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

QRZ CallSign Lookup:
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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

Annual Pre-Hurricane Season Station Test at WX4NHC Set for May 28

Now in its 36th year, WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, will conduct its annual NHC Station Test on Saturday, May 28. The event, which gets under way at 1400 UTC and wraps up at 2200 UTC, is conducted each year in advance of hurricane season.

“The purpose of this event is to test Amateur Radio Station equipment, antennas and computers prior to this year’s Hurricane Season, ...



School Hoping Reboot will Bring STMSat-1 to Life

It’s been a week since the St Thomas More Cathedral School’s STMSat-1 CubeSat was deployed from the International Space Station, and the spacecraft has yet to phone home. Students and faculty and the Washington, DC-area grade school now are pinning their hopes on a reboot signal that will be sent to the satellite at around 0400 UTC on May 24.

“As with any satellite, you have to be able to commun...



Dayton Hamvention 2016, Day 3: Sunshine and Served Agencies

Day 3 of Hamvention is finished, and with it the 2016 Dayton Hamvention has ended. The sun was shining all day, allowing hams to explore the flea market and make any last-minute purchases.

Traffic slowed down in the ARRL EXPO and the ARRL Store after days of long lines. In Hara Arena, vendors gradually packed up their displays and carefully took down antennas.

At the Amateur Radio Disaster and E...



Integrating Amateur Radio into Engineering Classes is International Microwave Symposium Topic

Using Amateur Radio to enhance engineering education will be the discussion topic during a May 24 session at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), taking place this week in San Francisco. For the fourth consecutive year, the ARRL will be represented at the IMS. This year’s theme is, “Connecting minds, exchanging ideas.” The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society sponsors the c...



Dayton Hamvention 2016, Day 2: Awards, Remembrance, and Intermittent Rain

Using Amateur Radio to enhance engineering education will be the discussion topic during a May 24 session at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), taking place this week in San Francisco. For the fourth consecutive year, the ARRL will be represented at the IMS. This year’s theme is, “Connecting minds, exchanging ideas.” The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society sponsors the c...



Dayton Hamvention 2016, Day 1: Meet and Greets, Cautious Optimism on Parity Act, and Late-day Rain

Using Amateur Radio to enhance engineering education will be the discussion topic during a May 24 session at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), taking place this week in San Francisco. For the fourth consecutive year, the ARRL will be represented at the IMS. This year’s theme is, “Connecting minds, exchanging ideas.” The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society sponsors the c...



Elementary Schoolers Tracking STMSat-1 While Awaiting 70 Centimeter Signal

[UPDATED 2016-05-23 @ 1327 UTC] Pupils at St Thomas More (STM) Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia, have begun tracking the orbit of STMSat-1, the 1U CubeSat they built and which was deployed on May 16 from the International Space Station. It is object 41476. After being place in orbit, the CubeSat had continued roughly in the same orbit as the ISS and of other satellites deployed on May 16...



Radio Club of America Debuts Updated Website

The Radio Club of America Inc (RCA) has debuted a revamped website. It includes resources unique to RCA and its rich history, while maintaining a focus on items of current and future use. The new website includes an archive of Technical Symposium slides and videos of the 2015 presentations, an updated publications archive, offering instant access to RCA’s technical journal The Proceedings and q...



Arrrr, Mateys! Pirates Abound:

Ahoy! Ever-persistent Hassan the Pirate from Baghdad, Iraq, continues to plague the Amateur Radio bands. According to The Daily DX, this individual has been pirating and bootlegging multiple call signs for several years. He’s been heard bootlegging YI1HR, YI1H, YI1HRP, and YI1HI, and pirating the call signs YI1BGD, YI1IRQ, YI1DZ, and, most recently TA7/YI1RZ.

Telecommunication enforcement in Ira...



The K7RA Solar Update

Average daily solar flux and sunspot numbers rose over the past week. The average daily sunspot number rose 5 points to 64.1 while average daily solar flux was up 11.6 points to 100.4. Geomagnetic indices were quieter, with average planetary A index decreasing from 22.6 to 9.9 and average mid-latitude A index dropping from 14.6 to 10.9.

USAF and NOAA predict solar flux at 100 on May 20-24, 95 on...



CQ Announces its 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

CQ magazine has announced its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees. The list includes the election of non-amateurs to the CQ DX Hall of Fame for only the second time. There are two new inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, and 21 newcomers to the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals, licensed or not, who have made significant...



Countdown to Dayton: T-minus 1 Day Until Hamvention

Inside the Hara Arena complex, in the portion of Ball Arena devoted to the ARRL Expo, gold curtains are hung and tugged into place by the setup team. Banners are dusted off, backdrops are ironed, and tables are meticulously organized.

The steady beep of a forklift breaks through the hum of chatter echoing through the room. The smell of pizza hangs heavy in the air as setup crews finish smoothing...



The Doctor Will See You Now!

Inside the Hara Arena complex, in the portion of Ball Arena devoted to the ARRL Expo, gold curtains are hung and tugged into place by the setup team. Banners are dusted off, backdrops are ironed, and tables are meticulously organized.

The steady beep of a forklift breaks through the hum of chatter echoing through the room. The smell of pizza hangs heavy in the air as setup crews finish smoothing...



Educator, ARRL Field Organization Veteran, Author Pete Kemp, KZ1Z, SK

Inside the Hara Arena complex, in the portion of Ball Arena devoted to the ARRL Expo, gold curtains are hung and tugged into place by the setup team. Banners are dusted off, backdrops are ironed, and tables are meticulously organized.

The steady beep of a forklift breaks through the hum of chatter echoing through the room. The smell of pizza hangs heavy in the air as setup crews finish smoothing...



Student-Built STMSat-1 Not Yet Ready to Start Transmitting SSTV Images

[UPDATED 2016-05-19 @ 1532 UTC] The STMSat-1 CubeSat built by students at St Thomas More (STM) Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia, silent since it was deployed from the International Space Station, will begin transmitting when its orbit is stable, the transmitter has power, and its antennas are deployed, according to a May 18 tweet. Satellite enthusiasts around the globe have been listenin...