Hello, my name is David. Welcome to my QRZ page!
2017 Virginia QSO Party (Southwest Virginia), March 18-19, 2017
2017 ARRL Field Day, operating remotely while camping
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.
I was an activator for the ARRL National Parks on the Air event that ran Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2016.
Virginia QSO Party 2016
I was KK4ZUU/M for the whole contest, more info later.
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./
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.
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.
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).
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.
I have a few test nodes, they are not always operational and are short-range (0 - .4 miles):
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).
ARRL, Ole' VA Hams (Manassas, VA), US Army Reserves (Ret)
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