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
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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

RFinder — The World Wide Repeater Directory Now Lets Users File Jamming Reports

RFinder, the creator of a web and app-based directory of Amateur Radio repeaters worldwide, now includes the ability to report radio jamming anywhere. This feature is already available in RFinder’s Android app and should be available for iOS devices by the time of Dayton Hamvention®. Those without a device or subscription can file reports online. Individuals or entities responsible for coordina...



IARU Region 2 Calls for Emergency Communications Workshop Papers, Presentations

International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU-R2) will hold an Emergency Communications Workshop in Chile this fall, in conjunction with the 19th IARU Region 2 General Assembly. The conference committee is inviting papers and presentations the event. The workshop on October 11 in Viña del Mar, Chile, will offer an opportunity for Region 2 emergency coordinators and other national-level Amate...



FCC Invites Comments on Petition to Eliminate 15 dB Gain Limit on Amateur Amplifiers

The FCC has put on public notice and invited comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11767), filed on behalf of an amateur amplifier distributor, which seeks to revise the Amateur Service rules regarding maximum permissible amplifier gain. Expert Linears America LLC of Magnolia, Texas, which distributes linears manufactured by SPE in Italy, wants the FCC to eliminate the 15 dB gain limitatio...



ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Issues Call for Technical Papers

Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 35th annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), September 16-18 in St Petersburg, Florida. The submission deadline is July 31, 2016. Papers will also be published in the Conference Proceedings. Authors do not need to attend the conference to have their papers included in the Proceedings.

The DCC is an international forum for t...



ARRL, ARISS Representatives Attend 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival in DC

The ARRL and Amateur Radio were well represented April 15-17 at the 4thBiennial 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. Scientists, engineers, educators, and students attended the premier science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) event, where major academic learning centers and research institutes joined forces with corporate partners and government agencies ...



Young Ham Wins First-Place Science Fair Trophy with Mag Loop Antenna Entry

A 10-year-old ARRL member from Snoqualmie, Washington, took first place in his grade and division for a magnetic loop antenna project he entered into the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF). Dragan Tuip, KG7OQT, was among the more than 700 presenters at the fair, held April 1-2 in Bremerton. A 5th grade student at Yellow Wood Academy in Mercer Island, his project, “Modular HF ...



Anguilla’s Minister of Communications Pledges Greater Recognition for Radio Amateurs

The Minister of Communications in the Caribbean island nation of Anguilla has assured greater recognition for Amateur Radio operators and their work, according to an article this week in The Anguillan. Minister Curtis Richardson made the commitment during a talk to the Anguilla Amateur Radio Society (AARS) in observance of World Amateur Radio Day, April 18.

“I think the time has come to seriousl...



Frustrated Funding, Breached Secrecy Foiled North Korea DXpedition, Group Leader Says

A co-leader of the recent VP8STI/VP8SGI “Intrepid DX Group” DXpedition, said this week that what he called “a surprising lack of support and lack of funding from some of the world’s paramount DX foundations” thwarted his group’s plans to mount a DXpedition to North Korea. In “The P5DX Story” posted on April 25, Paul Ewing, N6PSE, said that years of negotiations had finally yielded a written inv...



Three ESA “Fly Your Satellite!” Program CubeSats Now in Orbit

A co-leader of the recent VP8STI/VP8SGI “Intrepid DX Group” DXpedition, said this week that what he called “a surprising lack of support and lack of funding from some of the world’s paramount DX foundations” thwarted his group’s plans to mount a DXpedition to North Korea. In “The P5DX Story” posted on April 25, Paul Ewing, N6PSE, said that years of negotiations had finally yielded a written inv...



Radio Amateurs Support Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay

Hundreds of Amateur Radio operators, most from California, Nevada, and Arizona, turned out March 19-20 to support communication for the 2016 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay (B2V). This year marked the 32nd anniversary of the event, sometimes called “The world’s longest police foot pursuit.” The relay event covers some 120 miles of remote territory, from the Mojave Desert near Baker, Californ...



Discover the HF Experience at Hamvention’s ARRL EXPO — Sign Up Now!

Hundreds of Amateur Radio operators, most from California, Nevada, and Arizona, turned out March 19-20 to support communication for the 2016 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay (B2V). This year marked the 32nd anniversary of the event, sometimes called “The world’s longest police foot pursuit.” The relay event covers some 120 miles of remote territory, from the Mojave Desert near Baker, Californ...



Now Shipping: High Speed Multimedia for Amateur Radio by Glen Popiel, KW5GP

High Speed Multimedia for Amateur Radio by Glen Popiel, KW5GP, now is available from ARRL. The possible uses for these high-speed data networks in the Amateur Radio community are endless. Virtually any service that works on the regular Internet can be adapted to an Amateur Radio high-speed multimedia (HSMM) network, including video conferencing, instant messaging, voice over Internet protocol (...



Romania Puts Toe in the 5 MHz Waters with Scheduled Amateur Radio Testing

High Speed Multimedia for Amateur Radio by Glen Popiel, KW5GP, now is available from ARRL. The possible uses for these high-speed data networks in the Amateur Radio community are endless. Virtually any service that works on the regular Internet can be adapted to an Amateur Radio high-speed multimedia (HSMM) network, including video conferencing, instant messaging, voice over Internet protocol (...



New AO-85 Distance Record Claimed

A new distance record of 5751 kilometers (3565.6 miles) has been claimed for an AO-85 (Fox-1A) satellite contact.

Betrand Demarcq, FG8OJ, in Saint-Francois, Guadeloupe (FK96ig), worked Jose Elias Diaz Rodriguez, EB1FVQ, in Vigo, Spain (IN52pe), at 19:15 UTC on April 14, 2016.

A recording of the contact is available.

AMSAT posts records on its AMSAT Satellite Distance Records page. Send new claims ...



Collegiate Ham Radio Dinner Set for Dayton Hamvention Weekend

The Collegiate Ham Radio Dinner will be held on Friday, May 20, the first day of Dayton Hamvention®, at Little York Tavern and Pizza, 4120 Little York Road, Vandalia, Ohio. It gets under way at 6:30 PM. Magda Moses, KM4EGE, is organizing the event on behalf of the Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Association (VTARA).

The Collegiate Ham Radio Dinner is a get-together of current and past collegiate ham...