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Hello, my name is David. Welcome to my QRZ page!

Mobile/Expeditions/Special Events:

NOW:

2017 13 Colonies as K2B (VA) 7/1/2017 1300 to 7/7/2017 0400 UTC [digital - jt65, psk31]

I will be operating jt65 and psk31 as K2B for this event for the great state of Virginia again this year.

QSL and event information is on the official website (http://www.13colonies.net/)

QTH: HF rig (schedule link for me is below, I am operating digital on HF)

MOBILE: During the work week I will be MOBILE via 2M FM (146.58) & 70cm FM (446.00) between Centreville and Herndon - approx 0700-0800am, 1600-1700pm EST -time may vary (APRS - KK4ZUU-6).

My operating schedule and log as K2B (google docs, new window will open)

If you work my jt65, here is the 13 Colonies Special Event Exchange:

A normal jt65 exchange 13 Colonies jt65 exchange
   
CQ K2B FM18 CQ K2B 13COL
yourcall K2B yourgrid (same)
K2B yourcall dB (same)
yourcall K2B R+dB (same)
K2B yourcall RRR David VA RRR
yourcall K2B 73 yourFirstName State/Prov/Country 73 (i.e. - Fred AZ 73, Alex ON 73)

The jt65 exchange for the special event is close to the standard, only the final sequence is being modified and is shown in the example above.

The Free Msg text area in WSJT-X (for example) will allow you to send the final required part of the exchange.

Past

2017 ARRL Field Day, 6/23-2017-6/25/2017 operated /P in FM08SM

13 Colonies Special Event (7/1/16 1300 UTC - 7/7/16 0400 UTC)

I operated jt65 as K2B for this event for the great state of Virginia. QSL and event information is on the official website (http://www.13colonies.net/)

07-04-16 - I worked K2D via jt65 as K2B on 40M. That was a surprise, seems I may have started something for next year. 96 Q's in the log so far, given the band conditions I had people thank me for 'thinking out of the box' to get signal to their area.

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ARRL NPOTA 2016

I was an activator for the ARRL National Parks on the Air event that ran Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2016.

NPOTA Activations:

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park (BP02), 1-1-2016, 1815-1945 hrs GMT (20M/40M)
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park (BP02), 3-7-2016, 1800-2026 hrs GMT​ (20M)
  • Shenandoah National Park + Appalachian Trail, 3/19/2016 , 0000-0047 hrs GMT (20M)
  • Blue Ridge Parkway, 3/19/2016, 0000-0047 hrs GMT (20M)
  • Potomac Heritage NST (TR03)+Prince William Forrest Park (DZ08), 03-22-2016, 1830-1938 GMT (40M)

Virginia QSO Party 2016

I was KK4ZUU/M for the whole contest.

BankHead Military Vehicle Convoy On-The-Air (Virginia, K2H)
September 17, 2015 - October 17, 2015

I operated as K2H, using digital modes [JT65/JT9/PSK31]. Please QSL Direct with the K2H Manager listed on the K2H link above (not me!)

WVA DXpedition to FM08DQ (June 20-22, 2015) - 6M, 40M (JT65) [3 QSO's, storms at my location]

Fred Fish Memorial Award (6M, contact all 448 grid squares)

I have seventy 6M grid squares so far, all JT65.

Va QSO Party, March 21-22, 2015 - KK4ZUU/M was active in the Virginia QSO Party for 2015 (2m, 70cm). I placed 2nd in the category according to my certificate: 2nd High Single-Operator Phone QRP with 4,108 points. I used an HT and a roof mount antenna on my H3. I drove about 500 miles on Sat and Sunday solo, no fancy bi/tri/quad grid square trickery was used. I look forward to participating again next year./

About me

I live in grid FM18gt (Centreville, Virginia).

I have wanted to be a ham for a very long time so I finally took the exam for technician, passed the exam with a 34/35 in March 2014. I upgraded to General class on 12/2/14 by passing element 3 (aced it!).

I operate my HF shack out of my basement, its in development.

I enjoy digital modes: JT65 (probably 90% of my time), PSK31 (5%), as well as SSB phone occasionally.

My first antenna (technician license, March-Dec, 2014) I used for 10M and 6M. I worked ALLOT of stations with this < $30 setup, as a technician you CAN WORK HF on these bands. I take this antenna mobile, with a tuner, for multiple bands.

 

Antennas:

Vertical: This is my modest 10m MFJ hamstick antenna, its mounted to a scrap piece of aluminum angle bar with one 18ga stranded bare copper wire about 8 feet long at about a 45 degree angle.

Measured SWR: 28.074 [2.5-3:1], 28.118 [2.5:1], 28.394 [2.0:1], 28.496 [2.0:1] (MFJ-945E turner off)

Dipole: NEW: Chameleon EMCOMM II Dipole Antenna (love it so far) - 12/29/14

It is about 30 feet in the air in an inverted V configuration. I can finally talk to people east of the Mississippi and I QSL'd with Antarctica (JT65a, 30m, 4 watts).

Equipment:

kk4zuu equipment

Icom IC-7200 (won at the Manassas Ham Fest, 2014)

LDG IT-100 Autotuner

MFJ-945E tuner (backup)

Chameleon EMCOMM II Dipole Antenna

Baofeng UV-82 (FM Radio, Winlink test HT w/mobilinkd TNC2)

Yaesu FT-60R (Pedestrian mobile, backup Winlink Packet Node w/kpc-9612+ or mobilinkd TNC2)

Yaesu FT-2900R (Winlink Packet Node, Packet Radio)

Kantronics KPC-9612+ TNC [eBay] (Winlink Packet, Packet Radio)

Mobilinkd TNC2 (bluetooth serial, cabled to radio)

Icom 2730A (mobile, voice)

Packet Radio: (no longer active as of 7/2016)

Yes, I own a TNC and I am not afraid to use it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KK4ZUU @ KK4ZUU.#NOVA.VA.USA.NOAM

I run a KPC-9612+ and a Yaesu FT-2900R, it's a PBBS and a WinLink VHF node.

Mesh:

I have a few test nodes, they are not always operational and are short-range (0 - .4 miles):

  • kk4zuu-mobile: linksys wrt node, external 5dBi antenna
  • kk4zuu-base: ubiquity nanostation loco m2
  • kk4zuu-inet: ubiquity airRouterHP

QSLs:

I currently submit digital QSLs to LoTW, eQSL, and QRZ. I do this manually so I appreciate a QSL in kind.

I have envelopes at my local QSL Bureau, I hope to send out a QSL card to everyone I have worked. If you sent me a card I still have it, I want to order some cards before I send out mine so hang in there and/or QSL digitally (LoTW, QRZ, eQSL).

Memberships:

ARRL, Ole' VA Hams (Manassas, VA), US Army Reserves (Ret)

73,

David

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United States Counties Award#3523
Granted: 2016-07-28 01:46:02   (KK4ZUU)

Endorsements:
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United States Award#1828
Granted: 2016-02-16 19:53:49   (KK4ZUU)

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Grid Squared Award#6850
Granted: 2015-04-11 20:32:42   (KK4ZUU)

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