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 MOS 31S30 Crypto KY-28 KY-38
Co. B, 523rd Signal Bn., USARPAC

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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 use...

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

Schurr Profi 2
Schurr 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

ARRL Teachers Institute Sessions Still Accepting Applications

The ARRL Education & Technology Program is still accepting applications for all four sessions of the ARRL Teachers Institute this summer. Apply now! The deadline is May 1.

ARRL is offering three sessions of its “Introductory Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology” (TI-1) during the summer of 2015. Topics covered in the TI-1 course include basic electronics, radio science, microcontroller prog...



Australian Ham’s “PicoSpace” Balloon Circumnavigates the Globe

A foil, party-type balloon carrying a ham radio payload has circumnavigated the globe. Launched on April 6 by Australian radio amateur Andy Nguyen, VK3YT, of Kensington, Victoria, Australia, the balloon, designated PS-41, completed its round-the-world journey on April 16 and is still in the air. Along the way, it has been tracked by a network of Amateur Radio operators. Nguyen has been trying s...



ARRL “Ham Aid” HF Gear Arrives in Micronesia in Wake of Tropical Cyclone

An ARRL “Ham Aid” kit of HF gear has arrived in Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as part of a relief effort in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Maysak. The Ham Aid equipment accompanied a shipment of radio gear, tools, and supplies that John Bush, KH6DLK/V63JB, took from Hawaii to FSM last week. Tropical Cyclone Maysak ravaged many of the nation’s islands in late March and early April, wreaking...



The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity increased this week. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 50.1 last week (April 2-8) to 65.6 in the recent (April 9-15) period. Average daily solar flux rose from 118.4 to 132.5. Geomagnetic indexes also increased.

The latest prediction shows solar flux at 150 on April 17, 155 on April 18-20, 160 on April 21-24, 115 on April 25-26, then 120, 125 and 130 on April 27-29, 125...



New ARRL Oscilloscope Book Now Available as E-Book

ARRL’s new book Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs by Paul Danzer, N1II, is now available as an e-book for the Amazon Kindle.

Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs is filled with practical information you’ll need for using a scope. It begins with an overview of the oscilloscope and continues on to discuss characteristics, applications, probes, controls, and input modes. If you’re considering adding th...



FCC Proposes to Make Past Amateur Radio Address Information Private

[UPDATED 2015-04-17 1400 UTC] The FCC is seeking comments on a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in WT Docket 15-81 that would restrict routine public inspection of an Amateur Radio licensee’s address history. The Commission said it was taking the action in an effort to enhance the privacy of individual licensees. The change would not affect public access to a licensee’s current address inf...



British Astronaut to Share His ISS Experience with Students via Amateur Radio

The UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake, KG5BVI, plans to share his “Principia” mission space adventure with students on Earth via Amateur Radio. He’s invited youngsters in his country to contact him while he’s onboard the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. Peake is scheduled to head to the ISS in November for a 6-month duty tour. Nearly a year in development, ...



Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference is Cancelled

The sponsors of the 2015 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference (GAREC 2015) have announced that the event has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.

Seppo Sisatto, OH1VR, said GAREC 2015 registrations were too few, and the decision was largely financial.

GAREC 2015 was set to mark its 10th anniversary this June in Tampere, Finland, where the first GAREC was held.

 



ARRL 600 Meter Experiment Coordinator Recommends Renewing Experimental License

ARRL 600 Meter Experiment Coordinator Fritz Raab, W1FR, said the mission of the multi-station experimental operation “has actually been accomplished,” but since the US still has no medium-frequency (MF) Amateur Service allocation, he believes the Experimental license ought to be renewed. Raab commented in his most recent quarterly status report on the experiment, prepared with John Langridge KB...



K1IW Wins April QST Cover Plaque Award

The winner of the April 2015 QST Cover Plaque award is Bob DeMattia, K1IW, for his article “Untangling Digital Voice Above 50 MHz.”

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the May issue today.

 



ARRL, US House Members Coming Through to Support H.R. 1301

The winner of the April 2015 QST Cover Plaque award is Bob DeMattia, K1IW, for his article “Untangling Digital Voice Above 50 MHz.”

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the May issue today.

 



IEEE 2015 International Microwave Symposium to Include Amateur Radio Presence

The winner of the April 2015 QST Cover Plaque award is Bob DeMattia, K1IW, for his article “Untangling Digital Voice Above 50 MHz.”

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the May issue today.

 



Call for Papers: ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference

Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 34th Annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), to be held October 9-11 in Chicago, Illinois. 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 submission deadline is August 17, 2015.

The ARRL/TAPR Digital Communicatio...



ARRL Member Input on Draft HF Band Plan Proposals Due By April 19

Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 34th Annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), to be held October 9-11 in Chicago, Illinois. 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 submission deadline is August 17, 2015.

The ARRL/TAPR Digital Communicatio...



Ohio ARES to Sponsor “NVIS Antenna Day”

Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the 34th Annual ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), to be held October 9-11 in Chicago, Illinois. 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 submission deadline is August 17, 2015.

The ARRL/TAPR Digital Communicatio...