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K4KPT

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Harry W. Haines, III

Kingsport 37660
United States, TN

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Call data

Last update:2018-06-18 23:12:38
Continent:NA
Views:239
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:TN
US county:Sullivan
Latitude:36.5825761
Longitude:-82.5057471
Locator:EM86RN
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
Website:ra17.com
ULS record:3967387
Issued:2017-10-24

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2018-06-08 10:29:45
eQSL QSL:no
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:no
Extra QSL Info:Please do not send a paper QSL unless you request one over the air. QSLs are hand made. SWL'ers may send for one.

Biography

Had a long background in AM/FM and internet broadcasting and BCB/SWL'ing before becoming an amateur radio operator. Cannot even imagine how many hours I spent listening on that Kenwood R-5000 over 26 years and logging 2,800+ SW broadcast stations. Operated an Internet radio station for a while, 2001-2007. Amateur radio is just my latest adventure in a lifetime of radio, starting with that crystal set as a 10 year old.

Interests / hobbies: Amateur radio, astronomy, astrophysics, broadcasting, buying and selling on Craigslist, car shows, cinematography, computers, cycling, home theater, live music venues, movie collecting and critique, music, music production, operating systems, photography, scientific discussion, travel, vintage aircraft (DC-3, B-17) and volunteer work.

Now have a dedicated radio room with a view to the left of the hills on the other side of the Holston River Valley and the back yard on the right. When the air has extreme clarity, I can see over to the mountains in the Cherokee National Forest.

Equipment

Station layout has been slimmed down. Gone are the big iron radios. This year, going for something more minimalist. Here is the transmission chain: Heil PR-781 microphone --> Kenwood TS-590SG 70th Anniversary HF rig (audio low cut 200, audio high cut 2700) --> Elecraft KPA500 amplifier --> Elecraft KAT500 antenna tuner --> My Antennas EFHW-8010-2K. Returned to to Kenwood because I missed the audio receive quality. TS-590SG seems to have corrected some issues in the "S" and offers some improvments in the receiver and transmit quality. Spend a great deal more time listening while working or chatting on the net in ##hamradio than conversing.

Main HF antenna is an end fed 80 M half wave (My Antennas EFHW-8010-2K) in a modified inverted-L configuration. Fed at 22 feet and then up vertically to 55 feet on a fibreglass mast and then sloping over with the end point supported by a 100 foot tree. Antenna is shown in the picture with the wire enhanced for visibility.

Dedicated receive antenna is a DX Engineering RF-PRO-1B Active Magnetic Loop Antenna mounted in the back yard for BCB/160 M/80 M/40 M/SWL. Works extremely well to null out the noise and adds directionalality to receive on the lower bands. Allows reception on the Kenwood TS-590SG down to 60 KHz.

VHF/FM rig is a Kenwood TM281A into a Diamond Antenna CP22E Base Station antenna on a 35 foot Rhon mast.

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K4KPT / Picture of new antenna, wire enhanced for visibility
  

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