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I've been on the air since 1992.

I collect QSL cards and will be glad to return.

QSL 100%

See Information below.

My beloved Golden Retriever, Phoenix, died December 19, 2016. 

He was always in the "radio shack" with me. 

All QSOs will be in his memory. 

 

QSL Information: U.S.A. : SASE appreciated but not necessary.

DX: Direct. no postage or self-addressed envelope needed. I will send you my card postage paid from USA if you send to me direct. Bureau cards welcome too, I will send return QSL direct.

SWL: Reception reports welcome. QSL 100% - same as above.

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Awards:

WAC - WAS

DXCC Mixed band - DXCC 10m - DXCC 15m - DXCC 17m - DXCC 20m - DXCC 40m 

Diamond DXCC Challenge

VUCC - CQ DX - CQ DX FIELD - CQ WPX

ARRL Centennial Points Challenge Award - Top Level

ARRL Centennial W1AW portable stations WAS Award

ARLHS Century Gold Lighthouse Award

RSGB Commonwealth Century Club Jubilee 2012 Award.

Ranked 19th in the G100RSGB Centenary Challenge in the Overseas category.

2013 RSGB Centenary Award at the basic level(250 points).

2013 RSGB Centenary Award at the Gold Level (528 points).

2013 RSGB IOTA Contest Centenary Award.

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Worked All Zones (WAZ) QSO's confirmed but application not initiated. 

 

ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Life Member

RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) Member

QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association) Member #37386

ARLHS (Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society) Member #1649

International DX Association #4462

Ten-Ten #74767

SouthCars #5990

SMIRK #6553

Supporting member the South East Contest Club, South Coast Amateur Radio Service, Georgia Single Sideband Assoc., and the Georgia Traffic and Emergency Net.

My passion for shortwave and ham radio began 45 years ago when my father found the shortwave receiver that he listened to as a young man. It was a Hallicrafters S-38C hidden away in storage but was brought back to life for my enjoyment. I still have fond memories of setting up the receiver on a small table with wire strung across the room for an antenna. I would spend hours just turning the knob listening for distant stations. I recall one night finding the BBC for the first time. What a thrill that was to hear England!

A few years later, in 1976, I received a Zenith TransOceanic for Christmas and to this day the Zenith is still on the table.

I've had my license since 1992 and today my passion for shortwave and ham radio still exist. My station now includes an Icom R-75 receiver and Yaesu FT-897, FT-897D for VHF/UHF and one more FT-897D as a back-up rig. For HF my station includes the Yaesu FT-1000 Mark V Field, the FT-2000, the FT-2000D and the FTDX-5000MP. I operate 6m with the FT-2000D with a Yaesu MD-100 mic and for fun I have the Yaesu FT-817 with the portable vertical and a Mosley Mini-33A in a "to go bag" and a "long wire" for receive only - handhelds include Yaesu FT-250, VX5R and a Kenwood TH-28. Station speakers include the SP-8 and SP-2000.

 

However, my primary station is the Yaesu FTDX-5000MP with the SM-5000 and the 40/80mu tuner and MD-200 mic. This set-up includes antennas from 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 40m and 80m. This radio is coupled to a Mosley TA-33Jr. for the 10m, 15m, and 20m bands. I have resonant dipoles for 12m, 17m, 40m, 80m and a 4-band dipole.

 

While mobile in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee I use a Yaesu FT-8100 for VHF/UHF and a Yaesu FT-857D for HF and 6m. The HF antenna is the ATAS-120A mounted atop an off-road roof rack. For 2m I use a Larsen 5/8 wave and for 70cm I use a Larsen for UHF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someday I'll look for that S-38 and fire it up again.

In the meantime, hope to see you on the bands.

73 for now,
KD4QMY

 

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http://www.qsomap.org/QSOmapProduction/qsomapforQRZ.php?call=kd4qmy
  

Or you can click on the image below to view my QSO map:  (Map updated 06January18)

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KD4QMY
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K5MV 2018-01-21 80m SSB EM20li United States HALFORD J MC CLAIN
ND9G 2018-01-21 80m SSB EN52uh United States MICHAEL S RICKETTS
W5GAD 2018-01-21 80m SSB EL49vx United States JEFFERSON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB INC
KU4V 2018-01-21 80m SSB FM05pr United States WAYNE G STARNES JR
N4OX 2018-01-21 80m SSB EM60ir United States JAY E CAMAC
N4YDU 2018-01-21 80m SSB FM06sa United States NATHAN G MORESCHI
AA4XG 2018-01-21 80m SSB EM73uw United States Georgia Tech Alumni Amateur Radio Club
W5GFI 2018-01-21 80m SSB EM26kp United States JOHN W SCHLOSSER
KC4NX 2018-01-21 80m SSB EM75wp United States Kurt L Meltzer
W7RN 2018-01-21 40m SSB DM09ei United States The Comstock Memorial Station
K5MV 2018-01-21 40m SSB EM20li United States HALFORD J MC CLAIN
K5RT 2018-01-21 40m SSB EM12rw United States PAUL V BLUMHARDT
N0HJZ 2018-01-21 40m SSB EN34fu United States Richard V Westerberg
ZF2PG 2018-01-21 40m SSB EK99hh Cayman Islands Pete Gladysz
K7RL 2018-01-21 40m SSB CN88re United States MITCH D MASON

Book Totals: 19892 qso's   9761 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


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United States Counties Award#31
Granted: 2016-07-18 21:57:47   (KD4QMY)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 500 Counties Phone
United States Award#167
Granted: 2015-01-22 18:07:16   (KD4QMY)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
World Continents Award#4
Granted: 2015-01-13 19:33:16   (KD4QMY)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#5
Granted: 2015-01-13 19:33:12   (KD4QMY)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
    80 Meters Phone
DX World Award#1
Granted: 2015-01-13 19:33:09   (KD4QMY)

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