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QSL: AC4G

Ham Member Lookups: 27779

 

Welcome to the AC4G Page!


[That's me in the Stage Coach hanging out the window]

My ham shack is shown below.

Page last updated: 8 June 2017

No REMOTE used here (Still need P5 - Worked/QSO'd P5RS7 but does not count DXCC )

BEGAN SERIOUS 160m TOPBAND CHASE IN 2013!

           


QTH: TAFT, TENNESSEE (EM65PB)

[25 miles North of the Rocket City; Huntsville, AL]

E-mail: Check into QRZ.com to view

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Antennas (below in picture): Hygain 2el 40m; 10m 4el

 

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DXCC Countries Confirmed: 348 (Current 339)

SATELLITE DXCC Countries Confirmed: 145

  (Best Satellite Memories via AO-13 Mode B; VU2TS, 9K2WA, 4S7, 3Y0PI, etc)

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Below WAKE ISLAND DXPEDITION 2001 - AC4G/KH9 LOG Check:

Please visit the V73CW QRZ Page  to see if you are in the logs - V73CW Log Check 

 


AC4G QSL card above: 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500 & 1960 Pontiac Ventua 2-Door Bubbletop


USER of Logbook-Of-The-World (LOTW):

All of the following logs have been uploaded to LOTW:

  • AC4G (1996-Present)
  • N4GAK (1982-1996)
  • V73CW (1999-2001)
  • AC4G/V7 (1999)
  • V7G (2000)
  • AC4G/KH9 (2001)

[AC4G logs are uploaded to LOTW several times a month.]

My sincere appologies if you never received AC4G/KH9 or V73CW QSL(s) after submitting first time. Please feel free to resubmit. Buro cards welcomed!


The AC4G station is as follows:

  • HF Rig: Yaesu FTDX-3000 [FT-950 (Backup)]
  • HF Amplifier: HF Amp (KW)
  • HF Transmit Antennas:
    • 4-Element Mosely Tribander
    • 40m 2-Element Hygain Yagi
    • 10m 4-Element Yagi
    • Dipoles: 160m; 80m; 40m; 30m
    • Verticals for 160m & 80m
  • Low Band Receiving Antennas/Long-wire antennas
  • Six Meter (6m)/Satellite:
    • Rig: Yaesu FT-847 (100Watts)
    • Antenna(s): 5-Element M2 Yagi

         

Above Picture: Low band Beverage receiving antenna 700ft in length (NE-SW)


AC4G Bibliography:

  • First licensed in 1978 while in High School w/ Novice class license after passing the 5 WPM code test and written test (Thanks KI4G for support).
  • Operated Tennessee Technological University Club Station 1979-1983 (Received BSEE Electrical Engineering)
  • Received Extra class license in 1986 after passing the 20 WPM code test and written test.
  • Enjoyed making casual QSOs to hams around the world which propelled me into chasing DX.
  • Eventually received DXCC Honor Roll w/ 328 countries with the callsign N4GAK.
  • Changed callsign from N4GAK to AC4G in 1996 under the newly-then-established vanity callsign system.

My primary ham radio interest:

  • DXing on all HF bands operating mainly CW mode (my favorite operating mode)
  • Operating 40m, 80m and 160m (Top Band).

Some of my most exciting Low Band QSOs:

From my QTH in Tennessee, SW Asia, SE Asis, and Indian Ocean territory is a very difficult path

  • VK9CZ (Cocos Keeling - Indian Ocean) via Longpath (LP) during their 2013 April 2013 DXpedition 80 meter CW .
  • 9V1YC (Singapore) & 9M2TO (East Malysia) on 30m/40m CW via LP.
  • HS0ZKX (Thailand) via LP Mid-January 2014 on 80m CW and HS0ZLM via LP 40m CW December 2016.
  • VU7AG (Laccadive Islands) 80m QSO via LP.
  • VU2GSM and VU2DIC via 40m LP (early-2016)
  • FT5ZM (Amsterdam Islands [near my antipode; 11,155 miles]- January 2014) 80m CW QSO and 160m QSO.
  • XW4ZW 80m CW LP January 2015
  • 9K2HN (Winter 2014) - 160m
  • VK9X Christmas Island DXpedition Fall-2014
  • VK0EK Heard Island (80m -RCV antenna Northeast not Southeast)
  • 9M2AX via LP 80m CW (December 2016) after trying for a few seasons
  • 3B8CF (40m)

Still looking for the following QSOs: SE Asia and other areas on 160m/80m CW.


AC4G DXCC Accomplishments:

  • DXCC Honor Roll Mixed: 348
  • DXCC Honor Roll CW: 347
  • DXCC Honor Roll Phone: 347
  • DXCC Satellite - 145 countries (mainly via the AO-13, RS10, RS12,and AO-10 birds until their demise)
  • DXCC (160m,80m,40m,30m,20m,17m,15m, 12m,and 10m)
  • DXCC RTTY: 189
  • 5BDXCC; 9BDXCC
  • DX CHALLENGE AWARD: 2391
  • QRZ's Worked "Continents of the World" Award

AC4G Worked All States (WAS)

  • Triple Play (SSB/CW/RTTY): #1426
  • Multi-band, Multimode 9-Band WAS
  • ARRL Centennial Portable Operation: Overall Rank #44; State of Tennessee - #2

Clubs & Ham Radio Links:

  • American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
  • Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club - ARES Member (Fayetteville, TN); http://www.w4bv.com
  • North Alabama DX Club (Huntsville, AL); http://www.nadxc.org
  • Huntsville Hamfest http://www.hamfest.org/
  • Tennessee Tech University Amatuer Radio Society (TTARS)

My DXpeditions:

  • V73CW (Marshall Islands)
  • AC4G/V7(Marshall Islands)
  • V7G (Marshall Islands - Special Callsign)
  • AC4G/KH9 (Wake Island)
  • N4GAK/KL7 (Alaska)
  • AC4G/KH6 (Hawaii)

Travels: With regard to my travels, I am presently QRT from Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands (V73CW, V7G, AC4G/V7) and Wake Island (2001) AC4G/KH9 as well as a few other locations.

             

(Left picture): Sign Post at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands (1999)

(Right picture): My QSL Card from my DXPedition to Wake Island (2001)


QSL Manager Duties:

  • Manager for Ken Wells, V73C (Direct & via the Buro - Not currently loaded to LOTW):
    • V73C; V73CT; V63KW (Micronesia); V7A; V7RTTY; and V7MHZ
  • Manage my own QSLs (All uploaded to LOTW)
    • V73CW; V7G; AC4G/V7; AC4G/KH9; and AC4G

If you prefer a QSL in hand, please send QSL request (SAE & $2 USD for non-US hams or return postage) to AC4G Callbook address.

Bureau cards take little longer to process, but will be answered.


Other hobbies:

  • Helping my son restore old cars [My son has restored his VWs, Fords, Pontiacs, and Chevy antique vehicles winning many car shows (Reference AC4G QSL card)]
  • Hunting Whitetail deer & Eastern Turkey
  • Collaborating on new antenna designs & ideas w/ other hams

Thanks for looking at this site and for all of the QSOs and QSLs.

Hope to see you in the pileups!

73,

Bruce - AC4G 

 

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United States Counties Award#5619
Granted: 2016-12-30 16:02:02   (AC4G)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#9123
Granted: 2015-09-15 01:30:03   (AC4G)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
DX World Award#2562
Granted: 2015-09-15 01:30:02   (AC4G)

World Continents Award#6322
Granted: 2015-03-06 04:15:02   (AC4G)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
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    15 Meters Mixed
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    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
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