David B. 'Dave' Melton
QCWA # 33441
My QTH is Lakewood, Wisconsin. Lakewood is a metropolis of 800 people in the middle of the Nicolet Forest 75 miles north of Green Bay in Oconto County.
I retired in 2000 and moved to The Villages, FL in 2001 for 7.5 months in the winter and in Lakewood, Wisconsin for 4.5 months during the summer. In June 2014 we moved back to Lakewood year round, The Villages just got too large at 108,000 and they would not allow antennas.
My rig is a Kenwood TS-940S AT and MFJ 989D tuner. Sometimes with the 940 I drive my Drake L4B amplifier that uses a pair of 3-500Z's. My antenna is a G5RV 80-10 dipole up about 35 feet. BPSK31 is where you will probably find me on 20 meters. Spend most of my operating time on HF band PSK31, RTTY, CW or 145.030 packet with an old MFJ-1274 and Toshiba Tecra running Windoze 95. For BPSK31 I am using a Signalink USB and FLdigi software running on a Apple iMac OS X 10.9.5
I have had a quite a few calls since 1957, I moved around alot. I did settle down and retire back to my home state of Florida for 13 years. No more 100 foot towers either because of the deed restricted community. Therefore after 13 years in a deed restricted community I moved back to Wisconsin and our home on the lake in the Nicolet National Forest area. Previous Calls: KN4SQS, KN9JQR, W4WNG, (ADDITIONAL STATION WA9ZEF), (REPEATERS WR9ACM, WR9ALX), W9MZS, KD4XP, KD9NV, and finally got my old call W4WNG back. QCWA 50 year member.
Present station, antenna is a G5RV antenna up about 35 feet.
My First Ham Shack KN4SQS. Recognize Any of the equipment? Antennas were a 80/40 dipole and a single element. Circ. 1957, 15 meter beam (rotatable dipole) on a wooden frame built from the 1956 ARRL Handbook.My First Ham Shack KN4SQS. Recognize Any of the equipment? Antennas were a 80/40 dipole and a single element. Circ. 1957, 15 meter beam (rotatable dipole) on a wooden frame built from the 1956 ARRL Handbook.
June 29, 2015