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Hey there, thanks for checking me out ....

Originally licensed as KF5PX in 1986, l have had a number of different call signs. After moving from south Texas to North Carolina in 2001, I decided I wanted a -4- land callsign and after some effort, was lucky enough to get assigned NZ4D, which is much better suited for CW operation - my favorite HF mode.

My HF station consists of a set of vintage RL Drake T-4XB/R-4B "Twins" in mint condition, with both having matching sets of International Crystals for the 30, 17 and 12-meter original WARC bands.  The antennas utilized are either a homebrewed,  OCF - 450-ohm ladder line fed dipole for 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters, or an end-fed, half-wave sloper for the 30-meter band, manufactured by RadioWavz. For the OCF antenna, I also use a Drake MN-4 as a transmatch where needed to bring any minimal reflected RF power back down to zero.

Also, I operate an APRS/CWOP weather station also on a 24/7 basis under the callsign NZ4D-1, with Davis Vantage Pro2 hardware and Sandaysoft - Cumulus software.   The nz4d wx webpage is here: http://nz4d.us  An even greater detail with graphs illustrating this station's historical accuracy, using parallel data developed from close proximity peer weather stations can be seen here: http://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/AT913   Current radar for my QTH and a surrounding 100-mile radius is shown below.  

The photograph at the bottom of the webpage is a picture of a homebrewed VHF/UHF Yagi I occasionally use for working FM Satellites with a Kenwood TH72A.  It is a blast working the ISS, SO-50, LILACSAT-2 and AO-85 with such a simple setup.  My home QTH is grid FM15gn.  

Note, as I try to log every QSO on QRZ.COM, including those made via Satellite, I would appreciate your confirmation of our QSO in QRZ.COM if we had a conversation through the birds OR on HF ... although I don't actively collect paper anymore, keeping count online is still fun.

-73-

Michael

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Current Weather Radar at NZ4D QTH:

 Current NOAA Southeast USA Sector Radar: http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/southeast.php

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These 4B Line Twins are literally in brand new conditon and work like they were just uppacked from the factory.  As such, I have gradually sold all my other QRO HF gear, and used exclusively these for the past  3 years.  

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* Remember: Real Radios Glow in the Dark *

 

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This is what I am working the low orbiting FM Birds with - flat wooden boom stock with the UHF side made of brazing rods and the VHF side made from aluminum screen frame materials. The handi-talkie attached to the wood boom via rubber bands, is a Kenwood TH-72A.

 

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - NZ4D
Latest Contacts for NZ4D at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
K9CM 2017-11-12 40m CW EM69wc United States DAVID L TROUT
N8LAG 2017-11-05 30m CW EM71bb United States BRIAN TEW
ES3AX 2017-10-08 30m CW Estonia August Parn
VE3IID 2017-09-02 30m CW EN93RK91 Canada Douglas Paul Behl
W4DBV 2017-09-02 30m CW EM66rf United States DAVID B VAUGHAN
NJ8D 2017-07-23 40m CW EN72ne United States THOMAS L STEWART
WZ2J 2017-07-16 40m CW FN20tj United States Vinicio E Jacobo
N1RCN 2017-07-08 2m PKT EL87xa United States DWIGHT P FLETCHER
K4KDR 2017-07-08 2m PKT FM17ES67 United States Scott Chapman
KE4AL 2017-07-06 2m PKT EM71hd United States Robert D Bankston Jr
W4TBD 2017-07-06 2m PKT FM17dk United States Edward C Johnson Jr
NB3T 2017-07-01 2m PKT EM97rh United States Malcolm W Beckett
KA3SJK 2017-06-18 40m CW FM29hx United States NICHOLAS DE PAUL
W3ATT 2017-06-11 40m CW FM08ot United States BRIAN A DOWNS
W1HBR 2017-06-10 40m CW FN31GK65 United States HUGH L LUPO

Book Totals: 2011 qso's   442 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


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United States Counties Award#1038
Granted: 2016-07-19 17:51:31   (NZ4D)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#4151
Granted: 2015-02-20 18:36:07   (NZ4D)

Endorsements:
  • 40 Meters CW
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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