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LOTW, EQSL or QRZ only please. I like the cards but it's too much for right now.

I am a new ham. Getting my ticket as a General last June. I didn't like the idea of have a restricted license so I upgraded to join the Extra Class last January. This year is my first time working from a fixed location.  I became a ham operator as a means of keeping my sanity truck driving long hauls. So, I was a mobile ham first. My mobile setups work quite well.

My first radio was a Yaesu FT-100DR, VHF/UHF/WiresX, as I didn't think I'd pass straight to HF priviledges the first time, and the price point of the FT-100DR seemed like an inexpensive way into the hobby, compared to the money thrown in the trash playing with CBs. I am pleased that my CB radio days were short. Because those experiments were costly.

My working conditions consist of a Yaesu 857d with Collins 2.3k ssb filter. Using a MFJ-915 1:1 current balun, into a Little Tarheel II, controlled by a Turbotuner 2. For vhf/uhf I employ a NR73BNMO Dualband Mobile Antenna. I've used this exact setup as an OTR Truck driver, installed into a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia. I ran under my old callsigns, KC3HIL/N3XLX/AC3AH in the Big Truck.

When I bring the Yaesu into the house, I use the G5RV (MFJ-1778) into ugly balun air-choke (13 turns rg8x-4"dia.), 50ft of DXE-RG8U, followed by the MFJ-915 1:1 current balun, closest to the MFJ-939 autotuner, ending with the FT857D. 

People trash MFJ, but they've been good for my purposes. Currently using my new Yaesu SCU-17 for digital modes JT-9/JT65 and PSK31, the latter sparingly. I have the 857d and SCU-17 fully controlled by FLrig, Fldigi, and WSJT-X, CQRlog, using either hamlib/rigctrl. The desktop is the main operating machine, running Ubuntu 17.04. When I got portable/mobile, I'll take a Ubuntu laptop, as Cqrlog does not run in Windows, and I see no point in paying for software at this time, when there are such great linux alternatives that work.

When I drove OTR I checked into all of the Nets I could, and still do from time to time.

I am a member of OMISS, and SouthCARs, but you may hear me on MidCARs, and EastCARs.

I'll listen for you, or catch you on a waterfall, or as a JT line scrolling by.

Thanks for stopping by.

73!

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KX4CC
Latest Contacts for KX4CC at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KB0NAV 2017-05-26 30M JT65 DM79GW United States RANDALL K RALPHS
ZL3AAD 2017-05-26 20M JT65 New Zealand Graham E ALDERSON
ES2HV 2017-05-26 20M JT65 KO29qh Estonia VIKTOR HANSEN
R3KAB 2017-05-26 20M JT65 LN09hx Russia Viktor Zhurenko
UN8PC 2017-05-26 20M JT65 MN69ox Kazakhstan Nickolay L. Balkhonov
RW1F 2017-05-26 40M SSB KO59ew Russia NEW CALL - RW1F, Sergey Chebotarev
N5EBD 2017-05-26 40M SSB EL29ip United States Kenneth W Franke
CO2YQ 2017-05-26 20M JT65 EL92et Cuba Joel Izquierdo Valdes
WB7AEI 2017-05-25 20M JT9 CN87wi United States PHILIP J DE CAIRE
RZ9UO 2017-05-25 20M JT65 NO33hv Asiatic Russia Eugene A. Ivanov
TF3PPN 2017-05-25 20M JT65 HP94dd Iceland Jon Gunnar Hardarson
UA3PAB 2017-05-25 20M JT65 KO84VC Russia Vladimir I. Sharpar
YL2IV 2017-05-25 20M JT65 KO06mm Latvia OSKARS CEBERS
KK4A 2017-05-25 20M JT65 EM62WI United States JAMES H MEACHAM, JR
W0TLR 2017-05-25 20M JT65 EM37hd United States TIM RICKE, 693

Book Totals: 792 qso's   476 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Award#3155
Granted: 2017-05-22 17:36:14   (KX4CC)

Endorsements:
  • Mixed Phone
United States Counties Award#6494
Granted: 2017-05-01 17:31:42   (KX4CC)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
Grid Squared Award#15922
Granted: 2017-05-01 17:31:41   (KX4CC)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Digital
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#17373
Granted: 2017-05-01 17:31:31   (KX4CC)

Endorsements:
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • Mixed Digital
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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