|Amateur Radio Station
| Thanks for the visit and welcome
to my homepage. Nothing fancy here, just a few words to fill in the
we have met on the air recently. I've been a ham operator since 1993
and earned my Extra class license and present callsign in '98. I
operate 100% CW and my primary interest since late '98 has been QRP
operating and building.
I also enjoy working QRP contests and sprints, though mainly for the
cameraderie, not as a serious competitor.
My "do-all" radio is an Elecraft K2, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. However, what I really enjoy the most is working with small singleband radios and as simple a station setup as possible, so I'm most likely to be heard these days running either a Small Wonder Labs SW30+ on 30mtrs, a Small Wonders Labs DSW-II on 20m, or Wilderness Radio Norcal 40A on 40m.
I built all of those radios myself except for the DSW-II which I bought from another fellow. Other radios that I've built include an OHR500, three OHR100A's, and a club-version Norcal 20.
If you need a QSL for our contact I'm always happy to confirm Kentucky or Jefferson County for your awards. Thanks again for the QSO es visit and I hope we meet on the air again soon.
|The CW requirement will
most likely no longer be required for any class of Amateur license
before too long.
However, CW on the air will not go away any time soon, if ever. I offer
below a few
links to newcomers to ham radio who still have an interest in learning
and using the
only mode in
amateur radio that offers one a
sense of pride and accomplishment in learning a skill and using it on
the air and also offers one the ability to enjoy many things in
amateur radio that aren't possible without knowing the code. Best of
luck to you and I hope to work you on CW one day soon.
Jump the Hurdle!!! - An excellent article by Jim Nall, N4FXC. While
you're at it, check out the rest of Jim's very interesting and well
done Amateur Radio Station N4FXC
|G4FON's Morse Code Trainer software|
|K7QO's Code course|
|W1AW MP3 Code Practice Files|
|The Art and
Skill of Radio
Telegraphy - Read it! Check out Mike's site while you're there.
|WB8FSV's Beginners Guide to making CW Contacts|
|In Memory of my Friend|
|W4JCH was my very good friend and radio buddy. He was a first class CW operator and a true gentleman on and off the bands and I'm proud to have known him and been able to share the things we enjoyed so much together. We chased a lot of DX together and shared a lot of good times with that on a daily basis for several years and we also enjoyed many late night ragchews together after the bands had slowed for the evening. Since we were "across the alley" neighbors and our antennas were only about 40ft apart we'd work each other dummy load to dummy load, chatting late into the wee hours. I sure miss you Jerry, and I wish we could do that again, just once more. Thank you for so much and 73 OM.|
|73 de AF4LQ|
All States QRP
40 meters and mixed band
All Continents and
187 Countries QRP