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10-10 #77191, 100WAAW #355


Thanks for stopping by my page!  Most likely we have had, or are in the process of completing, a QSO.  Thanks for taking the time to reach out to me!


I enjoy numerous aspects of amateur radio--SSB, D-Star, PSK, JT65/9 & WSPR.  Lately, I am intrigued by anything involving amateur radio and a Raspberry Pi.  Check out the Raspberry Pi WSPR transmitter below!  I also enjoy working the FM satellites with my handheld Yagi.  Recently I obtained my VE certification, and had the privilege of serving as a volunteer examiner for the first time at a local testing session.


I have grown a little tired of PSK31 & JT65, and have started to explore the more obscure digital modes.  I have really been enjoying working stations using Olivia and Contestia.  If you like the concept of PSK, but want a ragchew instead of the canned macros, give Olivia a shot.  Very rare to find an Olivia station that doesn't want a keyboard ragchew.  Olivia combines the style of PSK31 waterfall & keyboard operation with the weak signal decoding of JT65.  Contestia is an offshot variant of Olivia.  It doesn't quite decode weak signals as well as Olivia, but it has a faster WPM speed.  If you're a fast typist, you'll prefer Contestia.  If you hunt and peck with the keyboard than you'll probably get along great with Olivia.


I enjoy collecting QSL cards.  If we have had a contact, please send me your card, and I will send you my beautiful full color card (shown below).  No need to send postage or money.  

Exchanging cards with DX stations has also spawned a side hobby of collecting DX stamps.  If are outside the US and sending me a card, I would love it if you could include a few used stamps from your old mail.  If I happen to recieve some mail with a different US stamp aside from the usual Red, White and Blue, I save it and send it to the next ham I QSL with that also collects stamps.


There's a 450 ohm ladder line fed 102' doublet hidden in the trees behind the house to the right.


Raspberry Pi ADS-B 1090 MHz aircraft transponder receiver running 24/7.  Check out the live feed from my rooftop antenna at http://airplanes.ddns.net.  Click the link and then click "Go to Map".


Raspberry Pi WSPR transmitter. Puts out 100mW and occasionally makes the trip across an ocean!

100mW signal received 8000+ miles away in the South Pacific!


Raspberry Pi IRLP node.



Raspberry Pi DStar node in a food storage container for safe keeping.


Pictures below are from our previous QTH.  10' mini tower supporting a 10-40m fan dipole.

(If you are in SE Florida and interesting in purchasing this sled/tower setup (with or without the antenna), send me an email.  Local pickup in your own vehicle only.  I am not really in a position to deliver.)

Homebrew non-penetrating sled weighted with concrete blocks.  Built with aluminum stock from a local metals supplier.




We live 1 mile from the ocean.  We have some of the best beaches in the world just a short bike ride from our house!


Snowboarding in Colorado with my XYL.


Driving the Daytona Speedway.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KK4PP
Latest Contacts for KK4PP at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
XE2CQ 2017-05-18 60M JT65 DM12ML Mexico JAVIER CAMARENA Jr.
DL9NEI 2017-05-18 60M JT65 JN58um Germany Norbert Neidhardt
LA9BM 2017-05-18 60M JT65 JP40cm Norway Leif Breie
ZF1EJ 2017-05-18 60M JT9 EK99ig Cayman Islands JAMES ANDREW EDEN
KR4U 2017-05-18 60M JT65 EL87pt United States David W Trewin
ZF1EJ 2017-05-18 60M JT65 EK99ig Cayman Islands JAMES ANDREW EDEN
K3JJJ 2017-05-17 20M JT65 FM19xn United States ROBERT C BROWN
HI8/KB1KKE 2017-05-17 20M JT65 FK48WS85 Dominican Republic LUIS M MENCIA
HA3PT 2017-05-17 30M JT9 JN96cb Hungary JANOS (Jani) ZOBOKI
K9AAN 2017-05-17 30M JT9 EM78EE United States John R Majka
UN8PC 2017-05-17 20M JT65 MN69ox Kazakhstan Nickolay L. Balkhonov
AK4T 2017-05-17 20M JT9 EM74vb United States Igor A Viazovoi
KD8WBZ 2017-05-17 20M JT9 EN81DM United States Darin C Snell
DG1DJK 2017-05-03 40M JT65 JO43ld Germany Dieter Kujawa
K2MOB 2017-05-03 60M JT65 EM60QK United States Richard D Wolf, Jr

Book Totals: 2339 qso's   1833 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#3184
Granted: 2016-01-25 19:31:21   (KK4PP)

United States Award#1079
Granted: 2015-04-17 17:30:55   (KK4PP)

  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#6940
Granted: 2015-04-15 04:05:27   (KK4PP)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Digital
World Continents Award#8275
Granted: 2015-04-15 04:05:24   (KK4PP)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Digital
United States Counties Award#2497
Granted: 2016-07-20 18:58:02   (KM4ERT)

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
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