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From Field Day 2015

Hello, I'm Forest, a newly returning Ham. That's me operating as a GOTA station during the 2015 Field Day. I was running my rig fully solar powered from a tent, in Georgia summer heat no less! Once upon a time I got a Novice class license (KD4HRU), but having gotten that in childhood I let the license lapse without even a single contact made. I returned recently (MAR 2015) after a 24 year hiatus and got my ticket punched through to General on the first shot. I also recently punched my Extra ticket in JUN 2016 as I was determined to get the upgrade before the question pool changed in JUL. I am active on the local Savannah area repeaters on VHF/UHF, but I prefer getting on HF.  My antennas are sloped to ~15m of surplus military antenna mast. I would put out a better antenna but I'm currently HOA restricted. I am active on 10, 15, 20, and 40m. I love 40m the most though and tend to be on there working SSB, PSK31 (I will actually rag chew), and JT65. I am hoping to get my CW back and get on the air QRP with my LNR Mountain Topper and my Pixie II. 

HF Rigs:

  • Yeasu FT-450D
  • Elecraft KX2
  • LNR Mountain Topper Tri-Bander
  • Pixie II
  • TenTec R4020
  • BITX-40

WSPR Transmitter:

  • SOTABeams WSPRlite

HF Antennas:

  • LNR Precision EF-QUAD (10/15/20/40)
  • LNR Precision EFT-10/20/40 Trail Friendly
  • MFJ-1899T
  • Home-brewed Roof Loop (in progress)


  • Yaesu VX-5
  • Yaesu VX-8DR
  • Baofeng UV-5R
  • Baofeng UV-3R

In my non-radio life I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in the US Army, loving husband, and owner of a very precocious Siberian Husky named Draco.

I look forward to doing some rag chewing!



Former Calls: KD4HRU, KM4JCE

Clubs: Coastal Amateur Radio Society (CARS), Enterprise Amateur Radio Society (EARS), OMIK Amateur Radio Association (#1772), Medical Amateur Radio Council (MARCO), South CARS (#11861), QCWA (#37370), OMISS (#11031)

I QSL via LOTW, direct, ClubLog, QRZ, and eQSL. eQSL is least preferred (LOTW is the only electronic QSLing that really matters in my opinion). I will ALWAYS send a physical QSL card in return if I recieve one (even for JT65 contacts), no SASE needed. I often send out QSL cards without prompting though. SWL are ok to QSL with too; just make sure to include my call, date/time (UTC), a signal report, and perhaps something you heard. I will upload logs to LOTW, QRZ, and eQSL at least once weekly. I consider QSLing to still be "the last courtesy" of a QSO amongst operators.

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