05   (AB4BC)

  • Mixed Digital
World Continents Award#17708
Granted: 2017-06-17 01:42:02   (AB4BC)

  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Digital
United States Counties Award#6740
Granted: 2017-06-14 18:23:49   (AB4BC)

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#16272
Granted: 2017-06-14 03:22:07   (AB4BC)

  • 5 Band Digital
  • 17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    Mixed Digital
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 30 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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