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W8BFO

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William Potter

Martinsburg 25403
United States, WV

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united states
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Call data

Previous call:KC3GRF
Last update:2019-11-09 15:23:16
QTH:West Virginia
Continent:NA
Premium:YES
Views:262
Main prefix:K
Class:GENERAL
Federal state:WV
US county:Martinsburg
Latitude:39.5127770
Longitude:-77.9946180
Locator:FM19AM
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:5
ULS record:4160847
Issued:2019-05-17

Most used bands

20m
(46%)
17m
(25%)
40m
(21%)
6m
(5%)
10m
(5%)

Most used modes

SSB
(96%)
FT8
(5%)

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2019-10-15 14:23:34
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:Message me also works for a Paper / Card QSL

Biography

Ex-Brit (G1VDS) now a Yank, and living the dream.
New Vanity Call Sign - W8BFO (Whiskey Eight Beat Frequency Oscillator)

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

First to build a Personal Computer (Triton) 8086 CPU circa 1986 - first home computer in my small English town, first to go active and get licensed on UHF (G1VDS).

DX Commander 10 Meter long Vertical Dipole hand-built - now in testing and tuning mode. DX Commander is a 6 band vertical fan dipole, kits can be purchased in the UK from Callum @ [M0MCX] - https://www.m0mcx.co.uk/store/products/ (Great guy, and awesome Youtube channel).

Pictures coming soon of the DX Commander Antenna - test and placement at home QTH.


Currently System Architect for US Gov.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

Yaesu FTDX1200 http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ftdx1200.htm
Yaesu FT991A http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ft991a.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
MFJ 998 Automatic Antenna Tuner (Full Legal Limit). http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-998

Station Antenna 1 - DX Commander (Testing Now) https://www.m0mcx.co.uk/
Station Antenna 2 - Dual Band J-Pole - VHF / UHF Base Station Antenna.
Station Antenna 3 - 723 Foot Endfed Long wire.
Station Antenna 4 - 188 Foot Zeppelin - Everything and Anything on the tuner.

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
Yaesu FT991A
Yaesu FT2DR C4FM 144/430 MHz Dual Band Digital https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&encProdID=4A66D869E574453F343581B53E9FAB40&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

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

Active
20 Meters and 40 Meters when conditions allow.


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 a 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.

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 10
ITU 5
CQ 5

DX Code Of Conduct

dx code of conduct small logoI support the "DX Code Of Conduct" to help to work with each other and not each against the others on the bands. Click here and find out more about the project and how you can endorse it.

Other images

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W8BFO / Auto Tuner and Valve RF Amp
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W8BFO / DX Commander Vertical Fan Dipole
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W8BFO / LeCroy Digital Scope
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W8BFO / Sideways DX Commander
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W8BFO / My Station Running HRD
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W8BFO / SSB - working the 10 Meter Contest
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W8BFO / JT65A & JTAlert Using Ham Radio Deluxe
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W8BFO / JT65A & a weak 10 meter station in Brasil
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W8BFO / Hamspots Great for all Digital modes - with live spotters
other pic
W8BFO / Hamspots Running History for my station
other pic
W8BFO / Ameritron AL 811 & Ameritron ATR - 20 Tuner
  

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