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KC3GRF

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William Potter

Rockville 20850
United States, MD

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Call data

Last update:2017-11-06 15:25:10
QTH:Maryland
Continent:NA
Premium:YES
Views:750
Main prefix:K
Class:Technician
Federal state:MD
US county:Montgomery
Latitude:39.0945670
Longitude:-77.1621350
Locator:FM19KC
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:4
ULS record:3787808
Issued:2016-03-07

Most used bands

10m
(38%)
15m
(26%)
6m
(19%)
40m
(17%)
80m
(2%)

Most used modes

CW
(49%)
USB
(26%)
JT65
(9%)
FT8
(5%)
JT65A
(3%)

QSL data

Last update:2016-03-26 17:11:46
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:Message me also works for QSL

Biography

Ex-Brit (G1VDS) now a Yank.

Radio, computers and hardware designer... geek before geek was a word.

First to build a P/C (Triton) circa 1986 - first home computer in my small English town, first to go active and get licensed on VHF / UHF with Ex-Police Modified Bundept BE-470.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

******NEW NEW NEW NEW******
NEW ANTENNA (G5RV) AT 28 FOOT (Inverted V) NOW TESTING INTO EUROPE ON 15 METERS PLEASE REPORT

[HAM RADIO DELUXE] connected to both Transceivers - Digital Master 780 Modes: CW, RTTY, QPSK, Contestia, Domino, Hell, MFSK, Olivia, Thor, Throb, SSTV - https://www.ham-radio-deluxe.com/

Yaesu FTDX1200 http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ftdx1200.htm
Yaesu SCU-17 Optically Isolated Serial Communications Module
Icom ID 5100A http://www.rigpix.com/icom/id5100.htm
Home Brew 36 Amp Power Supply - with active LCD screen.
New Ameritron - AL811 HF Amplifier http://www.ameritron.com/Product.php?productid=AL-811
Ameritron - ATR-20 Antenna Tuner http://www.ameritron.com/Product.php?productid=ATR-20

Station Antenna 1 - G5RV 28 foot up a tree Inverted V
Station Antenna 2 - Hygain AV-18vs - for vertical polarization (NVIS) 10 Meters & 6 Meters.
Station Antenna 3 - Cushcraft 50-A3 for DX work on 6 Meters.
Station Antenna 4 - Dual Band J-Pole - VHF / UHF Base Station – DBJ-1 (Design by Dr. Ed Fong WB6IQN)

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RF 100 - 200 Watts / 100 Watts on 6 Meters SSB/AM 50 Watts VHF / UHF - DV/FM #
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Additional Stand Alone Software
WSJT - For FT8 and JT65A
https://sourceforge.net/p/wsjt/wsjt/2594/tree/branches/wsjtx/jt8.txt

VHF/UHF
Baofeng 6R - V01
iCOM IC5100 - DV/FM

General Coverage VHF / UHF
Realistic PRO 2096 Scanner
AOR 1000 Scanner

Active
(CW)- 80M
(CW)- 40M
(CW)- 15M
(ALL MODES POSSIBLE)-10M
(ALL MODES POSSIBLE)-6M
FM/DV Local Repeaters 2M
FM/DV Local Repeaters 70cms

JT65 MODE - Started in June 2016 active on 50.276MHZ 20 WATTS
Had some excellent contacts in the first month, hoping to do well in 2017.

D-STAR (iCOM) Shack Equipped, running mobile rig in stationary location
Now able to connect the iCom to HRD after some experimentation of the settings and modifications of a standard 3.5mm Stereo Jack.

FT8 Mode - Started in July 2017 active on 50.313 and 28.074 20/30 WATTS

THOR 8 - on 10 Meters for more information on this digital communications mode
check out this wiki link with demo screens - http://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/THOR
What are Digital modes and what do they look like - check out this excellent ham who took photos to help reference the types and formats and put them on this web site to help us understand what each one looks like and also sounds like via sound samples. http://hfradio.org.uk/html/digital_modes.html

ECHOLINK
Station ID: 2E0EVP-L

QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 30
ITU 10
CQ 10

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KC3GRF / Ham Radio Delux setting up for CW
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KC3GRF / Cushcraft 6 Meter Yagi
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KC3GRF / Cushcraft 6 Meter Yagi
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KC3GRF / Cushcraft 6 Meter Yagi
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KC3GRF / My Station Running HRD
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KC3GRF / Pic E
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KC3GRF / SSB - working the 10 Meter Contest
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KC3GRF / JT65A & JTAlert Using Ham Radio Deluxe
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KC3GRF / JT65A & a weak 10 meter station in Brasil
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KC3GRF / Hamspots Great for all Digital modes - with live spotters
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KC3GRF / Hamspots Running History for my station
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KC3GRF / Ameritron AL 811 & Ameritron ATR - 20 Tuner
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KC3GRF / G5RV Finally up 28 foot
  

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