Welcome to my QRZ page, and thanks for the QSO!
One word (well, two) regarding QSL's: LoTW Please! Its much more efficient and kills no trees! 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 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! Why not just join LoTW and do it the 21st century way? If you were using LoTW, you would have your confirmation by now! :)
In Amateur (and Professional) Radio/TV since 1976. I've 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"... And I have arrows sticking out of my back and on my Conestoga wagon to prove my pioneering status. But no more! I am now Retired but do some consulting to feed the radio kitty.
Current Gear as of 12/2016:
A3s Tribander, A503s 6Meter beam and two half waves in phase for 40m/dipole for 80m 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.
The W4LT operating position set up for SO2R. RF and switching on the left, Control center with programmable keyboards, Audio to right, Below:
RF 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, 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), a 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!), 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 UV5R and UV3R+ "Dispos-a-Handies" (Hey! They have a Flashlight built in but be careful about the Chareto Mistake!!!). 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 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.
Held every license class except Technician. Ex WN3BZC (N), WB3BZC (G), KB3HQ (A), K4LVR (A), W3VR (E). Im done changing calls now :)
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!
History! Here is my shack - 1977
And circa 1979 or so
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