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QSL: QSL DIRECT, EQSL, AND LOTW, NO BUREAU

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Direct QSL: SASE for U.S.  DX one U.S. Dollar either direct or through paypal with QSO information to wb4ctx@yahoo.com. I prefer LOTW or EQSL they do not cost you anything. I upload to LOTW and EQSL often. Life is too short for snail mail. ( I am still getting cards without an SASE. If you want a card back to a stateside station you must send an SASE otherwise it will not be returned.)

 

 

My home: an old Victorian house with character built about 1900.

 

 

 

The stairway is beautiful. It has over fifty feet of stair rail and the spindles and railing are either mahogony or walnut I haven't figured out which yet. The plan is to strip the railing and then clear coat over it with polyurethene and leave the spindles white. Note the chair rail around the walls and up the stairway.

 

 

Hello from the rolling hills of northeast Kentucky. I am located in Bracken County Kentucky. This county has a low poplulation of amateur radio operators. If you need Bracken County just give me a call on the air or email and set up a schedule. My station is set up inside a walk in closet. The shack is six and a half feet in length and thirty two inches wide. In the image above you see my  certificate for placing in first place in Kentucky during the ARRL Centennial. I was 19th in the United States and 31st in the world in the Centennial.  My equipment is a FT-950 on hf with an AL-80b to a homebrew 75 meter off center fed dipole at 18 feet. I also use a 43 ft ground mounted vertical.  For vhf/uhf I have a Yaesu FT-847. With this modest setup I have worked 270 countries since 2011. I have 243 confirmed on LOTW and several with cards. My mixed DXCC certificate arrived on Oct. 9, 2013. I also have 20 meter DXCC completed along with 100 plus countries worked on 40, 30, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meters. All low antennas are not NVIS as this one has shown. Many of those countries are on 40 and 75 meters. I have also worked all states on seven bands and currently need DE on 17 for eight band WAS.  I currently operate SSB,CW, FT8, JT65, JT9, PSK31, PSK63, PSK125, and RTTY. I am a former assistant section manager and currently serve as Emergency Coordinator for Bracken County. I was nominated for ARRL Instructor of the year. I have been licensed since 1975. I am also a member of the EOC in Bracken County and a member of the MRC and CERT. I serve on the Emergency Planning Committee for the county.

I also taught a for credit high school class in amateur radio at Dixie Heights High School in Northern Kentucky. Over the past five years we have licensed 190 high school students and three adults. I have one more session scheduled this school year with about thirty students. The course is called Radio Technology and is a one half credit physical science elective. The club callsign for Dixie Heights High School is KY4DH. I have proven that you can get young people interested in amateur radio!(See February 2009 QST for an article on the class. Note: As of the end of the current school year(2015)  I will be retiring from teaching after 45 years. Sadly the school has decided to do away with the Radio Technology Course when I retire. All good things must end and so must this. At least I have made a significant contribution to amateur radio.

If you hear us on the air give us a shout. Until then 73.

Catch you on the bands.

Jim

WB4CTX

QSL via direct, LOTW, or eqsl. I no longer use the bureau.

 

My buddy Chopper who shares my shack.

Chopper enjoys a good QSO as much as the next guy. He also enjoys hamming it up for the camera!

 

 

 

Screenshot of the ARRL Centennial Leaderboard showing me as number one in Kentucky, 19th in the United States and 31st in the world! Total points 117,457 with 10,483 QSOs during 2014 with ARRL members. What a fantastic celebration of the ARRL Centennial!

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Photo of me and my lovely YL at a banquet where I was presented an award for Excellence and Innovation In Teaching.

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K4TCD and WB4CTX at Lawerenceburg KY Hamfest.

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United States Counties Award#789
Granted: 2016-07-19 16:20:03   (WB4CTX)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties CW
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 1000 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 1000 Counties Phone
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 500 Counties Phone
DX World Award#1737
Granted: 2015-04-12 13:40:04   (WB4CTX)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
  • 17 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 30 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • Mixed CW
United States Award#774
Granted: 2015-02-28 01:50:02   (WB4CTX)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 30 Meters Digital
  • 80 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed CW
Grid Squared Award#2396
Granted: 2015-02-13 02:20:03   (WB4CTX)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
    12 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    12 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
    80 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters CW
  • Mixed CW
World Continents Award#2631
Granted: 2015-02-13 02:20:02   (WB4CTX)

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