Old photo of the home shack
The primary Web Site of: AA4Q is located at: http://bill.poole.com
You see, wire telegraph is kind of a very,
very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in
Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the
way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only
is that there is no cat.
--- Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio
QRP station for FD 2011
34 deg 23.612N, 111deg 24.305W DM44hj 7310'
AA4Q 1B AZ
I sometimes operate mobile with my Yaesu FT-900AT while driving my truck to and from work and where'ever I'm heading on the weekends.
I first got started in Ham Radio when I was 14 in Florida, in 1975 with the callsign WN4NDR, later WB4NDR. I really enjoyed it, then my interst kinda waned then I got interested again, off and on. It was Ham Radio that got me interested in the RF and microwave specialty in electrical engineering. I like Contesting, DXing, Microwave, Homebrewing, CW! Mostly all I operate now is HF (shortwave frequencies) mobile CW (morse code), a little contesting mobile or from home.
I am occasionally active in one of the 2 clubs I'm a member of:
I like contesting, unfortunately I don't have a serious contest
I use a semi-stealth telescoping ground mounted 40m vertical at home.
I occasionally operate IC-703 2W to 5W battery QRP on hunting or camping trips.
2009 CW sweepstakes!
My stealth antenna at dusk, 40m ground mounted vertical