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N4BP operating position.

Top left to right: Acer Desktop Computer, WinKeyer USB, 20" Monitor / Raspberry Pi Computer, Daiwa SWR Meter / Speaker, AL-1500 Amplifier
Bottom left to right: Antenna Switches, Elecraft K3 & P3 / Keyboard(s), Elecraft "HEXKEY", Yaesu Rotator Controller

N4BP Antenna Farm

(NEW) Cushcraft A505S (5el Yagi) @ 70 feet
Cushcraft A4S with TH6DX driven element @ 65 feet
40/80M Dipole with HB "Armadillo" coax traps @ 62 feet
160M Inverted-L supported by crossarm @ 62 feet

Treasure from the Past!

QSL sent to WN1FJI in September, 1955 and recently returned to me.

More Pix

QRP Operating Position

N4BP QSL designed with WB8RCR's QSL Maker

04 Field Day - Guano Reef Bashful Perverts (K4PG N4BP N4GM)
04 Field Day - Packet & satellite station in N4GM van
04 Field Day - N4GM knockin' out Q's on the K2
04 Field Day - Sunset on the 4BTV

04 Mar ARRL DX Phone M/S- Bad omen for upcoming contest!
04 Mar ARRL DX Phone M/S - OK1DTP running EU on 21Mhz
04 Mar ARRL DX Phone M/S - Taking a tennis break
04 Mar ARRL DX Phone M/S - Wider view of N4BP station

04 Feb C6A DXpedition - The "CAT", ferry from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport
04 Feb C6A DXpedition - 160 foot tower with 80 Meter dipole leg visible
04 Feb C6A DXpedition - C6ALK (K7RE) struggling on 160 Meters
04 Feb C6A DXpedition - C6AKQ (N4BP) on 80 Meters
04 Feb C6A DXpedition - C6APG (K4PG) trying to stay awake on 10 Meters

99 FL QSO Party - KB & BP Ready to Go
99 FL QSO Party - KB Running a County
99 FL QSO Party - BP Running a County
99 FL QSO Party - Pasco County Coming Up
99 FL QSO Party - Time to Make This Trip Pay Off!


Universal ALC Power Level Adjuster - QRO to QRP

Czech Second Class Operator's Club membership plaque (N4BP #19)

A collection of Web Sites that I have found interesting.

And a collection of Software that I have found useful.

Rules for some upcoming contests

  • ARRL Contest Calendar
  • Florida QSO Party (April)
  • QRP ARCI Contest Calendar
  • WA7BNM's Contest Calendar
  • I can always be reached at  n4bp@arrl.net