About KK4DSD

QSL info: ARRL’s Logbook of The World is preferred. If you’d like one of my QSL cards, designed by the amazing Jeff, K1NSS, please QSL direct. My info on QRZ.com is current.

KK4DSD is me, Andy, operating from the midlands of South Carolina.

KK4DSD, operating as W4CAE at Field Day 2013.

KK4DSD, operating as W4CAE at Field Day 2013.

I enjoy working all modes, including SSB, digital and CW. I’m a fan of kit-building, portable QRP operation, and I enjoy building simple wire antennas.

I’ve spent my entire professional life working in journalism, first as a reporter/photographer, and later as a web site editor. I’ve worked in marketing and communications for higher education and local government, and I’m currently a media producer in the pest control industry. I frequently write and shoot photos for South Carolina Living Magazine.

I’m a member of the ARRL and a past president of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club. I’m also a volunteer examiner for the ARRL and WCARS.

I also enjoy hiking, photography, writing music, and astronomy.

Other sites:

ahaworth.com: My photography site

photo365podcast.com: My podcast, Photo 365

filmsc.bandcamp.com: My music

5 thoughts on “About KK4DSD

  1. I read your article on FT-847 and the Signal Link – question – what model Signal Link did you use

    Many thanks – Nigel VK4GP

    • Hi Nigel, I just have the standard Signalink USB version. I’ve used it with several rigs — the 847, a K3, an FT-817 and a Yaesu dual-bander mobile radio — I noticed that Tigertronics now sells a version that is specifically for the 847. The only hangup with the 847 is that a capacitor and resistor needs to be added into the jumper array inside the Signalink. It’s not very difficult to do though, and Tigertronics makes a jumper module that has all that built in now. The cable for the 847 is kind of unique also, but you can buy that pre-made also, if you don’t feel like dealing with the modular connector on the Signalink.


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