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K4BTC
Jeff Bennett
Extra Class
K4BTC
Ham Since 1975
United States

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Other Callsigns
WD4BTC: 1975 - 10/24/1978 Novice, Technician, General

N4BCI: 10/24/1978 - 02/11/2010 General, Advanced, Extra

K4BTC: 02/11/2010 - Present Extra

My Ham Radio Interests
I have been a CW operator my entire time as a Ham. I first got interested in Ham radio with Jeff Smith W4ZH and Dean Kokinda WA4ZMT(no longer active) we were all in our very early teens. Our Elmer at the time was a WA4NFK; Pat McLeod, who has since moved away, and Coleman Rowland W4TWW SK. I occasionally do SSB, but only if the DX is rare , or I am demonstrating what it is I do up in the Attic at night

Equipment
Hf is Kenwood TS-2000 DSP & Kenwood TS-590 running 100 watts to: 160m 1/2 wave dipole at 70 feet. VHF is YAESU FT-2900 to Ringo Ranger at 50 feet. I use a Vibroplex 100th anniversary bug. My SKCC# is 3897. I also belong to QCWA. I operate only cw, but have been known to venture into the phone bands, usually to demonstrate this great hobby. I enjoy building my own antennas and experimenting with different designs. I am 48 years old and have lived in Charleston all my life. First licensed at age 13 as WD4BTC, then at age 15 upgraded to General as N4BCI. Upgraded to Advanced at 17. Kept that call until 2010 when I was issued K4BTC. Passed the Extra exam on 02/06/2010. I have been having a blast working grayline dx on 160meter cw, and have been doing some DXing on 80 and 40 meters. I am also now enjoying the bottom of the bands and my dxing has increased with access to these extra freqs!

Other Interests
love Drag Races, car shows, junk yards, auctions, and flea markets. I also enjoy landscaping and my garage!

Clubs
Trident Amateur Radio Club

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10/28/2012 5:50:04 PM (1 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


I hae been trying for 2 years to simply change my email address and it will not let me do it. I have tried to delete my acct and cannot and I have repeatedly tried to contact the owners to no avail. I will no longer post to this site or view it. Check me out at QRZ.com


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by DU1GM 12/15/2012 2:48:54 AM

I had a similar problem some time ago and solved it by using another browser. It may work in your case too. 73 de George, DU1GM


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