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Kentucky's four Short Fat Ducks. (K4SFD) AKA

Hello folks, I retired March 28, 2010 after working with my brother  G. (Mike) Murphy, in his construction business.   In 2000 we moved back home to Bowling Green, Ky. and  working as coordinator of computer information systems.  @SCOTT & MURPHY,INC. They only had basically 2 or 3 business computers. Today that system has grown to over 45+ computers and multiple servers. 

I am still active with amateur radio, using a Kenwood TS-2000 Transceiver, Icom 7000 mobile Transceiver AND NOW NEW YAESU FT DX1200 rig that I just won from GIGA PARTS.  No amplifiers, no beam antennas, just an all band Windom Antenna and combo 2 meter 70 cm antenna.

I like cw, digital modes, ATV, Satellite, SSB.

 

 

I am a member of the local Amateur Radio Club, AKA: Kentucky Colonels' Amateur Radio Club. www.kcarconline.com  I am one of the founding hams that originated this club back in 1962.

Hello from John K4SFD located near Bowling Green, KY. I have been a Amateur Radio Operator since 1956. My education and experience in Ham Radio and Electronics led to a very interesting career for a young boy from Southern KY. At the age of 14 I took my first NRI Radio and Television Electronics course from National Radio Institute. That was a great course, which covered many areas of electronics and communications. I took that course during high school and when I graduated from High School I started to work in a Local Television Station as a Beginning TV/Technician. This was a wonderful experience for a beginner to say the least. I earned my First Class Radio Telephone and moved up the ranks in TV Engineering/Broadcast. I worked for WLTV / WBKO TV Now and then moved to WSM / WSMV now in Nashville, Tn. (Lots of ham buddies working there too.) Great Place to work especially with Grand Olde Opry folks. Moved to St. Louis with KETC TV. Worked there for a few years and then moved into a new area of work. I became a Field Engineer for a television firm in Los Angeles who sold and installed Educational TV Systems and TV Systems to Hospitals and Schools. I covered the Midwest area of Missouri during this time. Mainly located in St. Louis, MO. area, I was hired by a local Medical Center in 1969 to start their new electronics department. As a ham radio operator, and loving Field Day, working in a medical center was just like a field day. I mean you came across just about every kind of device in the world in those days. I thought I would be lost, but thanks to my vast experience already, I was able to adapt the technology. It was Lite in those days, as not much equipment was used for patients. Xray and Surgery devices were quiet old technology to say the least. One thing led to another as I worked my way through the new growth of Medical Electronics. I was constantly amazed at every piece of equipment that I ran into. Back in those days, only manufacturer reps were qualified to work on the equipment. I was able to obtain training as I gained much experience working with these manufactures. My position was quiet unique, as I was really the only one in the medical center with any idea how these things worked or did not work. There fore it did not take long for the word to get out that they had a Electronic Geek in house and I was flooded with trouble calls on just about everything. If you are interested in high tech and great opportunity check out your Bio-Medical Electronics & Clinical Engineering Technology in colleges. It is a real good field to pursue. If you want a challenge, here is a great one. I retired from that position as Director of Bio-Medical Engineering in 1995. Thanks to Ham Radio & the people that spent time working with me and lots of drive and love for technology. More Later. If you have question regarding any of the topic, you may contact me via email with this in the subject Line: BIOMED TECHNOLOGY. to K4SFD@aol.com

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KK4RJV 2016-10-22 2m FM EM67wa United States Eric B Welch
KF4WZR 2016-10-22 2m FM EM77BE35 United States RONNIE D CRAIN
N9T 2016-08-06 20m SSB EM58hv United States Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club
N4GYN 2016-04-10 17m SSB EM84ab United States SHERIDAN R BAILEY
N4GYN 2016-02-12 40m SSB EM84ab United States SHERIDAN R BAILEY
4Z5PI 2016-02-12 40m SSB Israel Mike Byerly
WN9DDV 2016-02-12 40m SSB EM75lu United States C RICHARD PUMPHREY
K4ULE 2016-02-11 80m SSB EM66fv United States GERALD M DOWNEY
K8HSY 2016-02-11 80m SSB EM66sx United States Ronald E MILLIMAN
N4MHT 2016-02-11 80m SSB EM67bc United States MICHAEL H TAYLOR
KM8Q 2016-02-08 40m SSB EN80ba United States KAREN E MOAK
K8HSY 2015-11-23 80m SSB EM66sx United States Ronald E MILLIMAN
KR4YP 2015-11-23 80m SSB EM86hx United States RICK W ERVIN
K5RCJ 2015-11-23 17m SSB EL17iu United States Kent P Armstrong
WA4SKU 2015-11-14 80m SSB EM77qg United States MICHAEL T DOWDY

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United States Counties Award#3409
Granted: 2016-07-26 01:52:03   (K4SFD)

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Grid Squared Award#4994
Granted: 2015-03-02 01:15:04   (K4SFD)

World Continents Award#6033
Granted: 2015-03-02 01:15:03   (K4SFD)

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