First licensed in 1984 as KB4QLZ. Novice, Tech, General. Upgraded to Extra at the 2005 Dayton Hamvention. Received vanity call WZ4I in 2006. Received vanity call WW4DX in 2019. ARRL member. Active on most HF bands.
Main HF station is a Yaesu FTDX5000MP. Secondary HF stations are 2 Yaesu FT-991A’s. Recently added a Kenwood TS-530SP just to have a hybrid transceiver in the mix. Mobile HF rig is a Kenwood TS-480HX. QRP rig is a Yaesu FT-817ND. Main Shortwave receiver is a classic Yaesu FRG-7. As you can tell, I prefer Yaesu gear, with a couple pieces of Kenwood gear mixed in. . HF amplifier is a OM Power OM2500HF. Dummy load is a Palstar DL5K. Station monitor is a TelePost LP-100. I prefer Heil mics, PR40, PR77D, Pro 7 Headset, HM-12, and the Heil Goldline Elite . Antenna systems consist of a Palstar AT4K transmatch, 120ft Rohn 25G tower, Force12 C19XR 11 element multi-band Yagi, multiple open wire fed doublets, and a ½ wavelength 60 meter dipole. Antenna switching is performed by a Array Solution RATPAK remote antenna switch. The Force12 C19XR is rotated with a Hy-Gain Tail Twister II. The second tower is a 50ft Rohn 25G with a Diamond X300A VHF/UHF vertical at 55ft. Feedline is CommScope 1/2 inch 50 ohm hardline. The VHF/UHF gear is 2 ICOM ID-51A’s, Yaesu FT3D, and a ICOM ID-4100A.
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