WELCOME TO K4AVX'S HOME PAGE.Revised starting Jan. 13, 2016. New feature on #2 below.
Other activities now include:
KYN - The Kentucky CW Net.
Steve Morgan, W4NHO, has taken over the management of this Net.
It has been a mainstay
of my ham radio operations since I first got my general license. I hope to continue as a regular check-in and NCS.
QRP Operation - What I started out with was a little 15
watt input 6L6 borrowed from Woody Fugage, W4JDU, shown at the right.
Built several tube type little xmtrs with 6AQ5's usually, even a modulated one. Also, got the manual and some coils from Allied Radio, and
put together my own Ocean Hopper, not the kit. I have rediscovered QRP, and still enjoy building and using "little radios." I also
have participated in qrp contests and the qrp Fox Hunts, several times as the "fox."
Kentucky Mountains Amateur Radio Club - KMARC I have been a member for many, many
years, and still act at the
treasurer of this organization. I participate in most activities.
RADIO RELAY LEAGUE -ARRL - I have been a coutinuous member at
least 50 years, and have served as
Net Manager, EC, ASEC, ORS, and as a VE. I am presently serving as an Assistant Great Lakes Division Director, and
try to encourage membership, and helping clubs in the area.
CAROLINA VEC - I have been team leader in giving exams
for this organization in the Perry Co. Area, and
for any other place as I can. I like the lack of bureaucracy in this organization, and the personal attention and help
to the VE's locally. Many local hams are signed up to assist in exams.
CONTESTS AND DX - I have never been a big contester or
DX'er with the modest antennas I have always had. My
good friends helped me put up a mini-beam in the back yard on a light weiight tower, so I've entered a few contests,
and worked a little more DX. I'd guess I have about 150 countries worked. I am a member of the Kentucky Contest
else strikes my fancy! Like to help new hams, but that doesn't
happen too much any more.
These pages are rebuilding with the links showing up in the underlined sections above. Will undoubtably
take a while to update.
John Farler, K4AVX