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

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Russian ARISS Team Transmitting Slow-Scan TV from the ISS

Several stations around the globe reported receiving slow-scan television (SSTV) images from the International Space Station on December 18. The Russian ARISS announced earlier that it would activate the Amateur Radio SSTV “experiment” from the ISS on 145.800 MHz FM (PD180 mode). Additional transmissions are planned for December 20. All of the images commemorate the birth 80 years ago of Soviet...



Annual Christmas Eve Fessenden Commemorative Transmission Set

Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, will put his 600 meter Experimental Station WG2XFQ on the air for his annual Christmas Eve transmission. WG2XFQ will transmit on 486 kHz from Forest, Virginia, to mark the 108th anniversary of Reginald Fessenden’s first audio transmission. Historic accounts say Fessenden played the violin and read a brief Bible verse. It’s been reported that other radio experimenters and s...



ARRL RTTY Roundup is Always a Mid-Contest Season Favorite

Dust off those keyboards! The ARRL RTTY Roundup takes place January 3-4, 2015. It’s very easy to get on RTTY and other digital modes, and some late-model transceivers even have RTTY and other digital capabilities built right into the radio. Participation in this annual operating event has grown along with the enthusiasm for digital modes. In addition to conventional Baudot, RTTY Roundup ops may...



The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity made a strong comeback this week, with the average daily sunspot number on December 11-17 rising 57 points to 145.4 from the previous seven days, while average daily solar flux was up 28.1 points to 167.7.

But then toward the end of the week, activity made a large jump, with solar flux at 213.2 on Thursday.

Predicted solar flux is 220, 225, 220 and 210 on December 19-22, then 200, ...



ARRL’s Last “Red Badges on the Air Day” on December 31!

Solar activity made a strong comeback this week, with the average daily sunspot number on December 11-17 rising 57 points to 145.4 from the previous seven days, while average daily solar flux was up 28.1 points to 167.7.

But then toward the end of the week, activity made a large jump, with solar flux at 213.2 on Thursday.

Predicted solar flux is 220, 225, 220 and 210 on December 19-22, then 200, ...



New Element 3 (General Class) Question Pool Released

The Question Pool Committee of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has released the 2015-2019 Element 3 (General Class) question pool. The new question pool becomes effective for all Element 3 examinations administered on or after July 1, 2015, and it remains valid until June 30, 2019.

The question pool files are available in PDF, Microsoft Word (.doc), and ASCII ...



ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, IZ0UDF, Conducts First ARISS School Contact

The Question Pool Committee of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has released the 2015-2019 Element 3 (General Class) question pool. The new question pool becomes effective for all Element 3 examinations administered on or after July 1, 2015, and it remains valid until June 30, 2019.

The question pool files are available in PDF, Microsoft Word (.doc), and ASCII ...



Preparations Under Way for January DXpedition to Iran

The Question Pool Committee of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has released the 2015-2019 Element 3 (General Class) question pool. The new question pool becomes effective for all Element 3 examinations administered on or after July 1, 2015, and it remains valid until June 30, 2019.

The question pool files are available in PDF, Microsoft Word (.doc), and ASCII ...



Advisory Board to Guide IARU’s Approach to ITU Smart Sustainable Development Model

Through its president, Tim Ellam VE6SH/G4HUA, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is a founding Advisory Board member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) initiative. The initiative is aimed at developing an action plan to deploy necessary crucial telecommunication infrastructure to offer prompt assistance in the event of natural...



Past Northern Florida Section Manager Royal V. Mackey, N4ADI, SK

Past ARRL Northern Florida Section Manager Royal V. “Roy” Mackey, N4ADI, of Winter Park, Florida, died December 5. He was 96 and had not been active as a radio amateur for several years. Mackey served as Northern Florida Section Manager from 1986 until 1990. After two terms as Section Manager, he served as a Northern Florida Assistant Section Manager from 1990 until 1997.

Mackey was instrumental...



Cross-Borders ARES Exercise Tests Northeast Communication Capabilities

Maine ARES® Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) Phil Duggan, N1EP, wants to expand Amateur Radio’s reach during emergencies in the Northeast. To that end, he convened a 40 meter “cross-borders” net on Saturday morning, December 13, on 7262 kHz to test the communication paths for that band and time for operators in Maine, New Hampshire, and the bordering Canadian provinces. The exercise was spur...



Contesting Hall of Famer Carl D. Cook, AI6V/P49V, SK

Well-known Contester, DXer, and DXpeditioner Carl Cook, AI6V/P49V (ex-WA6JUD), of Las Vegas, Nevada, died December 15. An ARRL Life Member, he was 74. Despite getting a rather late start, Cook went on to enjoy considerable success in Amateur Radio, and even casual DX contesters had P49V in their logs.

“Carl passed away at 3:30 this morning, in his sleep, per his wishes, just two days shy of his ...



“Amateur Radio Parity Act” Campaign Will Resume in New Congress

Largely as the result of a grassroots campaign, “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” (H.R. 4969) attracted the support of 69 members of the US House of Representatives in addition to that of its sponsor, Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). While the soon-to-adjourn 113th Congress did not enact the bill, the effort to gain passage of the legislation will resume anew when the 114th Congress convenes in ...



ARTSAT2: DESPATCH Satellite is Now FO-81

AMSAT-NA has designated the ARTSAT2: DESPATCH (DEep SPace Amateur Troubadour’s CHallenge) satellite as Fuji OSCAR 81 or FO-81. OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO, said the Japanese deep-space satellite “appears to have met all of the requirements for an OSCAR  number, including IARU coordination.” Tynan said he applied the “Fuji” designation “in recognition of the long history of contr...



Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Invites Scholarship Applications

The non-profit Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) invites applications for the Amateur Radio-related scholarships it administers. These academic awards are sponsored by individuals and by Amateur Radio clubs across the US. The FAR scholarship application process is open to Amateur Radio licensees worldwide. For 2015 FAR is administering 67 scholarships worth an aggregate $125,500. The list incl...