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David Westphalen
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N4DLT Ham Since 2008
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Trustee Call : KM4LBC
Previous Call: KJ4ENS

My Ham Radio Interests
Are you looking for a QSL manager for your activities? I am willing to manage all your QSL duties. I offer my QSL manager services to any state side, DX, contest stations or DXpedition. I would gladly answer both bureau and direct QSL requests. Both paper and electronic logs are also welcome. I am very active having obtained WAS, DXCC and many many other awards both Phone/SSB and digital and have many years experience. Feel free to contact me at my address above.

I am the QSL manager for: KM4LBC and KM4MKC

73's David, N4DLT


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I was born and raised in New York City, moved to Boulder, CO in 1986 and then to North Carolina in 1994. QTH is right between Shelby, NC and Cherryville, NC in a small town called Waco, NC.

I am a professional photographer with many published photo credits in books, magazines, and newspapers.

I have been listening to shortwave and scanners since the late 1970's, been on 11 meters from 1975 to 2005. On May 31, 2008 I took the Technician test and passed. One year later on June 11, 2009 I took the General test and passed that to! Passed the Extra Exam on June 27, 2015

I am a member of The Blue Ridge Weather Watch, and The ARRL. I am also the president of The North Carolina Radio Group (NCRG).

I can be found on the local repeaters 145.350, and 145.450. I'm also very active on Echolink (Node # 396255). On HF I work a lot of digital, PSK31, JT9, JT65, RTTY. I am also very active in contesting. If there is a contest going on i'm more than likley involved in it.

Working conditions are an Icom IC-718, Icom IC-730, Icom IC-3220H, and a RCI-2950DX. Tuner is a Dentron 160-10 AT Super Tuner, 5 homebrew dipols, all in flat-top configuration for 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. Hy-Gain 18AVQ-II 5-Band Vertical, Tram 2m/440 Ground Plane, Homebrew 2m/400 J-Pole, Homebrew 2m/440 Beam, Patriot 10m Vertical. (Soon to start construction on a HEX Beam). Max output is 100 watts, no amps here. When mobile I use a Radio Shack HTX-212 (45 watts) and a Icom IC-V8000 (75 watts) on 2 meters and a 1/4 wave mag-mount antenna. I just added a new HT to the collection. A Baofeng UV-5RA HT, this is one great little duel band radio! And for the price, can't beat it.

Other Interests

I QSL 100% I prefer Direct. LoTW, eQSL are also OK. I am also good in the Beauro. All SWL reports will also be confirmed with a special edition QSL card. I believe that QSL'ing is another step in the process of the contact and I make it a point to QSL every new contact that I make. USA and Canada stations do not need to send a SASE, other DX stations please include SASE or return postage.

I am the president of the North Carolina Radio Group (NCRG) I am also member of the ARRL. I am an Accredited ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE) and ARRL Field Examiner (FE). I also hold verious FEMA Certificates... IS-100a, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800b, and IS-802. I am also Skywarn trained and hold both Basic and Advanced Skywarn Spotter Certificates. Also member of The Blue Ridge Weather Watch.

Memberships include: NCRG #0001, ARRL, OMISS# 6667, AFC# 1366, SCARS# 7704, SKCC# 5635, NAQCC# 3774, 30MDG# 2416, DMC# 2256, EPC# 23384, GRIT# 904, 10-10# 77049, FH# 4484, PODX070# 1872