KK4A - James H. 'Jim' Meacham KK4A

James H. 'Jim' Meacham
Montgomery, AL

QCWA # 36106
Chapter 40

I was first licensed in May 1977 as WD4EVW. I upgraded from Novice to General in September of 1977, then to Advanced in September of 1978, and finally to Extra in March of 1979. I received my current call on April 7, 1979. To the best of my knowledge, it was the first 'KK' prefix in the entire world. The new call made me a hot item on HF as I was heavily pursued by prefix hunters, operators who thought I was rare DX, and operators who simply wanted a QSL card from the first 'KK' prefix in the world. Most of my operating time is spent on HF CW and digital modes such as BPSK31, RTTY, WSPR, JT65, and JT9 although I also enjoy an occasional phone contact. I live in an antenna restricted neighborhood so I am currently limited to a 150 foot random wire mounted on a 6 foot high wood privacy fence with a remote tuner at the feed point. It isn't the best antenna but with the remote tuner it gets me on all HF bands plus 6 meters. Its not so good on 6 meters.

I QSL 100% via eQSL and LoTW. I also respond to all QSL cards received by me through the ARRL incoming QSL bureau and I will respond to all cards that I receive via direct mail.

My station currently consist of the following:
Yaesu FT DX 5000MP transceiver
Icom IC-7600 transceiver
Icom IC 756PROIII transceiver
Icom IC-R75 receiver
Ameritron AL-811H amplifier (not currently in use)
West Mountain Radio RIGblaster Advantage USB interface/soundcard
SignaLink USB interface/soundcard
Dell Optiplex 760 2.8 GHz computer
Dell Precision 670 3.0 GHz computer
Small SteppIR vertical (not currently in use)
SGC 230 tuner feeding a 150 foot random wire antenna

June 13, 2015