About Me

I was originally licensed as KB2NSX in 1991 while living in upstate New York. After moving around the country with the Navy for a number of years my family settled in Virginia Beach and I decided to change my call through the Vanity program to W4KWH.

I’m a retired Master Chief Electrician’s Mate and during my years in the Navy I served onboard the USS ARKANSAS (CGN-41), USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70), USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75), and the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65). I’m currently located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and (unfortunately) not very active on the air at this point in time.

For QSL’ing I utilize the ARRL incoming and outgoing QSL bureau’s and will send direct via regular mail here in the US. I also submit all contacts via eQSL and Logbook of the World.

My preferred operating mode is PSK31 on 20 or 40 meters.

HF Equipment:

Mobile HF:

VHF/UHF/Satellite:

  • Yaesu FT-736R
  • SatPC32
  • MFJ-1270B
  • 2M Copper J-Pole
  • 70cm Copper J-Pole
  • N5ZTW Tini CAT
  • TAPR/AMSAT DSP-93
  • Kansas City Tracker

APRS

  • UI-View
  • Radio Shack HTX-212
  • Kantronics KPC-9612
  • MFJ-1750 2 Meter 5/8 Ground Plane

Mobile VHF/UHF/Satellite:

Kenwood D700A with a Diamond “NMO” mount 2M/70cm antenna. Pedestrian mobile: Icom T2H Sport 2M handhelds with a Pryme RD-98 antenna. I also have a Kenwood TH-D7A for use in portable satellite operation with an Arrow handheld antenna.