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QSL: LOTW, EQSL, DIRECT (SASE NOT REQUIRED)

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QRV 160M -> 2M; RTTY, PSK, JT65a (JT65-HF and JT-Alert), SSB, CW
Sked requests for state/county/grid (or anything else) are welcome via email or K3UK sked page.
QSL 100% via LoTW, eQSL.cc, Direct (SASE not required), or Bureau. SWL reports welcome.
I can also upload to: ClubLog (automatic via DXKeeper), HRDLog, HamLog, CQFriends, QRZCQ, HamQTH, QRZ.com, _____ (let me know!); and email if recent upload needed.

 

Picture is with KI4WAX (XYL) -- her dad (N8CL) got us started in the hobby.

 

Actively Maintained Projects

  • http://hamclubs.info HamClubs - Membership Lists
  • 070 Awards Checker
  • 13 Colonies Special Event - Log Form Generator
  • Contest Scorer
    Used for official submissions/scoring by (starting year):
    • South Carolina QSO Party (2013)
    • 10-10 Day Sprint (2013)
    • 10-10 QSO Party FALL-CW (2013)
    • 10-10 QSO Party FALL-DIGI (2013)
    • 10-10 Anniversary, MeetTheVolunteers (2013)
    • 10-10 QSO Party WINTER-PH (2014)
    • 10-10 QSO Party SPRING-DIGI (2014)
    • 10-10 QSO Party SPRING-CW (2014)
    • 10-10 QSO Party SUMMER-PH (2014)
    • PODXS 070 PSK Club - 80M Jay Hudak Memorial Sprint (2013)
    • PODXS 070 PSK Club - 160M Great Pumpkin Sprint (2013)
    • PODXS 070 PSK Club - Triple Play (2013)
    • PODXS 070 PSK Club - Valentine Sprint (2014)
    • PODXS 070 PSK Club - StPat's Day (2014)
    • PODXS 070 PSK Club - 31-Flavors (2014)
    • PODXS 070 PSK Club - ThreeDayWeekend (2014)
    • PODXS 070 PSK Club - 40M Firecracker Sprint (2014)
    • PODXS 070 PSK Club - TBD (PSKFest)
  • Generate US State Maps
  • JT65A Power Calculator
  • RTTY Message Length Calculator
  • IC706 Go-Box
  • ADIF Validator [beta]

Unmaintained/Previous Projects

 

Equipment

License: Extra (Nov 2011; Tech/General Jan 2009)
Base Station Antennas
IC-706MKII (100W)
IC AT-180 Tuner
Amp (Collins 30L-1 clone)
Heil headset
Desktop: WinXP, dual monitors
DXLab Software Suite (DXKeeper, WinWarbler, et al)
Edgeport/2c serial-to-usb converter
Alpha-Delta Delta-4 coax switch
Vectronics DL-300M dummy load
MFJ-259B
heathkit HM-102
opek power/swr meter

K8RA paddle
K1EL WKUSB_SMT WinKeyer
TiCK keyer

Universal Keying Adapter (hamgadgets.com UKA-2)
ISOKit
FSKit
RTTY/PTT homebrew
Audio A/B switch
CIV cable
DIN break-out box
100' G5RV Dipole, Inverted-Veet at 10meters ~N<=>S (6M-80M)
HyGain DX-77 Windom vertical ground-mounted (10M-40M)
Homebrew 2M ground-plane (3 radials)
Chain-link fence & ground rod (160M) Retired after 40 states in LoTW)
160M inverted-U (1/4 wavelength wire over tall tree; chain-link fence & ground rod for counterpoise)
6M 5/8 wire vertical (radials on ground)

100' ft ____ coax
heathkit remote switch HD-1481
Mobile/Portable
go-box
laptop

Alinco DJ-175 (2M) with MFJ-1721 antenna.
TOOD: Preset Frequencies: ____

2M magmount
17M, 20M, 40M hamsticks
hitch mount for hamsticks
Power
RigRunner 4005
DC watt meter
Astron SS-30 power supply
UB1280 (8Ah) Battery
Jump-Start Battery Pack (17Ah)
Battery Tender Jr
Custom power connector (TODO: pic)
Much of the above courtesy of N8CL!
Amplifier (30L-1 clone) previously owned by John AA4PC (2013); Dave K4MJN (1980's-2013) ; "Flip" Glasser N4BGP (built in 1950's?).


Other Callsigns & Dates:

 

 

KJ4IZW
Aiken, SC; Aiken County, EM93dm
20090122 - 20140601(???) Home QTH
KJ4IZW/M
Aiken County, SC

 

KJ4IZW/4
Charleston, SC; Charleston County, EM92xu
20130803 August PSK31 Expedition for 070 Club.
20120707
20111218
20110811 - 20110814 August PSK31 Expedition for 070 Club.
KJ4IZW/2
Medina, NY; Orleans County, FN03tf
20130907
20120905 - 20120908

Reflectors (that i read at least some of): RTTY, 070, 070_contest, JT65-HF, jt65digitalhams, digitalradio, 30MDG, EPC, digitalradio, ic706, echolink, CSRA_RAG, dxlab

 

Other Mediums: Echolink #423679, Google chat, email, AIM, Skype

CLUBS, MEMBERSHIPS, AWARDS

ARRL
2013 ARRL RTTY Roundup: 1st Place, Multioperator, Low Power, South Carolina Section
2012 ARRL RTTY Roundup: 1st Place, Multioperator, Low Power, South Carolina Section
2011 ARRL RTTY Roundup: 1st Place, Multioperator, Low Power, South Carolina Section -- SC-MSLP Record: 21,513 (307*71)

LoTW
DXCC: Mixed, Digital (#3141), 20M (un-numbered)
WAS Basic (#54,398)
TPA (#670)
7B Mixed: 10M, 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M
2B RTTY: 20M, 40M
3B PSK31: 20M, 40M, 80M
6B JT65: 15M, 17M, 20M, 30M, 40M, 80M
Phone: Basic
CW: Basic

In progress: 6M (26), 10M (49), 10M-JT65 (41), 12M (33), 80M-RTTY(49), 160M (44), DXCC-Challenge (513 LoTW + ~20 paper)

CQ WPX Digital (#76) with 550, NA, EU, 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M endorsements.

eQSL.cc - Profile
Awarded: eDX, ePFX300 (Mixed:773, JT65:361, PSK:401), eWAS (Mixed, JT65, PSK, 15M, 20M, 40M, WARC), eDX100 (Mixed:104), eCanada (Mixed:10)
In progress: eWAS (RTTY:49, 80M:49), eZ40 (Mixed:31)

070 - #1041 :: LONP #1048
EPC - #9144
WCC - #4
30MDG - #2893
DMC - #2564

K4NAB - North Augusta-Belvedere Radio Club

W4DV - The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta (ARCA)

WA2DQL - Orleans County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC)

K4KNS - Columbia County Amateur Radio Club (CCARC)

 

 

 

STATION CHANGELOG

 

 

2008-06-28 Field Day Participant with WA2DQL
2009-01-22 General Class license issued (took tech & general exams together)
2009-06-27 Field Day Participant with WA2DQL
2009-10-16 Digimode (PSK,etc) support via direct interface (soundcard cable).
2010-01-01 Rig control via 2nd serial port
2010-04-10 Put up the DX-77 vertical (on delta-4 switch)
2010-06-01 Moved G5RV from 15ft-horizontal to Inverted-Vee at 30ft.
2010-06-26 Field Day Participant with K4NAB
2011-06-19 Built BuxComm ISOKit for soundard interface (instead of direct). Needed isolation transformers to prevent SSB garble on TX.
2011-06-25 Field Day - IC706MKII used for K4NAB digital station.
2011-08-05 Bought Sierra Slim 20M mobile antenna
2011-08-11 First portable (/4) operation
2011-09-16 Built go-box for portable/mobile use
2011-09-30 UB1280 battery
2011-10-03 Heathkit HD1481 remote coax switch (from elmer; made minor repairs on it)
2011-10-04 Heathkit HM-102 in-line swr/power meter (rescued from flea market!)
2011-11-03 First mobile (/M) operation
2011-11-04 Extra Class license issued
2011-11-12 QRV 160M on chain-link fence
2012-02-22 Built a 6M 5/8 wire vertical
2012-02-26 Built a "inverted-U" of sorts for 160M. fence is now a radial, and there's a 1/4 wavelength 160M wire over a tree.
2012-02-26 Added RF choke (air-wound) on main coax
2012-02-27 New QSL cards created in DXKeeper
2012-05-19 Dayton Hamfest!!
2012-06-20 Dedicated laptop for portable/mobile use
2012-06-23 Field Day - Portable go-box (IC706MKII) used for K4NAB digital station.
2012-07-10 Setup system for outgoing SASE QSLs
2012-07-18 Sent envelopes to the incoming bureau
2012-07-27 Routed 2M antenna line through the new Subaru Outback
2012-07-31 New CW paddle
2012-08-10 Successfully sent an email using PSKMail (10.147MHz)
2012-08-15 Edgeport 4-port serial to USB converter died
2012-09-09 Added replacement Edgeport/2c 2-port serial to USB converter
2012-12-07 Installed hitch on 2012 Subaru
2013-06-22 Field Day Participant with K4NAB
2013-07-08 Successfully sent an email using WinLink (40M)
2013-12-06 Bought an amp (Collins 30L-1 clone)
2014-01-03 Built the Universal Keying Adapter (UKA-2) from hamgadgets.com
2014-01-04 First amp QSOs! (RTTY Roundup 150W)
2014-01-07 Built the WinKeyer (K1EL WKUSB_SMT)
2014-02-13 Ice storm in South Carolina; took out vertical, G5RV, and 160M
2014-02-14 G5RV repaired, and got 1st place (OM-QRP-EastCoast category) certificate running from battery for 070 Valentine Sprint contest (PSK31).
2014-02-06 built AC transfer box (TODO: pictures)
TODO build FSKit
TODO case for UKA-2
TODO cut-off switch for mic, for use during digital modes (so mic can be left plugged into the 706, but not "hot").
TODO get beefy inverter
TODO Add hidden radials on the subaru
TODO configure/test PSKMail on laptop
TODO reconfigure go-box platform for removable lid (instead of hinged)
first paddle tx
first outgoing bureau
first incoming bureau
outgoing bureau batches
incoming bureau batches
ARRL RTTY RU scores
2008, 2009 FD pics

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KJ4IZW
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HI8/KB1KKE 2015-01-20 40M PSK31 FK48tg Dominican Republic Luis
CO6LE 2015-01-20 40M PSK31 FL02aj Cuba Luis
KD4CBM 2015-01-20 40M PSK31 EM85bs United States Jason
K4GDR 2015-01-20 40M PSK31 EM74uc United States Bill
CM8IH 2015-01-20 40M PSK31 FL20ca Cuba Armando
CO6LE 2015-01-20 20M PSK31 FL02aj Cuba Luis
N9NTC 2015-01-20 20M PSK31 EN52ix United States Mike
WA2HQL 2015-01-19 20M PSK31 EM95ql United States John
C5X 2015-01-19 12M CW JJ00aa The Gambia Dxpedition
K8WDX 2015-01-18 80M SSB FM19ch United States Tom
VA3DF 2015-01-18 80M SSB EN92vv Canada Douglas
K9NR 2015-01-18 80M SSB EN61cc United States Don
K3PP 2015-01-18 80M SSB FN20eu United States Glenn
N8II 2015-01-18 80M SSB FM19cj United States Jeff

Book Totals: 52 qso's   14 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#804
Granted: 2016-07-19 16:25:05   (KJ4IZW)

Endorsements:
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
United States Award#1367
Granted: 2015-07-31 12:25:02   (KJ4IZW)

Endorsements:
  • Mixed Digital
World Continents Award#1570
Granted: 2015-01-25 20:28:20   (KJ4IZW)

Endorsements:
  • 17 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
Grid Squared Award#1435
Granted: 2015-01-25 20:28:08   (KJ4IZW)

Endorsements:
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 80 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
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