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I'm active on MSK144, JT-65, JT-9, CW, PSK, SSB, DSTAR , C4FM, DMR+ and FreeDV.

 

AUGUST 2013 @ HOME QTH

 

ABOUT ME

US Navy Retired (1979-1999). Aviation Fire Control Technician (AQ). I received my Tech License (KD4QBU) in 1991 while stationed aboard the USS America,  Norfolk, Virginia. While on the USS America I had the opportunity to work in the Navy MARS shack during my spare time. While on cruise you could always catch me in the evening as the voice of NNN0CRZ. I enjoyed providing phone patches between the crew and their families back stateside. That was before the days of satellite phones and e-mails. I passed the Extra exam including Code  October 2001 and currently hold the call sign N3CAL. I'm a Volunteer Examiner for both the ARRL and W5YI groups. Hope to catch you on the bands some time. 73 de N3CAL.

 

DSTAR Hotspot (DVAP)  monitoring  Reflector 62C (DC/MD/VA Capital Region)

FUSION Hotspot (DV4Mini) monitoring FCS 002-020 (Maryland)

DMR+ Hotspot (Openspot SharkRF) monitoring DMR+ 4639 (USA- Nationwide)

WIRES-X Node # 18049 Online  (145.55 Mhz Simplex)  C4FM (America-Link)

 

Member of St. Mary's County Amateur Radio Association (SMCARA)

Member # 875 -Navy Amateur Radio Club 

Member #23 - Virginia Fone Net

Member # 3832 -ECARS

QSL INFO

LOTW, EQSL.cc (AG), QRZ.com, Bureau, or Direct

(SWL reports always welcome)

 

EQUIPMENT

  • FLEX-6500 - HF 160m-6m HF All Mode SDR Transceiver
  • ELECRAFT KPA500  - 500 Watt Solid State Amplifier
  • ELECRAFT KAT500  - Antenna Tuner
  • ELECRAFT XV144 - 2 Meter Transverter for FLEX-6500
  • ELECTRO VOICE RE320 - Balanced XLR Dynamic Microphone
  • BEHRINGER PREAMP - Mini Model MIC800
  • RADIOSPORT RS60CF - Headset with M207 Microphone Cartridge
  • LP100A - Digital Vector RF Wattmeter
  • 160M HALF SLOPER - 45' High
  • DX Engineering 43' Vertical with 36 ground radials - (160m-10m) 
  • RADIOWAVEZ 75m Double Bazooka - Inverted V @ 45'
  • RADIOWAVEZ 40m Double Bazooka - Inverted V @ 40'
  • RADIOWAVEZ 20m Double Bazooka - Inverted V @ 35'
  • RF PRO-1B Magnetic Loop  - Receive Antenna (160m-10m)
  • CHAMELEON EMCOMM II - 1.8 - 54 Mhz End Fed Sloper Antenna
  • M2 6M36m, 3 Element Yagi @ 30'
  • M2 2M9SSB - 2m, 9 Element Yagi @35'
  • YAESU G-450A - Rotor for 2m/6m Yagi's
  • EASY ROTOR CONTROL - ERC V4 USB Rotor Control mounted in G-450A
  • PAR OA-50 Omni Angle 6m Loop Antenna
  • BENCHER - Paddle
  • NW DIGITAL ThumbDV - USB AMBE-3000 chip for FLEX HF/VHF DSTAR
  • DIAMOND X50A - VHF/UHF Dual Band Antenna
  • ICOM ID-5100 - VHF/UHF DSTAR Mobile Transceiver
  • ICOM ID51A+ - VHF/UHF DSTAR Portable HT
  • ICOM ID31A - UHF DSTAR Portable HT
  • YAESU FTM-100D - VHF/UHF Dual Band Transceiver C4FM (Node Radio)
  • YAESU FTM-400XDR - VHF/UHF Dual Band Transceiver C4FM (Mobile)
  • YAESU FT1D - VHF/UHF Fusion Portable HT
  • TYTERA MD-380 - UHF DMR+ Portable HT
  • ELECRAFT W2 - HF/VHF/UHF Wattmeter
  • DVAP- DSTAR UHF Access Point
  • YAESU HRI-200 - Wires-X Internet Linking Kit
  • DV4Mini - DSTAR/FUSION/P25/DMR+ UHF Access Point
  • COMPUTER - Homebrew I7-47900 @ 4.0 GHZ / Windows 10 

 

 Flex SSDR iOS Application running Remote on my Apple iPAD Air Mini 4.  Remote Ops is a breeze!

 

 

6M 3 element yagi @ 25'

 

 

DX Engineering 43' Vertical with Camo duct tape applied.

 

MFJ-927 External Auto Tuner, DX Engineering Radial Plate and Tilt Base.

 

My Receive Antenna: Pixel RF Pro-1B Shortwave Magnetic Loop 160m-10m

 

ICOM ID-5100a Mobile in my Ford F150 Pickup

 

Yaesu FTM-100 Wires-X Node with FT-1D HT in RX.

 

Current Shack December 2015

 

January 2016 Backyard shot of Antennas

 

1981 USS Midway / VA-115   (A6E Intruder) No Fly Day on the job in the South China Sea. 

 

1992 - USS America MARS Shack

 

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N3CAL
Latest Contacts for N3CAL at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
W5TTY 2017-05-22 6m JT65 EM10 United States Kevin H Phillips
KX4CC 2017-05-22 6m JT65 FM17 United States Hayes Hood
KD7YZ 2017-05-22 6m MSK144 EM88ll United States ROBERT M DENLINGER
KO4YC 2017-05-21 2m USB FM17gv United States Cornell M Brown
WQ5C 2017-05-19 6m MSK144 EL09 United States MICHAEL S PFEUFFER
NG4C 2017-05-17 2m USB FM16tj United States CONNIE A MERCER, JR
KN4KL 2017-05-13 6m MSK144 FM16 United States EDWIN T WILLIAMS
NF3R 2017-05-08 6m MSK144 FN20dg United States Joel R Rubincam
WA1EAZ 2017-05-08 6m MSK144 FN42 United States JOHN M STENGREVICS
W4LES 2017-05-08 6m MSK144 EM84 United States LARRY E SHERIFF, SR
WA4CQG 2017-05-08 6m MSK144 EM72 United States R Dale Peterson
K4DET 2017-05-07 6m MSK144 FM17fr United States DAVID E TILLER
W4AS 2017-05-07 6m MSK144 EL95to United States SEBASTIAN ACOSTA
N4II 2017-05-07 6m MSK144 EL96 United States EDGAR H CALLAWAY, JR
KD8UD 2017-05-07 2m USB FM17uv United States LEWIS B RIDGWAY

Book Totals: 8677 qso's   4779 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#3
Granted: 2016-07-18 21:17:10   (N3CAL)

Endorsements:
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#1094
Granted: 2015-01-22 18:06:07   (N3CAL)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    160 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
United States Award#142
Granted: 2015-01-22 18:05:35   (N3CAL)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
DX World Award#199
Granted: 2015-01-22 18:04:29   (N3CAL)

World Continents Award#482
Granted: 2015-01-16 00:34:37   (N3CAL)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
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