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QSL: HARD CARD WITH SASE/SAE PSE!

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Welcome to my QRZ page, and thanks for the QSO! 

QSL's: If you send a paper card (with SASE, please!), I will (eventually) respond in like manner.

If you need a paper card back right away for an award, please let me know (on the back of the envelope!) and I will do my best to expedite a return card. Yes, I am behind! Please DONT send me any money! Its my pleasure to return my card to you. I have a new batch of QSL cards, so strike while the iron is hot!

NOTICE:  NO SAE = NO CARD FOR YOU!!! I have now wasted over $15 dollars sending cards to DX Hams who send me cards via Direct Mail or the Buro with no SAE and then email me requesting my card for an award.  I copy the addresses on the card and look them up here on QRZ, but the cards come back!  I cant afford to continue to do this!  If you need my card for an award, SEND YOUR CARD AND A SAE Or email me with the CORRECT address you want the card sent to DIRECT. I will return it to you in YOUR envelope (or in mine, if you email me and ask) at my expense as a courtesy to you.  But if these frequent returns continue, I will discontinue International hard card mailings as it costs me $1.20 per card sent and I cant continue to have them return to me with a wasted international stamp! 

​I am the license trustee for club callsign N4TP which is an active contesting callsign.  DO NOT SEND ME REQUESTS FOR N4TP QSL's.  Look up the instructions for that callsign instead.  I do not have cards for N4TP.

In Amateur (and Professional) Radio/TV since 1976. I worked in Television Broadcast Production, Operations, Engineering, Automation, Media Asset Management and IT Design for 41 years. During that time, I've experienced SEVEN total technology transitions, from film to videotape, to chips, to non-linear files to video in "The Cloud"... From Patchbays to Analog routers to SDI routers and now to Video over IP (AMS/NMI and ASPEN -- God help us all!). I have arrows sticking out of my back and on my Conestoga wagon to prove my television pioneering status. 

But no more!  I am now fully Retired so "Every Day's a Saturday!"

Current Gear as of  6/2017:

A3s Tribander, A503s 6Meter beam and two half waves in phase for 40m on my little 40 ft tower, Below

The GAP MonoGAP40 Asymetric Feed half wave vertical dipole for 40 and 30m, ground mounted at the edge of the pool deck, Below:

The antennas above are arranged as follows inside (and slightly outside in one case) my standard City lot.  Not ideal, but we do what we can with what we have. With thanks to my one very cooperative and friendly neighbor, I can have a decent 40 wire!

 

The W4LT operating position set up for SO2R.  RF and switching on the left, Control center with programmable keyboards, Audio to right, Below:

Station Infrastructure: Elecraft K-Line (K3-100  / KRX3 / P3 / KPA500 / KAT500) and Kenwood TS590S HF transceivers, LDG 1000 Autotuner, Dual LDG DTS4 feedline routing switches, Kent TP-1 Paddle, N3ZN Ironman Paddle (Thank you First Class Operator's Club!) microHAM microKeyer 1 and 2 interfaces, microHam micro2R SO2R controller, Autek Research WM1 power meter, A.R.T. power filtering, Alesys and Radio Design Labs audio processing, Behringer audio distribution and mixing, AudioTechnica BPSH-1 and Pro8Hex Headset/Boom Mic, Yamaha YST-M101 monitor speakers, CushCraft A3S tribander on an ancient 40ft EZ-Way crank up/tilt over self suporting tower, Ladder Line fed 40m "Two Half Waves in Phase" (that also works on WARC), GAP MonoGAP40 asymetrical feed vertical dipole for 40m / Diversity Receive, MyAntennas EFWA1030 End Fed half wave for 80m, WinRadio DDR31 DC to 50MHz SDR, Kenwood TM-G707 in the car and two (!) Kenwood TW-4000A V/U classic rigs on the shelf (Vintage 1984!), Icom ID-800H for D-Star, Heath HW2036a that I built in 1977 (and still works!), Diamond mobile and fixed V/U verticals, Icom D STAR 91-AD Handie, TYT MD380 DMR Handie, Alinco DJ-S41 "Hamfest Handie", And, finally, Baofeng UV3R+ and Zastone X-1 "Dispos-a-Handies" (Hey! A total of $22 in BOTH radios!). All antennas fed via Times Microwave LMR400 or LMR240 exclusively.

IT infrastructure: I have Multiple computers >13< in the house, plus my IBM/Lenovo X3650 server, (not counting the Ipad, 2 Ipods and 3 Windows Phones) on a Gig-E wire/MiMO wireless switched LAN, running MS Windows 2K8 Server and Win7/Win10/Unbuntu clients, Oh, and yes, I do have a Mac G5 because I have to - to run Final Cut Pro :)

Amateur Radio Software: MMTTY, Logger32, N1MMPlus Contest Logger, RemoteHams RCForb for remote shack control. K1JT JT65/JT9 because I can.

Held every license class except Technician. Ex WN3BZC (N), WB3BZC (G), KB3HQ (A), K4LVR (A), W3VR (E). Im done changing calls now :)  License trustee for the Tampa Amateur Radio Club's N4TP repeaters and contest station operation.

Did you work me as VP2MLU? Then go to the VP2MLU page for more information

Did you work me as 9V1/W4LT? If you sent your QSL confirmation via LoTW, I have already uploaded the complete log set from that operation and you should have your confirmation. I was active with this callsign in mid June to mid July of 2010 while on a work assignment outfitting a Deep Ocean Mining and Survey vessel and its ROV with video recording equipment. PLEASE NOTE: 9V1/W4LT operated from RV Dorado Discovery, a ship in Singapore waters. Due to the shipborne operation, contacts with 9V1/W4LT DO NOT QUALIFY for DXCC credit!

Here is a composite of my 9V1 station:

And now, some history!  Here is my shack - 1977:

And circa 1979 or so

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