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

QRZ CallSign Lookup:
Callsign lookups provided by qrz.com

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

QCWA Recognizes 105-Year-Old Radio Amateur’s 90 Years of Hamming

The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) has honored 105-year-old Charlie Hellman, W2RP, of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, for his 90 years in Amateur Radio. The QCWA’s announcement also served to flush out another active ham who, while 1 year older than Hellman, has not been licensed quite as long. On August 31 the QCWA presented a “90 Year Continuous Licensed Certificate Award” (No 1) t...



The ARRL September VHF Contest Beckons!

The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) has honored 105-year-old Charlie Hellman, W2RP, of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, for his 90 years in Amateur Radio. The QCWA’s announcement also served to flush out another active ham who, while 1 year older than Hellman, has not been licensed quite as long. On August 31 the QCWA presented a “90 Year Continuous Licensed Certificate Award” (No 1) t...



$50SAT Goes Silent

The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) has honored 105-year-old Charlie Hellman, W2RP, of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, for his 90 years in Amateur Radio. The QCWA’s announcement also served to flush out another active ham who, while 1 year older than Hellman, has not been licensed quite as long. On August 31 the QCWA presented a “90 Year Continuous Licensed Certificate Award” (No 1) t...



Jamboree On The Air 2015 Station Registration is Open

Worldwide station registration is open for the 2015 Boy Scouts Jamboree On The Air/Jamboree On The Internet (JOTA/JOTI), which will take place over the October 16-18 weekend. Registration requires a scout.org user name, which gives full access to the registration system as well as to many of the JOTA/JOTI activities that will be under way during the weekend. JOTA is aimed at fostering Scout-to-...



Trio Launched to ISS Includes Two Radio Amateurs

Worldwide station registration is open for the 2015 Boy Scouts Jamboree On The Air/Jamboree On The Internet (JOTA/JOTI), which will take place over the October 16-18 weekend. Registration requires a scout.org user name, which gives full access to the registration system as well as to many of the JOTA/JOTI activities that will be under way during the weekend. JOTA is aimed at fostering Scout-to-...



A Reminder — FCC Universal Licensing System Down for Maintenance September 2-8

[UPDATED 2015-09-01 2125 UTC] The FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) and other FCC website public applications are down for maintenance and will be unavailable from 2200 UTC on Wednesday, September 2, until 1200 UTC on Tuesday, September 8. The outage also will affect the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) and the Electronic Document Management System (EDOCS). During the ULS outage, it w...



New QST QuickStats Poll Posted

[UPDATED 2015-09-01 2125 UTC] The FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) and other FCC website public applications are down for maintenance and will be unavailable from 2200 UTC on Wednesday, September 2, until 1200 UTC on Tuesday, September 8. The outage also will affect the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) and the Electronic Document Management System (EDOCS). During the ULS outage, it w...



ARRL Supports Maximum Flexibility for Amateur Use of New 2200 and 630 Meter Bands

The ARRL has told the FCC that Amateur Radio operation in the new 135.7-137.8 kHz (2200 meters) and 472-479 kHz (630 meters) bands should be as unfettered as possible from a regulatory standpoint. The League spelled out its case August 31 in detailed comments (also attached below) that argue in favor of flexible FCC Part 97 regulations in light of the exceptionally low interference potential to...



ARISS Issues Invitation to Schools, Educational Organizations, Groups

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is inviting proposals from schools, educational organizations, and groups that are willing and able to host an Amateur Radio contact with an International Space Station crew member. The window for formal and informal proposals will be open from September 1 until November 1, 2015. ARISS anticipates that the contacts will be scheduled betwe...



Ham-Cyclist Completes US Leg of His Trip Around the Globe

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is inviting proposals from schools, educational organizations, and groups that are willing and able to host an Amateur Radio contact with an International Space Station crew member. The window for formal and informal proposals will be open from September 1 until November 1, 2015. ARISS anticipates that the contacts will be scheduled betwe...



WRTC 2018 Organizers Meet Near Berlin to Map Event Strategy

World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) organizers have picked the Jessen/Wittenberg area near Berlin, Germany, to stage the international Amateur Radio competition. On August 15, the WRTC 2018 Organizing Committee met in Jessen for a workshop, and the town’s mayor, Michael Jahn, expressed his pleasure that his community was picked to host the “Olympic games of Amateur Radio.”

Organi...



World DATV QSO Party Gets Plenty of Visibility

The 5th World Digital Amateur Television QSO Party is being called “a huge success,” with stations participating from, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Sponsored by Amateur Radio Victoria and the Melbourne ATV Group, the August 21-22 event was also streamed on high-definition YouTube from the Melbourne-Geelong VK3RTV repeater.

Participants included viewers in Antigua, Argentina, Austri...



Danish Ham-Astronaut to be Involved in ISS Deployment of CubeSats

A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-II transport vehicle delivered two European Space Agency CubeSats -- GOMX-3 and AAUSAT-5 -- to the International Space Station on August 19. The CubeSats, both carrying Amateur Radio payloads, originated in Denmark. They will be deployed simultaneously into orbit from the ISS during the first half of September, with the involvement of Danish ESA ast...



ARRL “Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity” Statement Separates Fact from Fiction

A Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-II transport vehicle delivered two European Space Agency CubeSats -- GOMX-3 and AAUSAT-5 -- to the International Space Station on August 19. The CubeSats, both carrying Amateur Radio payloads, originated in Denmark. They will be deployed simultaneously into orbit from the ISS during the first half of September, with the involvement of Danish ESA ast...



Amateur Repeaters Fall Victim to Washington Wildfire

Two Central Washington repeaters, owned and operated by the Lake Chelan Amateur Radio Club, have been destroyed by one of the wildfires raging in that state. The co-located machines, one on 2 meters and one on 6 meters, were sited on Slide Ridge near Manson, Washington, in Chelan County. On August 27, the First Creek Fire completely leveled the building housing the repeaters. Scorched antennas ...