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 MOS 31S30 Crypto

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When all else fails...

AM vs. FM Modulation

Rigs I've had...

TenTec Omni D

Icom IC-735

Icom IC-718

Icom IC-756 Pro II

Elecraft

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.









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

American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources

AMSAT Announces Fox-1C Launch Opportunity and Fund Drive

AMSAT-NA has announced a third-quarter 2015 launch opportunity for its Fox-1C CubeSat and has kicked off a fun drive to cover the costs of putting the Amateur Radio satellite into space. AMSAT reports that it has teamed with Spaceflight Inc for integration and launch services utilizing Spaceflight’s SHERPA system to put Fox-1C into a sun-synchronous orbit. Spaceflight describes SHERPA as an “in...



The K7RA Solar Update

Tad Cook, K7RA, in Seattle, Washington, reports: Last Thursday, July 17, there were no sunspots at all, a sobering reminder of how weak this solar cycle is. We have to go way back to August 14, 2011, to find the last “spotless” day; the Sun exhibited no spots on January 27, 2011, as well.

On July 18 two new sunspot regions emerged, but the sunspot number was only 26. Two days later, on Sunday, J...



Ham Radio Aids in Rescue of Injured Colorado Hiker

Tad Cook, K7RA, in Seattle, Washington, reports: Last Thursday, July 17, there were no sunspots at all, a sobering reminder of how weak this solar cycle is. We have to go way back to August 14, 2011, to find the last “spotless” day; the Sun exhibited no spots on January 27, 2011, as well.

On July 18 two new sunspot regions emerged, but the sunspot number was only 26. Two days later, on Sunday, J...



Radio Amateurs Named to Order of Canada

Two radio amateurs were among those recently named to the Order of Canada. The list of recipients included telecommunications researcher Veena Rawat, VA3ITU, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, VA3OOG/KC5RNJ.

Rawat was honored as a “Companion of the Order of Canada” for contributions to telecommunications engineering and for her leadership in establishing a global regulatory framework for rad...



Cincinnati BPL Internet Service Provider Pulls the Plug on its System

A Cincinnati, Ohio, broadband-over-powerline (BPL) Internet service provider is throwing in the towel and yielding to more modern technology. Cincinnati Communications will pull the plug on its BPL system on August 1, according to a report on The Enquirer newspaper’s Cincinnati.com website.

“The failure of the Cincinnati system will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with BPL technology,” sa...



ARRL VEC Conducts Remote Exam Session with Applicants in Antarctica

A Cincinnati, Ohio, broadband-over-powerline (BPL) Internet service provider is throwing in the towel and yielding to more modern technology. Cincinnati Communications will pull the plug on its BPL system on August 1, according to a report on The Enquirer newspaper’s Cincinnati.com website.

“The failure of the Cincinnati system will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with BPL technology,” sa...



Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor, K1JT, to Conventioneers: Amateur Radio Will Thrive

A Cincinnati, Ohio, broadband-over-powerline (BPL) Internet service provider is throwing in the towel and yielding to more modern technology. Cincinnati Communications will pull the plug on its BPL system on August 1, according to a report on The Enquirer newspaper’s Cincinnati.com website.

“The failure of the Cincinnati system will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with BPL technology,” sa...



FCC Alleges Deliberate Interference, Failure to Identify in Proposing Substantial Fines for Two Radio Amateurs

A Cincinnati, Ohio, broadband-over-powerline (BPL) Internet service provider is throwing in the towel and yielding to more modern technology. Cincinnati Communications will pull the plug on its BPL system on August 1, according to a report on The Enquirer newspaper’s Cincinnati.com website.

“The failure of the Cincinnati system will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with BPL technology,” sa...



W1AW Centennial Operations Move to Indiana, Rhode Island

The ARRL Centennial W1AW WAS operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, July 23 (the evening of July 22 in US time zones), to Indiana (W1AW/9) and Rhode Island (W1AW/1). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to work all states solely by contacting W1AW portable...



India’s VO-52 Satellite Goes Dark

Despite efforts to keep the flagging VUSat OSCAR-52 (VO-52) Amateur Radio satellite in operation for a while longer, ground controllers have yielded to the nearly decade-old spacecraft’s failing technology and have permanently taken it out of service. Launched into low Earth orbit in 2005, the VO-52 microsatellite carried two Amateur Radio transponders for SSB and CW. B.A. “Mani” Subramani, VU2...



Centennial Convention Provides Springboard for “Amateur Radio Parity Act,” HR.4969

Despite efforts to keep the flagging VUSat OSCAR-52 (VO-52) Amateur Radio satellite in operation for a while longer, ground controllers have yielded to the nearly decade-old spacecraft’s failing technology and have permanently taken it out of service. Launched into low Earth orbit in 2005, the VO-52 microsatellite carried two Amateur Radio transponders for SSB and CW. B.A. “Mani” Subramani, VU2...



FEMA and ARRL Sign Agreement; FEMA Administrator Calls Ham Radio “Resilient”

The ARRL and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will enhance cooperation between the League and FEMA in the area of disaster communication. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, and ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, signed the agreement July 18 during the ARRL National Centennial Convention at the Connecticut Convention Center i...



The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity is suddenly weakening, and yesterday, Thursday, July 17 the daily sunspot number was zero. We had no other zero sunspot days so far this year, none last year or in 2012, and only two in 2011, on January 27 and August 14.

We had 48 days with a sunspot number of zero in 2010 (although Spaceweather.com reports 51 days, and they may be correct), and 260 days with a daily sunspot numbe...



ARRL Dedicates Centennial Terrace to Honor Major Donors

Visitors to ARRL Headquarters will be greeted with something new in the area in front of the main entrance. Complementing the terrace of memorial bricks and benches on the left, a new Centennial Terrace on the right side of the main entrance was dedicated on July 17 at a ribbon-cutting and reception, held in conjunction with the ARRL National Centennial Convention now underway in Hartford, Conn...



ARRL President Issues Call to Action to Gain Support for HR.4969 Amateur Radio Parity Act!

In a video, ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has issued an urgent call to all radio amateurs to get behind a grassroots campaign to promote co-sponsorship of HR.4969, “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014.” HR.4969 would require the FCC to extend PRB-1 coverage to restrictive covenants. It was introduced in the US House with bipartisan support on June 25 at the request of the ARRL, which worke...