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After a 2 year long hiatus from the Ham Bands (was still very active but with the Military Auxillary Radio Service (MARS), with the brief exception of a few QSOs in July 2016I have once again became active on the amateur bands returning to my favorite/primary mode of operation, PSK31.  I have also found that JT-9 snf JT-65 are alswo quite interesting modes, although very slow.  I sam also still interested in CW, something I have not yet quite been able to becomeproficient at but am once again working to train my ears to copy code and my fingers to send it.  I had made it to the point where I was able to at least eek out a simple QSO on-air using  cw and felt the thrill of accomplishing something I never thought I would be able to do, just like when I passed my Extra test back in 2008. If you hear me calling CQ and decide to answer, please be patient as I am very new to CW and very slow. I found that with a straight key I tend to get to sending faster than I can copy very easily so no straight key for me for now, My key of choice is the Begail Simplex Iambic key.

Other equipment is Icom IC-756PROII (bought it almost a year ago when I saw it at the Chattanooga, TN HamFest at a reasonable price & in almost mint condition,) an Ameritron AL-811, LDG-AT600 ProII with the M-600 analog meter.  Soundcard interface is a microhamAM USB Interface III For 2m & 440 I use a Yaesu FTM-400XDR. Antenas are: Workman Dual-Band Colinear ground plane for 2m & 440. For HF I have two antennas switched using an Ameritron RCS-4 remote switch - a Comet CHA-350B Vertical at about 20ft AGL and a longwire that is made up of about 120ft of #14 stranded Copper Wire at about 20FT AGL with a 120-130ft long counterpoise wire on the ground also made of #14 stranded Copper wire.  The coax to the antenna switch box is 110ft of LMR-400 buried in 3-in PVC Conduit from the house to the antenna base.  The V/U antenna is fed with about 130ft LMR-400 also buried in the PVC Conduit.  The Long-wire is connected to the Coax via Palstar 4:1 Balun (rated for 4kw) and the vertical has no radials nor counterpoise of any sort and still works great (yes it is a compromise over a cut-to-kength tuned dipole but is still very useful and gets me DX.)   The shack mascot and guardian has also changed since my last revieion.  Rascal, the CAT Control unit had to be put to sleep 12/10/2014 after 10 faithful years of ensuring the control operator always had a companion in the shack.   Nearly two years ago in November of 2015 there is now a 3rd party traffic originator in the shack by the name of Max.  He is a 20 pound half Chihuaua, 1/4 Terrier, 1/4 Miniature Poodle mixed breed I adopted from thE local no-kill animal shelter.  

Digital Cub Memberships:

          

 070 #1418             DMC #08936                    EPC #26109    

 

QSLing: I am in the process of getting paper cards out for QSOs that have not yet been confirmed on LOTW.  I did find a stack of my old commercially printed cards and have sent them out both direct and via the Bureau for QSOs prior to 1/1/2012.  For now, I will be sending out self-printed cardsubtil I get everything caught up and some funds to have full-color cards commercially printed.

Here are my simple QSLing guidelines:

1) All QSOs are uploaded to eQSL.cc, QRZ.com, and HRDLog.net upon completion/logging of the QSO.  I upload to LOTW once I shut down for the day.

2) QSOs with U.S. stations that are confirmed via LOTW will not receive a card from me UNLESS you send me one.  Your card gets my card no postage or SASE required.  I respectfully ask that you show me the same courtesy ifyou receive a card from me.

3) I will send a QSL card to all DX stations I have a QSO with (direct, bvia ureau or your QSL manager) regardless of whether or not the QSO is QSLed via LOTW or not.  For paper cards from DX stations please note that IRCs are not available from the U.S. Postal Service anymore and I DO NOT send currency through the mail as there are many ountries where the money will never reach the intended destination.  I do not ask anyone else to supply an SAE or postage and hope that you will be kind enough to honor me with one of your cards if you receive one from me. 

4) DX QSL Cards received via direct mail will be replied to via direct mail.  Cards received via the bureau will likewise be replied to via the bureau.  If I send you one direct and you wish to reply via the bureau, that's ok and I have no problem with that.

5) All questions regarding QSLing should be sent to me via e-mail.  

6) NO MATTER WHAT, IF I RECEIVE A QSL CARD FROM YOU AND IT MATCHES AN ENTRY IN MY LOGBOOK, I WILL SEND YOU A CARD IN RETURN REGARDLESS OF ANY ELECTRONIC QSO CONFIRMATIONS.

73,

Michael, N4MAW

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N4MAW
Latest Contacts for N4MAW at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
WA5MS 2017-07-28 6m FT8 EM13jd United States MARTIN SIMON
CG3CGR 2017-07-28 6m FT8 FN03gx Canada Ronald Carl Gibson
K5JAZ 2017-07-27 6m FT8 EM32da United States JAMES A BROWN
WB2VUO 2017-07-27 6m FT8 FN02ox United States William Keith Hibbert
VE2LG 2017-07-27 6m FT8 FN35fp Canada R�al Martel
VE3CXD 2017-07-27 6m FT8 FN25bh Canada Chris Deecker
KC9ZGY 2017-07-27 20m PSK31 EN52ro United States SCOTT S REESE
W5I 2017-07-27 20m PSK31 EM13qr United States Red River Bridge War Special Event
KM4WUO 2017-07-26 40m PSK31 FM16su United States Michael J Logan
AE5ZA 2017-07-26 40m PSK31 EM22mw United States CLIFFORD K SCOTT
WB8YXF 2017-07-26 40m PSK31 FM16ts United States Richard O REED
N2NBW 2017-07-26 40m PSK31 EN35gb United States WILLIAM A TRUBECK
K5OUI 2017-07-26 40m PSK31 EM13ld United States William C Bailey
WE2LEW 2017-07-26 40m PSK31 FN13nd United States Lewis E Ellwanger
AA1XO 2017-07-26 40m PSK31 FN33ur United States STANLEY D DUNTEN

Book Totals: 1454 qso's   382 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


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United States Counties Award#6758
Granted: 2017-06-18 14:16:02   (N4MAW)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#16310
Granted: 2017-06-18 14:14:02   (N4MAW)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Mixed
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