Keystone Heights, FL 32656
County : Clay
Locator : EL99as
Radio : ICOM IC-7600 (Backup: IC-765)
Amplifier: Alpha 87A
Interface : Signalink USB
Software : HRD + DM780
Antenna 1: Mosely TA-53-M w/TA-40-KR up 55 feet. 3 elements on 10,12,15,17,20, & 1 element on 40
Antenna 2: 30 meter dipole up about 35 feet
Antenna 3: 80 meter inverted V
Antenna 4: 160 meter inverted V
NEWS FLASH!!! The tower project has been completed! Click HERE for pictures.
Tower is 55 feet with a TA-53 + TA-40-KR 40 meter add-on. Ham-IV rotor with computer control.
It also has a Hazer so no climbing (hopfully). Should be great!
UPDATE January 23rd, 2017: I've been back on the air since Dec 2, 2012 and I've worked 248 countries and all 50 states.
I have been at the Keystone QTH since July, 13th, 2016 and have worked 212 countries from here.
We just moved from The Villages in Florida to our new home in Keystone Heights. I actually have some room here to have a nice antenna farm. The 160 meter full size inverted V for instance. I started my country count from zero again just for fun. Why not! I'll see how long it takes to get to 200 for starters.
My favorite mode is CW. I work CW, SSB, RTTY, and PSK. I "play" in contests. Never submit a score, but just like to play.
The rig is an Icom IC-7600. This was purchased on April, 17, 2016. So far, it has been outstanding. This replaced my old faithful IC-765. That was a great radio but it was time to move up to the next generation. I also bought a MFJ-4245MV 45 amp power supply at the same time. And I have just added (Dec 8th, 2016) an Alpha 87A amplifier. This amp can run legal limit all day! I will still try to run barefoot most of the time even though I have that really sweet amplifier is sitting on the desk.
I have a web page (www.no4j.com) but right now it just sends you here. I will work on that later.
QSL is via LOTW.
Good DX'ing & 73
Current Shack in Keystone Heights, FL. I'll organize it later. Just moved in.
Previous shack in the Villages, FL
Brand new 54' tower with TA-53-M on top.
1996 CQDX contest from VP5L. left to right: K4UTE on multiplier, N4KE holding court, NO4J on runner.
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