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K4LRP

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Malabar Florida
The Town of Malabar is located on the east coast of Florida in Brevard County.
It is 2 miles Southeast of Palm Bay and 75 miles Southeast from Orlando.
Malabar is positioned 27.98 degrees north of the equator and 80.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The population of Malabar is 2,622.
ITU Zone: 08
CQ Zone: 05
Grid: EL98qa

WN2IPZ - Novice License
In 1958 I was licensed as a Novice WN2IPZ, but it was only good for one year.
I worked Morse code mostly on 80 meters and was up to 20 WPM by the time my licensed expired.
All my QSL cards and logs from this time period were either lost or destroyed.

HF EQUIPMENT
Transmitter: Heathkit DX40 with 2 - 80 meter crystals and 1 - 40 meter crystal.
Receiver: Army Surplus BC-342-N
Antenna : 100 ft. folded dipole

SWL
I then just limited my hobby to being a shortwave listener.
I started out just listening to international broadcasters and then got interested in utility
stations (CW, RTTY, FAX, SITOR etc.)

SWL EQUIPMENT
Bearcat DX1000 Communications Receiver  
AEA Pakratt 232
Grove Mini Tuner - TUN 3
100 ft. long wire antena

I was a member of SPEEDX and have a couple of SWL awards from them.

QSL STATISTICS
Broadcast Stations - Countries verified with QSL cards  = 78
Utility Stations - Countries verified with QSL cards    = 38
Cruise Ships verified with QSL cards                    = 32
U.S. Navy Ships verified with QSL cards (MARS)          = 41
U.S.C.G. Stations, Cutters & Aircraft verified          = 40

KI4LRP - General License
I passed my Morse Code, Technician and General exams in September 2005.
I passed my Exra exam 03/29/14 with 100%.

On HF I mostly work 20/30/40 meters SSB, RTTY, PSK31, CW and some SSTV.

Callsign KI4LRP changed to K4LRP on 05/28/08

HF EQUIPMENT
ICOM IC-7600 Transceiver
ICOM IC-7200 Transceiver with ICOM AT-180 AutoTuner
ICOM IC-718 Transceiver
ICOM IC-703 Transceiver
MFJ-941E Versa Tunner II
MFJ-962D Versa Tunner III
AMERTRON ALS-600 Amplifier
MFJ-1772 20 Meter Folded Dipole Antenna installed in the attic
G5RV JR Dipole Antenna installed outside ~25 feet in the trees
20 meter Hamstick dipole
Buddipole Deluxe Antenna
Eagle One Vertical Antenna

All QSO's made between 01/21/06 and 10/13/06 were made with the MFJ-9420 
20 Meter SSB Transceiver using a MFJ-1772 20 Meter Folded Dipole Antenna.
This tranceiver is a QRP rig with 10 watts output SSB only.

I also operate as K4LRP/2 from Long Island, New York NA-026 using the ICOM IC-703 (10 watts output) 
and a Buddipole Deluxe Antenna.

QSL STATISTICS
Total countries worked since 01/21/06      = 229
Countries verified with QSL cards          = 219
Countries verified with LOTW               = 204
Countries verified with eQSL               = 137
States verified with QSL cards             =  50
States verified with LOTW                  =  50
States verified with eQSL                  =  50
Countries verified with QSL cards (QRP 10W)=  83
States verified with QSL cards (QRP 10W)   =  49 (missing Alaska)

To view some of my better Amateur Radio QSL cards, click on QSL Cards.

HF AWARDS
ARRL DX Century Club with 150 and 200 endorsements
ARRL DX Century Club 20 Meters
ARRL Worked All States Award
ARRL Worked All States Triple Play Award
eQSL - Worked 100 Countries Award (eDX100)
eQSL - Worked All States Award (eWAS)
eQSL - Worked 300 different Prefixes Award (ePFX300)
EPC - Worked 300 European Stations PSK Award (EUSPA)
EPC - Worked All Continents PSK Award (WACPA)
EPC - Worked All Continents PSK Award 20 Meters (WACPA)
EPC - Worked 100 EPC Members World Wide using PSK Modes (EPCDX)
Yankee Clipper Club - 10 Member contacts 2007
2006 Route 66 on the Air - worked all 17 stations QRP mode
2008 Route 66 on the Air - worked 16 stations
2009 Route 66 on the Air - worked 13 stations
2013 Route 66 on the Air - worked 16 stations
ALHS Lighthouse Award - worked 75 lighthouses

CONTESTS
2007 New England QSO Party - 7th Place Florida, Single Operator, Low Power
2008 New England QSO Party - 3rd Place Florida, Single Operator, Low Power
2009 New England QSO Party - 5th Place Florida, Single Operator, Low Power
2010 New England QSO Party - 2nd Place Florida, Single Operator, Low Power
2011 New England QSO Party - 9th Place USA, Single Operator, Low Power
2012 New England QSO Party - 3th Place Florida, Single Operator, Low Power
2007 Florida QSO Party - 13th Place Florida, Single Operator, Mixed Mode
2009 Florida QSO Party - 7th Place, Single Operator, Mixed Mode
2010 Florida QSO Party - 11th Place, Single Operator, Mixed Mode
2011 Florida QSO Party - 9th Place, Single Operator, Mixed Mode
2012 Florida QSO Party - 11th Place, Single Operator, Mixed Mode
2007 California QSO Party - 3rd Place Florida
2011 Tennessee QSO Party - 1st Place, Single Operator, Mixed Mode

2008 Washington State Salmon Run - 1st Place Florida Low Power Mixed Mode
2009 Washington State Salmon Run - 3rd Place Florida 
2010 Washington State Salmon Run - 2rd Place Florida 
2008 IARU HF World championship - 1st Place Florida Low Power Mixed Mode

CLUB MEMBERSHIP
ARRL
Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS)
Florida Contest Group
OMISS #6124
European Phase Shift Keying Club - EPC #1709
PODXS 070 Club #582
Digital Modes Club - DMC #582     
Belgium Club SSTV - BCS #142
Ten-Ten International #75063
30 Meters Digital Group #1093 
Six Meter International Radio Klub #6846  

On 2 meters I usually monitor the 146.85 & 146.61 repeaters in the Melbourne/Palm Bay, FL area and 146.52 simplex. 

VHF EQUIPMENT
Yaesu FT-1802M 2 meter transceiver
Yaesu VX-7R Quad Band HT
Kenwwod TH-K2AT 2 meter HT
J-pole antenna

ECHOLINK
On EchoLink my Node Number is 275038.
I am rarely on Echolink.


QSL INFO If you would like a QSL card to confirm our QSO I will be glad to QSL direct. No SASE, Green Stamp or IRC for return postage needed. You can also QSL via the OMISS or 3905 Club Bureau. My logs are also updated frequently on eQSL and LOTW. I can also send and receive QSL's from the bureau (buro).
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