My Ham Shack - Your Shack. Pictures. Blogs. Projects.


WB4IUY's Ham Shack - Dave Hockaday


WB4IUY
Dave Hockaday
Extra Class
WB4IUY Ham Since 1974
United States

View Profile
Viewed 15210 times

My Web SiteOpens in a new window

Pictures

View All 30 Pictures

Connections

View All 370 Connections

Request Connection

Information

Other Callsigns

My Ham Radio Interests
I enjoy rag chewing, contesting, digital work, vintage radio & restoration, building, etc... about every facet of this awesome hobby! Check out some of my other pages at:

http://www.WB4IUY.net
http://www.facebook.com/WB4IUY
http://wb4iuy.blogspot.com
http://www.twitter.com/WB4IUY
http://www.instagram.com/vulcan315
http://www.hamqth.com/wb4iuy

Equipment
Lots of junque...check out my site at www.WB4IUY.net for the skinny.

Other Interests
Motorcycles & R/C Airplanes

Clubs
TEARA, ARRL, AMI, SPAR, 10-10 International, Feld Hell, NCSSB.

WB4IUY's Blog Post - 2/26/2015 3:18:03 PM

Announced DXPeditions Webpage

Many of us in Ham Radio like to chase DXPeditions to work those 'rare ones'. I'm gonna share a tool with you I've used for years that you may or may not be aware of. NG3K built and maintains one of the most comprehensive listings of DXPeditions I've ever seen. You can see what was, is, and will be active for the current year. You can click on the active operations and see spots for just that call without having to fiddle with filters in your DXcluster interface. Very often there are links to other info on the DXPeditions.

I use it all the time to keep up with what's going on and what's coming up. You can see his page at: http://ng3k.com/Misc/adxo.html .

I also have it embedded in my website at: http://www.ipass.net/wb4iuy/radio/wb4iuynew8d.htm .

Dave WB4IUY
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY Updated Profile - 2/26/2015 3:17:04 PM


WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:47:11 AM

James Knight Type T-9 Quartz xtal units
- Batch of James Knight Type T-9 Quartz xtal units, Metal can like tube w/Octal base. 50kc, 97kc, 99kc, 101kc, 103kc, 105kc, 107kc, 130kc, 144kc, & 150kc (2pcs). $5ea or $50 for the lot + shipping.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:46:11 AM

ISD1000A Voice Record/Playback chip
- ISD1000A Voice Record/Playback chip w/20 second memory with application notes from Radio Shack (Archer), #276-1325. VERY easy to build digital voice storage with, I used these in some of my homebrew repeater controllers for voice ID functions. This is still sealed in the original package. I have 1 of these left. $15 + shipping.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:45:21 AM

KVP-5 rectifier blocks
- KVP-5 rectifier blocks. 5kv @ 1A. Normally $41.34 ea, I'm selling these for $10 ea. Awesome rectifier for HV supply construction. Eliminates the need for a bunch of stacked diodes in your HV supply.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:44:14 AM

Panel Meters
- Loads of panel meters for sale. Too many to list, I've put a list of them online at:

http://www.ipass.net/wb4iuy/meters.txt

I update it each time a meter is sold. $10 each. If you want multiples, contact me and let's work a deal. Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.


WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:43:01 AM

Weller WC1000
- Weller WC1000 Calibration Reference Unit For EC1000, EC2000 Series soldering stations. $50 shipped in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:42:06 AM

K-Com Telephone RF Interference filters
- K-Com Telephone RF Interference filters. 2ea. model RF-2 & 1ea. RF-1 . New. GREAT filters for removing your transmitted signal from telephones, modems, etc. $25 for the batch shipped in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:41:10 AM

Assortment of 9ea. chassis mount switches
- Assortment of 9ea. chassis mount key lock switches w/keys, all new. $20 for the batch, shipped in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:40:09 AM

Unimax SL-Series Key Lock switches
- Unimax SL-Series Key Lock switches, new in bag. Perfect for installing key locks on radio equipment, in amplifiers, on HV power supplies, etc. Complete with 2 barrel keys, 4a @ 250 vac switch, chassis bezel, and all all mounting hardware. $5 ea. + shipping in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:38:22 AM

Type N connectors
- Type N connectors for RG-8/RG-214/9913/Flexi-4 sytle feedline. All cuts from cable but clean, $1.00 ea. Lots of them!

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:37:22 AM

Low Pass Filters
- Low Pass Filters, $8 ea. shipped.
3ea. Auto-Mate 20-1-LPF, cut off freq 400 mhz, type N connectors
5ea. Bird C-2016-1E low pass filter, cut off freq 420 mhz, type N connectors
2ea. Bird 241-0057-009 low pass filter, cut off freq 420 mhz, BNC connectors

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:36:20 AM

Connectors, NEW IN BAG
- Connectors, NEW IN BAG. These are all $1.75 each, shipped. Here's what I have:

8ea. BNC Crimp, RG-59 size, KS-19224

2ea. TNC Crimp male, RG-58 size, RFT-1202-2

2ea. TNC Clamp, RG-59 size, RFT-1801

3ea. BNC Clamp, RG-58 size

3ea. BNC Crimp, RG-59 size

29ea. BNC Crimp, 735 cable (header, mini-58 size), KS23558

23ea. BNC 90 degree right angle crimp, RG-59 size, Specialty Connectors #28P263-1

4ea. BNC Clamp, Radiall 142017, RG-59 size

5ea. BNC 90 degree right angle crimp, R734A cable size (mini-58)

2ea. KS-14317-13 Crimp

4ea. Mini-UHF Female Crimp, RFU-601-1

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:35:05 AM

Lenkurt Test Transformers
- Lenkurt Test Transformers, #583C & #583D. $25 + shipping.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:34:04 AM

HP-J281A Coaxial Waveguide adapter
- HP-J281A Coaxial Waveguide adapter, WR137 to N Female. Good condition, 5.3-8.3 ghz. $25 + shipping

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:33:03 AM

Collins 70A1-MW balanced probe
- Collins 70A1-MW balanced probe. Missing one probe tip, otherwise intact and functional. $35 shipped in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:31:23 AM

M-3106 30db dual directional couplers
- 2 units of RLC Electronics M-3106 30db dual directional couplers with type N male and female connections. Orignally used 800-900 mhz. Tested at 70cm & found to work resonably well, used on 33 & 23 cm bands by others. $50 each + shipping in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:30:13 AM

Channel Elements
- I have several Motorola & GE Channel Elements used in the conversion of the older crystal rigs to the ham bands. There are too many to list here, but I have an up-to-date listing of them on my server at:
http://www.ipass.net/wb4iuy/elements.txt

These are $5 each + shipping. Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.

WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:29:03 AM

Tone Reeds
- Several models of Tone Reeds for Motorola radios. $5 each + shipping. I have a list on my server that I update each time a reed sells, you can see it at

http://www.ipass.net/wb4iuy/reeds.txt

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.

WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:27:58 AM

RCA Series 1000 test panel
- RCA Series 1000 test panel. Perfect for any of the factory alignment tests outlined in the service manuals for the mobiles, base stations, and repeaters. I used it with a previous Series 1000 repeater I had in ham operation. $25 + shipping.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:26:54 AM

Motorola HT-200 Chargers
- A batch of chargers compatible with Motorola HT-200, Federal, etc handheld radios. $25 + shipping for lot.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:25:33 AM

RCA Series 1000 VHF repeater
- RCA Series 1000 VHF repeater on 147.315/147.915. This was in my site in Wilson for a number of years and works great. I've upgraded the power supply and PA. No controller. This beast is sitting in my workshop and must go. You can see more about it online at http://www.ipass.net/teara/14730.html . $500.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:24:16 AM

Rpt Controller- Micro Computer Concepts RC-1000
- Repeater Controller - Micro Computer Concepts RC-1000. Phone patch, remote base, in my own enclosure used on the 147.30+ repeater in Wilson NC until the repeater was pulled from service. $115 shipped in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:23:13 AM

Silver hammertone finish enclosure
- Silver hammertone finish enclosure, 6" x 6" x 6". Was housing a capacitor test unit. Great for a project box. $7 + shipping.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.

WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:21:59 AM

Aluminum Rack Mt Enclosure
- Aluminum Rack Mt Enclosure. Originally had phone patch unit installed. 19" std rack mount footprint x 3.5" tall. $10 + shipping.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:20:34 AM

Franklin RTTY Converter
- Franklin Converter. This is a RTTY etc interface that connects to a DB-25 style serial com port on your computer. Uses the comport type software packages like HamComm. Supplied with a copy of Hamcomm 3.1. $30+ shipping. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org and search WB4IUY to see the other items I have listed.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:19:10 AM

Decibel Products 11680-4 4-Bay Dipole Phasing Harness
- Decibel Products 11680-4 4-Bay Dipole Phasing Harness, new. Lower feedpoint "Y" harness and one of the 2-bay sections, missing one 2-bay section. One of the 2-bay sections was used to combine a UHF yagi with a 70cm ham repeater vertical to help fill in a null on the back side of the tower and worked well. This can also be used to co-phase a pair of 50 ohm antennas. Centered on 455 mhz, will work well on the 70cm ham band. $30 + shipping.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:17:33 AM

Coax Jumper
- I have a load of coax jumpers for sale, with various terminations. This is almost all used, pulled from two locations where I had gear, and some from around the shack over the years. It is all good. Here's a list of what I have on my server at:

http://www.ipass.net/wb4iuy/jumpers.txt

Price does not include shipping. Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.

WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:14:44 AM

Misc Lengths of coax
- I have several lengths of coax for sale, some with terminations. This is almost all used, pulled from two locations where I had gear, and some from around the shack over the years. It is all good. Here's a list of what I have on my server at:

http://www.ipass.net/wb4iuy/feedline1.txt

Price does not include shipping. Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.

WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:12:41 AM

VHF Mobile Antennas
- VHF Mobile Antenna:

3ea. MaxRad MFT120 Field Tunable 118-940 MHz 1/4wl antenna with NMO connector kit - $15 ea. shipped in the USA

1ea. Larson Kulrod 144-174 mhz 5/8wl base loaded for NLA mount - $15 shipped in the USA

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:08:36 AM

Yaesu PB-1181B
- Yaesu PB-1181B RF Board for FT-101ZD. $20 + shipping.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:06:42 AM

SPK S3550 Speakers
- Speakers, 2 units of SPK S3550, 8 ohms. 11" tall x 6" wide x 4" deep. Perfect for external station speaker. $10ea. + shipping in USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:04:43 AM

Barker & Williamson Matchmaster 52-500A
- Barker & Williamson Matchmaster 52-500A. A rare unit capable of handling 600w with the internal dummy load. The more common version is the lower powered #650/651. This is rated at 600W for 10 minutes (!!), very over built and sturdy. It also uses B&W "Quiet Tune", where only a few mW of power is sent to the antenna while in the SWR mode, with most of the power being absorbed by the internal load to make for a good neighbor while tuning the antenna. A small fan would easily make it good for 1kw for short periods. In good working condition - $150 + shipping in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:02:41 AM

Astron RS-10A-BB
- Astron RS-10A-BB DC Power Supply with battery backup/charge interface, 13.8 VDC, good condition, $50.00 + shipping in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 8:01:30 AM

4 power supplies in one
- 4 power supplies in one... This unit has 4 regulated supplies inside. Each supply is a stand-alone unit, and could be removed and used independently. 1 ea. 5vdc @ 5A, 2ea 12vdc @ 5A ea., and 1ea 48vdc @ 2a. $20 + shipping.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 7:59:45 AM

Tripp Lite BC425FC Power Inverter
- Tripp Lite BC425FC Power Inverter. It has been modified to accept an external connection to auto batteries, etc. This is a heavy-duty 425 watt continuous inverter, and much more versatile with an external 12vdc power source. $30 shipped.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 2/9/2015 7:54:59 AM

20A 12VDC Power Supplies
- I have several 12vdc power supplies that will handle 20 amps continuous. These have binding post connectors that will also accept banana plugs, and a power "on" indicator. These power supplies have a whisper-quiet fan for cooling, and a main power switch for control. $45 each shipped in the USA.

Located and shipped from Youngsville NC, USA. Email me at wb4iuy@eastrc.org with any questions or offers.

WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 5/5/2014 10:26:15 AM

K1CSA
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 5/5/2014 10:26:15 AM

Lack of respect for "Windows" on different bands...

There are gentleman's agreements and suggestions by the ARRL for various "windows" to be used by certain modes or activities. These include things like the "DX Window" found on many bands, call frequencies like 50.125 on 6m, and mode windows like the PSK31 window and the AM window. Many of these "windows" have been around for decades and are well documented in practically every amateur radio publication and all across the internet.

To preface this...I collect vintage Amateur Radio gear. There are lots of people like me, who collect older amateur radio equipment, restore it, and enjoy operating it on occasion. Many of these old rigs are crystal controlled and have been locked to these frequencies for decades, especially since these frequencies were widely known as the frequencies to operate AM on. Most of these rigs operate on AM.

The "AM Windows" have been around since before I became a ham in 1974. One such example of windows are the two frequencies 3.880 & 3.885 mhz in the 75 meter band. There are only a handful of such frequencies in the entire HF portion of our allotted amateur radio spectrum. AM has a typical bandwidth of at least 6 khz, and most of the older receivers were designed to accept this bandwidth for proper reception and reproduction of transmitted audio.

I'm always amazed at the number of people who tune either just outside of the window (or right smack in the middle of the window!) and operate SSB. Their arguments are often "I don't hear the AM'ers" or "I was here first and _they_ can move". I guess either they don't understand the design of their own receiver including it's more narrow passband and ability to null carriers from the opposite sideband, don't understand that many of the AM Vintage rigs can't move to another frequency, or they simply just don't care where the window is.

AM'ers, for the most part, stay in the windows to enjoy the company of other collectors, experimenters (many AM ops build and/or modify their own gear), and others with similar interests. There are lots of us...the numbers are quite large. There are publications, businesses, and even entire hamfests dedicated to this facet of the ham radio hobby. We don't _HAVE_ to stay in these tiny slivers of spectrum called the AM Windows, but we choose to do so out of respect for the other modes scattered across the bands (among other reasons). We can operate anywhere those of you who operate SSB can operate...but we don't. We keep to ourselves and try to minimize our interference to others by operating in these widely known and universally understood "AM Windows".

Imagine if all SSB operations were be herded into a few tiny slices of spectrum called "SSB Windows", while AM operations ran across the entire phone bands. Imagine if AM'ers decided to "take back" a fair amount of spectrum and began having AM contests, calling CQ, holding nets, etc on AM all across the phone bands with our wider signals. Now imagine if those of you who operate SSB actually behaved as most of us do and gave AM a little "elbow room" around the windows so your SSB signals (and many of them are quite wide as well!) didn't jam the few frequencies that we relegate our own selves to.

I started typing this on this Saturday morning while working (or rather, trying to) the AM Military net on 3.885. A group of hams in the southeast US constantly obliterates operations on 3.885 Am by operating on 3.888 LSB. Their lower sidebands splatter all the way down to below 3.880. One of the guys is regularly heard on a rants that he will jam AM anytime and anywhere he hears it, simply because _he_ doesn't like it. This happens all the time, and is a perfect example of what this blog is about: People who either don't know or don't care how their operations in and around the windows impacts a much larger group of people who are operating in a manner as to minimize their impact on everyone else.

Please folks...stay out of and away from (by a few khz) the AM windows with your SSB signals, so AM'ers can also enjoy their favorite part this awesome hobby!
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 5/4/2014 4:56:58 AM

7 x 9 Signal Report???

I heard a person on 28.400 giving out 7x9 reports. Hahahahahaha....This is too funny. When did signal reports move beyond 5 for readability? They must have been REALLY STRONG. 10-4.
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 11/28/2013 4:31:14 AM

Dave's Hamfest

Like many of you, I tend to collect things that I don't use. Being a builder, I also seem to collect lost of gear and parts that I never use. I've recently gotten the itch for a Flex radio, so I decided the best way to do this painlessly was to 'thin out' some of my excess radio goodies.

So, I've been cleaning out the workshop, utility room, garage, & attic a bit, and selling off the excess radio stuff to build my 'Flex Fund'. There's way too much to list here, but I put it on my website so I could easily update it as it clears out. Check out my load of hamfest stuff on my Dave's Hamfest Page at http://www.ipass.net/hockaday/ .

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 3/2/2012 10:28:09 PM

ARRL SSB International DX Contest this weekend!

I'm finally getting a little radio time again...been working non-stop for the last several weeks. I'm enjoying a little of the ARRL SSB International DX Contest this weekend. It's a great way to pick up a few new countries, make a bunch of contacts, and give the serious contesters out there some points.

You can find more info on this at hornucopia.com and at arrl.org . When I'm on, you can see my operations from "Studio A & B" on some of my cams at WB4IUY Shack Cams

Hope to see you on the air!
Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 9/10/2011 8:35:52 PM

KC2VDM PE1GNP KC0OKW HA6IFX
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 9/10/2011 8:35:52 PM

ARRL September VHF QSO Party this weekend

Playing around on the ARRL VHF QSO Party this weekend, primarily on 2m & 6m SSB. It runs from 1800 UTC Saturday and ends 0300 UTC Monday (September 10-12, 2011). Not really making a serious effort, but it's neat to pick up a few new grids and help out with those that are making an effort to pack in a good score. Nice to see activity on 2m SSB! You can see more about it at: http://www.arrl.org/september-vhf-qso-party

It's about 11:30pm local time, Saturday night, and I'm still hearing a few signals on the band.

- I just worked W8ZN on 144.195 & 50.220 at abt 11:02pm EST FM05 FM19

- Worked KO4YC on 50.220 & 144.230 , FM05 FM17

- Worked K3TUF on 50.150 & 144.210 FN10 FM05 NC to PA on 2m at 11:50pm EST. Not bad for a dead band!

- Worked K4LY on 50.190 & 144.187 FM05 EM85

- Worked KN4SM on 50.190 & 144.187 FM05 FM16

- Worked W3SO on 144.2128 & 50.163 FM05 NC FN00 PA, not bad!

- Worked W4IY on 50140.0 & 144.950 FM05 FM08

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 9/4/2011 9:04:15 AM

DXing a bit on a lazy Sunday morning...

Working a little DX this morning. Just worked Sam 9A1HDE on 21.305 USB. Nice sig into NC!

Looking for more from the LX-DXpedition!

Dave WB4IUY

Updates:
- DX 21005 LX/PA7FM Dennis, big sig in NC!
- DX 144.200 USB K3CB FM18 in MD to FM05 in NC. S9+20. Still there, big sig and good path!
- DX 14007 LX/PA7FM QRX 5, then ssb
- DX 14287.48 LX/PA7FM Simplex
- DX 7.160 LX/PA1AW Alex, HUGE 59+20 in NC . Info at www.CQFriends.com . LX-DXpedition
- DX 7145.1 P49T Aruba
- DX 7135 YY5CRG Ricardo in Venezuela
- DX 7.008 UT9IO/P 599+ from Ukraine in NC
- DX 7.182 I2VRN Robert in Italy 59+
- DX 7.150 6Y5SJ Junior
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 9/2/2011 7:09:07 PM

LX-DXpedition on the air until 9/6

A group from the Low Land DXpedition Team are active in Luxembourg from Aug 30th through Sept 6th. I just worked LX/PA3EWP Ron on the LX-DXpedition, on 10.142.93 mhz 30m RTTY. It was an easy work with 50 watts into a non-resonant 40m sloper & tuner. They're on several bands and modes for the next few days, so it'll be fun trying to work them. They're using a new logging system powered by the CQFriends webserver.

Updates:

- DX 10.104.04 LX/PA3EWP CW @ 2:02Z on 9/3/11. Nice sig into NC! Easy w/50w on 40m sloper & tuner

- DX 7.160 LX/PA1AW Alex, HUGE 59+20 in NC . Info at www.CQFriends.com . LX-DXpedition You can find out more about this DXpedition at www.CQFriends.com . See you on the bands!

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 8/4/2011 5:00:43 PM

DU1KJA KU4GW
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 8/4/2011 5:00:43 PM

CFARS FREE Hamfest This Saturday, 7/6/11

The CFARS hamfest is this coming Saturday, Aug 6th, in Fayetteville NC. There is no admission charge and no fee for tables. Tailgating is permitted, f you can take the heat. Their website is http://www.CFARSNC.org. Contact David KR4OE, the Swapfest Chairman, at kr4oe@nc.rr.com of via phone at 910-624-1394

They are having issues with our primary repeater in Fayetteville which is 146.910(100hz tone). It is designated as the talk in for the CFARS
Swapfest this Saturday. In the event the repeater is down please switch over to 147.330(100hz tone) for directions. This repeater is located on the Fort Bragg military reservation.

There is a test session on site, walk-in's are acceptable, and you need to be there at 9am (testing at 9:30). If you're selling, you can get in as early as 6:30 am to set up. General admission is from 8am until 12-noon.

The site is in the Reeves Auditorium on the campus of the Methodist University, Hwy 401 North (5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville). The test session is in the Science building (look for the building with the tall tower behind Reeves Auditorium).

Hope to see some of ya'll there!

Dave Wb4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 3/6/2011 4:43:33 PM

MI3CXM IK1LBL W8EEO
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 3/5/2011 6:31:13 AM

ARRL Int'l DX Contest, SSB. 10 is open!

Working the ARRL Inter. SSB DX Contest this morning, and 10m is WIDE OPEN! Just worked into Namibia, Africa on 28.417! Loads of stations active this morning (Saturday, 3/5). Check out more info on it at: http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx . See you on ther bands!

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Comment from WB4IUY 3/6/2011 4:43:33 PM
...adding a bit more after the contest finished on 3/6. I found Zambia, Canary Is, Madeira Is, Saudi Arabia, Sardinia, Nigeria, Namibia and more between 28.500-28.600!

The contest was a great way to spend the day inside, especially with the rain and such going on. Other than a bit of rain noise, the band conditions were nice. I worked 10m only, logged 156 contacts, 47 countries, and made 21996 points in the contest. I had a blast, and was my first long sit-down with a contest since 1994!

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net

Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 2/19/2011 8:39:34 PM

AWA AM QSO Party, 2/19-20/11

I'm working the AWA AM QSO Party tonight and tomorrow. It runs from 23:00z Saturday 2/19 through 23:00z Sunday 2/20. There's more info at http://www.antiquewireless.org/pdf/2011am_rules.pdf . Switch your rig to AM and join the fun!

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 2/6/2011 10:22:15 AM

KE4MYW
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 2/6/2011 10:22:15 AM

Awards Tracker Updated!

David W5DJT has updated the Awards Tracker program again. It can now export files in adif format. There are two types of adif files. One that is compliant with the adif 2.2.x standards and one that works if imported into ACLog. You can download the latest version of this cool tool at:

http://www2.w5djt.com/downloads/AwardTracker-1.3.2.zip

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 12/26/2010 7:22:58 AM

DG1SGW KD6YKQ KD6NSA KD5YTV KD5QMN KD5KZY KD5JGA KD5JBN WA3UVP KD5CEL KD4YDD KD4TWP KD4SM KD4NOW KD4BAU
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 12/26/2010 7:22:58 AM

Webcam on Winter Snowstorm in NC, today...

I've got a cheap webcam looking at the snowstorm in NC today. The birds are really hitting the feeders hard. Gonna go clean the snow off, then experiment with a better cam. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/audio-1-only

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 12/22/2010 11:26:05 PM

KD0KBR KD0HTI KC9SLF KC9SGV KC9QII KC9QHJ KC9QFH KC9PFX KC9OWW KC9OHZ KC9NRB KC9NJZ KC9MVQ KC9MLL KC9MEC KC9KXT KC9KEP KC9ILZ KC8TBY KC8OYD
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 12/22/2010 11:26:05 PM

Worked Olivia 250/8 on 160 tonight...

Worked the 160m Digital QSO Party again tonight. It was my first time on 160m with Olivia. I was operating 250/8, and was working one station after another...steady contacts. Lots of fun, and could work them right down into the noise...still had print on the screen when I couldn't detect the signal with my ear. Neat mode.

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 12/21/2010 8:46:16 PM

KC8MIC KC8HCH KC7LDE
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 12/21/2010 8:46:16 PM

160M QSO Party this week...

Working the 160m QSO Party that's running thru 12/26. Check it out at http://www.drcg.de/ See you on 160!

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 11/26/2010 1:59:08 PM

ROLDX DXCluster Node, Rolseville NC

I've made a couple of changes to the node, so it can now be reached via the W4RAL-7 packet node on 147.54, if you wish to connect to the DXCluster via packet radio.

Connect to W4RAL-7 on 147.54 in Zebulon. Type:

C W4RAL-7

Next, connect to W4RAL-5 by typing:

C W4RAL-5

That is a multiport node near Roleaville. Once connected, type:

C 4 ROLDX VIA WB4IUY-3

That will connect you to the ROLDX DXCluster node on my home tower. Give it a minute to send everything to you before you proceed. You should get a message back that looks like this:

ROLDX:WB4IUY} DX Connect Bye Info Nodes Routes Ports Users MHeard

You're there! Type DX and hit enter. If you've never connected, it'll ask you a few basic questions (your name, location, and such). Once completed, it'll always remember you and you'll see the DX Spots rolling through.

The DXCluster node ROLDX has been operating on my home tower about 4 years. Users within range of my station can connect directly to it by switching directly to 145.07 and connecting to ROLDX. Using the W4RAL-7 node in Zebulon will allow those who are somewhat farther away to connect.

Have fun!
Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
wb4iuy@teara.org
wb4iuy@wb4iuy.#RTP.NC.USA.NOAM
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 11/21/2010 7:00:12 PM

K5LOT K5KEN K5JAW K5HTE K5CXO K5CPD K4TLB K4SHO K4KQZ K4JAK K4GHZ K4BTC K4AXQ K3SXA K3ROJ K3MRK K3KHG K3JEL K3CAV K3AS K2WES K2SNH K2RP K2LAZ K2DSL
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 11/21/2010 4:13:38 PM

Motorcycle stuff...

Those of you into motorcycles, too...

A few non-HamRadio things I've done that might interest some of you...

A few of us put some bikes in a local show yesterday (11/20), and here's what happened...

1- My youngest son, Brandon, took 1st place in 'Best Custom' with his bike (Bones), He's 26 years old, works at my motorcycle company, and this was his first full build. He did it with help from me, Dave KR4TP, and another friend named Jon over about 1 year of nights and weekends.

2- Jon Earp, our custom painter, took 2nd place in 'Best Custom' and also took 'Amy's Choice' with his bike (Low Life)

3- Bryan Long (good friend) took 'Best Stock' (non-modified frame) with his bike (RawHide)

You can see all of these bikes' builds online at: http://www.scootworks.com/projectbikes.htm

Next - I just finished editing, resizing, culling, organizing, etc over 500 pics from Daytona beach Biketoberfest 2010. The pics were taken with 3 different devices used by some of us, so getting everything grouped more-or-less in the correct order and of similar size took a bit of work. At the end, you'll see some smaller pics I pulled from my facebook page's mobile posts, that's why there's such a size difference.

There's 4 little video's the Iron Horse on there. If they don't play for you when you click on the links, right-click the link and save it to your desktop, then play them from there.

You can see them at:

http://www.scootworks.com/events.htm

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Comment from WB4IUY 11/21/2010 7:00:12 PM
Pics from the L&L show are now up at:

http://www.scootworks.com/events.htm

You can also see a bunch of other pics by a local photography shop at:

http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/thumbpage.aspx?e=7465366

Comment from N1TKO 12/11/2010 3:46:34 PM
VERY Nice indeed! Thanks for sharing the photos.
Jerry - N1TKO

Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 11/19/2010 7:48:18 PM

AA0MV
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 11/19/2010 7:48:18 PM

Awards Tracker for N3FJP's ACLog

I recently asked a quection about how to extract a number of logbook entries from ACLog that were scattered throughout my log. I required a lot of hunting and packing, trying to keep a running list of what was needed, etc.

Some other hams replied with info about David Treat W5DJT's ACLog Awards Tracker. David has made some changes to Awards Tracker over the last few days to make it a snap to pull the info for the Ham Radio Nation awards, and also improved the ACLog search function to allow for better filtering of search parameters. It also searches info from your ACLog's logging database for numerous other awards, too. You can get David W5DJT's "ACLog Awards Tracker" program from his site at www.w5djt.com

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY's Blog Post - 11/9/2010 5:16:56 PM

MyHamShack COnnections NEEDED!!

Check out my page at http://www.myhamshack.com/WB4IUY ... I need connections. Willing to pay $0 for them. Hope to do business soon :-)

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
MyHamShack.com/WB4IUY
Login or Register to post a comment.
WB4IUY's Classified Ad - 11/9/2010 5:14:40 PM

Need connections...
Check out my page at http://www.myhamshack.com/WB4IUY ... I need connections. Willing to pay $0 for them. Hope to do business soon :-)

Dave WB4IUY
www.WB4IUY.net
MyHamShack.com/WB4IUY
WB4IUY is Connected to the following - 11/6/2010 4:36:08 PM

7J1ADS 6Y5RV 4F8BOF 4F2KWT 4F1UUX 2U0BGE KJ6LJB 2E0WEP 2E0VCM 2E0DWJ 2E0DNL 2E0CTX 9W2XAN YC1BJX
WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:36:08 PM


Icom IC-711 2m SSB rig
Icom IC-711 2m SSB rig

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:35:17 PM


Heathkit SB-610 Transmit Montor Scope
Heathkit SB-610 Transmit Montor Scope

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:34:39 PM


Heakit SB-620 Receive Panadapter
Heakit SB-620 Receive Panadapter

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:33:57 PM


Heathkit SB-500 2m Transverter
Heathkit SB-500 2m Transverter

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:33:03 PM


Studio B Lineup...
Studio B Lineup...

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:32:38 PM


Hammarlund Station Speaker
Hammarlund Station Speaker

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:31:53 PM


Heathkit SB-301 Receiver
Heathkit SB-301 Receiver

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:31:31 PM


Old Gonset GSB-201 Amplifier, 4ea. 572-B tubes
Old Gonset GSB-201 Amplifier, 4ea. 572-B tubes

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:30:49 PM


Heathkit HW-101 station
Heathkit HW-101 station

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:30:20 PM


Heathkit DX-60B Transmitter
Heathkit DX-60B Transmitter

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:29:57 PM


Heathkit HR-10B Receiver
Heathkit HR-10B Receiver

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:29:23 PM


Heathkit SB-401 Transmitter
Heathkit SB-401 Transmitter

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:28:28 PM


Hallicrafters SX-42 Receiver
Hallicrafters SX-42 Receiver

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:21:42 PM


Pic of Heathkit Station
Pic of Heathkit Station

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:20:59 PM


Hal Telereader CW & RTTY Interface
Hal Telereader CW & RTTY Interface

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:20:28 PM


Collins R-391 receiver
Collins R-391 receiver

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:18:27 PM


Buxcomm Rascal Interface
Buxcomm Rascal Interface

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:17:45 PM


Logging & APRS Computers
Logging & APRS Computers

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 4:17:02 PM


Yaesu FT-901DE
Yaesu FT-901DE

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 2:02:25 PM


HD-73 Rotator Control
HD-73 Rotator Control

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 2:01:56 PM


Pyramid Power Supply
Pyramid Power Supply

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 2:01:13 PM


Old Shack Pic
Old Shack Pic

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 2:00:18 PM


Ameritron AL-82
Ameritron AL-82

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 1:59:47 PM


IC-756
IC-756

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 1:59:20 PM


Astron Power Supply
Astron Power Supply

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 1:56:36 PM


Tower Pic 3
Tower Pic 3

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 1:56:07 PM


Tower Pic 2
Tower Pic 2

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 1:55:21 PM


Looking up the tower
Looking up the tower

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 1:54:36 PM


Tower pic 1
Tower pic 1

WB4IUY Uploaded a Picture - 11/6/2010 1:05:45 PM


WB4IUY - Studio A
WB4IUY - Studio A

WB4IUY Joined My Ham Shack - 11/6/2010 12:47:09 PM


Make sure you fill out all of your information in the Edit Profile section.

Upload pictures in the Pictures section.

Create a Station Blog in the Blog section or with the buttons above.

Build your Ham Radio Connections in the My Connections section.

All of these options are available at any time in the My Profile control panel.