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"BRY CARLING please"...  Hello, radio friend!  I'm originally from England. Now living in sunny Florida.

Hello! My current rigs are: Yaesu FT-950, Expert Systems SPE 1.3K linear amplifier, Drake 2NT / 2C Novice station with crystals. Antennas: TGM MQ26SR 2 ele Mini Beam at 30 feet. 100 foot end fed wire with 9:1 UNUN transformer - also at 30 feet maximum height. Amazing performer for 160 - 10m including low SWR on ALL BANDS! For details, see the QRZ page of WB4DBO.

Details about the MQ26SR Mini Beam from TGM Communications - I highly endorse this excellent 6 band Canadian HF beam antenna!

Brian "Bry" Carling - first licensed in 1968 as G3XLQ.  I started SWLing in about 1963 with an R1155 receiver from a World War II Lancaster Bomber.  The AC power supply for 230V AC mains to  250V DC and 6.3V AC, was home made on a round cake tin!  My first time listening to American amateur stations was on 20m SSB.  I also listened to plenty of CW and AM back then from around the British Isles. Especially on 160m AM. I learned a lot from my elmer, Fred Taylor, G3RFP in Cottenham, and the other chaps at the Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club. Fred ran only 10 watts input on 160m AM, every Saturday morning.  I'm Still SWLing today!

My official RSGB issued SWL callsign back then was A4941.  That call sign was hand painted on the door of my "shack" which was literally a shack - a 5 foot by 7 foot shed. The sign had an ARRL style logo in red with the earth and aerial symbols.  The aerial was a 20 foot steel water pipe vertical which soon became an inverted L.

After moving to the USA, I operated for a year or so in Smyrna, Georgia as G3XLQ/W4 around 1968 -1970.  The rigs then were a Knight T60 transmitter and a Hallicrafters SX99 receiver; later replaced by an EICO 753 which got stolen (thankfully!) and was replaced by a fine DRAKE TR4 transceiver.  I made ham friends there in GA and through ACK RADIO in Atlanta with local hams, some of whom I still know today. I also operated at the Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club.  I then lived back in England from 1970 - 1972 and was mostly QRT. I played bass guitar in a local band in Reading called Lazy River which was great fun.

I moved permanently to the United States in 1972, and was inactive again until 1975 returning to the air as WB4FPH, and later in 1978, I was assigned my Amateur Extra callsign AF4K.

I have worked in medical electronics for 35 years. Prior to that I worked in musical electronics servicing many guitar amplifiers, audio equipment and musical instruments in Nashville for several years. I also taught electronics for three years in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. I designed audio mixing consoles at Harrison Systems for three years and became their international service manager.


I play bass guitar and sing with THE BOULEVARD - a band with growing popularity in Central Florida..

More Bry Carling music


I also play in a band called The Boulevard.



AF4K CRYSTALS Co. is a supplier of popular FT243 and hc6u crystals also hc49, hc25, FT171B,  crystals etc. for the amateur radio bands.  Order on line at our web site!


I enjoy the annual Novice Rig Roundup, an Annual Event for those who enjoy contacting others

with antique rigs from the Novice Radio Era 1950 - 1980. ANY radio amateur is welcome to participate

in this spring event. You may use ANY equipment.


For details, see: NoviceRigRoundup.com

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73 and see you on the air soon - Bry, AF4K

Web Site: http://AF4K.COM


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - AF4K
Latest Contacts for AF4K at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KF5SMH 2017-11-15 20m DIGITALVOICE DM66at United States Alfred W Massaro
W5YYA 2017-11-15 40m FT8 EM13 United States Christopher L Hollahan
CT1EEQ 2017-11-15 40m FT8 IM58 Portugal LUIS RODRIGUES
EA6OK 2017-11-15 40m FT8 JM19 Balearic Islands ANTONIO MAURA SANTANDREU
CX2AV 2017-11-15 40m FT8 GF15 Uruguay HECTOR PASSADORE
5K0T 2017-11-15 40m FT8 EK94vi Colombia San Andrés Is - November 2017 DXpedition Yaguarete Dx Group
IU8CFX 2017-11-15 40m FT8 JN71 Italy Ylenia Accomando
5T2AI 2017-11-15 40m FT8 IK28 Mauritania Ahmad Al-Ghanim ( 9K2AI )
KA4GAV 2017-11-14 30m FT8 EN34 United States William L Turini
KG7CW 2017-11-14 30m FT8 DN14 United States Jeffrey L Lappin
KA0KVW 2017-11-14 20m FT8 DM78 United States JOSEPH C DONNELLY, JR
W5WDY 2017-11-14 20m FT8 EM12 United States George W Harper, Jr
LU3PI 2017-11-14 20m FT8 FF58 Argentina SANTIAGO JOSE BRENER
LU9DO 2017-11-14 15m FT8 GF05 Argentina JUAN CARLOS PARRA
LU9DCE 2017-11-14 10m FT8 GF05 Argentina EDUARDO CASTILLO

Book Totals: 16259 qso's   9196 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#3783
Granted: 2016-08-03 23:46:19   (AF4K)

  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
United States Award#2035
Granted: 2016-04-26 09:05:03   (AF4K)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#12685
Granted: 2016-04-26 09:05:03   (AF4K)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#11374
Granted: 2016-04-26 09:05:02   (AF4K)

  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 40 Meters CW
  • Mixed Digital
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