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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.  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 have also built Raspberry Pi IRLP and AllStar nodes.  What a neat technology that lets you work stations around the world with a $25 HT with crystal clear clarity!  The IRLP node stays in the house, and the AllStar node stays in the vehicle, tethered to my iPhone for mobile operations.  EDIT:  The AllStar node in the truck seems to have been replaced with a 10mW Raspberry Pi DStar node, also tethered to the iPhone.  (pic below)  Having a lot of fun listening to the world on DStar!


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.


Antennas and other interesting pics below...



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


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), I'd part with it very reasonably.  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.


My Raspberry Pi IRLP node.  One of the coolest things I've ever built!



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



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
VE3DZP 2017-01-16 40M JT65 FN03JE Canada Gary Ronald Clifford
K8GLC 2017-01-16 40M JT65 EM88NS42 United States Gib L Carver
W4JOV 2017-01-16 40M JT9 EM60bp United States Raymond D Sturch
KA6SGT 2017-01-16 40M JT9 EN91dk United States PETER W BRADLEY
W6EDY 2017-01-16 40M JT9 CM97DC67 United States EDUARD VAN KEULEN
W8TAM 2017-01-16 80M JT9 EN82CG United States Thomas A Martin
K8WDX 2016-12-27 80M JT65 FM19CH United States Thomas W Adsit
W3BI 2016-12-27 80M JT9 FN20EN United States Richard C Johnson
W4MAL 2016-12-27 80M JT65 EM64pl United States Michael A Lenahan
N4HID 2016-12-27 80M JT65 EM66sw United States WILLIAM E GANN
W9WB 2016-12-27 80M JT65 EN51uk United States Kent E Vanderploeg
K9WIS 2016-12-27 80M JT9 EN52VT United States BRIAN CIESLAK
WB0L 2016-12-27 80M JT9 EN34JW United States JAY E MATHISRUD
AD1B 2016-12-27 80M JT9 FN42 United States THOMAS M HART
TI2BOX 2016-12-20 40M JT65 EJ79ww Costa Rica ROBERTO FEIGENBLATT

Book Totals: 2306 qso's   1794 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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