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

Mobile/Expeditions/Special Events:

Planned

2017 Virginia QSO Party (Southwest Virginia), March 18-19, 2017

2017 ARRL Field Day, operating remotely while camping

Past

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. 84 Q's in the log so far.

I have one antenna and one transmitter so it's one at a time.

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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, more info later.

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./

Winlink

My IC-7200 runs a 40m WL2K node when I am not using it and the weather forecast is clear [7/2015].

I have a VHF node on 145.730, packet radio shares this radio (kpc-9612+, ft-2900r). This runs 24/7.

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: (not 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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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KK4ZUU
Latest Contacts for KK4ZUU at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
AI5II 2017-02-25 40m JT9 EM71ku United States Leo
W4GO 2017-02-20 2m FM FM08TO United States Matthew T Shelburne
N0PCL 2017-02-20 2m FM FM08VT United States NATHANIEL T LAUTERBACH
WB4IT 2017-02-04 40m PSK31 EM63of United States Brian
N9PYR 2017-01-24 30m JT65 EN62bu United States David
KG5JVF 2017-01-07 30m JT9 EM54li United States Byron
XE2YWB 2017-01-02 15m JT65 DL82rs Mexico Roberto
AA5WH 2017-01-02 17m JT9 EL09rn United States William
K0JV 2017-01-02 17m JT65 DN84ic United States Jerry
W2SKI 2016-12-31 160m JT65 FM17ek United States Richard
N5PT 2016-12-29 17m JT65 EM15dm United States Paul
N5LYJ 2016-12-29 40m JT9 EM05tl United States Ken
WB4EEH 2016-12-23 40m JT9 EM12kx United States Norman
N8TL 2016-12-22 160m JT9 EN81db United States Ray
KB0NRG 2016-12-22 160m JT9 EM27pl United States Ron

Book Totals: 1172 qso's   431 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
United States Award#1828
Granted: 2016-02-16 19:53:49   (KK4ZUU)

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

Endorsements:
  • Mixed Digital
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