N4LCD

N4LCD
Paul Quillen, N4LCD
Amateur Extra
35 Alex Drive NW
Cartersville, GA 30121
770-382-1023
Longitude = -84.84159 W
Latitude = 34.25945 N
Email Paul Quillen N4LCD
QRZ link to N4LCD
Grid Square EM74
ITU Zone 8
CQ Zone 5
SKCC # 4420
FP-QRP # 1849
FISTS # 13793
QRPARCI # 12979
NAQCC # 2442
OMISS # 8279M

U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran 1970-1971
Crypto
Co. B, 523rd Signal Bn., USARPAC
i Corp: Chu Lai, Duc Pho, and some memorable LZs

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When all else fails...

AM vs. FM Modulation

Rigs I've had...

TenTec Omni D - No manual necessary!

Icom IC-735

Icom IC-718

Icom IC-756 Pro II

 

Elecraft K2
Elecraft K2

Elecraft K3
Elecraft K3

Kenwood TS-590s
Kenwood TS-590s

Tentec Omni VI Plus
Tentec Omni VI Plus

Current Rig: Elecraft KX3
Elecraft KX3

Keys I have used...

Current Straight Key: Cast Iron Base Begali Camelback
Cast Iron Base Begali Camelback

Solid Steel Base Kent KT1
Solid Steel Base Kent KT1

Hi-Mound HK-708
Hi=Mound HK-708

American Morse Equipment KK1
American Morse Equipment KK1

Czech Army Morse Key

Current Paddles: Schurr Morsetasten Profi 2
Schurr Morsetasten Profi 2

AEA MM-3 Keyer
AEA MM-3 keyer

I don't use an amp, but I sure do like this picture.
Eimac 3-400Z
Eimac 3-400Z

The Phonetic Alphabet from a picture I took inside a Minuteman II Intercontinental
Ballistic Missile Launch Control Center 30 feet underground, just east of Wall, South Dakota

SGC 230
SGC 230 antenna coupler

My Intel Xeon Quad Core RAID 1 Data Server
My Intel Xeon Quad Core RAID 1 Data Server.

My Intel Xeon Quad Core RAID 1 Web Server colocated at a 40 Gbps data center
My Intel Xeon Quad Core RAID 1 Web Server colocated at a 5000 Mbps data center.







DJ0IP



My favorite freeware that will help secure your windows computer...

Antivirus
Microsoft Security Essentials
Anti-Malware
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free
Utilities
CCleaner by Piriform
Defraggler by Piriform
Speccy by Piriform
Old Catalogs
Radio Shack Catalogs Online - 1939 to 2005
Radio Shack Catalogs in PDF format
Allied Radio and Electronics Catalogs
Allied Radio and Electronics Catalogs
Heathkit Computer Catalogs
Heathkit Catalogs
Lafayette
Lafayette
Lafayette

American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources

Icom Donates IC-9100 Transceiver to ARRL

Icom America recently donated an IC-9100 transceiver for installation at W1HQ, the ARRL Headquarters station used by employees and volunteers. 

The transceiver was provided courtesy of Ray Novak, N9JA, Icom America Senior Sales Manager, and it includes the optional 1200 MHz module. The IC-9100 is an HF through 1200 MHz multimode transceiver that offers two independent receivers. It received an e...



New ARRL President Happy to be Part of “Exciting Times for Amateur Radio”

Making his inaugural ARRL National Convention appearance as ARRL President, Rick Roderick, K5UR, said he’s looking forward to meeting many League members in person in Orlando this week. The 2016 ARRL National Convention, February 12-14, is hosted by the Orlando HamCation®, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

“We are embarking on a new era at ARRL as the second century begins,” Presi...



IARU President Touts Amateur Radio’s Relevance in Emergency Communication

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, says Amateur Radio is “probably more relevant today than it was 25 years ago.” Ellam made the comment during an interview with Maximilian Jacobson-Gonzalez at the 2nd Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET-2016), held in late January in Kuwait and sponsored by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). T...



School Club Roundup is February 8-12; Some Rule Changes are in Place

Young operators at school clubs across the country will take to the air for the “Winter/Spring Term” School Club Roundup, which gets under way Monday, February 8 at 1300 UTC, and continues through Friday, February 12, at 2359 UTC.

Because of changes in rules for the event, operators should ensure that their logging software is up to date: 



Severe Weather, Out-of-Turn Callers Hindering VP8SGI DXpedition

[UPDATED 2016-02-07 1445 UTC] The South Georgia Island VP8SGI DXpedition has been cut short by bad weather. “VP8SGI Team back on Braveheart. Big storm right now. Everyone is OK. More news later,” was the word earlier today from VP8STI/VP8SGI Chief Pilot Toni Gonazlez, EA5RM.  

VP8SGI and VP8SGI/mm were still being spotted or heard on 30, 20, and 10 meter CW after the announced shutdown, but thos...



The K7RA Solar Update

Over the recent reporting week (January 28 through February 3) both sunspot and solar flux averages were down a negligible amount, and geomagnetic numbers were down substantially, compared to the previous seven days.

Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 57.3 to 50.6, while average daily solar flux values went from 106 to 105.4. Average daily planetary A index softened from 11.6 to 7.3, wh...



Quarter Century Wireless Association Honors ARRL President Emeritus Harry Dannals, W2HD

Over the recent reporting week (January 28 through February 3) both sunspot and solar flux averages were down a negligible amount, and geomagnetic numbers were down substantially, compared to the previous seven days.

Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 57.3 to 50.6, while average daily solar flux values went from 106 to 105.4. Average daily planetary A index softened from 11.6 to 7.3, wh...



ARRL Signs New Memorandum of Understanding with the American Red Cross

The ARRL and the American Red Cross have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The document, signed in January, succeeds one agreed to in 2010; it will remain in place for the next 5 years. The MoU spells out how League Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers will interface with the Red Cross in the event that ARES teams are asked by the Red Cross to assist in a disaster or ...



Matt Holden, K0BBC, Tapped as ARRL Dakota Division Vice Director

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Matt Holden, K0BBC, to serve as Dakota Division Vice Director, effective February 4. An ARRL Life Member who lives in Bloomington, Minnesota, Holden succeeds former Vice Director Kent Olson, KA0LDG. Olson became the Dakota Division Director when former Director Greg Widin, K0GW, was elected as ARRL First Vice President at the ARRL Board of Direc...



ARRL Network Maintenance May Interrupt Some Services

The ARRL IT Department will conduct overnight maintenance on its network this weekend, between 0100 UTC and 1100 UTC on Sunday, February 7.

During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible. The website will remain up, but online purchasing will not be available. E-mail will not be available, but all messages will be queued for later delivery.

We apologize for any inconvenien...



Hamvention Extends Awards Nominations Deadline to March 1

Dayton Hamvention® has extended the deadline to accept nominations for its 2016 awards program to March 1.

“Get that special person you know the recognition they deserve,” suggested 2016 Dayton Hamvention General Chairman Jim Tiderman, N8IDS. “Look at the clubs around you and their promotion of our great hobby, and give them the recognition they deserve.”

Awards include Amateur of the Year, Speci...



ARRL Announces Partnership with RFinder — The Worldwide Repeater Directory

ARRL has established an agreement with RFinder, the creator of a web and app-based directory of Amateur Radio repeaters worldwide, to be its preferred online resource of repeater frequencies.

RFinder is a steadily growing worldwide repeater directory with over 50,000 repeater listings in over 170 countries. An annual $9.99 subscription to RFinder provides access to repeater data through its coll...



VP8SGI South Georgia DXpedition Trying to Be Accommodating

[UPDATED 2016-02-04 1336 UTC] The VP8SGI team on South Georgia has been running several stations simultaneously in an effort to work as many of those needing need the rare DXCC entity. The pileups have been enthusiastic, if not always orderly. The VP8SGI operators are not listening on their transmit frequencies, so it's necessary to operate split; listen to the operator’s instructions on whethe...



US House Cosponsor List for Amateur Radio Parity Act Grows

The list of cosponsors for the US House version of the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 (H.R. 1301) continues to grow. The addition of Rep Stevan Pearce, KG5KIQ (R-NM), and Rep Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) as cosponsors on February 1 raises the total to 120 cosponsors. They are among four cosponsors to sign on to the bill since the start of the year. The other two are Reps Robert Brady (D-PA) and Marcy...



ARRL Board Adopts New Strategic Plan

The ARRL Board of Directors has adopted an updated Strategic Plan that defines the League’s vision and guides its direction over the next 5 years. ARRL COO Harold Kramer, WJ1B, a member of the Strategic Planning Working Group, said the revised plan represents more than 8 months of work on the part of the group’s seven members. Now-Honorary ARRL Vice President Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF, chaired the...