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The photo at top of page is from Lake James in Burke County, west of Morganton, North Carolina. About 7 miles from my QTH. It was taken by me in Fall of Oct 2009. The fall is the most beautiful time in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.


The Amateur's Code


The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE...never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL...offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE...with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.

FRIENDLY...slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED...radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC...station and skill always ready for service to country and community.

--The original Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928--


Current Conditions at KW4XR's QTH

  Weather Underground PWS KNCMORGA12 


First Licesned in 1993

Upgraded to Extra on Sept. 2, 2016 at the Shelby, NC Hamfest

Ten-Ten International Net Member as of 2013

American Radio Relay League Member (ARRL) as of 2014

SouthCARS as of 2014

In 2001, I created and still maintain 6 Meter Sked, a 6 Meter DX group on Yahoo! Groups (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/6meter/).

My home station consists of

  • Kenwood TS-520 (Vintage 1972 used for all HF Digital and Voice)
  • Icom ID-880H (D-Star)
  • Kenwood TM-D700a (D-Star Wide Area Hot Spot on 147.440 Simplex)
  • Motorola Maxtrac (6 Meters)
  • RIGblaster pro
  • SignaLink USB
  • Hustler 6-BTV (Ground Mount Vertical)
  • HamStick Dipole (40 Meters)
  • Cushcraft AR-10 (10 Meters)
  • Cushcraft AR6 (6Meters)
  • Comet GP-1 (D-Star Hot Spot)
  • Raspberry Pi Model 2b+ and 3
  • DVRPT V1 (GMSK Modem for D-Star)


My love in ham radio is digital. Whether it is D-Star, HF Soundcard modes like PSK31, Olivia, JT65a, etc.., HF digital voice with FreeDV or VHF Packet Radio I love modes that allow you to use a computer interfaced to your radio to make contacts. One other love of mine is 6 Meter Dxing. It is a thrill when the "Magic Band" opens and stations from around the world start coming in.

I hope to catch you on the air again and if we have not chatted yet I hope to talk to you soon. 73 and Good DX.

I QSL direct only.  I do not use a bureau, LoTW, or eQSL.  I 100% reply to all cards I receive via DIRECT MAIL (USPS) .  


Current Radar Image from NWS @ GSP for KW4XR's Location

 Radar Image for KW4XR's Location  



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KW4XR
Latest Contacts for KW4XR at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
K2K 2017-07-06 40m SSB FN42 United States 13 Colonies Special Event - New Hampshire
KP4OSP 2017-06-30 40m SSB FK68vk Puerto Rico Osvaldo L Soler-Pastrana
W5ZG 2017-06-26 6m FM EM20ce United States JOHN E FIREY
KJ6UF 2017-06-25 40m PSK31 EM55mj United States Dennis Murphy
W5WCR 2017-06-25 40m PSK31 EL09vg United States WILSON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W4K 2017-06-25 40m SSB EM86rh United States SPAR Winter Field Day
W4DV 2017-06-25 40m SSB EM83xl United States AMATEUR RADIO CLUB OF AUGUSTA
KM4IZZ 2017-06-25 40m SSB EM66PE31 United States Mark L Patterson
AC4AC 2017-06-25 40m SSB EM92ie United States Adam C Cox
WA9CWE 2017-06-25 40m SSB EN70ee United States STEPHEN M RILEY
K4PJ 2017-06-25 40m SSB EM75ux United States OAK RIDGE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
K6VT 2017-06-25 40m SSB CM98aa United States CALVIN M VASQUEZ
KF3M 2017-06-25 40m SSB FM19pp United States HANOVER AREA HAMMING ASSOC
W9YRC 2017-06-25 40m SSB EN51xt United States YORK RADIO CLUB
N9NS 2017-06-25 40m SSB EM69xp United States Hoosier DX And Contest Club

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