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My Last Shack! A little too much RFI.

In real life I go by my middle name, Will, but Glen is fine too.  That's how the FCC knows me.

I was first licensed at age 13 in April, 1962 as a novice with a Heathkit DX-60 & HG10 VFO and a Hallicrafter general coverage reciever.  I worked mostly CW on the novice bands using a J-38 straight key.  I got my Conditional License (WA4GGT) in  October, 1962.  I upgraded to Advanced (WD4MRQ, later KD4ES) in 1978 and got my Extra ticket in May, 1988. I kept my Advanced call sign.

I've been on and off the air since then, but after retiring I've gotten back on fulltime.  I live in a restricted antenna community so it's been interesting and fun hiding wires all over the inside of the house.  It took about six months of debugging to get the AFCI breakers to quit tripping and the smoke detectors to stop going off, both common RFI side-affects in new houses these days.  But, I finally got everything working okay.

I also have a higher power shack at our lake house located on Lake Sinclair in Eatonton, Ga. (Home of Uncle Remus & Brair Rabbit).

The current Atlanta shack for KD4ES has:

  • Yaseu FT-450D w/ a RigBlaster Advantage
  • Computer: Dell Inspiron 2330
  • Antennas:  NI4L end-fed, multi-band long-wire in the attic
  • Software: HRD & DM-780, and WSJT-X for JT65.
  • CW keys: 1962 Vibroplex bug and Vibroplex paddle

The Eatonton shack for KD4ES/4 has:

  • Rig: TS590SG
  • Amp: ALS600
  • Computer: Homebrew
  • Antennas: Alpha EZ Military portable vertical and a G5RV in the trees
  • Software: HRD & DM-780, and WSJT-X for JT65
  • CW key: J-38 and Begali Paddle

QSL via LOTW, E-QSL, Bureau or Direct

Memberships:  ARRL and SKCC #14481 

Favorite modes: CW, PSK31, JT65, FT8, RTTY, Contestia, and Olivia

73 and see you on the bands!

Will - KD4ES


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