NC4FG - Fin Gold NC4FG

Fin Gold
Raleigh, NC

QCWA # 36980
Chapter 126

Hello and welcome to my QRZ page.

I learned my electronics and radio initially by serving as an Avionics Technician (radio repairman) in the U.S. Air Force in the early 80s. I worked on B-52 and KC-135 HF, UHF, and VHF radios. I got my first ticket as a Novice in 1983 with KA4NHK. I upgraded to Tech in 1986 while stationed in Mississippi.

After that, I focused on software until the spring of 2015. Now I have my Extra class license and enjoy all aspects of ham radio.

You can see from my simple shack setup that I have started small. For a base station, I use an Icom IC-7600, MFJ 939I tuner, and an Alpha Delta DX-CC fan dipole about 30 feet off the ground.

For VHF/UHF, I use a Kenwood TM-V71A or a Baofeng GT3 HT.

For mobile/remote, I use an Icom 706MkIIG and LDG IT-100 tuner.

I'm dabbling in packet and you can see more info at

I'm still looking for a favorite HF band. So far, I roam 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, and 10m looking for new contacts.

Thanks for stopping by,


NC4FG - Fin Gold

February 16, 2016